New partnership providing mental health support to children & young people across the Thames Valley

Response is partnering with One Eighty to work collaboratively to provide comprehensive mental health support for children and young people (CYP) in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire (B.O.B).   This partnership will provide high-quality preventative mental health support services and intensive one-to-one interventions for children and young people with complex needs.   This will be one of the few charity partnerships operating across the entire age range of 4 to [...]


Pioneers In Black Mental Health

To observe Black History Month, we are taking a trip back in time and highlighting Black pioneers that have contributed to the mental health field, as well as bringing to light the need to decolonize psychology and mental health care.   Solomon Carter Fuller, M.D.1872-1953  Solomon Carter Fuller was a pioneering Black psychiatrist [...]


World Gratitude Day: A message from our CEO

For those who may not be aware, today is World Gratitude Day. As CEO of Response, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who works within the organisation. Whether you work directly in services or as part of wider teams, Response wouldn’t be the same without you. Given the challenges of the [...]


ODS initiative aims to help local charities

A new office space sharing initiative has seen local charity, Response, take up residence in vacant space at ODS' Horspath Road depot. Response provides over 500 units of supported accommodation across Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley. Working closely with housing associations and private landlords to provide education, employment and training opportunities, sports and social [...]


My voice: My Story! – Mental Health Awareness Week Production

'My voice: My Story!' will be shown during Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from May 10-16. Arts group Angels of Hope support the project. It ran an Introduction to Film course and a screenwriting class over Zoom to service users and staff across the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership.  Three scripts were produced from [...]


Free, Online Mental Health Awareness Workshops for Parents & Carers in Oxfordshire

As a part of the Mental Wealth Academy service, Oxfordshire Youth are delivering Mental Health Awareness workshops for parents & carers, to help support young people with their mental health. The course will take place online and is available free (Using your Oxfordshire postcode, as the promotion code.) The sessions aims to help parents [...]


Oxfordshire Budget Consultation

Oxfordshire County Council is asking people who live and work in Oxfordshire to share their views on its funding proposals for the coming year. Every year Oxfordshire County Council sets out how it intends to spend its budget on behalf of local people. And that includes funding to support people with mental health challenges [...]


Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline moving to NHS 111

Call NHS 111 for mental health advice for adults and children from Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire 24/7 Mental Health Helpline A 24/7 mental health helpline launched to provide people with mental health advice during the coronavirus pandemic is moving to NHS 111. The round-the-clock Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline makes it quicker and easier [...]


Wellbeing for Education Return Training 

What is the ‘Wellbeing for Education Return’ Training?  Wellbeing for Education Return Training is a national training package designed for education staff; aimed at providing schools and colleges with support and tools to enable staff to respond to the emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their pupils.   The expectation is that each school [...]