Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Helpline - NHS 111

The coronavirus outbreak is worrying for us all. Now more than ever, we need to look after our mental health.

Get in touch with NHS 111 at any time (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) if you are feeling distressed, overwhelmed or low, or if you are struggling with relationships, feeling helpless or confused.

Oxford Health NHS website

oxme - wellbeing for young people in Oxfordshire

Local support pages aimed at young people, focussing on next steps, anxiety and sleep, and loneliness.

Visit oxme's website

Every Mind Matters - Mind Plan

Answer 5 quick questions to get your free plan with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control.

Take the quiz on the Every Mind Matters website

Click and collect library books

This is an exciting, new, and free service for customers of all ages who are interested in a new way to explore books and reading during lockdown. Although we are currently unable to open our doors for library browsing, the government has specified that libraries may offer a click and collect service during this period. 

Visit the Oxfordshire Libraries website for more info

Public Health England - wellbeing advice

Public Health England has launched new advice on wellbeing to protect people's mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

The guidance encourages people to keep in contact with family and friends by phone or social media and stick to a regular routine and sleeping pattern amongst other things.

Public Health England advice on wellbeing

Oxford Mindfulness Centre

The Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) is offering weekly online mindfulness sessions, open to those who feel they would benefit.

These sessions are completely free and open to the general public, meaning you do not need prior mindfulness experience or practice to take part. Each session will also be available as a free podcast shortly after for anyone who missed the live session or wishes to practice again.

Join in with a OMC mindfulness session

Oxfordshire Mind

Oxfordshire Mind has produced some information to help you cope if you’re feeling anxious or worried and some advice on dealing with staying at home and avoiding public places.

Wellbeing advice from Oxfordshire Mind

My Whole Self 

My Whole Self aims to create a healthier working culture built on respect and collaboration. We’re encouraging employers to create a culture where people can be themselves at work. Whether online or in person, bringing your whole self to work is a mindset that’s better for mental wellbeing and better for business.

View the Supporting your Mental Health information sheet

Mental health at work

Coronavirus and isolation; supporting yourself and your colleagues

View the toolkit

Free guided meditations on YouTube 

The Honest Guys have guided meditation and guided sleep meditation experiences on their YouTube channel, with a library of high quality guided imagery, meditations and relaxation content. 

Visit the Honest Guys on YouTube

Download and read bestselling eBooks and eAudio for free

A great choice of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children can be borrowed for free with your library card (if you don’t have one, you can easily register for one). There are no late fines and with a great choice of titles there's something for everyone. Borrow up to ten titles for up to three weeks, free of charge.

Get reading on the Oxfordshire libraries website

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