Mental Health and Wellbeing

Oxfordshire Mental Health Helpline - NHS

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

Get in touch at any time, 24/7, if you are feeling distressed, overwhelmed or low, if you are struggling with relationships, feeling helpless or confused.

  • Adults phone: 01865 904997
  • Children and Young People phone: 01865 904998

Oxford Health NHS website

Public Health England - wellbeing advice

Public Health England (PHE) 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 Mindfullness Centre

The Oxford Mindfullness 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 wih a OMC mindfullness 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

MARCH Network - Creative Isolation

Mental health network sharing some home-based, creative ways to support mental health during these unique and uncertain times.

Visit the MARCH Network - Creative Isolation website

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

Dealing with anxiety

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

View Managing Anxiety and Stress

Mental health quiz and personalised plan

Answer the 5 questions in this interactive quiz to get top tips and advice for you

Take the Mental Heath quiz

Mental Health at Work

Coronavirus and isolation; supporting yourself and your colleagues

View the toolkit

Covid-19: How to respond constructively

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting the wellbeing of  millions of people at risk. At this difficult time for the global community we can each play a vital role in helping to reduce the impact and look after ourselves and each other.

View How to Respond Constructively

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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