If you have concerns about your own mental health, or the mental health of someone you are close to, you might find it helpful to contact one or more of the organisations listed here:
National Helplines:
Samaritans - 116 123 (24 hour free phone) 
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) - 0800 585858 (5pm-midnight)
If there is an immediate risk to life dial 999
Information and Support within Oxfordshire:
Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership has more information about what you can do in a mental health crisis situation: 
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline
  • Adults: 01865 904 997 (24 hours/7days a week) 

  • Children and young people: 01865 904 998 (24 hours/7days a week

This is a new 24/7 (non-emergency) mental health helpline launched by the NHS to take pressure off 111 for mental health advice in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Oxfordshire Mind Information Line - 01865 247788 (Monday to Thursday 9.30am-4.30pm, Friday 9.30am-4.00pm )
Talking Space - 01865 901222 (Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm)
Support for Carers:

Carer Befriending Line 01865 901 012 (Call anytime to leave details and a befriender will call back between 11am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has just launched this new service (from 3/6/20) for carers who may be looking after someone of any age, with a mental illness, a physical health condition, or a learning disability. 
Online Resources:
 Online information and advice about coronavirus and mental health
Coronavirus, bereavement and grief
If you're worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus and your wellbeing
Supporting your mental health while working from home - PDF download
Coronavirus - supporting yourself and your team
Supporting your family's wellbeing during isolation
Talking to your child about coronavirus
Looking after your mental health while self-isolating
What to do if you're anxious about coronavirus
Tips for coping with OCD during the coronavirus pandemic
Coping with an eating disorder during the coronavirus pandemic
Staying safe & well at home
Coronavirus guidance - information for carers
Coronavirus: How to help safely
Being a Mental Health First Aider - now includes sections on supporting people remotely and providing Mental Health First Aid from a distance
Practical support and information that is useful for people living with, or supporting people with mental illness.
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This page was updated on 07/07/20