Mental wellbeing | Oxfordshire County Council

Mental wellbeing

Why your mental state is important and where to get information and support.

Mental wellbeing relates to how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. One in four of us will experience mental ill health each year, and people from all walks of life can be effected, yet people still endure stigma and discrimination around this issue.

Positive influences on our mental wellbeing include good physical health and a stable home and work life; negative influences include unemployment, debt, drugs and alcohol, and poor housing.

For more information on mental wellbeing, visit Mind.

Five ways to wellbeing

Oxfordshire County Council are supporting a campaign encouraging people to look after their mental wellbeing through the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

  • Connect – with people, friends, neighbours and communities around you - our libraries
  • Be active – walking, dancing, cycling, gardening - Oxfordshire Sports and Physical Activity
  • Take notice – of your surroundings and experiences Countryside
  • Keep learning – try something new, re-experience an old hobby, visit the library Adult Learning
  • Give – do something nice for others – a smile, helping with a task, or volunteer with a local group - Volunteer

Library tour dates

Date Time Location of Library
Thursday 1 Feb 2pm County Library, Oxford
Thursday 8 Feb  11am Abingdon
Thursday 15 Feb 11am Didcot
Thursday 22 Feb 11am Witney
Thursday 1 March 11am Banbury
Thursday 8 March 11am Bicester 
Thursday 15 March 11am Cowley
Thursday 22 March 11am Kidlington
Thursday 29 March 11am Headington
Thursday 5 April 11am Summertown
Thursday 12 April 11am Thame
Thursday 19 April 11am Wantage
Thursday 26 April 11am Chipping Norton
Thursday 3 May 11am Henley

One You

Modern life makes it hard to be healthy. Our busy lives often mean that our own health is at the bottom of our list of priorities. One You is here to remind you that your health matters . It’s never too late to improve your health - making small lifestyle changes such as eating well, drinking less alcohol, dealing with stress, can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond.

A good way to start the fight to healthy is to take our free One You health quiz, ‘How Are You’. This innovative quiz provides personalised recommendations based on your results and direct you to tools and offers to help you take action where it’s most needed.

Support services

For more information on mental wellbeing and mental health support services in Oxfordshire visit:

Other local support services

Family Information Service (FIS)

The Listening Centre

Counselling service for those on limited incomes.
Web: www.thelisteningcentre.org.uk

Oxford Women's Counselling Centre

Counselling for women in Oxford by women counsellors.
Web: http://www.oxwcc.co.uk

The Isis Centre

Free counselling and psychotherapy available on the NHS for anyone over 18 and living in Oxfordshire.

Dartington House
Little Clarendon Street
Oxford
OX1 2HS
Tel: 01865 556648

Oxfordshire Relate Centre

Relationship counselling available via several centres in Oxfordshire
Web: http://relate-oxfordshire.org/

Oxford Cruse

Counselling for people affected by bereavement.
Web: www.oxfordcruse.co.uk

Riverside Counselling Service

Riverside Counselling Service - charity which provides affordable counselling and psychotherapy to adults living in and around Henley-on-Thames. 

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National services

Last reviewed
30 January 2018
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