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.
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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
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.
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.
Oxford Women's Counselling Centre
Counselling for women in Oxford by women counsellors.
The Isis Centre
Free counselling and psychotherapy available on the NHS for anyone over 18 and living in Oxfordshire.
Little Clarendon Street
Tel: 01865 556648
Oxfordshire Relate Centre
Relationship counselling available via several centres in Oxfordshire
Counselling for people affected by bereavement.
Riverside Counselling Service
- charity which provides affordable counselling and psychotherapy to adults living in and around Henley-on-Thames.
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