Mental wellbeing

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

Suicide prevention

If you are experiencing suicidal feelings or thinking about self-harm and you would like to access support or help, the following partners can help you:

We would like to hear your thoughts about suicide and self-harm prevention. Please complete our survey which opens on 10 September at 9am


The 5 Ways to Wellbeing is a simple checklist to help your daily life; to have experiences that help you bounce back from life’s knocks.

We have put together a fully comprehensive list of services that will help enable you to either Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.

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 affected, 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.

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:

Family Information Service (FIS)

Family Information Service 

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.

Dartington House
Little Clarendon Street
Tel: 01865 556648

Oxfordshire Relate Centre

Relationship counselling available via several centres in Oxfordshire

Oxford Cruse

Counselling for people affected by bereavement.

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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