Mental wellbeing during COVID-19
Sources of online support during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Every Mind Matters – mental wellbeing while staying at home on the NHS website
- Every Mind Matters – coronavirus anxiety tips on the NHS website
- A guide to a good sleep (pdf format, 1.4Mb) and free access to expert guidance on sleep and mental health with Sleepio - a digital sleep improvement programme.
- Gov UK guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus - this includes guidance for people with existing mental health conditions
- Gov UK guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak - this includes guidance for children and young people with learning disabilities, autism and physical health conditions.
Support and help for suicidal or self-harm thoughts
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:
Public Health England Every Mind Matters
Public Health England Every Mind Matters: having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. Answer an interactive quiz to get top tips and advice for you on mental wellbeing
The 5 Ways to Wellbeing is a simple checklist to help your daily life and have experiences that help you bounce back from life’s knocks. We have put together a comprehensive list of services that will help enable you to either Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.
Local support services
- For more information on mental wellbeing and mental health support services in Oxfordshire visit
- 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, Oxford OX1 2HS. Tel: 01865 556648
- Oxfordshire Relate Centre: Relationship counselling available via several centres in Oxfordshire
- Oxford Cruse: counselling for people affected by bereavement.
- - charity which provides affordable counselling and psychotherapy to adults living in and around Henley-on-Thames.
National support services
Suicide, mental health and wellbeing strategies in Oxfordshire
Organisations across Oxfordshire are committed to making prevention a priority for improved mental health, reduced suicide and self-harm as part of new partnership groups and plans.
The Mental Health Prevention Framework - 2020-2023 (pdf format, 871Kb) outlines how organisations are planning to work together for everyone in Oxfordshire to have the opportunity to achieve good mental health and wellbeing. It will focus on working with partners across the system, insight and evaluation, creating confident professionals, and resilient communities.
The Suicide and Self Harm Prevention Strategy - 2020-2024 (pdf format, 4.2Mb), represents the combined work of the Oxfordshire Suicide Prevention Multi-Agency Group combined with residents’ views. It focuses on suicide safer communities, frontline professionals and settings, accessible support for those bereaved by or with living experience of suicide, and a strong integrated prevention network.