Emergency mental health help

Oxfordshire Mind is not an emergency service. If you, or someone close to you, requires emergency help then please take a look at our crisis help page.

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Oxfordshire Mind options sessions

If you need access to our support and services at Oxfordshire Mind, the first step is to set up an options session with one of our Wellbeing Service team. Option sessions help us understand your mental health and wellbeing, and find you the right kind of support.  They’re free, confidential, last around 25 minutes, and can take place by phone or in person. To set up an options session please contact the Oxfordshire Mind Information Service:

Phone: 01865 247 778
(Monday to Thursday, 9:30am to 4:30pm, Friday 9:30am to 4:00pm, closed bank holidays) 
Mail: Information Service, 2 Kings Meadow, Oxford OX2 0D
In-person: drop into one of our Wellbeing Hubs in Cowley, Witney, or Abingdon.

The Oxfordshire Mind Guide

We’ve put together our Oxfordshire Mind Guide to make sure you can always find the right support for your situation. It’s a directory of all the mental health services across Oxfordshire, from recovery groups to community mental health teams.

Can’t find what you need? Contact the Oxfordshire Mind Information Line (Monday to Thursday, 9.30am to 4.30pm, Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm, closed Bank Holidays) on 01865 247 788 or email info@oxfordshiremind.org.uk.

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Someone to talk to

There are also mental health charities specifically offering emotional support and someone to talk to when you need it.

  • Samaritans for emotional support (open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year) by freephone on 116 123, or reach the Oxford Samaritans on 01865 722 122.
  • CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) for men in the UK who need to talk or find information and support. Call 0800 585 858 (5pm–midnight, 365 days a year).

Elefriends for a supportive online community, a safe place to listen, share and be heard.