Mental Health Resources

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05 Nov 2021
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Mental Health Resources, Mental Health Resources

When we want to better our mental health, sometimes searching for resources to help us can be a bit of a minefield. In actual fact though, there are lots of mental health resources online that can help us when we are faced with a difficult time and for the future.

Below is a list of the main mental health resources that offer help, guidance and support:

1 NHS 

The NHS online offers a wide range of information for medical conditions. If you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed they have a list of possible you might be showing and suggestions for things to do that can help. It also offers help in situations such as mental health at work, therapies and counselling.

2 MIND

MIND provide support and guidance to give strength to anyone who is suffering a mental health problem. They aim to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They want people to understand their condition and the choices that are available to them.

3 Department of Health

Public Health England believes that no matter where anyone lives, they should be able to achieve good mental health and well-being.

4 Young Minds

This website offers support for children and young people with their mental health. If you have a child or young person in your life that you are concerned about, this website can offer guidance on how is best to help them.

5 Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a website offering support packages for a yearly cost (wide variety of packages are available) which offer one to one therapy sessions, access to a community of other people with the same experiences, helpful resources that can help to understand and overcome anxiety.

6 Restore

An Oxford based mental health charity that supports people in their recovery of mental health problems and offers training and coaching and recovery group sessions to aid this. They help re-established habits to help you to continue to feel well after a mental health setback.

7 British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

BABCP is the lead organisation for CBT in the UK and Ireland. This website is guidance for therapists working in this area, people who have had CBT or undergoing CBT or for people who are just interested in what CBT is. 

8 Samaritans

Vastly known in the mental health industry are the Samaritans who offer lots of ways to contact them in a moment of need. They offer guidance on what to do if you personally are having a difficult time, or if someone you know is struggling.

9 Mental Health First Aid England

MHFA England offer training (currently online) on how to improve mental health in the work place and they offer support to organisations on how to improve the mental health of their employees.

10 Happify

This website offers useful and effective strategies and exercises to help over come mental health problems. Through using these exercises it helps you shift to a more positive state of mind and overcome negativity.

11 The Happiness Trap

An 8 week online programme designed proven to create real change by completing 1 to 2 hours a week of easy to learn skills and strategies.

Mental Health Helplines

1 Mind – Phone: 0300 123 3393

2 Young Minds – For Parents:

     – Call for free on 0808 802 5544 (9:30am – 4pm, Mon – Fri).

     – Email using Parents Helpline contact form

     – Use live Parents webchat service (9:30am – 4pm, Mon – Fri)

Young Minds – For young people:

     – Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

     – If you need urgent help text YM to 85258.

3 Anxiety UK – Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

                           Text: 07537 416905

4 Restore – Phone: 01865 455821

5 Samaritans – Phone: 116 123

All clinicians at Oxford CBT are Cognitive Behavioural Therapists or Psychologists, offering evidence-based interventions and support for a range of issues for both young people and adults. If you would like to book an appointment you can do so on our online booking portal. If you have a question please get in touch via our online contact form or call us on 01865 920077.

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