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Festive Opening Hours

Over the Festive Period Oxfordshire Mind will be closed on the following days:

  • 25 December 2018 (Bank Holiday)
  • 26 December 2018 (Bank Holiday)
  • 1 January 2019 (Bank Holiday)

All our services will remain open, as normal, around the Bank Holidays. If you feel like you need to talk to someone over the Bank Holidays, the Oxford Samaritans is a 24/7 branch, which can offer emotional support to callers over the phone around the clock.

  • Tel: 01865 722 122 (local call charges apply)
  • National Tel: 116 123 (this number is free to call)
  • Email: jo@samaritans.org

If you are in a mental health crisis, or know someone who is, then here are some ways you can get help.

If someone is in immediate danger

If you, or someone you know, are at immediate risk of harming themselves or others, then please ring 999.

For other crisis situations

The first step in getting help can often be speaking to your GP. All GP surgeries will have a ‘duty GP’ to deal with emergencies, and you can contact the surgery to make an emergency appointment to see them or speak to them on the phone. Outside of normal working hours, you can access the out-of-hours GP service by ringing 111.

If you, or the person you’re concerned about, is already in contact with NHS mental health services, then you should have a care plan which outlines what to do in a crisis. This might be to contact your GP or the Adult Mental Health Team that supports you. For contact details for the local mental health services click here to visit the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust website.