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Rise and Shine Project

Rise and Shine is a new brief- intervention mental health service being delivered by Elmore Community Services and Connection Support to address the increased need for mental health support due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are struggling at the moment, whether it be your mental health getting worse, feeling isolated, feeling overwhelmed or needing help to work through some practical issues (such as money, benefits or housing) our service is here to support you. 

We can support you with face-face support in the community for up to 6 months to identify and meet goals to improve your wellbeing.

Our approach is to take the lead from you, break down the issues you are facing and work through them step-by-step.  No judgement, only respect.

How do I access the service?

You can refer yourself by filling out our referral form and sending to info@elmorecommunityservices.org.uk or enquires@connectionsupport.org.uk

If you’d rather talk to someone over the phone you can call Elmore Community Services on 01865 200130 to make a self-referral over the phone (please leave a message and our duty worker will call you back)

You can be referred by a professional via our referral form.

Who is the service for?

We can work with people who are 18+ in Oxfordshire who are struggling at the moment and need support (you do not need to have a specific mental health diagnosis).

The things you are struggling with need to be suitable for a brief intervention service (so not too complex or too many), and you need to be ready to work through them step by step.

If you are unsure, please do not hesitate to email or phone us. We are happy to listen and talk through if Rise & Shine might be the right service for you!

What support is available?

Our workers will be able to meet with you regularly face-face (or over zoom/telephone if you’d prefer) initially to talk through what is going on for you right now and identify what you’d like to change, and then by breaking this down, and supporting you to meet your goal(s) over a number of weeks or months

The types of things we can support with is almost endless but includes the following:

  • Improving mental wellbeing and enabling recovery
  • Confidence building and improving self-esteem
  • Providing support around housing, money, benefits or debt.
  • Providing support and tools to enable you to build links within your local community to prevent isolation and loneliness.
  • Acting as an advocate to ensure your voice is heard
  • Providing information and assistance to enable you to be a part of your local communities, including employment, education, volunteering and training opportunities.
  • Working with you to help you learn, or improve practical life skills.
  • Support you around making positive and healthy choices about lifestyle such as exercise, healthy eating, stopping smoking
  • Supporting you at  court hearings, assessments and tribunals.