Children & Young People

We’re Oxfordshire Mind. We understand mental health and wellbeing. We’re here if you need us for support and advice. We help everyone understand mental health problems, so no one has to feel alone.

What is mental health?

Mental health is about how we think, feel and act. Just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.

Good mental health can help you to think positively, feel confident and act calmly.

If you have poor mental health, you might find that the way you’re thinking, feeling or acting becomes difficult to cope with. You might not enjoy things you used to like doing. You might feel sad or angry for a longer time than usual. Or you might feel like you can’t control how you feel or behave.

How to look after your mental health?

Looking after your mental health can help you to feel good. It can also help stop some mental health problems from developing, control the effects they have, and stop them from getting worse.

Where can I access treatment and support?

You can access treatment and support for your mental health in lots of different places, like:

Crisis Support:

Dial 999 if you think that your life, or that of another person, is at immediate risk. If the emergency services are not required, these services are also there if you require support in a crisis.

Shout 24-7 Crisis messenger service – text 85258

Childline on 0800 1111

Samaritans can offer 24/7 support if you are in crisis call 116 123

24/7 Mental Health Helpline for Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire via 111

Access Oxfordshire Safe Haven

Our warm and friendly team are here to offer support to adults (18+) living in Oxfordshire either in person or at the end of the phone. Nobody should suffer alone – please call us.

Phone: 01865 903 037
Open: 11.30am – 9.30 pm, 7 days a week