Help and advice for teachers

MIND provides information and signposting to mental health services in the county as well as various forms of therapy. https://www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk/what-we-do                T: 01865 247788 (Mon to Fri 9:30-4:30) E: info@oxfordshiremind.org.uk

Mind’s local centres provide free weekend & evening courses. Current sessions in our area include:

  • Wellbeing Sat mornings in Oxford or Abingdon; Wed evening in Witney
  • Managing stress Wed evenings in Abingdon
  • Self-esteem Tues evenings in Abingdon

If you are interested in a course, first call the Information Line on 01865 247 788 to arrange short assessment of your wellbeing.

Education Support Partnership is an independent charity that provides free emotional and practical advice to training, serving and retired teachers. Services include online work-life wizards, telephone and online coaching, telephone counselling, an online searchable InfoCentre of factsheets and a regular e-newsletter.

Their 24 hour,365 days support line is: 08000 562 561                                  Online: https://www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk

The Health and Safety Executive offers surprisingly accessible information on how to manage mental health issues at work, as well as personal guidance. Their website at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/mystress.htm includes many links to other useful organisations.

Fit for Work offers impartial advice delivered by occupational health professionals. Chat online to a specialist advisor or speak to an advisor on 0800 032 6235 or use a library of fact-sheets on self-help and rights at work at http://fitforwork.org/employee

ATL’s Work/Life Balance ToolKit

http://www.atl.org.uk/health-and-safety/stress/workplace-stress.asp

Living Life To The Full is a free online course that aims to help you to identify and overcome emotional problems. Accessible on various apps and you can complete it at your own pace. Website: http://www.livinglifetothefull.com

Talking Space Plus is a local NHS service which provides online and group treatment (mainly CBT) to people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Self-referral or referral via GP.

T: 01865 901222 E: talkingspaceplus@nhs.net http://www.talkingspaceoxfordshire.org

The Samaritans provide a confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people who have feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

The quickest way to contact them is by phone on 116 123, this number is FREE to call.

Rethink provides support for family and friends who are caring for someone with a mental health problem in Oxfordshire- including one-to-one emotional support across the county, support groups and information and advice.

T: 01865 455877 E: oxfordshirecarers@rethink.org Website: http://www.rethink.org

Oxfordshire Advocacy provides county-wide short term advocacy for anyone who needs it.

T: 0300 343 5718 E: Office@gettingheard.org Website: http://www.oadg.org.uk