We have a practice counsellor who visits the practice weekly to see our patients.  You can access counselling by self referral to Talking Space Plus, the service that coordinates all NHS Talking Therapies in Oxfordshire.  You can call them on 01865 901222 or refer via their website here

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy that has been shown to be particularly helpful for people suffering from anxiety and depression.  Talking Space Oxfordshire offer CBT to NHS patients in Oxfordshire.  You do not need to see your doctor to get referred as they prefer you to self refer.  See their website here for details of the service and how to contact them.  They also offer Mindfulness and 5 Ways to Wellbeing.

Other help

There are many other useful resources available online including online CBT programmes.  The Talking Space website has a useful page of recommended resources here that you may find helpful.

Oxfordshire Mind provide support for a range of mental health disorders.  Their website gives more details of their work.

The Reading Well Books on Prescription Scheme helps you to understand and manage your mental health using self help reading.  Many books have been endorsed by health professionals and should be available to borrow from your local library.  Details of the book list is available at the website

Young people and their parents may find the Young Minds website helpful

It can be awkward, embarrassing or scary to talk about mental health issues.  DocReady is a website that helps you plan what you are going to say to your doctor, so that you can get the most out of the appointment.

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