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Oxfordshire Mind Dan Knowles, CEO, Oxfordshire Mind

The Vision of Oxfordshire Mind is – “We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect”. The Coronavirus is bringing us significant challenge but this commitment remains and indeed is strengthened.

Our key message is – we are here for you. Our services are operating, our staff and volunteers are all working, and we will support anyone who needs help. We are fully aware that the need for our work will be increased in the weeks and months to come.

Of course in common with all other organisations, we are having to make significant and rapid changes to how we deliver services. In particular we are all having to work from home more, we have had to reduce the level of face-to-face contact, and help more people via the phone or video services. We are engaged with our colleagues and partners in the NHS, Local Authority, and other organisations in considering how best to adapt to the current circumstances.

If anyone has any questions regarding their mental health or the mental health of anyone they know, or if anyone has any questions regarding our services, you should:

• Take a look at our website
• Contact the Oxfordshire Mind Information Service either via email (info@oxfordshiremind.org.uk), web enquiry (www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk/wellbeing/information-service/) or by phone on 01865 247788.
• Information on how to maintain your personal wellbeing given the Coronavirus can be found here (www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

We extend our best wishes to you all at this time.