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24/7 Mental Health Helpline takes pressure off 111 in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

Adults: 01865 904997.

Children and young people: 01865 904998.

A 24/7 mental health helpline has been launched to take pressure off 111 for mental health advice in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

The round-the-clock helpline will make it quicker and easier for people in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire to get the right advice they need for their mental health.

It will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and temporarily takes pressure off 111 for people who need mental health care when their situation it is not life threatening.

Like 111, people can call when they need to find out when and where to get help and to access support from mental health professionals.

During office hours, people who already use mental health services should contact services directly using the numbers in their care plan.

The line will help the public get the right mental health advice for people of all ages including children and older adults.

The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline is being launched by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs local mental health services, with support from Oxfordshire Mind.

The helplines will operate during the coronavirus pandemic to provide people with specialist mental health care as 111 receives an increasing number of COVID-19-related calls.

When someone is seriously ill or injured, or in an acute confused state, call 999.

Susan Terry · Fri 17 Apr 2020, 15:55 · Link


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