SODC has compiled a list of support services for those in need:
Mental Health support
- Support to recover from mental health issues and staying independent is available from Connection Support – 01865 711267.
- Samaritans provide advice and support for anyone having a hard time. Call 116 123.
- CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably – supporting men under 45 with mental health issues. Call 0800 58 58 58.
- For housing advice, call SODC’s Housing Needs Team on 01235 422452 or email . Also see gov.uk/housing or whitehorsodc.gov.uk/housing.
- Shelter offers housing advice, support and legal services – 0344 515 1380.
- emmaus offer support for the homeless – 0300 303 7555.
- Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Service offers confidential advice and guidance as well as practical support to help rebuild confidence and empower people to make the changes they want. To access support via the Oxfordshire helpline dial 0800 731 0055 10am to 7pm weekdays.
- Reducing the Risk provides information and services for those affected by domestic abuse in Oxfordshire. Their Facebook page has helpful content. Call 01865 965055.
- National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 200 0247 operate 24 hours, 7 days a week.
- Women’s Aid has published COVID-19 safety advice for survivors to support women during this time.
- Oxfordshire Sexual and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC) provides support for female survivors of sexual abuse, rape and harassment. Call 01865 726295.
- For relationship advice and support call Relate on 01865 242960.
Drugs and alcohol
- National Drugs Helpline (FRANK) – information about drugs and drug use, help and advice – 0300 1236600.
- Alcoholics Anonymous – the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking – 0800 9177650.
- Drinkaware – UK-wide alcohol education charity helping people make better choices about their drinking – 020 7766 9900.
- Modern Slavery Helpline – report concerns or seek advice about modern slavery – 08000 121 700.
- Action Fraud – the national reporting centre to report and to get advice about fraud and cybercrime – 0300 123 2040.
- Support in finding and remaining in employment is available from the Oxfordshire Employment Service – 01865 815809.
- Free debt advice is available from the National Debtline – 0808 808 4000.
- Money Advice Service also provides free debt advice – 0800 138 1677.