Lots of FREE help out there if you are struggling with your mental well being through all of this.
Free support groups
Therapists from the Oxfordshire Therapy & Self Development Network are offering free online support groups to anyone in the Oxfordshire community! The online groups are for 90-minutes each week, running over 10 weeks. Anyone could benefit from these- whether they are offering essential services in the community or members of the public who are feeling anxious and isolated.
Further details and how to join are on their website ( https://www.otscentre.co.uk/). Feel free to share with anyone needing support.
Free mindfulness sessions
The Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) is offering weekly online mindfulness sessions led by a fully trained Mindfulness Teacher. These sessions are completely free and open to the general public, meaning no prior mindfulness practice is needed. These sessions can offer a space for people to experience grounding and connection, discuss the challenges faced, and support each other at a time when solidarity is most needed. Each session will be available as a free podcast shortly after for anyone who missed the live session (on Zoom conference call) or wishes to practice again.
Read more on their ( https://oxfordmindfulness.org/online-sessions-podcasts/ ) website
Free Mental Resilience Training
Free mental resilience group coaching offered by Dr Ruth Mary Allan is now available every Wednesday, starting today for the next 12 weeks, from 9pm-9.30pm for anyone struggling during this pandemic and seeking simple strategies and techniques to help them through. Click on this link to choose a date that suits you! ( https://calendly.com/ruthmaryallan/covid-19-resilience-support?fbclid=IwAR2idc-B724ETJVhvAH6igKmW35_k9CEt8hWspRmcZro-rN-TeZc3qq63a4&month=2020-04)
If you are an NHS worker, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org from your NHS account to take advantage of free group coaching for you or your staff.