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Be Free YC

Be Free Young Carers supports the lives and wellbeing of young carers in Oxfordshire.

Website: www.befreeyc.org.uk

Single Point of Access

Single Point of Access can help you or someone you care for access help from Occupational Therapists, physiotherapists or Social Services. Ring (their number) to discuss your care needs.

Telephone: 01865 903750

Carers Oxfordshire

Carers Oxfordshire is a free advice and support service for adult carers in Oxfordshire.

Telephone: 01234 424715

Website: www.carersoxfordshire.org.uk

Email: carersinfo@carersoxfordshire.org 

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 0808 808 7777

Website: www.carersuk.org

Email: info@carersuk.org

Child Health

Healthier Together

The resources on the Healthier Together website have been developed in partnership between parents and healthcare professionals from across Oxfordshire. You’ll find clear information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what ‘red-flag’ signs to look out for, where to seek help if required, what you should do to keep your child comfortable and how long your child’s symptoms are likely to last.

Website: Oxfordshire Healthier Together

Oxfordshire Mind: Children and Young People

Mental health problems can affect anyone, no matter what age or stage of life. If you’re a child or young person and you’re struggling with your mental health or wellbeing, Oxfordshire Mind can help.

Telephone: 01865 247788

Website: www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk

Email: cyp@oxfordshiremind.org.uk

Standing in the Gap

Standing in the Gap is an Early Intervention Mental Health Charity, helping pre-school and primary aged children manage big emotions, such as fear, anxiety, anger and grief.

Website: www.sitgap.org

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses

Achieve Oxfordshire

This new 12-week programme is fully funded by Oxfordshire County Council and therefore a free programme for children and their parents/carers. Gloji Energy will be accessible to children aged 4-12 years old. There will be both group and one to one sessions available, depending on the needs of each family.

Telephone: 01865 590292

Website: www.achieveoxfordshire.org.uk/services/gloji-energy

Email: glojienergy1@achieveoxfordshire.org.uk

Fifty things to do before you’re five

Parents and carers of under-fives in Oxfordshire can access a list of low and no-cost local activities to help promote early language development thanks to a new free app developed by Oxfordshire County Council.

Website: www.oxfordshire.50thingstodo.org


Parents and young people in Oxfordshire can now text Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust health visitors and school health nurses for advice and support.

Website: www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule

Community Groups

Banbury Community Action Group

Banbury Community Action Group was set up in 2013 to run free local community projects on food, waste, transport and energy.

Website: www.banburycag.org.uk

ARCh – Assisted Reading for Children in Oxfordshire

Volunteering with ARCh as a Reading Helper provides age-friendly social participation for patients who may be feeling lonely or isolated.

Website: www.archoxfordshire.org.uk

Oxfordshire County Council

The local authority for Oxfordshire, committed to delivering top quality services.

Website: www.livewell.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Oxfordshire Community & Voluntary Action

OCVA are there to help you help others by supporting and empowering volunteers, networks, partnerships and non-profit organisations big and small.

Website: www.ocva.org.uk

Cherwell District Council

Their Activity and Wellbeing Hub is a one-stop-shop for ideas on how to boost your physical and mental health.

Website: www.cherwell.gov.uk

Age UK Oxford

At Age UK Oxfordshire their goal is to enable older people in Oxfordshire to love later life. Whether you’re on a quest to live well into old age or if you’re going through tough times, we’re here to help you.

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire

Depression, Anxiety & Stress

Banbury Safe Haven

Banbury Safe Haven is an out-of-hours, non-clinical space offering crisis support, signposting, safety planning and listening support over the weekend.

Telephone: 01295 270 004

Website: www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/banbury-safe-haven

Turning Point

Turning Point are a social enterprise, providing specialist and integrated services which focus on improving lives and communities across mental health, learning disability, substance misuse, primary care, the criminal justice system and employment.

Telephone: 0300 0134 776

Website: www.turning-point.co.uk

Email: Oxfordshire@turning-point.co.uk


Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

Telephone: 0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk


Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.org


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Website: www.mind.org.uk

NHS Oxfordshire Talking Therapies

NHS Oxfordshire Talking Therapies work actively with people struggling with depression and anxiety, helping them move forward and recover using psychological therapies that work.

Telephone: 01865 901222

Website: www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/oxon-talking-therapies

Email: oxon-talking-therapies@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk


CAMHS is a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Professionals, parents and young persons aged 14 yrs+ can refer via their telephone consultation service or their website.

Telephone: 01865 902515

Website: www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs


Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.

Website: www.kooth.com


Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: info@rethink.org

Domestic Violence

Oxfordshire Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services in England and build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated.

Telephone: 01865 778400

Police Domestic Violence Co-ordinators

Oxcity: 01865 335165
Northwest: 01295 754625
South/Vale: 01235 776000 (ask for DV Unit)

Drugs and Alcohol

Narcotics Anonymous

The Banbury Group meets on Wednesdays 19:30 – 21:00, St Mary’s Centre (next to the big church) OX16 0AA

Turning Point

Turning Point are experts in delivering innovative integrated care in communities, specialising in substance misuse, mental health and learning disability.

Website: www.turning-point.co.uk

One You Days Off – Mobile App

The One You Days Off app is a simple and easy way to track the days you drink alcohol and the days you don’t.

Download from: Google Play: One You Days Off

Download from: iTunes: One You Days Off

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Telephone: 0800 9177 650

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Email: help@aamail.org

Oxfordshire Roads to Recovery

Roads to Recovery is your countywide integrated alcohol and drugs service. They offer support to individuals throughout Oxfordshire from our full-time, dedicated recovery hubs.

Telephone: 0207 233 3553

Website: www.turning-point.co.uk/drug-and-alcohol-support

Drinkaware Online Tools & Apps

Online trackers and apps from Drinkaware to help you avoid harm from alcohol.

Download from: www.drinkaware.co.uk


If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Email: frank@talktofrank.com

Elderly Care

Live Well Oxfordshire

Get connected to support you need. This website will help you find services in Oxfordshire that will support you to live well and be independent.

Website: www.livewell.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

Age UK

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They believe in a world where everyone can love later life and they work every day to achieve this.

Telephone: 0800 055 6112

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Volunteer Driver Service

If you need transport to the surgery, you can call the Volunteer Driver Service to arrange for help to get to your appointment. They charge 0.45p a mile from the driver’s home. All drivers have undergone enhanced DBS checks.

Telephone: 0300 303 0125


Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org

Email: helpline@dementiauk.org


Antenatal Services

View antenatal services from Oxford University Hospitals including Antenatal clinics, maternity assessments, labour and birth and aginal Birth After Caesarean Clinic (VBAC).

Website: www.ouh.nhs.uk/maternity


A healthy baby starts with a healthy pregnancy. Get advice and tips on a healthy pregnancy, and to sign-up for regular emails and texts.

Website: www.nhs.uk/start4life

Registering a Birth

Information on how and where to register your child’s birth.

Website: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: Google Play: Baby Buddy

Download from: iTunes: Baby Buddy

Sexual Health

Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC)

OSARCC are a collective of women committed to supporting survivors of sexual abuse, rape, domestic abuse, and harassment. They offer a free and confidential service to women and girls who are dealing with the effects of sexual violence, and to anyone who is supporting them.

Telephone: 0800 7836 294

Website: www.osarcc.org.uk

Email: support@osarcc.org.uk


Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

Website: www.brook.org.uk

Sexual Health Helpline

The National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England is open Monday to Friday, 09:00-20:00.

Telephone: 0300 123 7123

Oxfordshire Sexual Health Service

At Oxfordshire Sexual Health Service (OSHS), we provide free sexual health screening (tests), treatment, contraception and advice. We also provide care and treatment for people living with HIV. We are committed to providing sexual health services to everybody – whatever their age, gender or sexuality. Remember, most infections ARE curable, don’t delay getting tested.

Website: www.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk

Family Planning Association

A sexual health charity, the Family Planning Association gives straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Telephone: 020 7608 5240

Website: www.fpa.org.uk

Stop Smoking

Stop for Life Oxon

Stop for Life Oxon, commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council, provides free smoking cessation support and awareness for residents and people working across Oxfordshire.

Telephone: 0800 122 3790

Text: STOPOXFORD to 60777

Website: www.stopforlifeoxon.org

Quit with help

Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan.

Website: www.quitwithhelp.co.uk

Weight Management

Achieve Oxfordshire

Walk towards a healthier and happier version of yourself. They provide the tools and encouragement to see you through your weight loss journey.

Website: www.achieveoxfordshire.org.uk

Am I a Healthy Weight?

Calculate your BMI using this NHS Tool

Website: NHS: BMI Calculator

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Website: www.slimmingworld.co.uk

MAN v FAT Football

This club launches on January 16th 2022. MAN v FAT is for men who want to lose weight. They run award-winning weight loss programmes, providing guidance, resources and community support to thousands of men all over the world every year.

Telephone: 0845 163 0042

Website: www.manvfatfootball.org

Email: football@manvfat.com

Weight Watchers

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. They’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Website: www.weightwatchers.com/uk