A 24/7 mental health helpline has been launched in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. This is for mental health and advice and will take the pressure off 111.
The round-the-clock helpline will make it quicker and easier for people to get the right advice they need for their mental health. It will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 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.
The line will help the public get the right mental health advice.
Adults: 01865 904 997
Children and young people: 01865 904 998
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is launching the Mental Health Helpline.
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.
Rob Bale, clinical director for mental health in Oxfordshire at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, said:
When people need mental health care, support or advice they should call the 24/7 Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline. The number for adults is 01865 904997. For children and young people, the number is 01865 904998.
Our trained mental health advisers will be able to make sure people get the care that is right for them.