MWA Closing:

Unfortunately, the Mental Wealth Academy is now permanently closed to referrals. In November we were notified that there was no guarantee of funding beyond the end of March; this has now been confirmed as a final decision. 

The partnership of Response, SOFEA, Ark-T, Oxfordshire Mind, Oxfordshire Youth, BYHP, and The Abingdon Bridge have collectively decided to wind down the service. Clients who are currently being supported by MWA workers will continue to be seen until the end of March. The service will not be open to new referrals. 

The partnership will continue to explore future options for this service as we know it leaves a gap of support for people aged 16 to 25. However, at the moment we need to take this tough decision to finally close the service. 

With the MWA closed we would signpost to the below service for support:

  • Dial 111 if you need medical help quickly, but it’s not an immediate risk, or if it is out-of-hours for your General Practitioner (GP) surgery.
  • Contact your GP if you are experiencing mental health problems and are not known to local mental health services.

     Oxfordshire Mind:

  • Optional Session/Initial Assessment with Wellbeing Worker, 16 years plus YP can then access OxM service PSGs, Short Courses and other services, plus signposting. Ring OxM Information Service or email [email protected] to book an option session.
  • Primary Care Wellbeing Workers offer an Initial Assessment and up to 6 1:1 support for 16 years plus, PC workers in GP practices across the county, YP can self refer or be referred by GP. More details on OxM websites Safe Havens now open from 12pm 7 days a week, all year round. In person and over the phone crisis support for 18 year plus 01865 903 037 

  • Text YoungMinds Crisis Messenger if you are under 25 and experiencing a mental health crisis and need support. This free text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK, you can text YM to 85258.
  • Webchat with The Mix, who offer free 1:1 support to anyone under 25 to talk about anything that’s troubling them. Or phone 0808 808 4994 Opening times: 4pm - 11pm, seven days a week.
  • Text Shout– Who provide free, confidential mental health text support 24/7. Text 85258.
  • Call Papyrus if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts; With trained professionals giving support, advice and information to young people. 0800 068 4141 (Mon to Fri, 9am – 10pm) (Weekends and bank holidays, 2pm to 10pm).
  • Call Oxford or Banbury Safe Haven if you are 18 years or older and you experience a mental health crisis at the weekend. They offer crisis support over the weekend (Friday-Monday 6pm-10pm) and can be reached on: Oxford: 01865 903 037. Banbury: 01295 270004.
  • Call Samaritans for support on the phone, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Call free on 116 123.