Oxford Mental Health Forum (OMHF) is a web resource aimed primarily at people living in Oxfordshire affected by mental illness and those who have an interest in mental health.
The website provides service users, carers, family and friends of sufferers, academics/researchers, mental health professionals, and others affected by mental illness with access to a range of online material on mental health, including news stories, articles, and information on local services and research studies. One of the aims of the forum is to also allow discussion and input for the sharing of knowledge, experiences, ideas, and views, which may help to inform future research and service provision. The site also contains links to a range of external resources.
Oxford Mental Health Forum is independent; it is not part of any other organisation and works collaboratively with others.
The objectives of Oxford Mental Health Forum are:
Have you previously received help from local services for a mental illness, such as depression? Did you find the additional support helpful?
Were there things that could have helped more?
Are you a carer? Perhaps you have a family member who suffers from autism, or alzheimer’s or dementia, whose behaviour can sometimes be challenging. How are you finding the experience of caring for them?
Perhaps you are an academic or researcher who is conducting research into people’s experiences of mental illness, and/or looking for participants for a study.
Or do you have an interest in mental health in general and want to find out the latest news, for instance, and information about local research studies.
There are a number of ways to get involved and help shape and develop Oxford Mental Health Forum to help provide a valuable resource and help others. Share your knowledge, insight, and suggestions. For example:> Submit a blog entry
I've developed Oxford Mental Health Forum to try and address the above objectives and as a result of my own experiences and interest in mental health.
Please get in touch to contribute to the site, or if you have any queries or feedback you would like to give.
Founder of Oxford Mental Health Forum