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Contact Details

Connection Support Mental Health Support Address: 213 Barns Road, Cowley, Oxford - OX4 3UT
213 Barns Road, Cowley, Oxford
OX4 3UT
Connection Support Mental Health Support Phone Number: 01865 711267
01865 711267

Service Type

Support for people with complex mental health conditions and other issues including support around housing, benefits and getting involved in meaningful activities

Funding Status

Funded by NHS Oxfordshire CCG as part of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership (OMHP)

Operating Hours

9am - 5pm Mon - Fri

Eligibility & Referral

You can refer yourself or you can be referred by a friend or family member

Service Description

Connection Support’s Mental Health Support Service provides person-centred support to help in recovery and guides clients to make the right choices to help them live independently. The support will normally last up to 6 months and could be up to 2 years. 

Connection Support is part of the Oxford Mental Health Partnership.

To be eligible someone must be:

  • Aged between 18 and 65 with a serious mental health problem
  • Be living in Oxfordshire
  • Need to live in rented accommodation, owner-occupier, sofa-surfing or residing in non-mental health supported accommodation. Mental health needs must have been assessed as being within a certain category, known as cluster 4-17. A A Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) or mental health professional can give more information on this

People can self refer or be referred by a friend or family member by contacting 01865 711267 or emailing enquiries@connectionsupport.org.uk.

Alternatively, referral can be by a housing provider or local housing officer, GP, Care Manager or CPN. The Probation Service or Drug and Alcohol treatment service or other local support services or advice agencies can also make referrals. 

Key functions & activities offered

Short-term support to help mental wellbeing in your home:

  • Link to specialist advice and support agencies
  • To identify services to link into if in crisis
  • Advice on healthy eating

Support to get into work or education:

  • Support to enter employment, volunteering, education and training

Support to help use local facilities:

  • Such as healthcare, leisure, transport, shops and support groups

Practical Housing support to help live in the home

  • Help applying for grants and loans
  • Skilled advice with budgeting
  • Support dealing with landlords

Support to help you move into a new home

  • Support to move from supported or shared housing to a home 
  • Support to take up new housing
  • Advice on how to keep warm and safe