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Mental Health in the Work Place

Updated: Apr 15

Staff at HMG Law undertook firmwide mental health training on 4th December 2019, kindly provided by Oxfordshire Mind.

Everyone was told about common mental health problems that can be encountered in the workplace, as well as recognising those same signs in ourselves and those around us every day. The session encouraged an open and honest discussion about a wide range of mental health topics, both personal and professional.

The day was thought provoking and engaging. Simply discussing mental health and being alive to the issues that everyone can face, is a big positive step forward.

One in four people experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives. If you’re struggling, you can find help.

HMG Law and Oxfordshire Mind are not emergency services. If you or someone close to you requires emergency help, then please use the list below.

  1. Dial 999 if your life, or the life of someone you know, is in immediate risk.

  2. 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.

  3. Contact your General Practitioner (GP) if you are experiencing mental health problems and are not known to local mental health services.

  4. Call Oxford Safe Haven if 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 01865 903 037.

  5. Call Samaritans for emotional support on the phone, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. You can contact them via freephone on 116 123, or you can reach the local Oxford Samaritans on 01865 722 122.

  6. Call CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) if you’re a male in the UK who needs to talk or find support, on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight, 365 days a year).

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