If you are over 16 and need support, we have several programmes that can help.

Mental Wealth Academy

Mental Wealth Academy and Sofea logoThe Mental Wealth Academy is an innovative new project supporting 16-25 year olds, who are falling through gaps created by transition pathways from CAMHS to Adult Mental Health services. As part of this innovative project, families will also be supported to enable them to work with their children and young people to recover from mild – moderate mental health issues. The Mental Wealth Academy model includes partners; Ark T, Oxfordshire MIND, Oxfordshire Youth, SOFEA, Response and BYHP and the work is characterised by an aspirational, co-productive approach with the aim of reducing health inequalities, increasing resilience and improving life chances.

Niki Smith Wellbeing
Niki Smith – Transition Wellbeing Practitioner Therapeutic Team Lead – Didcot

SOFEA’s Transition Wellbeing Practitioner Niki Smith delivers 1:1 support to young people using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques and Solution Focused Approaches; tailoring each session specifically to the differentiated needs of each young person. The aim of these sessions are to support and encourage young people to overcome barriers created by mental health issues.

Social Prescribing

Social prescribing, also sometimes known as community referral, is a growing movement connecting people with a wide range of non-clinical programmes, services and support in their local community. This service is offered by SOFEA’s Link Workers Selina and Theresa who work with the Didcot PCN.

Social Prescribing offers huge advantages to both patients and health professionals by freeing up more time for them to spend with other patients whose problems are more specifically medical, whilst the Social Prescriber Link Worker takes the time to get to know and understand the needs of their patient with a view to offering the support they need.

Social prescribing improves outcomes for people by giving more choice and control over their lives and an improved sense of belonging.

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