Suicide Prevention and Holistic Mental Health Support Service for 16 - 30’s

Kingsmere Community Centre, Whitelands Way, Bicester OX26 1EG

Opening Times: Tuesdays & Thursday 16:00 - 19:00; Sunday 14:00 - 18:00. We respond to emails within 2-3 days. Please check your spam if you have not had a response.

The Need

In 2014-16 there were 23 suicides of people aged under 25 in the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group area. 

15-19 year olds continued to be the largest proportion and number of patients referred to Oxford Health mental health services in 2016-17 and has seen the biggest increase since 2011-12.

Between the years 2011-12 and 2016-17, the number of patients referred aged 15-19 increased by 80%.

The OCCG rate of 5.7 was statistically above the England average of 4.7.

37% of younger employees are more likely to have mental health issues, with those aged 18-29 having been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition.

1 in 5 of 16-24 year olds experience anxiety and depression, with young women, more than men, experiencing symptoms.

Papyrus state that suicide is the largest cause of death for young people under 35.