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Oxfordshire Mind

Wellbeing Service May - August 2012 Programme 01865 247788 Oxfordshire Mind, 2 Kings Meadow, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0DP

Registered Charity Number 261476

Who is the Oxfordshire Mind Wellbeing Service for? The Wellbeing Service is open to people over 16 in need of support with any sort of mental health problem. You do not need a referral and the service is free of charge.

How can the Wellbeing Service help me? We offer support through 4 elements of the service: Information and Options - if you’re in need of support and information, or you’re not sure where to turn to get help, we can give you the facts and the contacts you need at our county-wide sessions. Information and Options is a good place to start if you’re new to the service. Short Courses - courses can provide you with tools to look after your mental wellbeing, and skills to help you get the most out of life. There is a wide range of courses on offer, categorised by either health needs, wellbeing, arts and crafts, physical health or practical skills. Peer Support Groups - a safe, welcoming space to share activities, issues or thoughts and to meet people who may have experienced similar issues. Groups may be specifically for: men, women, parents, young people; people with shared beliefs, ethnicity or sexuality; they may be geographically based; or they may focus around an activity such as art, sports, music, walking, cooking etc. Recovery Planning - make an appointment with a member of staff to talk through your personal goals and how to reach them.

Where can I access the Wellbeing Service? Services are divided up in to three areas of Oxfordshire. The services in each area, or locality, are run by a different team. All of the service information in this booklet is organised by locality. Oxford City Covers Oxford itself. with most services mainly run from out premises in East Oxford and Cowley. Cherwell and West Oxfordshire Covers Witney, Bicester, Banbury, Chipping Norton, Carterton, Kidlington and surrounding areas. South Oxfordshire and the Vale Covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage, Wallingford, Thame, Henley, Faringdon and surrounding areas. 2

Contents Short Courses See the web pages on short courses for up-to-date information Timetabled Weekly Services 4-9 Information & Options, Peer Support and Recovery Planning Oxford City 4-5 Cherwell and West 6-7 South and Vale 8-9 Directory

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If you are new to the service and not sure where to start, drop in to an Information & Options session to talk through your goals, or call the Information Line on 01865 247788. Please note that the timetabled sessions in this booklet may be subject to change. Telephone the venue or the Information Line (01865 247788) for the latest information

Oxfordshire Mind Registered Charity Number 261476 Company Limited by Guarantee Number 4343625 Registered in England at registered office: 2 Kings Meadow, Oxford OX2 0DP


Weekly Services

Oxford city Tel: 01865 263758 email:

Information & Options

Recovery planning Please call to arrange a 1 to 1 appointment


The Mill 10.00am - 12.00pm


The Mill 10.00am - 12.00pm Cowley Wellbeing Centre 10.00am - 12.00pm


The Mill 10.00am - 12.00pm Cowley Wellbeing Centre 10.00am - 12.00pm



Cowley Wellbeing Centre 2.00 -4.00pm

Cowley Wellbeing Centre 2.00 - 4.00pm

The Mill 10.00am - 12.00pm Cowley Wellbeing Centre 10.00am - 12.00pm

Cowley Wellbeing Centre 2.00 - 4.00pm

The Mill 10.00am - 12.00pm

The Mill 2.00 - 4.00pm

If you are unable to make the above times, please call us to arrange a more convenient time for you.


Weekly Services

Oxford City Peer Support Groups Mon


The Mill 10.00am-12.00pm Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems

The Mill 12.00-1.00pm Service User Meeting

The Mill 10.30am -12.00pm Get Into Reading

The Mill 2.00-3.00pm Art

The Mill 10.00am -12.00pm Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems

The Mill 11.00am -12.00pm Music Appreciation

The Mill 2.00-3.00pm Musical Software

1st Tues of the month 11.00am - 1.00pm Oxfordshire Chinese Community & Advice Centre Partnership Project Tel: 01865 204188

Cowley 10.00am - 12.00pm Creative Writing (fortnightly)






The Mill 10.00am -12.00pm Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems Cowley 10.00am - 1.00pm World Wide Women (from 27 June) The Mill 10.00am-12.00pm Severe & Enduring Mental Health Problems

The Mill 12.00-1.00pm Poetry Recording

The Mill 1.00-3.00pm Band Practice

Cowley 2.00-3.00pm Table Tennis

The Mill 2.00 - 3.00pm Art

The Mill 12.00 - 1.00pm Discussion group: Life, the Universe & Everything

The Mill 2.00 - 3.00pm Art

Cowley Wellbeing Centre 11.30am - 1.00pm Table Tennis The Mill 11.00am - 2.00pm Cooking Workshop (from 11 May)

Cowley 3.00 - 4.30pm Choir

The Mill 11.00am - 2.00pm Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems

The Mill 2.15 - 3.30pm Drama

The Mill 2.00 - 3.00pm Knitting & other ‘lost crafts’

Weekly Services

Cherwell and West Oxfordshire Tel: 01993 702999 email:







Information & Options

Recovery Planning

Drop-in sessions unless stated otherwise

Please call to arrange a 1 to 1 appointment

Bicester - The Causeway Centre 12.30 - 3.30pm

Bicester 01869 249864 Banbury 07435760768 Carterton 07435 760769

Carterton - Community Centre (appointment only) 12.30-1.30pm Witney Resource Centre 2.30-4.00pm (Appointment only) Witney Resource Centre 10.30am -1.00pm (appointment only) Chipping Norton Church Hall 11.00am - 12.00pm (appointment only) Banbury 2.00-3.00pm (appointment only) Bicester: Causeway Centre 1.30-3.30pm

Witney 07435 760769 / 07435 760789 Witney 07435 760789 / 07435 760795 Chipping Norton 07435 760765 / 07435 760791 Banbury 07435 760768 Banbury: Restore 1.45-3.00pm Women only (appointment only)

Bicester 01869 249864

Witney: 12.00-1.00pm Employment & Training Advice (call for dates)

Witney 07435 760789

Kidlington: Kaleidescope 2.30-4.00pm Banbury - Health Centre 1.30 - 3.30pm Witney Resource Centre 4.00-5.00pm (appointment only) Charlbury: Corner House 10.30-11.30 2nd Fri of month

Kidlington 07435760769/ 07435 760795 Banbury 07435760768 Witney 07435760789 or 07435760769 Chipping Norton 07435 760791

Bicester: Causeway Centre 3.00-6.00pm

Bicester 01869 249864

Weekly Services

Cherwell and West Oxfordshire Peer Support Groups Mon






Banbury: The Mill 10.00-12.00pm

Bicester: Causeway Centre 12.30-3.30pm

Witney Resource Centre 10.30am-1.00pm, Crafts

Carterton Community Centre 12.30-3.00pm (With crèche 12.45-2.45) Witney Resource Centre 2.00-3.30pm, Shared Reading Group

Banbury Health Centre, 10.00-1.00pm, Womens Wellbeing

Chipping Norton: St Mary’s Church Hall 12.30-3.30pm

Bicester: Causeway Centre 1.30-3.30pm

Witney Resource Centre 1st Weds of the month 2.00 - 4.00pm: Oxfordshire Chinese Community & Advice Centre Partnership Project. Tel: 01865 204188

Kidlington: Kaleidescope 1.00-4.00pm Witney: Nortons Cafe 3.00-4.00pm

Chipping Norton: Number 24 Café 1.30-3.30pm

Witney Resource Centre 5.00-8.00pm For people in work, study or between jobs Banbury Health Centre 1.30-3.30pm Bicester: Causeway Centre 3.00-6.00pm

Weekly Services

South Oxfordshire and The Vale Tel: 01235 522096 email:

Information & Options

Recovery planning Call 01235 522096 to arrange a 1 to 1 appointment


Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 2.00 – 4.00pm

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00am - 12.00pm 2.00 – 4.00pm Thame Community Mental Health Team, 10.30am 11.30am



Thame Christchurch 10.00am-12.00pm

Didcot Cornerstone 2.30-4.30pm

Wantage Church Hall 10.00am-12.00pm

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00am - 12.00pm 2.00 - 4.00pm

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00am - 12.00pm

Wantage - Church Hall 10.00am - 12.00pm Thame - Christchurch 12.00 - 1.00pm Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00am - 12.00pm 2.00-4.00pm Didcot CMHT or HealthCentre 1.00 - 2.00pm




Wallingford Centre 70 10.00am-12.00pm Abingdon Leisure Abingdon Centre 6.00 - 8.00pm 10.30am - 12.30pm Women Only (appointment only) Didcot - Civic Centre 10am-12.00pm Henley - various Faringdon venues Coffee House 12.30-2.00pm 10.30am – 12.30pm Call Lynne: 07435760807 for details

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 6.00 - 8.00pm Women Only

Henley - Christchurch 10.00am – 12.00pm

Weekly Services

South Oxfordshire and The Vale Peer Support Groups Mon

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00am – 12.00pm


Thame - Christchurch 10.00am-12.00pm

Wantage - Church Hall 10.00am-12.00pm

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00am-12.00pm

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 1.30-3.30pm Music Abingdon Wellbeing Centre Relaxation 12.30 - 1.30pm (from 3 July) Didcot: Trident Park 6.00-8.00pm The Late Shift - for working people


Wallingford - Centre 70 Women only 6.00-8.00pm Didcot: Cornerstone 2.30-4.30pm Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00am – 12.00pm




Woodcote Community Centre 10.00am - 12.00pm Call Roger on 07435760801 Wallingford - Centre 70 10.00am-12.00pm

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 2nd & 4th Weds of the month 2.00 - 4.00pm: Oxfordshire Chinese Community & Advice Centre Partnership Project. Tel: 01865 204188 Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 2.00 - 4.00pm Women only Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00am – 12.00pm. Art.

Wallingford Allotment 10.00am-12.00pm - from March Thrive ‘Growing for Life’ gardening and conservation project. Call 07435 760804 for details. Didcot - Civic Centre 10am-12.00pm

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 6.00-8.00pm. For women in work, voluntary work or study

Faringdon Coffee House 10.30am – 12.30pm

Henley: Hot Gossip Café 2.30 – 4.00pm

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00am – 12.00pm Creative Writing Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00am - 1.00pm Cooking for Enjoyment

Didcot: Willowbrook Sports Centre Football 11.30-1.30

Abingdon Leisure Centre 10.30am - 12.30pm

Directory Oxford City Tel: 01865 263758 email: The Mill 46, Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1HZ Cowley Wellbeing Centre Between Towns Road, Cowley, Oxford OX4 3LZ

Fusion Gym Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre Address: Pegasus Road, Blackbird Leys, Oxford OX4 6JL Kassam Stadium (Football, Fitness & Wellbeing) Address: Grenoble Road, Oxford OX4 4XP

Cherwell and West Oxfordshire Tel: 01993 702999 email: Banbury Banbury Health Centre, 58 Bridge Street, Banbury, OX16 5QB Tel: 01295 225549 Banbury - The Mill Arts Centre Spiceball Park Road, Banbury OX16 5QE Banbury - Restore 27 Calthorpe Street, Banbury OX16 5EX Bicester The Causeway Centre, 25 The Causeway, Bicester OX26 6AN

Charlbury - The Corner House Market Street, Charlbury OX7 3QW Chipping Norton St. Mary’s Parish Rooms, Bottom of Church Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NT Chipping Norton - Number 24 Café 24 High Street OX7 5AD Kidlington Kaleidescope Centre Oxford Road, Kidlington OX5 1AB Witney Witney Resource Centre, Moorland Road, Witney, OX28 6LF

Bicester: Brookside Children’s Centre, Queen's Avenue, Bicester OX26 Witney Children’s Centre 2NR Radford Room, High Street Methodist Church, Witney OX28 6HG Carterton Carterton Community Centre, Trefoil Way, Carterton OX18 1AX Witney - Nortons Café 12 Langdale Court, Carterton - Edith Moorhouse School Witney, Oxon OX28 6FG St Joseph's RC Primary School, Lawton Avenue, Carterton OX18 3JY 10

Directory South Oxfordshire and The Vale Tel: 01235 522096 email: Abingdon - Wellbeing Centre The Charter Complex (up the steps opposite the library) Broad Street, Abingdon OX14 3LZ Abingdon Children’s Centre Dunmore Primary School Northcourt Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1NR Berinsfield (Adult Learning + Children’s Centre) Wimblestraw Road, Berinsfield, Wallingford OX10 7LZ Berinsfield - Abbey Sports Centre Green Furlong, Berinsfield OX10 7NR Chinnor Village Centre High Street, Chinnor OX39 4DH Cholsey Mary Mead, off church road, Cholsey OX10 9PQ Didcot Cornerstone, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE P.A.C.T South Didcot Children’s Centre 2 Hillary Drive Didcot OX11 8PS Didcot - Civic Centre Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JM Didcot - Trident Training Unit 1E, Trident 1, Trident Park, Didcot, OX11 7HJ Faringdon Coffee House 11

4b Market Square, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 7HL Farindgon: The Pump House 5 Market Place, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7HL Grove - St. John Baptist Church Main Street, Grove OX12 7LQ Henley The Christchurch Centre, 46 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AG Henley: Hot Gossip Café 7 Friday Street, Henley on Thames, RG9 1AN Southmoor Children’s Centre Laurel Drive, Southmoor OX13 5DJ Thame Christchurch, Upper High Street, Thame, Oxon, OX9 2DN Wantage Methodist Church Hall, Newbury Street, Wantage, Oxon OX12 8DA Wallingford Centre 70, The Kinecroft, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 0DT Wykeham Park Community Hospital Wykeham Park, Community Hospital Site, East Street, Thame

Information from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

About Us Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides a wide range of community-focused health and social care services to people across five localities from Buckingham down to Bath. In Oxfordshire we provide community health services such as district nursing, physiotherapy and podiatry and we run eight community hospitals. We provide mental health services in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, as well as some mental health specialist services for Wiltshire, Bath, North East Somerset and Wales. As a Foundation Trust we want to ensure we provide caring, safe and excellent services and the support of our members helps us to do this. Becoming a Member Your experience of local health services is invaluable in helping us to improve them in the future. You may have a personal experience of one of our services, know or care for someone else who does, or you may simply have an interest in the development of health services locally. If so we would like you to be involved in the way our services are developed. You can choose to be an active member who gets involved in activities with the Trust. If you would rather support the Trust you can choose the supporter option. This means we will only contact you once a year about elections. Benefits of Membership  You can show your support to local NHS services by being a Foundation Trust Member in the ‘supporter’ category  If you want to be more involved, tick the ‘active member’ section and we will invite you to events, send you our latest news and let you know about other ways you can get involved with the Trus  You can access a wide range of NHS discounts that are normally only available to staff  You can share your views and opinions about our services to help us to improve them. We don’t expect you always to agree with us or share our views. We really want to know what you think we do well and what we could do better  You can vote for a Governor to represent you on our Members’ Council or you can stand to be a Governor yourself when we have a vacancy Things you need to know about membership  It is free to be a member. There are no costs or charges associated with your membership.  Your care or treatment will not be affected. The person treating you won’t know if you are a Member or not  We have to contact you once a year about the Governor elections but if you choose to be a supporter we won’t contact you any other time.  You can ensure your name and your membership category remain private by ticking the relevant box on the membership form How to Join There is a Membership form in this leaflet which is free to post back to us. Alternatively you can sign up on line via our website at If you’d like to find out more first, please email us at phone 01865 738536, or visit our website which has a lot of information about what we do.



Do you have mental health problems and

BENEFITS TROUBLE? Don’t wait, Don’t worry We can help you to:

 Free Benefits Health Check

 Get and fill in the right forms

 Check what

benefits you are entitled to

 Check the levels and rates you should get

 Make and take difficult calls

 Resolve problems with over or under payments

 Get backdated payments  Appeal against decisions Hotline number: 01865 263756 Monday-Thursday 10am-1pm The current Benefits Advisors’ schedule is available at


Managing Anxiety & Managing Depression Four weekly sessions giving the opportunity to learn cognitive behavioural techniques to manage your anxiety or depression.

In Oxford, Witney, Banbury and Didcot For more information: tel: 01865 325777 or email






Mental Health First Aid is a nationally accredited 2-day training course designed to give participants the knowledge and skills to recognise the early signs of mental health problems and support someone to seek the right help. Mental Health First Aid would benefit everyone personally and professionally, from carers and family members, to employers, to those who might support someone at risk of mental health problems. Oxfordshire Mind has funding from the NHS Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Cluster and Oxfordshire County Council to offer the course for free and for people living or working in Oxfordshire. Over the year we are running courses open to the public that you can book on individually. Additionally, we are running courses for organisations, employers or community groups. If you would like to organise a course for a group of your staff, volunteers or services users, please contact Laura Epton on 01865 263749 or 15

Five Ways to Wellbeing Simple steps to improve your mental health & wellbeing

1. connect… With people around you. With friends, family, colleagues and neighbours. Strengthening these connections will support and enrich you every day.

2. be active… Find an activity you enjoy. Go for a walk. Garden. Dance. Just step outside. Exercising at a level that suits you will make you feel good.

3. take notice… Be curious. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

4. keep learning… Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Set a new challenge you will enjoy achieving such as signing up for a course, fixing a bike or cooking your favourite food.

5. give... Do something nice for a friend or stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Seeing yourself linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding.

For more ideas and support, visit: 16

Wellbeing Service online booklet  

Wellbeing Service online booklet

Wellbeing Service online booklet  

Wellbeing Service online booklet