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Oxfordshire Mind

Wellbeing Service May to August 2013 1 in 4 of us in Oxfordshire will have a mental health problem at some point in our lives. The Mind Wellbeing Service provides vital support, advice and information. For everyone.

01865 247788

www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk


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We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. 1 in 4 of us in Oxfordshire will have a mental health problem at some point in our lives. The Mind Wellbeing Service provides vital support, advice and information. For everyone. This booklet gives you all the information you need to know about our Wellbeing Service, and how to get the support you need. We have many different types of support available, delivered at locations around the county. The Wellbeing Service is open to anyone over 16 in need of support. You don’t need a referral (for example, from a GP) and the service is free of charge.

What’s in this booklet? Page Short courses In Oxford

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In Cherwell & West

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In South & Vale

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Information & options Peer support groups Recovery planning In Oxford

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In Cherwell & West

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In South & Vale

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Details of venues and locations

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Information from Oxford Health NHS Trust

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www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk | 01865 263730 | office@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk @oxfordshiremind | facebook.com/oxfordshiremind | Charity: 261476. Reg. company: 4343625


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What types of support are there?

Information and Options: Information and Options is a good place to start if you’re new to the service.

Where is the Wellbeing Service?

Wherever you are in Oxfordshire, we have a team Short Courses: that delivers services near you. Our Our courses give you the tools to look teams cover Oxford City, the South after your mental wellbeing, and get of the county, and the North and the most out of life. West.

Peer Support Groups:

Oxford City:

These are a safe, welcoming space to share activities, issues or thoughts and to meet people who may have similar experiences. Most groups are open to everyone, but are aimed at different groups, for example for only men, or people with shared beliefs, ethnicity or sexuality. The groups may be for general support, or can centre on an activity such as art or walking.

Oxford itself. with most services mainly run from out premises in East Oxford and Cowley.

Recovery Planning: Make an appointment with a member of our team to talk through your personal goals and how to reach them.

Cherwell and West Oxfordshire: Witney, Bicester, Banbury, Chipping Norton, Carterton, Kidlington and surrounding areas.

South Oxfordshire and the Vale: Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage, Wallingford, Thame, Henley, Faringdon and surrounding areas. Please note: the information in this booklet may be subject to change. Check our website at www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk or ring the Information Line 01865 247788 for the latest information.


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Short Courses We’ve got short courses on lots of different topics, taking place in many venues around the county, so whatever you’re interested in you can find something near you.

All our short courses are free of charge. Anyone can join them, providing you are 16 or over - check each course description for any specific requirements or restrictions.

 Creative Skills  Practical Skills

To join a short course you’ll need to book a place in advance. Each course has a number and email address for you to use to book your place. Courses do not run on Bank Holidays.

We also run short courses specifically for people with severe and enduring mental health problems (SEMH).

Oxfordshire Mind's Coping Skills courses have been organised with the support of Oxfordshire County Council and the Skills Funding Agency.

We have courses about:

 Coping Skills

 Keeping Well

Oxford City

01865 263758 | city@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk

Oxford City - Creative Skills Basic Guitar Skills - For Young Carers or SEMH Learn basic guitar skills - no previous experience necessary. Guitars will be provided, but if you have your own then please bring it with you. This course is open to young carers and anyone who experiences severe and enduring mental health problems. Spaces are limited so call to book. Rolling

course that you can join any week.

Dates

2 May to 6 Jun, 13 Jun to 18 Jul, 25 Jul to 29 Aug

Venue The Mill 46 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1HZ

Day/ time Thursdays 2.00 - 3.00pm Contact

Please contact The Mill on 01865 263758

Oxfordshire Mind Carers Group: We are a small, informal, supportive group

 second Thurs of every month where people can talk freely about their  10.30am-12.30pm experiences as a friend or relative of someone  Friends' Meeting House, with mental health difficulties. 43 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LW Contact Pat Ross on 01865 750124.


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Silversmithing and Metal Work An opportunity to learn basic Silversmithing and Metal Work techniques. Design and make your own silver jewellery. No previous experience required and materials are supplied at cost price. Rolling course that you

can join any week.

Dates

15 May to 19 Jun & 10 Jul to Day/ time Wednesdays 10.00 14 Aug 2.00pm

Venue Cowley Wellbeing Centre St James Hall 26 Between Towns Rd Oxford OX4 3LZ

Contact

Please contact The Mill on 01865 263758

Performance and Display with the Pitt Rivers Museum Delivered by Pitt Rivers this course will explore examples and artefacts of demonstrations of performance and display. This includes the use of masks, puppets, body art and music in the human world, as well as mimicry and the use of colour to display status in the animal world. Rolling course that you

can join any week.

Dates

3 June to 8 Jul

Day/ time Mondays 2.00 - 3.00pm

Venue

The Mill 46 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1HZ

Contact

Please contact The Mill on 01865 263758

Oxford City - Coping Skills Managing Stress This course is designed to give participants skills and tools needed to promote good mental health and to better manage our wellbeing. Each week covers a different topic including how we manage the stresses of everyday life, managing worry, challenging our thoughts, comfort zones and recognising our own self worth. The course will be activity and discussion based. Anyone wanting to attend the course needs to book onto the precourse meeting in order to progress onto the course. Dates

2 May to 13 Jun

Day/ time Thursdays 11.00 - 1.00pm

Venue

Cowley Wellbeing Centre Contact St James Hall 26 Between Towns Road Oxford OX4 3LZ

Please contact Jade on 01865 263744 or email shortcourses@oxfordshiremind.org.uk


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Mindful Way of Living Often in life we get caught up in “doing” rather than “being”, this course will look at ways that we can address this and step out automatic pilot. The course will look at different techniques to promote ways that we can become more aware, take notice of our experiences and adopt a more mindful way of living. This is not a Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course but will draw on some techniques used in mindfulness. Dates

3 Jun to 24 Jun

Venue Cowley Wellbeing Centre St James Hall 26 Between Towns Rd Oxford OX4 3LZ

Day/ time

Mondays 12.00 - 1.00pm

Contact

Please contact Jade on 01865 263744 or email shortcourses@oxfordshiremind.org.uk

Oxford City - Practical Skills English for Speakers of Other Languages A free English Class for beginners - all welcome. Rolling course that you

can join any week.

Dates

1 May to 5 Jun

Day/ time

Wednesdays 11.00 - 12.00pm

Venue

Cowley Wellbeing Centre St James Hall 26 Between Towns Rd Oxford OX4 3LZ

Contact

Please contact the Cowley Wellbeing Centre on 01865 604368

IT Course - Basic to Improvers The IT Beginners/Improvers course will allow learners to become familiar with the terminology used around computers and to develop and/or improve basic Word processing and file management skills using Microsoft Word. They will also develop and/or improve basic Internet skills. Dates

2 May to 13 Jun

Day/ time

Venue

Cowley Wellbeing Contact Centre St James Hall 26 Between Towns Rd Oxford OX4 3LZ

Thursdays 11.00 - 1.00pm Please contact Jade on 01865 263744 or email shortcourses@oxfordshiremind.org.uk


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Cherwell & West Oxfordshire 01993 702999 | cherwellandwest@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk

Cherwell & West Oxfordshire - Creative Skills Scratching the Surface Sgraffito, meaning to "scratch," is a fun technique where you scratch into the top layer of the paint to reveal the surface underneath using several kinds of tools. We will be using inks, acrylics and texture paste to create a variety of interesting effects. Dates

20 Jun to 25 Jul

Day/ time Thursdays 10.30 - 12.30pm

Venue Banbury Health Centre Contact 58 Bridge Street Banbury OX16 5QB

Please contact Lyn Tivenan on 07435 760768

Jewellery & Bead Making Come and learn how to make Jewellery with Beads. Open to all. We can make from scratch or work with existing pieces you may want to rejuvenate. Dates 30 Jul to 27 Aug

Day/ time

Venue Witney Resource Centre Contact Moorland Road Witney OX28 6LF

Tuesdays 11.00 - 12.30pm Please contact our Cherwell and West team on 01993 702999

Cherwell & West Oxfordshire - Keeping Well Yoga Come and join us for weekly Yoga sessions at Witney Resource Centre. All abilities welcome and no experience is necessary. Dates

7 May to 9 Jul

Day/ time Tuesdays 11.00 - 12.00pm

Venue Witney Resource Centre Contact Moorland Road Witney OX28 6LF

Please contact our Cherwell and West team on 01993 702999


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Cherwell & West Oxfordshire - Coping Skills Managing Strong Emotions The Managing Strong Emotions course explores the reasons behind experiencing strong emotions, such as sadness, fear, anger and shame and how they affect us. We will then go on to introduce different tools and techniques that we can use to help better cope with and manage these emotions. This course will be suitable for anyone who experiences strong emotions and finds them difficult to contain. To attend this course you will need to book in for a one to one pre-course meeting with the facilitators. Dates

2 May to 13 Jun

Day/ time

Venue

Witney Resource Centre Contact Moorland Road Witney, OX28 6LF

Thursdays 6.00 - 8.00pm Please contact Jade on 01865 263744 or email shortcourses@oxfordshiremind.org.uk

Assertiveness This course will look at what it is to be assertive, and will provide us with the skills to practise assertiveness techniques. We will look at the four different ways of behaving, be able to identify circumstances where we could be more assertive and learn about techniques like the I Statement, How to Say No and the Broken Record technique. The course will be activity and discussion based. Dates

3 Jun to 15 Jul

Venue Bicester Resource and Wellbeing Centre Launton Road Bicester OX26 6DJ

Day/ time Mondays 6.00 - 8.00pm Contact

Please contact Jade on 01865 263744 or email shortcourses@oxfordshiremind.org.uk

Please note, this venue is next to Hometree House

You can get monthly updates about the Wellbeing Service and keep up-to-date with new courses, changed dates and news. Just email honey.lucas@oxfordshiremind.org.uk and ask to be added to the list.


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South Oxfordshire & The Vale 01235 522096 | southandvale@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk

South Oxfordshire & the Vale - Creative Skills Drama Course Join us for an eight week drama course, all abilities welcome no previous experience necessary. Dates

1 May to 19 Jun

Day/ time

Wednesdays 11.00 - 12.30pm

Venue

Wellbeing Service 1st Floor The Charter Complex Broad Street Abingdon OX14 3LZ

Contact

Please contact our South and Vale team on 01235 522096

Get Crafty! Join us for a six week creative crafts workshop led by Di Chesterman and Beth Revell at No Two Things café. We will be working with a variety of crafts including decoupage, acrylic painting, card making and working with fabrics. No experience necessary, all welcome although spaces are limited so book soon! Dates

10 May to 21 Jun

Day/ time

Fridays 2.30 - 4.30pm

Venue

No Two Things Café 208 The Broadway Didcot OX11 8RN

Contact

Please contact Tom Hawkesworth on 07435 760806

If you have mental health problems & benefits trouble, our Benefits for Better Mental Health team could help you to:  Make & take difficult calls  Check your benefits  Get & fill in the right forms  Appeal against decisions To make an appointment to speak to someone, just call the hotline on 01865 263756 Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 1.00pm


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South Oxfordshire & the Vale - Coping Skills Assertiveness This course will look at what it is to be assertive, and will provide us with the skills to practise assertiveness techniques. We will look at the four different ways of behaving, be able to identify circumstances where we could be more assertive and learn about techniques like the I Statement, How to Say No and the Broken Record technique. The course will be activity and discussion based. Dates

16 May to 27 Jun

Day/ time

Venue Didcot Early Contact Intervention Hub The Vibe Youth Centre Park Road Didcot OX11 8QX

Thursdays 10.00 - 12.00pm Please contact Jade on 01865 263744 or email shortcourses@oxfordshiremind.org.uk

Self Esteem This course will provide us with the skills and techniques we need to boost our confidence and improve low self esteem. Each week covers a different topic including what is low self esteem, challenging our thoughts, core beliefs and looking after ourselves. The course will be activity and discussion based and will use some cognitive behavioural therapy techniques. Dates

1 Jun to 13 Jul

Day/ time Saturdays 10.00 - 12.00pm

Venue

Wellbeing Service 1st Floor, The Charter Complex Broad Street Abingdon OX14 3LZ

Contact

Please contact Jade on 01865 263744 or email shortcourses@oxfordshiremind.org.uk

Four weekly sessions in Oxford, Witney, Banbury and Didcot on Managing Anxiety & Managing Depression. Learn cognitive behavioural techniques to manage anxiety or depression. For more information, visit ww.talkingspaceoxfordshire.org, ring 01865 325777 or email talkingspace@nhs.net


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Mindful Way of Living Often in life we get caught up in “doing” rather than “being”, this course will look at ways that we can address this and step out automatic pilot. The course will look at different techniques to promote ways that we can become more aware, take notice of our experiences and adopt a more mindful way of living. This is not a Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course but will draw on some techniques used in mindfulness. Dates

5 Jun to 26 Jun

Day/ time

Thursdays 6.00 - 8.00pm

Venue

Cornerstone Arts Centre 25 Station Road Didcot OX11 7NE

Contact

Please contact Jade on 01865 263744 or email shortcourses@oxfordshiremind.org.uk

South Oxfordshire and the Vale - Keeping Well Five Ways to Wellbeing The 5 Ways to Wellbeing are To Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. This course will look at what wellbeing means to us and will use the 5 Ways to Wellbeing as a framework to explore ways in that we can look after and promote our personal wellbeing, exploring one topic each week. This will include a group walk, learning a new skill (knitting), a discussion on the different ways we can give, connecting with others in the group and taking notice by include an activity on being more mindful. The course will be interactive, discussion based and experiential. Dates

7 May to 4 Jun

Day/ time

Tuesdays 5.30 - 7.30pm

Venue

Costa Coffee 18 Market Place Wallingford OX10 0AD

Contact

Please contact Bobby Sunda on 07435760798 or bobby.sunda@oxfordshiremind.org.uk

Not sure where to start? Have a chat with one of our team to talk through your needs and how we could help. Book an ’information & options’ session, or give our Information Line a call on 01865 247788.


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Memories in Mind This 6 week course aims to stimulate the mind and memory by using activities to prompt recall of personal life experiences and events. Reminiscence activities promote conversation, combat loneliness and can help to improve wellbeing. The courses are informal, interactive and, most importantly, fun. Dates

7 May to 18 Jun

Day/ time

Tuesdays 10.00 12.00pm

Venue

SOHA Woodcote Olga Mowfourth House Woodcote RG8 OQP

Contact

Please contact Susan Mundy 07435 760803

Yoga Come and join us for weekly Yoga sessions. All abilities welcome and no experience is necessary. This is a women only course that takes place alongside our women’s peer support group. Women only. Dates

6 Jun to 27 Jun

Day/ time

Thursdays 6.00 - 8.00pm

Venue

Wellbeing Service 1st Floor The Charter Complex Broad Street Abingdon OX14 3LZ

Contact

Please contact our South and Vale team on 01235 522096

Reading for Enjoyment The reading for enjoyment course will be a mixture of suggested reading, bringing in and discussing books that others have enjoyed and also reading together as a group. Dates

16 Jul to 20 Aug

Day/ time

Tuesdays 5.30 - 7.30pm

Venue

Costa Coffee 18 Market Place Wallingford OX10 0AD

Contact

Please contact Bobby Sunda on 07435760798 or bobby.sunda@oxfordshiremind.org.uk


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Peer Support, Information & Options and Recovery Planning We recognise the importance of getting together with others to talk or get support: If you don’t know where to start, or just want to talk through your options face-to-face, then come to an information & options session to speak to one of our team.

Oxford City

Our peer support groups bring together people with similar experiences or shared interests to support each other. To get some help setting your personal goals and talking about how you can reach them, make an appointment for a recovery planning session. Find out what’s happening for each area of the county:

01865 263758 | city@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk

Information & Options in Oxford City For Information and Options please enquire at either venue or call The Mill on 01865 263758 or Cowley on 01865 604368 to book an appointment.

Mon

10.00 - 12.00pm at both The Mill and Cowley Wellbeing Centre

Tues

10.00 - 12.00pm at The Mill only

Wed

10.00 - 12.00pm at both The Mill and Cowley Wellbeing Centre

Thurs

10.00 - 12.00pm at both The Mill and Cowley Wellbeing Centre

Fri

10.00 - 12.00pm at The Mill only

Other times are available, please contact us to arrange an appointment.


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Recovery planning in Oxford City Please call to arrange a one-to-one appointment For one-to-one Recovery Planning please enquire at either venue or call The Mill on 01865 263758 or Cowley Wellbeing Centre on 01865 604368 to book an appointment.

Mon

2.00 - 4.00pm at both The Mill and Cowley Wellbeing Centre

Tues

Not available

Wed

2.00 - 4.00pm at both The Mill and Cowley Wellbeing Centre

Thurs

2.00 - 4.00pm at both The Mill and Cowley Wellbeing Centre

Fri

2.00 - 4.00pm at The Mill only

Other times are available, please contact us to arrange an appointment.

Peer Support Groups in Oxford City As well as the Peer Support Groups listed on the next page. We also have other Peer Support activities and groups including:

 Drama group

 Pottery

 Choir

 Reading groups

 Discussion group

 Wellbeing through board games

 The Mill Café (affordable healthy

 Use of The Mill music studio, arts

lunches and snacks)

and craft resources and computers

 Weekly meetings for people using our services Please contact us or attend one of our Info & Options sessions to find out more about what is currently available.


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Peer Support Groups in Oxford City

Mon

The Mill 46 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1HZ

Cowley Wellbeing Centre St James Hall 26 Between Towns Road Oxford OX4 3LZ

10.00 - 12.00pm: Severe and Enduring Mental Health

10.30 - 1.00pm: Healthy Budget Food & Cooking

2.00 - 3.00pm: Musical Software 1.30 – 4.00pm: Open Peer Support 2.00 - 3.00pm: Art

2.30 - 3.30pm: Yoga 5.30 - 8.30pm: Eastern European Przestrzen Peer Support Group

Tues

10.00 - 12.00pm: Severe and Enduring Mental Health 11.00 - 12.00pm: Music Appreciation 11.00 - 1.00pm: Oxfordshire Chinese Community & Advice Centre Partnership Project Tel: 01865 204188 on 1st Tuesday of the month

Wed

Thurs

10.00 - 12.00pm: Severe and Enduring Mental Health

2.00 - 4.00pm: Table Tennis

12.00 - 1.00pm: Poetry

2.00 - 3.00pm: Art

10.00 - 12.00pm: Severe and Enduring Mental Health

10.00 - 1.00pm: Open Peer Support (From 20 June)

2.00 - 3.30pm: Photography

1.00 - 3.00pm: Jewellery Making

2.00 - 3.00pm: Art 2.00 - 3.00pm: Knitting & other ‘lost crafts’

Sun

11.00 - 2.00pm: Severe and Enduring Mental Health 11.00am – 1.00pm: Art


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Cherwell & West Oxfordshire 01993 702999 | cherwellandwest@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk

Information & Options You don’t usually need an appointment, see each slot for details

Mon

Banbury 10.00 - 12.00 noon at The Mill Arts Centre Carterton 12.30 - 3.00pm at the Community Centre Bicester 12.30 - 3.00pm plus other times by appointment At the Causeway Centre

Tues

Witney Appointment only at Witney Resource Centre Witney 10.30 - 1.00pm at Witney Resource Centre Witney 2.00 - 3.00pm Bi-weekly at Base 33 Banbury 10.00 - 1.00pm at Banbury Health Centre (women only) Banbury Please ring to make an appointment at one of our other venues Chipping Norton 10.00 - 11.00am Bi-weekly for Parents/ Carers At the Ace Centre Chipping Norton 12.30 - 3.30pm at Glyme Hall

Wed

Witney by appointment only at Witney Resource Centre Kidlington 2.30 - 4.00pm at the Kaleidoscope Centre

Thurs Burford 9.30 - 11.00am on 2nd Thursday of month At Warwick Hall Stay & Play Parents with Children under 5. Banbury 1.30 - 3.30 at Banbury Health Centre Witney 3.00 - 4.00pm at Nortons Café Witney 5.00 - 8.00pm plus other times by appointment At Witney Resource Centre

Fri

Bicester 1.00 - 3.30pm plus other times by appointment At the Causeway Centre Chipping Norton 1.30 - 3.30pm at Number 24 Café


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Recovery Planning For more details about our one-to-one sessions, or to book an appointment, contact 01993 702 999 or email cherwellandwest@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk

Mon

Bicester

Banbury

Tues

Witney

Chipping Norton

Weds

Bicester

Kidlington

Thurs

Witney

Fri

Chipping Norton

Witney

Carterton

Banbury Witney

Bicester

Peer Support Groups Mon

Banbury 10.00 - 12.00noon at The Mill Arts Centre Bicester 12.30 - 3.30pm at the Causeway Centre Carterton 12.30 - 3.00pm at the Community Centre Witney Resource Centre 6.30 - 8.30pm: Mens Group Carterton 6.30 - 8.30pm at RAF Community Venue, Flat 10 Ely Close

Tues

Witney 10.30 - 1.00pm at Witney Resource Centre: Crafts Witney 2.00 - 3.30pm at Witney Resource Centre: Reading Group Banbury 10.00-1.00pm at Banbury Health Centre: Women's Wellbeing Chipping Norton 12.30 - 3.30pm at Glyme Hall

Wed

Bicester 1.30 - 3.30pm at the Causeway Centre Kidlington 1.00 - 4.00pm at the Kaleidoscope Centre Witney 2.00 - 4.00pm at Witney Resource Centre

Thurs Banbury 1.30 - 3.30pm at Banbury Health Centre Witney 3.00 - 4.00pm at Nortons CafĂŠ Witney 5.00 - 8.00pm at Witney Resource Centre: Late Shift

Fri

Bicester 11.00 - 12.30pm at the Causeway Centre: Get into Reading Bicester 1.00 - 3.30pm at the Causeway Centre Chipping Norton 1.30 - 3.30pm at the Number 24 CafĂŠ


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South Oxfordshire & The Vale 01235 522096 | southandvale@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk

Information & Options You don’t usually need an appointment, see each slot for details

Mon

Thame Library 10.00 - 12.00pm The Village Café in Goring 10.00 -12.00 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month Notcutts Café in Nuneham Courtney 10.00 - 12.00pm 3rd Monday of the month Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 2.00 - 4.00pm

Tues

Methodist Church Hall, Newbury Street, Wantage 10.00 - 12.00pm

Wed

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00 - 12.00pm Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot 2.30 - 4.30

Thurs Centre 70, Wallingford 10.00 - 12.00pm Methodist Church Hall, The Broadway, Didcot 10.00 - 12.00 Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 6.00 - 8.00pm (women only)

Fri

Henley Library 12.30 - 2.00pm

Recovery planning Please call Call 01235 522096 to arrange a one-to-one appointment

Mon

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00 - 12.00pm & 2.00 - 4.00pm Abingdon College 12.00 - 2.00pm (students only)

Tues

Methodist Church Hall, Newbury Street, Wantage 10.00 - 12.00pm Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00 - 12.00pm & 2.00 -4.00pm

Wed

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

Thurs

Centre 70, Wallingford 10.00 - 12.00pm Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 6.00 - 8.00pm (women only)

Fri

Christchurch Centre, Henley 10.00 - 12.00pm Didcot: various times & venues Please call 07135 760801 for details.


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Peer Support Groups Mon

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 1.00 - 3.00pm Christchurch, Thame 1.30 - 3.30pm

Tues

Methodist Church Hall, Wantage 10.00 - 12.00pm Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 11.00 - 3.00pm

for people experiencing long term mental health problems Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 12.00 - 12.30pm: Relaxation Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 1.00 - 3.00pm: Music Costa Coffee , Wallingford 5.30 – 7.30pm: women only

Wed

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00 - 12.00pm Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 2.00 - 4.00pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month: Oxfordshire Chinese Community and Advice Centre Partnership Project. Tel 01865 204188 South Didcot Children’s Centre 12.00 - 2pm: Women United Flint Room, Cornerstones Art Centre, Didcot 2.30 - 4.30pm general 6.00 - 8.00pm for people in work or study

Thurs Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00 - 12.00pm: Art Centre 70, Wallingford 10.00 - 12.00pm: peer support allotment project Methodist Church Hall, Didcot 10.00 - 12.00pm Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 6.00 - 8.00pm for people in work or study, women only

Fri

Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00 - 12.00pm: Creative Writing Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 10.00 - 1.00pm: Cooking for enjoyment Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 11.00 - 2.00pm

for people experiencing long term mental health problems Wallingford Sports Park 11.00 - 1.30pm men's group: football & social Hot Gossip Café, Henley 2.30 - 4.00pm Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 7.00 - 9.00pm on 2nd, 4th and 5th Fridays of the month

Sat/ Sun

Twice monthly walks for all abilities in the Abingdon and local area. Please call us on 01865 247788 for details.


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Directory of venues and locations Not sure where to find our short courses, peer support groups and information and options sessions? The directory below has full postal addresses of the venues we use. Abingdon: Wellbeing Centre First Floor, The Charter Complex

(up the steps opposite the library) Broad Street Abingdon OX14 3LZ Abingdon College Wootton Road Abingdon OX14 1GG Banbury Health Centre 58 Bridge Street Banbury OX16 5QD Banbury: The Mill Arts Centre Spiceball Park Road Banbury OX16 5QE Banbury: Health & Wellbeing Centre Stanbridge House Ruskin Road Banbury OX16 9FZ Bicester: The Causeway Centre 25 The Causeway Bicester OX26 6AN Bicester: Resource & Wellbeing Centre Launton Road Bicester OX26 6DJ

Please note, this venue is next to Hometree House

If you’re still not sure where to find us, please give our Information Line a call on 01865 247788 or ring the team in your area:

 Oxford: 01865 263758  Cherwell & West: 01993 702999  South & Vale: 01235 522096 Burford: Warwick Hall Church Lane Burford OX18 4SD Carterton: Community Centre Trefoil Way Carterton OX18 1AX Carterton: RAF Community Venue Flat 10 Ely Close Carterton OX18 3UJ Chipping Norton: Ace Centre Burford Road Chipping Norton OX7 5DZ Chipping Norton: Number 24 Café 24 High Street Chipping Norton OX7 5AD Chipping Norton: Glyme Hall Adult Learning Building 60 Burford Road Chipping Norton OX7 5DY Didcot: Cornerstones Art Centre 25 Station Road Didcot OX11 7NE Didcot : South Didcot Children’s Centre 2 Hillary Drive Didcot OX11 8PS


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Didcot: No Two Things Café 208 The Broadway Didcot OX11 8RN

Thame: Christchurch Upper High Street Thame OX9 2DN

Didcot: Early Intervention Hub The Vibe Youth Centre Park Road Didcot OX11 8QX

Thame: Library 3 North Street Thame OX9 3BH

Goring: Village Café 9 The Arcade High Street Goring RG8 9AY Henley: Christchurch Centre 46 Reading Road Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AG Henley: Hot Gossip Café 7 Friday Street Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AN Henley: Library Ravenscroft Road Henley-on-Thames RG9 2DH Kidlington: Kaleidoscope Centre Oxford Road Kidlington OX5 1AB Oxford: The Mill 46 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1HZ Oxford: Cowley Wellbeing Centre St James Hall 26 Between Towns Road Oxford OX4 3LZ Nuneham Courtenay: Notcutts Café Notcutts Garden Centre Nuneham Courtenay OX44 9PY

Wallingford: Costa Coffee 18 Market Place Wallingford OX10 0AD Wallingford: Centre 70 The Kinecroft Wallingford OX10 0DT Wallingford: Sports Park Hithercroft Road Wallingford OX10 9RB Wantage: Methodist Church Hall Newbury Street Wantage OX12 8DA Witney: Resource Centre Moorland Road Witney OX28 6LF Witney: Base 33 4 Welch Way Witney OX28 6HP Witney: Nortons Café 12 Langdale Court Witney OX28 6FG Woodcote: SOHA Olga Mowfourth House Woodcote RG8 OQP


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Information from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust 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 & Wales. As a Foundation Trust we want to ensure we provide caring, safe & 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 Trust

 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


23 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 www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk If you’d like to find out more first, please email us at ft.community@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk phone 01865 738536, or visit our website www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk which has a lot of information about what we do.


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Coping Skills Courses

See pages 4 - 12 of this booklet for current dates, and check our website for details of courses for the rest of the year. ;

Assertiveness A look at what it is to be assertive, providing us with the skills to practise assertiveness techniques. Learn how to identify circumstances where we could be more assertive, and some assertiveness techniques.

Managing Stress A course designed to give us the skills and tools needed to better manage stress and promote good mental health and wellbeing. Each week covers a different topic to help you manage stress.

Managing Strong Emotions The Managing Strong Emotions course explores the reasons behind experiencing strong emotions, and introduces different tools and techniques that we can use to help better cope with and manage these emotions.

Mindful Way of Living Often in life we can get caught up in “doing” rather than “being”, the course looks at techniques that we can use to step out of automatic pilot, become more aware and take notice of our experiences.

Self Esteem This course will look at what self esteem is, how it is affected and will provide us with the skills and techniques we need to boost our confidence and self esteem. For more information, or to be added to the mailing list contact Jade on 01865 263744 or email: shortcourses@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk

Oxfordshire Mind Information line: 01865 247788 www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk @oxfordshiremind www.facebook.com/oxfordshiremind


Oxfordshire Mind Wellbeing Service programme May to August 2013