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September to December programme 2013 Feeling low? Anxious? Stressed? Depressed? Oxfordshire Minds Wellbeing Service can help 2 www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk | 01865 263730 office@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk | @oxfordshiremind | facebook.com/oxfordshiremind Charity: 261476. Reg. company: 4343625 Whats in this booklet? Page Page Support in: Details of venues & locations 20 Oxford City 4 Cherwell & West 7 Information from Oxford Health NHS Trust 22 South & Vale 9 Please note: the information in this booklet may be subject to change at any time. Check our website or ring 01865 247788 for any updates. To request this information in a different format, including Braille or larger print, please contact Honey Lucas on 01865 263735 or honey.lucas@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Were Mind, the mental health charity Were here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice & support. Weve been working in Oxfordshire since 1967, & we support anyone who has been affected by mental health problems. We work all over the county so anyone who needs our help can find some support close by. Find out more about us from our website: www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Introduction Oxfordshire Mind's Coping Skills courses have been organised with the support of Oxfordshire County Council & the Skills Funding Agency. 3 Information & Options: Sit down & talk to one of our team about the support thats available. Short Courses: Learn the tools you need to look after your mental wellbeing & to get the most out of life. Recovery Planning: Talk about your personal goals with one of our team, & plan how you can reach them. Peer Support Groups: Meet up with other people who may have similar experiences. Groups usually meet once a week & are a safe space to share & talk. If youre struggling with depression, stress, anxiety or another mental health problem, then youre not alone 1 in 4 of us in Oxfordshire will experience some kind of mental health problem during our lives. Our Wellbeing Service provides vital support, advice & information anyone over the age of 16. You dont need a referral (for example, from a GP) & the service is free of charge. This booklet shows our programme of support for the next few months. You can also find out whats on offer near you by ringing our Information Line on 01865 247788 or by visiting our website at www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk What is the Wellbeing Service? What do we offer? Our peer support groups bring people together with shared interests or experiences. Heres our Mend@Mind group - see page 15 for more details. Photo Oxford Mail Introduction 4 Oxford City 01865 263758 | city@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Information & Options Recovery Planning Mon Drop in 10am to 12pm at The Mill only 2.00 - 4.00pm at both The Mill & Cowley Wellbeing Centre Tues Drop in 10am to 12pm at The Mill or at Cowley Not available Wed Drop in 10am to 12pm at The Mill or at Cowley 2.00 - 4.00pm at both The Mill & Cowley Wellbeing Centre Thurs Drop in 10am to 12pm at The Mill or at Cowley 2.00 - 4.00pm at both The Mill & Cowley Wellbeing Centre Fri 10am to 4pm at The Mill - appointment only 2.00 - 4.00pm at The Mill only Other times are available, please contact us to arrange an appointment. For a one-to-one session please drop in, or call The Mill 01865 263758 or Cowley Wellbeing Centre 01865 604368 to book an appointment. The Oxfordshire Mind Wellbeing Service covers the whole of the county. Wherever you are, we have a team offering support near you. We have many short courses, peer support groups & other activities happening in Oxford. Our two main venues are both in East Oxford: The Mill, at 46 Cowley Road OX4 1HZ & The Cowley Wellbeing Centre, at 26 Between Towns Road, OX4 3LZ For more information about either of these venues, check out the Directory on page 21, or visit our website at www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk/help/yourarea The Radcliffe Camera mariosp on Flickr.com Oxford City 5 Short Courses in Oxford Weve got short courses on lots of different topics, taking place in many venues around the county. All our short courses are free of charge. Anyone over 16 can join them - check each course description for any specific requirements or restrictions. Want to learn a new coping skill? Look for the starred courses. To join a short course youll need to book a place in advance. Each course has a number &/ or email address for you to use to book your place. Please note, our courses do not run on Bank Holidays. Silversmithing & Metal Work When? Wednesdays 10.30am to 2pm From 4 Sept to 9 Oct & From 6 Nov to 11 Dec An opportunity to learn basic Silversmithing & Metal Work techniques. Design & make your own silver jewellery. No previous experience is required & materials are supplied at cost price. Where? Cowley Wellbeing Centre St James Hall 26 Between Towns Road Oxford OX4 3LZ Contact Catou at the Cowley Wellbeing Centre on 01865 604368 Basic Guitar (please see restrictions) When? Thursdays 2pm to 3pm From 5 Sept to 10 Oct & from 31 Oct to 5 Dec Learn basic guitar skills - no previous experience necessary. Guitars provided, but if you have your own then please bring it along. This course is open to young carers & anyone who experiences severe & enduring mental health problems. Spaces are limited so call to book. Where? The Mill 46 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1HZ Contact Andy at The Mill 01865 263758 Get into Reading When? Tuesdays 11.30am to 1pm From 10 Sept to 15 Oct & From 12 Nov to 17 Dec Meet others & gain confidence from reading & exploring literature together! There is no need to be able to read, just listen & enjoy or if you feel able to, you can read a passage with the group. Each week of the course stands alone, so you can join at any time. Everyone is welcome. Where? The Mill 46 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1HZ Contact Adam at The Mill on 01865 263758 Oxford City 6 Coping Skills: Self Esteem When? Mondays 11am to 1pm From 14 Oct to 25 Nov This course will provide us with the skills & techniques we need to boost our confidence & improve low self esteem. Each week covers a different topic. The course will be activity & discussion based & will use some cognitive behavioural therapy techniques. Interested? Come to the pre-course meeting on 14 October. Where? Cowley Wellbeing Centre St James Hall 26 Between Towns Road Oxford OX4 3LZ Contact Contact Jade: 01865 263744 jade.sullivan@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Coping Skills: Assertiveness When? Weds 6.30pm to 8.30pm From 11 Sept to 23 Oct This course will look at what it is to be assertive, & will provide us with the skills to practise assertiveness techniques. The course will be activity & discussion based. Interested? Come to the pre-course meeting on 11 September. Where? The Mill 46 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1HZ Contact Contact Jade: 01865 263744 jade.sullivan@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Oxford City Coping Skills: Mindfulness in the Community When? Thursdays 6pm to 8.30pm From 17 Oct to 5 Dec Learn ways to process your daily experiences, & change your relationship to your thoughts & feelings, & to accept them without making judgements. An 8 week mindfulness-based cognitive therapy course, including a silent retreat on 23 Nov. To attend the course you must book a one-to-one assessment. You must attend all sessions, commit to home practise & we ask for a 30 contribution for the materials used. Where? The Mill 46 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1HZ Contact Contact Jade: 01865 263744 jade.sullivan@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk 7 Peer Support in Oxford: check each group for its venue Mon 10am to 12pm The Mill: Severe & Enduring mental health 10am to 1pm Cowley Wellbeing Centre: Healthy budget food & cooking 1.30pm to 4pm Cowley Wellbeing Centre: Open peer support 2.30pm to 3.30pm Cowley Wellbeing Centre: Yoga 5.30pm to 8.30pm Cowley Wellbeing Centre: PRZESTRZEN Peer Support Group (including English language classes) Tues 10am to 12pm The Mill: Severe & Enduring mental health 11am to 1pm East Oxford Community Centre on the 1st Tuesday of every month: Oxford Chinese Community & Advice Centre Partnership Project Tel: 01865 204188 Wed 10am to 12pm The Mill: Severe & Enduring mental health 2pm to 4pm Cowley Wellbeing Centre: Table tennis 2pm to 3pm The Mill: Art Thurs 10am to 12pm The Mill: Severe & Enduring mental health 10am to 1pm Cowley Wellbeing Centre: Open peer support 11.30am to 1.30pm Cowley Wellbeing Centre: Jewellery making 2pm to 3pm The Mill: Art 2pm to 3.30pm The Mill: Through the lens (photography) Fri 11am to 4pm The Mill: Cowley Community Club for people 50+ Sun 10.30am to 2pm The Mill: Severe & Enduring mental health As well as the Peer Support Groups shown here, we also offer: For more info call us or attend one of our Info & Options sessions (page 4). Choir The Mill music studio, arts & crafts resources & computers Get into Reading The Mill Caf for affordable lunches (Mon-Thurs) Discussion Group Trash to treasure: an art recycling initiative Pottery Knitting & other lost crafts Oxford City 8 Cherwell & West Oxfordshire 01993 702999 | cherwellandwest@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk The Oxfordshire Mind Wellbeing Service covers the whole of the county. Wherever you are, we have a team offering support near you. We have many short courses, peer support groups & other activities happening in the Cherwell & West Oxfordshire areas, covering the west & the north of the county. From our base in Witney, we work in many towns & villages in the area, including: For more information about any of these venues, check out the Directory on page 21, or visit our website at www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk/help/yourarea 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 Banbury Bicester Carterton Witney Tues Banbury Chipping Norton Witney Weds Bicester Kidlington Witney Thurs Witney Fri Bicester Chipping Norton Witney Recovery Planning Cherwell & West Banbury Cross ell brown on Flickr.com Banbury Carterton Bicester Chipping Norton Burford Kidlington 9 Information & Options in Cherwell & West: you dont usually need an appointment, check each time slot for details Mon Banbury 10am to 12pm: Mill Arts Centre Banbury times by appointment: Banbury Restore, Calthorpe Street Bicester times & venue by appointment, please ring Bicester 12.30pm to 3pm: Methodist Church Hall Carterton times by appointment: Carterton Community Centre Carterton 12.30pm to 3pm: Carterton Community Centre Carterton 1pm to 3pm on the last Monday of the month: Carterton Health Centre, Health Visitor Clinic Tues Banbury 10am to 1pm: Banbury Health Centre, drop in for women only Banbury 2pm to 3pm: Banbury Health Centre Banbury other times & venues by appointment, please ring Chipping Norton 10am to 11am: Ace Centre, drop in termly for parents Chipping Norton 12.30pm to 3.30pm: Glyme Hall Witney 10.30am to 1pm: Witney Resource Centre Witney 2pm to 3pm: Base 33, monthly drop in for young adults only Wed Bicester 1.45pm to 3.45pm: Age UK Pop In Caf, Manorsfield Road Kidlington 2pm to 4pm: The Pavillion, Exeter Close Thurs Banbury 1.30pm to 3.30pm: Banbury Health Centre Burford 9.30am to 11.00am on the 2nd Thursday of the month: Warwick Hall, drop in for parents/ carers Fri Bicester morning: times & venue by appointment, please ring Bicester 2pm to 4.30pm: Methodist Church Hall Other times at different venues may be available, please call on 01993 702999 to make an appointment. Cherwell & West 10 Short Courses in Cherwell & West Weve got short courses on lots of different topics, taking place in many venues around the county. All our short courses are free of charge. Anyone over 16 can join them - check each course description for any specific requirements or restrictions. Want to learn a new coping skill? Look for the starred courses. To join a short course youll need to book a place in advance. Each course has a number &/ or email address for you to use to book your place. Please note, our courses do not run on Bank Holidays. Creative Writing When? Mondays 12.45pm to 2.45pm From 7 Oct to 18 Nov The aim of this course is to provide a space for you to practise & develop your writing, so that by the end of the course you will have produced a piece of your own creative writing. This course will be experiential & will be guided by what those in the group would like to focus on, drawing on our experiences & using simple activities to give us material to write about. The course is informal, friendly & fun, all welcome. Where? Witney Resource Centre Moorland Road Witney OX28 6LF Contact Our team on 01993 702 999 cherwellandwest@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Complimentary Therapies When? Mondays 1pm to 2.30pm From 23 Sept to 11 Nov Join us & treat yourself to a range of complimentary therapies including Reiki, Shiatsu & Reflexology. Book in for a one to one appointment to experience a free complimentary therapy. Where? Carterton Community Centre Trefoil Way Carterton OX18 1AX Contact Our team on 01993 702 999 cherwellandwest@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Yoga When? Tuesdays 11am to 12pm From 24 Sept to 15 Oct Come & join us for weekly Yoga sessions, all welcome, no experience necessary. Where? Witney Resource Centre Moorland Road Witney OX28 6LF Contact Our team on 01993 702 999 cherwellandwest@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Cherwell & West 11 Coping Skills: Mindful way of Living When? Thursdays 1pm to 2.30pm From 12 Sept to 26 Sept Often in life we get caught up in doing rather than being. This course will look at ways that we can address this & step out of automatic pilot. The course will look at different techniques to become more aware, take notice of our experiences & 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. Where? Charlbury Baptist Church Dyers Hill Charlbury OX7 3QD Contact Contact Jade: 01865 263744 jade.sullivan@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Coping Skills: Self Esteem When? Thursdays 6pm to 8pm From 12 Sept to 24 Oct This course will provide us with the skills & techniques we need to boost our confidence & improve low self esteem. Each week covers a different topic. The course will be activity & discussion based & will use some cognitive behavioural therapy techniques. Interested? Come to the pre-course meeting on 12 Sept. Where? Bicester Venue to be confirmed, please contact us for details Contact Contact Jade: 01865 263744 jade.sullivan@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Creative Sugar Craft When? Tuesdays 11am to 12.30pm From 22 Oct to 26 Nov Come along & learn how to make decorative sugar pieces! The course is free & open to all abilities, no experience necessary. This course will run alongside our Witney Peer Support Group. Where? Witney Resource Centre Moorland Road Witney OX28 6LF Contact Our team on 01993 702 999 cherwellandwest@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Scratching the Surface: Art Course When? Thursdays 11am to 1pm From 7 Nov to 12 Dec Sgraffito, meaning to "scratch," is a fun technique where you scratch into the top layer of the paint to reveal the surface underneath. We will be using inks, acrylics & texture paste to create a range of interesting effects. Where? Glyme Hall, Adult Learning Building 60 Burford Road Chipping Norton OX7 5DY Contact Our team on 01993 702 999 cherwellandwest@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Cherwell & West 12 Coping Skills: Managing Strong Emotions When? Thursdays 6pm to 8pm From 24 Oct to 5 Dec This course explores the reasons behind experiencing strong emotions, such as sadness, fear, anger & shame & how they affect us. We will then go on to introduce different tools & techniques that we can use to help better cope with & manage these emotions. This course will be suitable for anyone who experiences strong emotions & 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 which will take place on 14 & 17 October. There will be no course running on 21 November. Where? Witney Resource Centre Moorland Road Witney OX28 6LF Contact Contact Jade: 01865 263744 jade.sullivan@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Coping Skills: Managing Stress When? Thursdays 10.30am to 12.30pm From 24 Oct to 12 Dec This course is designed to give you the skills & tools you need to promote good mental health & to better manage your wellbeing. Each week covers a different topic. The course will be activity & discussion based. Anyone wanting to attend the course needs to book onto the pre-course meeting on Thursday 24 October. There will be no session on Thursday 31 & the course will start in full from 7 November. Where? Banbury Health Centre 58 Bridge Street Banbury OX16 5QB Contact Contact Jade: 01865 263744 jade.sullivan@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Cherwell & West Coping Skills When? Dates to be confirmed Coping Skills courses Mindful Way of Living & Assertiveness will be taking place in Kidlington during the Autumn. Contact Jade for more details or check our website for updates. Where? Kidlington - exact venue to be confirmed Contact Contact Jade: 01865 263744 jade.sullivan@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Check our website regularly for updates about our short courses & other activities 13 Peer Support in Cherwell & West Mon Banbury 10am to 12pm : The Mill Arts Centre Bicester 12.30pm to 3pm: Methodist Church Hall (Bell Lane) Carterton 12.30pm to 3pm: Carterton Community Centre Tues Banbury 10am to 1pm: Banbury Health Centre, Womens Wellbeing (women only) Witney 10.30am to 1pm: Witney Resource Centre Chipping Norton 12.30pm to 3.30pm: Glyme Hall Witney 2pm to 3.30pm: Witney Resource Centre, Get Into Reading Wed Bicester 1.45pm to 3.45pm: Age UK Pop In Caf, Manorsfield Road Kidlington 2pm to 4pm: The Pavillion, Exeter Close Witney 2pm to 4pm, on the 1st Weds of the month: OCCAPP (Chinese community support group) at Witney Resource Centre Thurs Banbury 1.30pm to 3.30pm: Banbury Health Centre Witney 3pm to 4pm: Nortons Caf Witney 5pm to 8pm: Witney Resource Centre Bicester 2pm to 4.30pm: Methodist Church Hall (Bell Lane) Chipping Norton 1.30pm to 3.30pm: Number 24 Caf Fri Witney 5pm to 6.30pm: Otters Court, Get into Reading As well as these Peer Support Groups, we can also offer you: Use of Computers at Witney Resource Centre Books on Mental Health topics available to read/ borrow at most centres Optional activities at some groups: e.g. scrabble/ games, arts & crafts, relaxation sessions Please contact us or attend one of our Info & Options sessions (see page 9) to out more about what is currently available. Cherwell & West 14 South Oxfordshire & The Vale 01235 522096 | southandvale@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk South & Vale The Oxfordshire Mind Wellbeing Service covers the whole of the county. Wherever you are, we have a team offering support near you. We have many short courses, peer support groups & other activities happening in the South & Vale areas, covering the south of the county. From our base in Abingdon, we work in many towns & villages in the area, including Didcot, Wallingford & Henley. For more information about any of these venues, check out the Directory on page 21, or visit our website at www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk/help/yourarea King Alfred statue, Wantage Reading Tom on Flickr.com Recovery planning in South & Vale Please call 01235 522096 to arrange a one-to-one appointment Mon Abingdon & Witney College (Abingdon campus): 10am to 2pm Abingdon Wellbeing Centre: 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 4pm Tues Wantage, Methodist Church Hall: 10am to 12pm Abingdon Wellbeing Centre: 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 4pm Wed Abingdon Wellbeing Centre: 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 4pm Thurs Wallingford, Centre 70: 10am to 12pm Abingdon Wellbeing Centre: 6pm to 8pm (women only) Fri Henley, Christchurch: 10am to 12pm Didcot: various time & places. Please call 07135 760 801 for details. Sat Twice monthly walks for all abilities in the Abingdon & local area Please call 01865 247788 for details. 15 South & Vale Short Courses in South & Vale Weve got short courses on lots of different topics, taking place in many venues around the county. All our short courses are free of charge. Anyone over 16 can join them - check each course description for any specific requirements or restrictions. Want to learn a new coping skill? Look for the starred courses. To join a short course youll need to book a place in advance. Each course has a number &/ or email address for you to use to book your place. Please note, our courses do not run on Bank Holidays. Mend@Mind When? Wednesdays 1.30pm to 4pm From 4 Sept to 25 Sept & From 2 Oct to 23 Oct & 6 Nov to 27 Nov The group will explore many creative techniques (e.g. embroidery, fusing & image transfer) to upcycle old clothes & to produce new, usable & decorative pieces. The course will help you improve your mental wellbeing through creativity. Where? Wellbeing Centre 1st Floor The Charter Complex, Broad Street Abingdon OX14 3LZ Contact 01235 522 096 southandvale@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Information & Options in South & Vale you can just drop in, but if you want to book a specific time then call us on 01235 522096. Mon Abingdon 10am to 12pm: Wellbeing centre Abingdon 2pm to 4pm: Wellbeing centre Tues Wantage 10am to 12pm: Methodist church hall Abingdon 10am to 12pm: Wellbeing centre Thame 1.30pm to 3.30pm: Guide HQ Didcot 2.30pm to 4.30pm: Cornerstones Art Centre Thurs Wallingford 10am to 12pm: Centre 70 Abingdon 6pm to 8pm: Wellbeing centre Fri Henley 12.30pm to 2pm: Library Wed 16 South & Vale Yoga When? Saturdays 10.30am to 12pm From 5 Oct to 26 Oct De-stress & unwind at our weekly sessions. The course will be delivered by an experienced Yoga practitioner & is suitable for anyone aged 16 & above, no previous experience necessary. We welcome voluntary contributions of 3 for this course. Please call Abingdon on 01235 522 096 to book your space. Where? Wellbeing Centre 1st Floor The Charter Complex, Broad Street Abingdon OX14 3LZ Contact Our team on 01993 702 999 cherwellandwest@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Alexander Technique (women only) When? Weds 12.30pm to 1.30pm From 25 Sept to 16 Oct The Alexander technique teaches how to stop using unnecessary levels of muscular & mental tension during our everyday activities. Learn how we can use this technique to help alleviate stresses & strains. This course runs within the Women United peer support group & is open to all women aged 16 & above. We welcome a suggested contribution of 3 for this course. Where? PACT Children's Centre 2 Hillary Drive Didcot OX11 8PS Contact Susan 07435 760 803 susan.mundy@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Drama When? Weds 10.30pm to 12pm From 4 Sept to 9 Oct Join us to devise a drama piece to be performed on World Mental Health day on 10 October 2013. The course would be suitable for anyone who has had previous drama experience or has attended previous drama groups through Mind. Where? Wellbeing Centre 1st Floor The Charter Complex, Broad Street Abingdon OX14 3LZ Contact 01235 522 096 southandvale@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Craft When? Fridays 2.30pm to 4.30pm From 20 Sept to 11 Oct & 8 Nov to 29 Nov Join us for a four week creative crafts workshop led by Di Chesterman & Beth Revell at No Two Things caf. Work with variety of crafts incl. decoupage, fabrics, acrylic painting, & card making. No experience needed, all welcome but spaces limited so book soon! Where? No Two Things Caf 208 The Broadway Didcot OX11 8RN Contact Tom 07435 760 806 tom.hawkesworth@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk 17 South & Vale Memories in Mind When? Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm From 22 Oct to 3 Dec Stimulate the mind & memory by using activities to prompt recall of personal life experiences & events. Reminiscence activities promote conversation, combat loneliness & can help to improve wellbeing. Informal, interactive & fun. Interested? Come to the pre-course meeting on 22 October. Where? SOHA St Lawrence House Warborough Wallingford OX10 7HE Contact Susan 07435 760 803 susan.mundy@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Knitting for beginners (women only) When? Tuesdays 5.30pm to 7.30pm From 29 Oct to 19 Nov Learn basic stitches & techniques, & look at some easy patterns to make simple pieces. The course runs within the Wallingford Womens group, it is open to all women & is free of charge. Where? Costa Coffee 18 Market Place Wallingford OX10 0AD Contact Susan 07435 760 803 susan.mundy@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk French for beginners (women only) When? Weds 12.30am to 1pm From 6 Nov to 4 Dec Join us to learn some basic expressions, greetings & phrases in French. This is a fun, friendly & informal course which will be running as part of our Women United peer support group. Come along to meet other women & learn something new! Where? PACT Children's Centre 2 Hilary Drive Didcot OX11 8PS Contact Susan 07435 760 803 susan.mundy@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Jewellery making When? Thursdays 10am to 12pm From 7 Nov to 28 Nov Learn how to recycle materials from discarded jewellery to design & make your own new pieces using various jewellery-making techniques. Bring any old jewellery you would like to revitalise by creating something new. No previous experience is required & materials are supplied for free. This course runs within the Wallingford Peer Support group. Where? Centre 70 Kinecroft Wallingford OX10 0DT Contact Saul 07435 760 804 saul.goode@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk 18 South & Vale Coping Skills: Managing Stress When? Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm From 1 Oct to 12 Nov This course is designed to you the skills & tools you need to promote good mental health & to better manage your wellbeing. Each week covers a different topic. The course will be activity & discussion based. Anyone wanting to attend the course needs to book onto the pre-course meeting on 1 October. Where? Newbury Street Practice Mably Grove Wantage OX12 8DA Contact Contact Jade: 01865 263744 jade.sullivan@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Coping Skills: Assertiveness When? Thursdays 10am to 12pm From 24 Oct to 5 Dec This course will look at what it is to be assertive, & will provide us with the skills to practise assertiveness techniques. The course will be activity & discussion based. Interested? Come to the pre-course meeting on 24 October. Where? Wellbeing Centre 1st Floor The Charter Complex, Broad Street Abingdon OX14 3LZ Contact Contact Jade: 01865 263744 jade.sullivan@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Coping Skills: Managing Strong Emotions (men only) When? Mondays 6pm to 8pm From 28 Oct to 2 Dec This course explores the reasons why we experience strong emotions. Learn about different techniques that we can use to help better cope with & manage these emotions. This course will be suitable for anyone who experiences strong emotions & finds them difficult to contain. This is a male only course & to attend you will need to book in for a one-to-one pre-course meeting. Where? Wellbeing Centre 1st Floor The Charter Complex, Broad Street Abingdon OX14 3LZ Contact Contact Jade: 01865 263744 jade.sullivan@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk Coping Skills: Managing Stress When? Weds 6pm to 8pm From 4 Sept to 16 Oct This course is designed to give you the skills & tools you need to promote good mental health & to better manage your wellbeing. Anyone wanting to attend needs to book onto the pre-course meeting on 4 Sept. Where? Cornerstone Arts Centre 25 Station Road Didcot OX11 7NE Contact Contact Jade: 01865 263744 jade.sullivan@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk 19 South & Vale Peer Support in South & Vale Mon Abingdon 1pm to 3pm: Wellbeing centre Tues Wantage 10am to 12pm: Methodist Church Hall Abingdon 11am to 3pm: Wellbeing centre, for people experiencing long term mental health problems Abingdon 12pm to 12.30pm: Wellbeing Centre, relaxation Wallingford 5.30pm to 7.30pm: Costa coffee (upstairs), women only Abingdon 1pm to 3pm: Wellbeing centre, music Wed Abingdon 10am to 12pm: Wellbeing centre Abingdon 2pm to 4pm, 2nd & 4th Weds of the month: Wellbeing centre, Chinese community Didcot 12pm to 2pm: South Didcot childrens centre, Women United Thame 1.30pm to 3.30pm: Guide HQ Abingdon 1.30pm to 4pm: Wellbeing centre, Mend@Mind Didcot 2.30pm to 4.30pm: coffee shop, Cornerstones Art Centre Didcot 6pm to 8pm: Flint Room, Cornerstones Art Centre Thurs Abingdon 10am to 12pm: Wellbeing centre, art Wallingford 10am to 12pm: Centre 70, allotment project Abingdon 6pm to 8pm: Women only peer support Fri Abingdon 10am to 12pm: Wellbeing centre, creative writing Abingdon 10am to 1pm: Wellbeing centre, cooking for enjoyment Abingdon 10am to 2pm: Wellbeing centre, for people experiencing long term mental health problems Wallingford 11am to 1.30pm: Wallingford sports park, mens group: football & social (in case of bad weather contact Tom 07435 760806) Sat Abingdon 10am to 12pm: Wellbeing centre As well as these Peer Support Groups, we can also offer you: Wellbeing Walks Peer Support Group bimonthly on Saturday or Sunday, please contact 01865 247788 for details Use of computers at the Abingdon Wellbeing Centre For more details, call us on 01235 522096 or come to an Info & Options session (see page 15). 20 Directory of venues Not sure where to find our short courses, peer support groups & information & options sessions? This directory has the addresses of most of the venues we use. If youre 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 Directory of venues Abingdon Wellbeing Centre 1st Floor The Charter Complex Broad Street Abingdon OX14 3LZ (up steps opp library) 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: Restore The Warehouse 28 Calthorpe Street Banbury OX16 5EX Bicester: Methodist Church Hall Bell Lane Bicester OX26 6JQ Bicester: Age UK Pop In Caf 2 Crown Walk Manorsfield Road Bicester OX6 7HY Burford: Warwick Hall Church Lane Burford OX18 4SD Carterton: Community Centre Trefoil Way Carterton OX18 1AX Carterton Health Centre Alvescot Road Carterton OX18 3LJ Charlbury: Baptist Church Dyers Hill Charlbury OX7 3QD Chipping Norton: Ace Centre Burford Road Chipping Norton OX7 5DZ Chipping Norton: Number 24 Caf 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 : PACT Childrens Centre 2 Hillary Drive Didcot OX11 8PS Didcot: No Two Things Caf 208 The Broadway Didcot OX11 8RN Henley: Christchurch Centre 46 Reading Road Henley RG9 1AG Henley: Library Ravenscroft Road Henley RG9 2DH Kidlington: Pavillion Centre Crown Road Kidlington OX5 1AG Oxford: The Mill 46 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1HZ Oxford: Cowley Wellbeing Centre St James Hall 26 Between Towns Road Oxford OX4 3LZ Oxford: East Oxford Community Centre 44 Princes Street Oxford OX4 1HU 21 Thame: Guide HQ Southern Road Thame OX9 2EE Wantage: Methodist Church Hall Newbury Street Wantage OX12 8DA Wantage: Newbury Street Practice Mably Grove Wantage OX12 8DA Wallingford: Costa Coffee 18 Market Place Wallingford OX10 0AD Wallingford: Centre 70 The Kinecroft Wallingford OX10 0DT Wallingford: SOHA St Lawrence House Warborough Wallingford OX10 7HE Wallingford: Sports Park Hithercroft Road Wallingford OX10 9RB Witney: Resource Centre Moorland Road Witney OX28 6LF Witney: Base 33 4 Welch Way Witney OX28 6HP Witney: Nortons Caf 12 Langdale Court Witney OX28 6FG Witney: Otters Court Priory Mill Lane Witney OX28 1YG Directory of venues If you have mental health problems & benefits trouble, our Benefits for Better Mental Health team could help you to: To make an appointment to speak to someone, just call the hotline on 01865 263756 Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 1.00pm Check your benefits Get & fill in the right forms Make & take difficult calls Appeal against decisions second Thursday of every month 10.30am-12.30pm Friends' Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LW Oxfordshire Mind Carers Group: We are a small, informal, supportive group where people can talk freely about their experiences as a friend or relative of someone with mental health difficulties. Contact Pat Ross on 01865 750124. Four weekly sessions in Oxford, Witney, Didcot & Banbury on Managing Anxiety & Managing Depression. Learn cognitive behavioural techniques to manage anxiety or depression. For more information, visit www.talkingspaceoxfordshire.org, ring 01865 325777 or email talkingspace@nhs.net 22 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 dont 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 wont 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 wont 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 Information from Oxford Health NHS Trust 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 youd 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. Information from Oxford Health NHS Trust 24 Oxfordshire Mind Information line: 01865 247788 www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk @oxfordshiremind www.facebook.com/oxfordshiremind Coping Skills Courses Look in this booklet for current dates, & check our website for updates. ; 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, & some assertiveness techniques. Managing Stress A course designed to give us the skills & tools needed to better manage stress & promote good mental health & 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, & introduces different tools & techniques that we can use to help better cope with & 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 & take notice of our experiences. Self Esteem This course will look at what self esteem is, how it is affected & will provide us with the skills & techniques we need to boost our confidence & 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