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Find all the information you need about our short courses, peer support groups, information and options sessions and other support.

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  • September to December programme 2013

    Feeling low? Anxious? Stressed? Depressed? Oxfordshire Minds Wellbeing Service can help

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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

    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 experien...