Taking care of our mental health is as important as taking care of our physical health yet too often the reality of day to day life can cause us to neglect our mental wellbeing. Oxfordshire Resilience Programme aims to offer opportunities to take this time back and focus on good mental health.

We offer a range of workshops and short courses designed to contribute to a high level of positive mental health. We are also pleased to promote other services within Oxfordshire that offer support to people dealing with mental ill health. Together we aim to cultivate resilience and the ability to recognize, understand and maintain positive mental health throughout Oxfordshire.

Employers can also get in touch to discuss the needs of their employees and what workshops/short courses they would like provided to support good mental health at work.

Partner organisations

The Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership (OMHP) is the coming together of six award-winning, specialist mental health organisations, which includes, Response, Connection Support, Restore, Oxfordshire Mind, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Elmore Community Services.

Each brings with it a specific area of expertise and resource. The Partnership is dedicated to creating positive changes and initiatives that directly improve the lives of people living with mental health illness. To do this, we put the person at the centre of everything. We asked what do people really want and need? What are the key areas where we can deliver, influence and enhance recovery and how can we truly support life-enhancing outcomes?

You can find out about each partner organisation below and visit their websites.

Elmore Community Services

Elmore Community Services has been providing services in Oxfordshire for 26 years. We work with people with complex needs who do not easily fit into existing services, or who need support to access services in their local community. Our clients have a range of support needs which may arise from mental health issues, homelessness, substance misuse, offending, difficulty in forming and sustaining relationships, physical disability, self-harm, learning difficulties, domestic abuse, sex working or experience of neglect.

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At Response, we are dedicated to enabling people with mental health illness to live as independent and as fulfilling lives as possible. Our services cover every aspect of life from housing and support to options for daily positive activity, learning and sports. For over 50 years, we have been at the heart of championing better lives for those affected by mental health illness and currently have over 360 people benefiting from our approach, experience and facilities. Working across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, we're a founding member of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership and the lead partner on innovative new CAMHS services too.

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Connection Support

Connection Support provides a breadth of specialist support services to a range of people facing complex life challenges. Our specialist support is tailored around the person and makes a difference to their life now but also provides building blocks to help them help themselves in the future.

We provide flexible and tailored support and advice to a range of adults (young and old) and families in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. The support covers housing support, homelessness, isolation, money management, mental health and drug and alcohol abuse. Often service users have multiple issues which means our work with them is all encompassing.

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Restore is the only specialist organisation in Oxfordshire to offer employment support to people living with mental health issues. We provide an essential service for 1,250 vulnerable and isolated adults each year.

Restore provides opportunities for people – many of whom go on join our governance structure – to grow in confidence, build transferable skills, and prepare for the world of work. We also lead the delivery of the Oxfordshire Recovery College, based at Elder Stubbs, which provides a creative but practical approach to learning prevention and empowerment skills.

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The Oxfordshire Recovery College

The Oxfordshire Recovery College is a place of learning, support, and forward-motion.

Students come to us from all walks of life, and find in the college a community of support and shared experiences, from which to draw strength and develop new ideas. We provide courses that aim to help you to take steps towards recovery, or to support someone you know in their own recovery journey.

Our students range from people experiencing poor mental health; friends, family and carers; and professionals supporting people with their mental health, and they all learn together, side by side.

We think it’s important to combine the most up to date knowledge and research with the voice of someone who has lived that story, so all of our courses are designed and delivered by both an Expert by Experience (someone with lived experience) and an Expert by Training (someone with a professional background in that area). We cover a wide range of topics, all relating to recovery, and we try to ensure that there are practical tools that you can take away and use in your day-to-day life.

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Oxfordshire Mind

Oxfordshire Mind offers a number of free services across Oxfordshire. These include Peer Support and Short Courses as part of the Wellbeing Service, support and advice regarding benefits from the Benefits for Better Mental Health service (BBMH), housing for people with severe and enduring mental health issues and volunteering opportunities.

Anyone who needs support or has concerns about their mental health, or that of a friend or family member, can call our Information Line on 01865 247788, 9.30-16.30 Monday-Thursday, and 9.30-16.00 on Fridays, or send an email to info@oxfordshiremind.org.uk.

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