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Oxfordshire Mind
The Mill
46 Cowley Road

Our peer support groups are a safe, welcoming space to share activities, issues or thoughts and to meet people who may have experienced similar issues.

Peer Activities and Groups
  • Drama group
  • Pottery
  • Choir
  • Reading groups
  • Discussion group
  • Wellbeing through board games
  • The Mill Café (affordable healthy lunches and snacks)
  • Use of The Mill music studio, arts and craft resources and computers
  • Weekly meetings for people using our services
  • Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems
  • Musical Software
  • Art
  • Music Appreciation
  • Oxfordshire Chinese Community & Advice Centre Partnership Project
  • Poetry Recording
  • Photography
  • Knitting & other ‘lost crafts’



Bridewell Organic Gardens

The Walled Garden

01993 864530 (Office)
01993 868313 (Garden)
[email protected]

Bridewell Organic Gardens is committed to offering worthwhile work opportunities in a therapeutic setting. The overall aim is that this will contribute toward re-establishing a sense of stability and greater wellbeing in Gardeners who come here. It is not part of our aim to assist people directly into employment. Whilst moving on to open employment or further education is considered a successful outcome, it is only one possible indication of a person's overall improved state of health. Having said that, working at Bridewell has enabled some members, directly or indirectly, to return to paid employment and every effort is made on our part to assist Gardeners who are looking to go back to work. We can provide them with initial advice (where appropriate) and contact numbers, for instance for a Work Placement Officer, and will offer our support, but it is left with the individual to decide when they are ready to move on and to take control of the process themselves.

Our objective is to improve the emotional well being of adults who have suffered from a range of mental illnesses. This objective is met by providing a tranquil, rural setting in which our service users ('gardeners') can engage in satisfying and rewarding activities.

It is well known from research that serious and enduring mental illness leads to losses of self-esteem and self confidence, unemployment, social exclusion and hence isolation. All of these can significantly compound the original problem. It is also widely accepted that participation in social therapeutic activities forms an important part of the rehabilitation process for people with long-term health problems.



Littlemore Recovery Group

Littlemore Mental Health Centre
Sandford Road

0845 250 0518
[email protected]

The Littlemore Café and shop are open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Lunch is provided. From 3pm to 5pm there is an optional peer support and social group.

The Littlemore Recovery Group offers a therapeutic work environment that is supportive, creative, purposeful, and fun. We offer opportunities to socialise and learn new skills in our Café and shop. Members decide together what activities they will do.

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Root and Branch

Root & Branch
Westmill Farm

Tel: 01793 780380
Email: [email protected]

We help people who experience mental health difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder.

You can become involved in a wide range of activities, including:
  • Organic horticulture including growing flowers, fruit and vegetables, and all aspects of garden management.
  • Rural crafts including woodworking and blacksmithing
  • Art workshops including pottery, needlecrafts, weaving and mosaic making
  • Health, nutrition and cookery sessions
  • And all this is in a beautiful, restful and friendly setting

Root & Branch is suitable for people who want to:
  • take steps to improve their mental health
  • get involved in stimulating and interesting activities
  • meet new people
  • feel part of a team
  • develop confidence and self-esteem
  • develop employment skills and work experience
  • feel as though they are doing something worthwhile
  • learn about gardening and crafts
  • spend time in the beautiful countryside
  • talk to people about recovery

You can benefit from attending Root & Branch through:
  • experiencing the therapeutic effects of gardening
  • being involved in interesting and stimulating activities
  • meeting new people
  • learning new skills
  • becoming more physically active
  • gaining work experience
  • recovering confidence and self esteem
  • spending time in the countryside

Referral from health professional
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