Oxfordshire Mind’s educational programme of Wellbeing and Coping Skills courses have something for everyone.
Whether you want to pick up a skill, or develop an interest you already have, learning something new can really help to improve your mental wellbeing.
From September to December we will be running a number of courses including our Practical Ways to Wellbeing course that introduces positive, practical strategies for improving wellbeing; our Beginners’ Boxing for Wellbeing course which teaches basic boxing techniques alongside practical ways to improve your wellbeing; and several Coping Skills courses that aim to provide you with the skills you need to deal with difficult situations (Assertiveness; Managing Stress; Managing Strong Emotions; Self Esteem).
When and where our courses run
All our courses are open to anyone over the age of 16, are free of charge and run in the daytime, at evenings and weekends. We have courses planned for Abingdon, Banbury, Oxford, Witney, and Bicester.
Please note that it is essential to be able to attend the first session of our courses. The first session is an initial opportunity for you to learn more about the course and to make sure that the course is right for you at this point in time. If you are unable to attend the initial session we will advise you to book to attend the course at another time.
Please also bear in mind that, on rare occasions, we may need to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances, such as staff illness or very low numbers as a result of last-minute cancellations. If this is the case we will always try to contact you at the earliest opportunity to let you know, and to provide more information about when the course will be running again.
If you are interested in any of our courses please first call the Information Line on 01865 247 788 to arrange an Options Session (available over the phone or in person). An Options Session involves a short conversation about your wellbeing with one of our Wellbeing Workers and will include a short questionnaire.
During this we will identify together which of our courses, groups or activities might be most useful for you at this time, or we can signpost you to alternative activities elsewhere in the county. We will also send through further details about any recommended Mind courses along with details of how to register for the appropriate course.
If you have had an Options Session with us already, please contact the Education and Wellbeing Course Coordinator on email@example.com and we’ll send you a link for online booking, or call on 01865 263 744 to book a place over the phone.
To find out more about the short course opportunities available to you please contact our Information Line on 01865 247788 to arrange an Options session. Or sign up to our Course Update email newsletter.