Peer Support groups are an integral part of Oxfordshire Mind’s services, with upwards of 50 groups running across the county each week. These groups provide safe spaces for service users to meet, learn new skills, share experiences and support one another.
Oxfordshire Mind is one of the leading local minds in Peer Support work and this week we were pleased to play host to a visit from a local Mind in West Essex. The visit was funded by National Mind’s Connector Fun, which supports local Minds to learn from each other.
To make the most of their visit West Essex Mind staff Adil, Martin and Peer Support volunteers Alan and Katherine met with the Volunteering and Peer Support Team of Oxfordshire Mind. They spent a morning at the Mill (an Oxfordshire Mind Wellbeing centre) and got involved with some volunteer training. This was then followed with a visit and training session to a Peer Support group in Bicester.
Oxfordshire Mind enjoyed sharing new ideas about Peer Support groups with another local Mind, and look forward to working with many other local people and organisations in the future.