Courses and workshops

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. That’s why we run a series of educational courses and workshops throughout the year.

Current courses

Assertiveness and communication skills

This course/workshop is designed to improve individual communication skills & provide participants with the tools to promote good mental health.

During the course we will look at what it is to be assertive as well as exploring some practical skills & techniques which can help people develop their communication skills, increase their confidence and improve their wellbeing

Banbury – Workshop
Friday 24th January 2020 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Abingdon – Workshop
Saturday 28th March 2020 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Oxford – Cowley – Long course
Every Tuesday from 25th February till 7th April (10:00am – 12:00pm)

Stay active

We offer a variety of active courses combining physical activity and wellbeing. They are designed to enable people to attend from a beginner’s level.

BicesterBox For Better Health (Mixed)
Every Friday from 7th February till 28th February 2020 (10:00am-12:00pm)

Practical ways to wellbeing

This workshop introduces some positive, practical strategies for improving wellbeing. It is based on the 5 ways to Wellbeing and will consider how we can incorporate each of these into our daily lives.

Witney – Workshop
Thursday 23rd April 2020 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Abingdon – Workshop
Saturday 22nd February 2020 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Oxford – CowleyWorkshop
Saturday 15th February 2020 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Managing stress

This will help participants explore how they manage stresses of everyday life and offer a range of tools and strategies which can help in stress management.

Bicester – Workshop
Wednesday 22nd April and 29th April 2020 (10:00am – 2:30pm)

Abingdon – Workshop
Saturday 25th January 2020 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Oxford (City) – Workshop
Saturday 25th January 2020 (10:00 – 16:00)

Oxford (City) – Workshop
Saturday 28th March 2020 (10:00 – 16:00)

Managing strong emotions

This course is for people who have difficulty with managing their emotions such as anger, grief, jealousy etc.

Banbury – Long Course
Every Tuesday from 11th February till 31st March 2020 (14:00pm – 16:00pm)

Abingdon – Long Course
Every Wednesday from 12th February till 1st April 2020 (18:00pm – 20:00pm)

Oxford – Cowley – Long Course
Every Monday from 17th February till 6th April 2020 (18:00pm – 20:00pm)

Exploring self esteem

This course is designed to give us the skills and tools we need to promote good mental health and to better manage our wellbeing. The course will explore what self-esteem is, how it is affected and will provide participants with the skills & techniques they need to boost their confidence and sense of self worth.

Witney – Long Course
Every Wednesday from 19th February till 1st April 2020 (6:00pm – 20:00pm)

Abingdon – Long Course
Every Thursday from 16th January till 27th February 2020 (14:00pm – 16:00pm)

Oxford – Cowley – Long Course
Every Tuesday from 14th January till 25th February 2020 (10:00am – 12:00pm)

When and where?

All Oxfordshire Mind 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, Bicester, Oxford and Witney.

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.

How do I book?

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.

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