Peer Support

Peer support groups bring together people who have a shared experience with mental health in a safe and welcoming space.

Oxfordshire Mind locality hubs are now offering a range of open peer support and focused activity groups online, please contact the teams for more information.

Having the chance to speak to people who have been through similar experiences to you can be incredibly reassuring, provide a sense of belonging, and help you find the support that’s right for you.

At Oxfordshire Mind we provide over 50 free peer support groups across Oxfordshire. Each peer support group is different, so we’re sure there’s one that would fit your needs. It might be based in a specific location, be specifically for young people, or centre around an activity (such as art, sports, or cooking). 

How to join a peer support group

If you think you’d benefit from joining one of our peer support groups, please call our Information Line on 01865 247788 or email us

We’ll arrange an options session (by phone or in person), during which we’ll speak about what type of peer support group would be most useful for you, and decide next steps.

Take a look at the calendar at the end of this page to see when and where your next local peer support group is taking place.

Become a peer supporter

Do you think your experience of mental health issues could benefit others? If so, you may wish to consider becoming a peer support volunteer yourself.

Upcoming peer support groups

On the calendar below you can view upcoming peer support groups in your local area.

july, 2020

02jul10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Banbury

02jul2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Banbury

02jul5:00 pm8:00 pmPSG Witney

03jul2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

06jul10:00 am12:00 amPSG Banbury

06jul10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

06jul10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

06jul10:45 am11:45 amSing-a-long group Oxford

06jul12:00 pm1:00 pmMembers Meeting Oxford

06jul1:30 pm3:00 pmBoard Games Oxford

06jul1:45 pm2:30 pmYoga (Chair based) Witney

06jul2:00 pm4:00 pmYoga Banbury

06jul2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

06jul2:00 pm3:30 pmReading Group Oxford

06jul2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

06jul2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Oxford

06jul2:30 pm3:15 pmYoga (Mat based) Witney

07jul10:00 am12:00 amWomen's Group Banbury

07jul10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Witney

07jul10:00 am12:30 pmPSG Witney

07jul10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

07jul10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

07jul1:00 pm3:00 pmPSG Music Group Abingdon

07jul1:00 pm4:00 pmSilver Smithing Oxford

07jul2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

07jul2:00 pm3:30 pmGet Into Reading Group Witney

07jul2:30 pm3:30 pmDiscussion Group Oxford

07jul3:00 pm4:30 pmUnusual Experiences Group Oxford

09jul10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Banbury

09jul2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Banbury

09jul5:00 pm8:00 pmPSG Witney

10jul2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

13jul10:00 am12:00 amPSG Banbury

13jul10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

13jul10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

13jul10:45 am11:45 amSing-a-long group Oxford

13jul12:00 pm1:00 pmMembers Meeting Oxford

13jul1:30 pm3:00 pmBoard Games Oxford

13jul1:45 pm2:30 pmYoga (Chair based) Witney

13jul2:00 pm3:30 pmReading Group Oxford

13jul2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

13jul2:00 pm4:00 pmYoga Banbury

13jul2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

13jul2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Oxford

13jul2:30 pm3:15 pmYoga (Mat based) Witney

14jul10:00 am12:00 amWomen's Group Banbury

14jul10:00 am12:30 pmPSG Witney

14jul10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Witney

14jul10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

14jul10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

14jul1:00 pm3:00 pmPSG Music Group Abingdon

14jul1:00 pm4:00 pmSilver Smithing Oxford

14jul2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

14jul2:00 pm3:30 pmGet Into Reading Group Witney

14jul2:30 pm3:30 pmDiscussion Group Oxford

14jul3:00 pm4:30 pmUnusual Experiences Group Oxford

16jul10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Banbury

16jul2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Banbury

16jul5:00 pm8:00 pmPSG Witney

17jul2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

20jul10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

20jul10:00 am12:00 amPSG Banbury

20jul10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

20jul10:45 am11:45 amSing-a-long group Oxford

20jul12:00 pm1:00 pmMembers Meeting Oxford

20jul1:30 pm3:00 pmBoard Games Oxford

20jul1:45 pm2:30 pmYoga (Chair based) Witney

20jul2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Oxford

20jul2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

20jul2:00 pm3:30 pmReading Group Oxford

20jul2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

20jul2:00 pm4:00 pmYoga Banbury

20jul2:30 pm3:15 pmYoga (Mat based) Witney

21jul10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

21jul10:00 am12:00 amWomen's Group Banbury

21jul10:00 am12:30 pmPSG Witney

21jul10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Witney

21jul10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

21jul1:00 pm3:00 pmPSG Music Group Abingdon

21jul1:00 pm4:00 pmSilver Smithing Oxford

21jul2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

21jul2:00 pm3:30 pmGet Into Reading Group Witney

21jul2:30 pm3:30 pmDiscussion Group Oxford

21jul3:00 pm4:30 pmUnusual Experiences Group Oxford

23jul10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Banbury

23jul2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Banbury

23jul5:00 pm8:00 pmPSG Witney

24jul2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

27jul10:00 am12:00 amPSG Banbury

27jul10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

27jul10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

27jul10:45 am11:45 amSing-a-long group Oxford

27jul12:00 pm1:00 pmMembers Meeting Oxford

27jul1:30 pm3:00 pmBoard Games Oxford

27jul1:45 pm2:30 pmYoga (Chair based) Witney

27jul2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

27jul2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Oxford

27jul2:00 pm3:30 pmReading Group Oxford

27jul2:00 pm4:00 pmYoga Banbury

27jul2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

27jul2:30 pm3:15 pmYoga (Mat based) Witney

28jul10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

28jul10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Witney

28jul10:00 am12:30 pmPSG Witney

28jul10:00 am12:00 amWomen's Group Banbury

28jul10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

28jul1:00 pm3:00 pmPSG Music Group Abingdon

28jul1:00 pm4:00 pmSilver Smithing Oxford

28jul2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

28jul2:00 pm3:30 pmGet Into Reading Group Witney

28jul2:30 pm3:30 pmDiscussion Group Oxford

28jul3:00 pm4:30 pmUnusual Experiences Group Oxford

30jul10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Banbury

30jul2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Banbury

30jul5:00 pm8:00 pmPSG Witney

31jul2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

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