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.

may, 2020

01may2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

04may10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

04may10:00 am12:00 amPSG Banbury

04may10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

04may10:45 am11:45 amSing-a-long group Oxford

04may12:00 pm1:00 pmMembers Meeting Oxford

04may1:30 pm3:00 pmBoard Games Oxford

04may1:45 pm2:30 pmYoga (Chair based) Witney

04may2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

04may2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Oxford

04may2:00 pm3:30 pmReading Group Oxford

04may2:00 pm4:00 pmYoga Banbury

04may2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

04may2:30 pm3:15 pmYoga (Mat based) Witney

05may10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

05may10:00 am12:00 amWomen's Group Banbury

05may10:00 am12:30 pmPSG Witney

05may10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Witney

05may10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

05may1:00 pm3:00 pmPSG Music Group Abingdon

05may1:00 pm4:00 pmSilver Smithing Oxford

05may2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

05may2:00 pm3:30 pmGet Into Reading Group Witney

05may2:30 pm3:30 pmDiscussion Group Oxford

05may3:00 pm4:30 pmUnusual Experiences Group Oxford

07may10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Banbury

07may2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Banbury

07may5:00 pm8:00 pmPSG Witney

08may2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

11may10:00 am12:00 amPSG Banbury

11may10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

11may10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

11may10:45 am11:45 amSing-a-long group Oxford

11may12:00 pm1:00 pmMembers Meeting Oxford

11may1:30 pm3:00 pmBoard Games Oxford

11may1:45 pm2:30 pmYoga (Chair based) Witney

11may2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

11may2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Oxford

11may2:00 pm3:30 pmReading Group Oxford

11may2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

11may2:00 pm4:00 pmYoga Banbury

11may2:30 pm3:15 pmYoga (Mat based) Witney

12may10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

12may10:00 am12:00 amWomen's Group Banbury

12may10:00 am12:30 pmPSG Witney

12may10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Witney

12may10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

12may1:00 pm3:00 pmPSG Music Group Abingdon

12may1:00 pm4:00 pmSilver Smithing Oxford

12may2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

12may2:00 pm3:30 pmGet Into Reading Group Witney

12may2:30 pm3:30 pmDiscussion Group Oxford

12may3:00 pm4:30 pmUnusual Experiences Group Oxford

14may10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Banbury

14may2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Banbury

14may5:00 pm8:00 pmPSG Witney

15may2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

18may10:00 am12:00 amPSG Banbury

18may10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

18may10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

18may10:45 am11:45 amSing-a-long group Oxford

18may12:00 pm1:00 pmMembers Meeting Oxford

18may1:30 pm3:00 pmBoard Games Oxford

18may1:45 pm2:30 pmYoga (Chair based) Witney

18may2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Oxford

18may2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

18may2:00 pm3:30 pmReading Group Oxford

18may2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

18may2:00 pm4:00 pmYoga Banbury

18may2:30 pm3:15 pmYoga (Mat based) Witney

19may10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

19may10:00 am12:30 pmPSG Witney

19may10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Witney

19may10:00 am12:00 amWomen's Group Banbury

19may10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

19may1:00 pm3:00 pmPSG Music Group Abingdon

19may1:00 pm4:00 pmSilver Smithing Oxford

19may2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

19may2:00 pm3:30 pmGet Into Reading Group Witney

19may2:30 pm3:30 pmDiscussion Group Oxford

19may3:00 pm4:30 pmUnusual Experiences Group Oxford

21may10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Banbury

21may2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Banbury

21may5:00 pm8:00 pmPSG Witney

22may2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

25may10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

25may10:00 am12:00 amPSG Banbury

25may10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

25may10:45 am11:45 amSing-a-long group Oxford

25may12:00 pm1:00 pmMembers Meeting Oxford

25may1:30 pm3:00 pmBoard Games Oxford

25may1:45 pm2:30 pmYoga (Chair based) Witney

25may2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

25may2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Oxford

25may2:00 pm3:30 pmReading Group Oxford

25may2:00 pm4:00 pmYoga Banbury

25may2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

25may2:30 pm3:15 pmYoga (Mat based) Witney

26may10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

26may10:00 am12:30 pmPSG Witney

26may10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Witney

26may10:00 am12:00 amWomen's Group Banbury

26may10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

26may1:00 pm3:00 pmPSG Music Group Abingdon

26may1:00 pm4:00 pmSilver Smithing Oxford

26may2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

26may2:00 pm3:30 pmGet Into Reading Group Witney

26may2:30 pm3:30 pmDiscussion Group Oxford

26may3:00 pm4:30 pmUnusual Experiences Group Oxford

28may10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Banbury

28may2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Banbury

28may5:00 pm8:00 pmPSG Witney

29may2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

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