Peer Support

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

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.

december, 2019

02dec10:00 am12:00 amPSG Banbury

02dec10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

02dec10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

02dec10:45 am11:45 amSing-a-long group Oxford

02dec12:00 pm1:00 pmMembers Meeting Oxford

02dec1:00 pm3:30 pmSilver Smithing Oxford

02dec1:30 pm3:00 pmBoard Games Oxford

02dec1:45 pm2:30 pmYoga (Chair based) Witney

02dec2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Oxford

02dec2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

02dec2:00 pm3:30 pmReading Group Oxford

02dec2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

02dec2:30 pm3:15 pmYoga (Mat based) Witney

03dec10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

03dec10:00 am12:30 pmPSG Witney

03dec10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Witney

03dec10:00 am12:00 amWomen's Group Banbury

03dec10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

03dec1:00 pm3:00 pmPSG Music Group Abingdon

03dec2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

03dec2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Banbury

03dec2:00 pm3:30 pmGet Into Reading Group Witney

03dec2:30 pm3:30 pmDiscussion Group Oxford

03dec3:00 pm4:30 pmUnusual Experiences Group Oxford

05dec10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Banbury

05dec2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Banbury

05dec5:00 pm8:00 pmPSG Witney

06dec2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

09dec10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

09dec10:00 am12:00 amPSG Banbury

09dec10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

09dec10:45 am11:45 amSing-a-long group Oxford

09dec12:00 pm1:00 pmMembers Meeting Oxford

09dec1:00 pm3:30 pmSilver Smithing Oxford

09dec1:30 pm3:00 pmBoard Games Oxford

09dec1:45 pm2:30 pmYoga (Chair based) Witney

09dec2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Oxford

09dec2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

09dec2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

09dec2:00 pm3:30 pmReading Group Oxford

09dec2:30 pm3:15 pmYoga (Mat based) Witney

10dec10:00 am12:00 amWomen's Group Banbury

10dec10:00 am12:30 pmPSG Witney

10dec10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Witney

10dec10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

10dec10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

10dec1:00 pm3:00 pmPSG Music Group Abingdon

10dec2:00 pm3:30 pmGet Into Reading Group Witney

10dec2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

10dec2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Banbury

10dec2:30 pm3:30 pmDiscussion Group Oxford

10dec3:00 pm4:30 pmUnusual Experiences Group Oxford

12dec10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Banbury

12dec2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Banbury

12dec5:00 pm8:00 pmPSG Witney

13dec2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

16dec10:00 am12:00 amPSG Banbury

16dec10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

16dec10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

16dec10:45 am11:45 amSing-a-long group Oxford

16dec12:00 pm1:00 pmMembers Meeting Oxford

16dec1:00 pm3:30 pmSilver Smithing Oxford

16dec1:30 pm3:00 pmBoard Games Oxford

16dec1:45 pm2:30 pmYoga (Chair based) Witney

16dec2:00 pm3:30 pmReading Group Oxford

16dec2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

16dec2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

16dec2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Oxford

16dec2:30 pm3:15 pmYoga (Mat based) Witney

17dec10:00 am12:00 amWomen's Group Banbury

17dec10:00 am12:30 pmPSG Witney

17dec10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Witney

17dec10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

17dec10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

17dec1:00 pm3:00 pmPSG Music Group Abingdon

17dec2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

17dec2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Banbury

17dec2:00 pm3:30 pmGet Into Reading Group Witney

17dec2:30 pm3:30 pmDiscussion Group Oxford

17dec3:00 pm4:30 pmUnusual Experiences Group Oxford

19dec10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Banbury

19dec2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Banbury

19dec5:00 pm8:00 pmPSG Witney

20dec2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

23dec10:00 am12:00 amPSG Banbury

23dec10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

23dec10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

23dec10:45 am11:45 amSing-a-long group Oxford

23dec12:00 pm1:00 pmMembers Meeting Oxford

23dec1:00 pm3:30 pmSilver Smithing Oxford

23dec1:30 pm3:00 pmBoard Games Oxford

23dec1:45 pm2:30 pmYoga (Chair based) Witney

23dec2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

23dec2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Oxford

23dec2:00 pm3:30 pmReading Group Oxford

23dec2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

23dec2:30 pm3:15 pmYoga (Mat based) Witney

24dec10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Witney

24dec10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

24dec10:00 am12:30 pmPSG Witney

24dec10:00 am12:00 amWomen's Group Banbury

24dec10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

24dec1:00 pm3:00 pmPSG Music Group Abingdon

24dec2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Banbury

24dec2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

24dec2:00 pm3:30 pmGet Into Reading Group Witney

24dec2:30 pm3:30 pmDiscussion Group Oxford

24dec3:00 pm4:30 pmUnusual Experiences Group Oxford

26dec10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Banbury

26dec2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Banbury

26dec5:00 pm8:00 pmPSG Witney

27dec2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

30dec10:00 am12:00 amPSG Banbury

30dec10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

30dec10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

30dec10:45 am11:45 amSing-a-long group Oxford

30dec12:00 pm1:00 pmMembers Meeting Oxford

30dec1:00 pm3:30 pmSilver Smithing Oxford

30dec1:30 pm3:00 pmBoard Games Oxford

30dec1:45 pm2:30 pmYoga (Chair based) Witney

30dec2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Oxford

30dec2:00 pm3:30 pmReading Group Oxford

30dec2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

30dec2:00 pm4:00 pmPSG Bicester

30dec2:30 pm3:15 pmYoga (Mat based) Witney

31dec10:00 am12:00 amWomen's Group Banbury

31dec10:00 am12:30 pmPSG Witney

31dec10:00 am12:30 pmCreative Group Witney

31dec10:00 am2:00 pmCafe and Open Peer Support Oxford

31dec10:30 am1:00 pmCommunity Kitchen Oxford

31dec1:00 pm3:00 pmPSG Music Group Abingdon

31dec2:00 pm3:00 pmArt Group Oxford

31dec2:00 pm3:00 pmYoga Banbury

31dec2:00 pm3:30 pmGet Into Reading Group Witney

31dec2:30 pm3:30 pmDiscussion Group Oxford

31dec3:00 pm4:30 pmUnusual Experiences Group Oxford

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