Did you know that keeping physically active can help to improve your mental health, as well as your physical health and fitness? That’s why it’s so important to find a form of exercise or activity which works for you, and Oxfordshire Mind can help you with that.
We provide free (or low cost) yoga classes, as well as football classes which are suitable for all abilities. We also work in partnership with local organisations to provide discounts and offers to help you keep physically active.
Walking for Wellbeing
In the five months it’s been running so far, Walking for Wellbeing has reached 70 participants in nearly 200 hours of walking. We have six active walking groups from locations across the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership and at Turning Point, and have recruited a team of 12 volunteer walk leaders. We are an accredited Walking for Health scheme and work closely with the city council health walks to signpost our walkers on to them.
For any questions about referrals or where we’re coming next, get in touch with Francesca Moll, Oxfordshire Mind’s Walking for Wellbeing Facilitator.
Free yoga sessions
We’re really pleased to have teamed up with Yoga Quota to offer people the opportunity to take part in FREE yoga sessions at their beautiful studio in Oxford city centre. Yoga Quota offer high-quality yoga sessions with trained teachers.
You don’t have to be an experienced yogi to come along, all are welcome. If you’d like to apply for some free sessions, then please fill in this form.
We have also recently joined forces with Oxfordshire Kickboxing Club, who have very kindly offered discounted sessions to anyone using Oxfordshire Mind’s services.
Oxfordshire Kickboxing Club recognise that kickboxing and exercise can be a fantastic way to improve wellbeing, and so would like to make their sessions more accessible to anyone who is struggling with their mental health. Their evening classes are suitable for all abilities, so you don’t need any previous experience. Kickboxing can be a great way to get fit, meet new people and learn new skills too.
If you would like to apply for discounted sessions at Oxfordshire Kickboxing Club, please fill in their referral form.
Contact the Physical Activity Team
For more information and access to these services, please get in touch with the Oxfordshire Mind Physical Activity team. You can call us on 01865 263742, or drop us an email and we’ll be in touch.