Our small, informal, supportive group is a space where people can talk freely about their experiences as a friend or relative of someone with mental health difficulties.
Caring for someone with mental health problems, although it can be rewarding, is by its nature a stressful experience. It is important that relatives and carers are able to find time for themselves and an outlet for their own feelings. The Friends and Family group is one of the longest-running Mind projects in Oxford. It was set up to provide both emotional and practical support to people who have a relative or friend with a mental health diagnosis.
Members of the group have found that discussing our own experiences of dealing with the impact of mental health problems helps us to feel less alone. By exchanging views and becoming more informed we are also able to cope better in a crisis. Many of us have been attending the group’s monthly meetings regularly for several years, others come from time to time or for a short period. We are always pleased to welcome new members.
We meet on: Second Thursday of every month 10.30am-12.00pm
We meet at: Friends’ Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LW
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