Restore is an Oxfordshire charity with extensive experience of providing innovative rehabilitation, employment and training support for people with mental health problems. We are a charity owned by the people who use our services. Our trustees are elected by our membership and run the organisation on their behalf.
Mental illness affects one in four of us in our lifetime, but people can and do recover. We are part of a community of Oxfordshire organisations with a commitment to supporting people to recover, develop skills, stay well, participate in and contribute to the life of our county, volunteer and find employment.
Mental health issues can include psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (previously known as manic depression), depression and anxiety disorders. Taking our lead from the Disability Discrimination Act we work with anybody who feels their mental health problem “has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”.
Our service users and staff organise community events to help tackle the stigma and discrimination around mental health issues. We believe everyone has talents and abilities, and the capacity to make a valuable contribution to society.