We believe everyone has the capacity to make a valuable contribution to the community. Join one of our recovery groups to work and learn together with other people in a sociable and supportive environment.
Who are recovery groups for?
Our recovery groups are for people whose mental health problems have substantial and long-term adverse effects on their abilities to carry out day-to-day activities. We encourage group members to participate in a team and develop new work skills.
What do recovery groups do?
Each group member receives information, advice, guidance and support to create a personal development plan, giving you the chance to explore new possibilities and goals. Group activities are decided by members and may include woodwork, gardening, IT, cooking, customer service, ceramics, design, printing, art and creative crafts.
You can learn skills, gain insight into your strengths, and consider positive changes you wish to make. We acknowledge this can be hard work, so regular time is set aside to reflect on how things are going, both as a team and as individuals.
What else happens at recovery groups?
You will have regular meetings with an identified staff member and, where appropriate, a statutory key worker, providing opportunities to review and reflect on your group participation.
You will also have access to an employment specialist, a volunteer coordinator and a benefits advice worker. They will support you to organise your benefits, start volunteering or find a job.
Find your nearest recovery group
- Oxford: The Beehive, Elder Stubbs, Garden Café
- North Oxfordshire
- South Oxfordshire
- West Oxfordshire:
Bridewell Organic Gardens,
Root & Branch
(recovery groups run by Restore partners; the links will take you to their websites)
How do I join a recovery group?
You can refer yourself or be referred by someone else. Download our Restore Referral Form (Word document).
Contact us to find out more.