Sports legends & stars kick-off for mental health
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Local schoolboy gathers an England legend, a Premier League winner, a World Cup quarter-finalist, and social media stars with 16 million followers, forRestore charity football match. A star-studded charity football match is planned this month in Oxfordshire. The highly anticipated … Read more

Season’s Greetings from Restore
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Whatever you are doing today, everyone at Restore is sending you the very best wishes at Christmas! To share in the festive spirit, here are some pictures of decorated Christmas trees from across the recovery groups, and a reminder of … Read more

Giving the Gift of Hope
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1 in 4 people will experience mental ill health. It impacts confidence, relationships and work. Restore supports over 500 local people a year towards recovery through therapeutic groups, coaching and training. At Restore, This impact is made possible thanks to incredible supporters like you. Give … Read more

“A very healing environment.” Hear from Restore members
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In the last year, Restore has supported over 500 people towards recovery, with nearly 6,000 session attendances. Recently, members have shared their experiences, 86% said they felt empowered and well-supported, read more low: Find out more in Restore’s annual review … Read more

Break the Silence: Top Tips on Being a Mindful Mate
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Statistically men are less likely to ask for mental health support when they need it. Banter and phrases like ‘man up’ can create barriers, preventing men from seeking support. Sometimes people need help, and men – just like women – … Read more

Runners Raise Thousands
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Restore’s supporter community is abuzz with remarkable people making incredible efforts. See the runner’s gallery from Sunday’s Oxford Half Marathon, where Restore runners raised over £12,500 to support better mental health! Such an incredible sum could fund one of Restore’s recovery … Read more

Opening-up conversations on World Mental Health Day
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Restore is offering a free online event on World Mental Health Day. The ‘lunch and learn’ is aimed at those in business, sports teams and working with young people, and will share tips about starting conversations and helping peers to … Read more

Free Download: Workplace Toolkit Poster
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The average person spends more than a third of their life at work. A mentally healthy workplace benefits both employer and employee: A supportive environment helps to increase productivity, enhance retention and ensures that people can gain support when needed. Restore … Read more

Tips for Embracing Change
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The holiday’s often bring moments of laughter, togetherness and a break from routine with research suggesting that they can reduce stress and improve mood. Unfortunately, this happiness typically doesn’t stay with many individuals experiencing an emotional dip post-holiday. September is … Read more

Restore charity partner of Dorchester Festival
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One of Oxfordshire’s most imaginative events returns in May 2024, Dorchester-On-Thames Festival, for a tenth year in partnership with Restore. Over 3,000 people are anticipated to attend the festival which is made up of more than 50 events over 10 … Read more

Challenging Times = Time for a Challenge
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These are challenging times for mental health services and Restore is reliant on the heroic efforts of fundraisers to maintain its impact. Rosie attends Restore’s Fleet Meadow recovery group and explains why she wants to run for Restore: “I am doing this half … Read more

Helene’s story
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Helene shares her story and achievements since joining Restore’s Garden Café recovery group. Helene grew in confidence, developed new skills and was able to move on independently. Helene’s journey, like hundreds of others every year, is made possible thanks to Restore’s … Read more

Breaking the stigma: schizophrenia myth busters
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Despite schizophrenia affecting 1% of the population, it remains highly stigmatised and misunderstood. This national schizophrenia awareness day, Restore is shedding light on the myths perpetuating the stigma. Occasionally, individuals living with schizophrenia may engage in violence. Media coverage of these … Read more

Remembering Restore’s Rose Hallam, former Director
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This week, Restore pays tribute to the remarkable contributions of Rose Hallam, former chief executive, whose legacy is etched in Restore’s history and the countless lives she positively impacted. The Guardian shared this obituary written by Rose’s husband Nic: “In … Read more

Albert’s motivations
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Restore has incredible supporters. Today, Restore runners share their motivations. “I wanted to take on a fitness challenge while supporting a charity close to my heart. Having experienced my own mental health struggles, I understand the importance of seeking support … Read more

Tuk Tuk Tales – Lesley
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Last week we said goodbye to Lesley, our chief executive of six years. To mark her last day Lesley joined the team for an inaugural ‘Tuk Tuk Tales’ video. Click below for Lesley’s reflections on a wonderful period, sharing Restore’s benefits … Read more

Amy’s Restore journey
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Restore can be a support to many. From individuals working through their own mental health recovery. To friends, family and community members seeking to better understand mental health. Amy, has been a member of Restore’s Elder Stubbs recovery group, and … Read more

Five top tips for self care
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Everyone has mental health, and it’s important to take care of it. Mental Health Awareness Week offers an opportunity to remember that, like physical health, mental health is important and can be looked after. To think of one’s mind like … Read more

Join Restore: ask MPs to make change happen
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It is unacceptable that so many people suffer with mental ill health without more support, sometimes with devastating impact. Let’s make change happen

Lunch & Learn: Free expert mental health talks
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Restore provides expert mental health training and coaching for companies, groups and individuals. During Mental Health Awareness Week in May, Restore will host online Lunch & Learn events about Understanding Stress and having Difficult Conversations. Tickets are free with voluntary donations welcome, click below … Read more

Didcot Town FC mental health charity fixture
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Saturday 22nd April is Didcot Town FC’s last home game of the season with a share of proceeds going to charity partner, Oxfordshire mental health charity, Restore. Restore are The Railwaymen’s chosen charity, working locally in Didcot and wider Oxfordshire, … Read more

Free Tickets: Showcase for Short Films of Recovery
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Two exciting events mark the return of the Library of Life, a collection of video stories about getting through difficult experiences and journeys towards recovery. Viewers can find a sense of hope and a reassurance of empathy, that whatever they are … Read more

8 tips for better managing stress
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We all experience stress from time to time, whether it’s work-related, juggling the balance of relationships or staying afloat in a cost of living crisis. Sometimes, this stress response can be helpful and allow us to push through fear in … Read more

Elder Stubbs’ Green Fingered Guide
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With spring on the way, now is a great time to start looking forward and plan the year ahead. This is especially true if you have a garden in your life. Growing produce is central to life at Elder Stubbs, … Read more

Strictly Dance stars raise £11,000 for mental health
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Fifteen twinkle-toed Strictly Brackley heroes have raised a remarkable £11,000 (and counting!) for Restore. These funds will make a massive difference, supporting local people on their mental health recovery journeys. A huge thank you to Joanne Banham for organising the … Read more

6 Seasonal Affective Disorder Coping Strategies
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Brighter and longer days are coming. On 10th of March, in Oxfordshire, the sun is due to set after 6pm for the first time this year, marking a happy landmark for lovers of sunlight. It’s time to celebrate the onset … Read more

Glitterball Contest Supporting Mental Health
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Local heroes learn to dance for Strictly Brackley competition and raise funds for Oxfordshire mental health charity Restore. Fifteen brave novices are taking to the dance floor to raise money for local mental health charity Restore. They are training hard … Read more

Taking the first step to better mental health
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More often than not in life, taking the first step can be the hardest. From learning to drive, to looking for a new job, stepping towards something new takes courage. If struggling with mental health, taking the first step towards recovery can … Read more

New Year’s resolutions to make a difference
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Many of us will make a New Year’s resolution, but how might yours make the greatest impact? It could be to focus on improving the lives of people in our community? In fact, research suggests that helping others not only benefits … Read more

Restore’s New Year’s Honours
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As the New Year begins, honours will be awarded in recognition of the services given by incredible individuals across the UK. Incredible individuals also surround Restore and deserve celebration too! Their efforts have made it possible to support almost 500 members last … Read more

Winter Warmth & Light
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Winter Warmer Friends and neighbours wrapped up well last Friday evening (16th December) to visit Restore’s Elder Stubbs recovery group for the annual Winter Warmer celebration.   Fire bowls in the courtyard kept visitors warm while they toasted marshmallows or chatted … Read more

The gift of hope and support
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As Christmas approaches, we reflect on a year in which Restore has supported several hundred individuals experiencing mental ill health. Thanks to generous support, Restore has provided therapeutic recovery groups, coaching and learning opportunities. A third of members have progressed … Read more

7 Tips To Manage Mental Health & Keep Your Sparkle
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December is a time when we’re surrounded by joyful jingles about a wonderful time of year. But, what if this compulsory cheerfulness leaves you cold? It can be a time of year for feelings of isolation, social anxiety and budget worries. … Read more

Special Events At Blenheim Palace On Mental Health And The Workplace
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This year Restore is the charity partner of Blenheim Palace and is hosting two exclusive afternoon events at Blenheim with expert speakers from Restore.  As one of the UK’s most highly-regarded mental health service providers, and experts in mental health … Read more

Let’s Get Oxfordshire Talking this World Mental Health & World Homeless Day
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Let’s Get Oxfordshire Talking this World Mental Health & World Homeless Day. The county’s biggest mental health conversation is happening with people encouraged to ‘Get Oxfordshire Talking’ on 10th of October to mark World Mental Health Day and World Homeless … Read more

Mental Health in The Workplace
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If you’re part of a workplace or group you’ll know that they can be complex environments. Individuals share a common purpose in these settings but also everyone has their own unique approach, preferences and perhaps mental health difficulties too. It is a … Read more

Didcot Town FC championing better mental health
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As the 2022-23 season approaches, management team and players from Loop Meadow have announced that the ‘Railwaymen’ will enjoy a charity partnership with Restore. The partnership will see pitch side banners, Restore logos on club training kits, professional talks for … Read more

Roll up to Restore’s East Oxford summer celebration
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Elder Stubbs Fayre returns after three years on 20th August One of East Oxford’s most popular community events returns on Saturday 20th August.  Restore’s Elder Stubbs Fayre promises stalls, live music, great food, tombola prizes, children’s activities and fun for … Read more

Power of Paint Festival – The Hand of Hope Exhibition
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As part of our Power of Paint project, We are holding our very own “Hand of Hope” exhibition to showcase the talents of our members. We have been lucky enough to work in conjunction with the TASO society to deliver … Read more

StreetDrone does it for Restore!
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A huge thank you to our incredible Corporate Partner, StreetDrone, for running the Blenheim 7K recently as a team of 15. The money raised will make a great difference to the services we provide for our members. We look forward … Read more

Its here!! Look out for our bus around Oxfordshire!
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Keep an eye out for our Restore branded bus on the streets of Oxfordshire! And it looks incredible! “Winning Oxford Bus Company’s Brand The Bus competition is giving Restore a fabulous opportunity to showcase our work across the whole of … Read more

Bike Oxford 2022
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Bike Oxford is a day of short (20miles), medium (50 miles) and long (80 miles) marked rides, taking in the best scenery of Oxford, Oxfordshire villages and the surrounding countryside and is another way to fundraise for us.   It … Read more

Elder Stubbs Event 2022-Save the Date!
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We are in the early midst of planning this years event. Please save the date in your diary- August 20th 2022! More details to follow for this years event! Watch this very exciting space!

Storm Eunice
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Today (Friday 18th February 2022) ALL of our sites will be closed due to Storm Eunice Stay Safe everyone

Winners of Brand The Bus 2022!
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WE HAVE WON THE ‘BRAND THE BUS’ COMPETITION! This means that we will be working with Oxford Bus Company to design an entire bus in our colours, logo and messages. The bus will help us to reach further into communities, … Read more

Blenheim 7K Fun Run 2022
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Blenheim 7K The Fun Run will take place on Sunday 15 May which coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week this year. The race takes place in the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage site and our Charity Partner … Read more

We did it!
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Thanks to your amazing support, we’ve surpassed our £12,000 campaign target for the Big Give 2021! From all of us at Restore, we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated to our campaign this year. … Read more

Our Big Give Christmas Campaign 2021 is now live!
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This Campaign is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. Our aim is to raise vital funds for our project “Turning up the Heat for Mental Health”. As part of our commitment to providing our Recovery Groups with sustainable and … Read more

Our Online Winter Auction is here!
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Exciting news! We have launched our Winter online auction, exclusive to our Facebook platform. It will take place from now until 11:59pm on 12th December, 2021. https://www.facebook.com/oxrestore Looking for a gift? The auction might be the place to find that … Read more

The Alchemist Oxford Festive Initiative
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Massive thanks to The Alchemist at Westgate Oxford, who will be supporting us throughout the festive period with their great ‘Pound on the Bill’ initiative which starts 22nd November 2021. In their words, “The past two years have been especially hard on mental health, … Read more

Help Scramm to help us!
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Our amazing charity partner, Scramm Live Escape Rooms in Banbury, are donating £5 to Restore for each room booked until the end of December 2021!   Be quick and book your room this Autumn  https://www.scrammliveescape.co.uk/booking/   Thank you so much … Read more

Please take thirty seconds and vote for Restore – it’s free!
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LET’S BRAND THE BUS – RESTORE! Click here to vote (Entry 18) Mental ill-health affects at least one in four of us each year, and it is more important than ever that we support people with mental ill-health following on … Read more

Bike Oxford Challenge July 11th 2021
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Bike Oxford is a day of short, medium and long marked rides, taking in the best scenery of Oxford and the surrounding countryside. Are you up for a challenge and would love to raise some funds for Restore? To find … Read more

Announcement: New LGBT+ mental health course to be developed at the Oxfordshire Recovery College
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Today is Oxford Pride, and Restore is delighted to announce that we have won #WeAreOxford funding from the Oxford City Council to develop a new LGBT+ course at the Oxfordshire Recovery College in collaboration with LGBT+ Oxfordshire. Members of the … Read more

Talent Joining together!
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Members of our Orchard Recovery Group based in Banbury were able to sign up to a songwriting skills course with the wonderful Chris Beck (a local singer/songwriter), a Tutor with the Activate Learning Programme (Banbury and Bicester College).   As … Read more

Black History Month – October 2020
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October 2020 marked UK Black History Month. To celebrate Restore put together a list of resources from charities, organisations, and individuals making a positive and impactful difference in the world. We urge everyone viewing the page to do their part … Read more

HAPPY LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH
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February marks LGBT+ History Month! To celebrate we’ve created a list of resources – including some useful links to organisations which support those transitioning, and coming out. Learn more about pioneers who paved the way for the LGBT+ community. Get … Read more

Roy walks Land’s End to John O’Groats for Restore!
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As the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, Roy decided to walk the 1083.8-mile route from Land’s End to John O’Groats, covering the distance in his local area but blogging and tracking his progress as if travelling from coast to coast. Why? To raise money for Restore, and awareness about mental ill-health.

Mental Health Helpline moving to NHS 111
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A 24/7 mental health helpline launched to provide people with mental health advice during the coronavirus pandemic is moving to NHS 111. The round-the-clock Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline makes it quicker and easier for adults and children in … Read more

World Mental Health Day and World Homeless Day 2020
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October 10th sees both World Mental Health Day and World Homeless Day being celebrated. Mental ill-health and homelessness can affect anyone, any day or time of the year but the 10th October brings a good opportunity to show your support. … Read more

Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership – Black History Month statement
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The Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership is committed to race equality in mental health care says Lesley Dewhurst, Chair of Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership, at the start of Black History Month. Here she shares the Partnership’s pledge to deliver and co-deliver … Read more

Didcot Boys smash fundraising target, and win hearts along the way
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In May this year the absolutely incredible Didcot Town Under 7s Whites football team stole everyone’s hearts by taking part in a brilliant fundraising challenge in aid of Restore. Coach, Daz King, kept us up-to-date with their progress, and we … Read more

IPS service COVID-19 response wins an NHS award
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The Individual Placement and Support service at Oxford Health has been recognised in a regional NHS England event as leading the way in its response to COVID. The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) service at Oxford Health is leading the … Read more

Restore’s own unsung Garden Hero: our volunteer Sue Brown in the spotlight
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We’re so proud of our Restore volunteers. Their dedication and commitment inspires us every day. For that reason, we couldn’t be more delighted to share that Sue Brown, who’s been volunteering at our Beehive Project for over ten years, has … Read more

The Oxfordshire Voluntary and Community Sector Alliance
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Over the last few years, the voluntary sector has endured a number of challenges and this has been significantly amplified by the disruptive pandemic. So, there is an urgency and opportunity for the sector to innovate and develop new ways … Read more

Volunteering at Restore: Alex’s Experience
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‘Working at Restore offers a unique blend of comfort and challenge: you can be open about your diagnosis, knowing that others around you empathise from their own experience…’ I came to Oxford after having a flare-up of bipolar mania. I … Read more

A statement in response to the Black Lives Matter campaign
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Recent events in the US have shone a light on the layered impact of years of inequality and disadvantage for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups on both a global and local level. Research demonstrates that people from black, … Read more

Keep in Touch campaign
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Inspired by a scheme introduced at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) is launching a letter delivery service for patients to be able to hear from their friends and family during this difficult time. … Read more

Treats for patients and staff as Littlemore shop and café launches delivery service
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Patients at Littlemore Mental Health Centre are being treated to snacks and goodies as Restore shop and café  launches a delivery service. Littlemore Recovery Group has set up a new delivery service for patients who are unable to leave the … Read more

Tomek’s Story
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Restore helped me to rediscover my former healthy self Tomek Brus has been involved with Restore for over ten years, initially as a member of one of our Recovery Projects, and more recently, as a Restore volunteer. Here, he shares … Read more

COVID-19 – Announcement from Management Team
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Restore sees these uncertain times as an opportunity to review our service, and in the next few weeks we will be working in different ways to provide support to our members. Due to Government advice face-to-face meetings are no longer … Read more

COVID-19 – Measures and Service Announcement
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As we are all aware the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is impacting on services across the world and in the UK. Restore’s top priority is the health and wellbeing of our members, volunteers, and staff. We are continuously monitoring developments in … Read more

Safe Haven launched for people living with mental ill-health in Banbury
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A specialised safe haven offering a late-night safe space for people experiencing mental health crisis has opened in Banbury. Banbury Safe Haven will offer additional out-of-hours support for adults living with mental illness in north Oxfordshire. People must call ahead … Read more

#GiveADay
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  This Leap Year we are encouraging you to use your extra day for a worthwhile cause. We’re calling this initiative the #GiveADay campaign. The idea is simple. You have one extra day in 2020, so we urge you to … Read more

Congratulations for brave and pioneering approach to mental healthcare in Oxfordshire
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A ground-breaking mental healthcare partnership has been praised by a national centre for excellence for its brave and pioneering approach healthcare thanks to feedback from Oxfordshire people. Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership “should be congratulated for stepping out on an unknown … Read more

Midcounties Co-operative & Restore: a beautiful partnership!
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This festive season, we’re sending a huge hug to everyone at The Midcounties Co-operative, Banbury, for giving their time and resources tirelessly to Restore over the past two years! Without support from local friends, businesses and organisations like the Co-op, … Read more

Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership in the running for HSJ healthcare ‘Oscar’
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Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership is in the running for an ‘Oscar’ of the healthcare world after being shortlisted for a Health Service Journal Partnership Award. Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership (OMHP), which cares for and supports people with mental health problems … Read more

Pallet Christmas trees now available from the Beehive
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Bring some festive cheer to your home with our beautiful pallet trees, lovingly handmade by members of our Beehive Recovery Group at Manzil Way.     There are two sizes available. Large trees are 44” x 17” and cost just … Read more

PayPal will add 10% to donations made to Restore this Giving Tuesday
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Tomorrow #GivingTuesday returns, will you consider donating to Restore? PayPal UK will add 10% to any donations made through their website. So, for example if you donate £25, we will receive £27.50 (plus the Gift Aid if you’re a UK … Read more

The 2018-19 Annual Review is here!
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We are delighted to share our Annual Review. Find out what we’ve been doing across the county this last year; see what happened at each of our Recovery Groups, find out more about our Coaching Team and the Oxfordshire Recovery … Read more

Restore Christmas Raffle 2019!
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We are so excited to launch our 2019 Restore Christmas Raffle. We have lots of brilliant prizes and will be updating the prize list regularly, so make sure that you keep on checking this page. Tickets are only £1, and … Read more

Vote for Restore to win ‘Brand the Bus’ competition
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We have entered the Oxford Bus Company’s ‘Brand the Bus’ competition and we need your help! Did you know that we support around 900 members each year? Mental ill-health in Oxfordshire is rising, so it’s very likely that more people … Read more

Members’ Photography Project Grand Opening
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We were delighted to see so many people come along to support our Photography Project members at the Grand Opening of the Exhibition at Manzil Way yesterday. The Exhibition is open for the next month in our reception space, and … Read more

HALF TERM AT HALLOWEEN CRAFT WORKSHOPS
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This half term keep your kids – and yourselves – entertained with Halloween-themed workshops at Restore’s Manzil Way site in Oxford. The workshops will take place in our Training Room, just off the Garden Cafe. Adults can either join in … Read more

A little piece of quiet off Cowley Road
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The Garden Café, a tranquil getaway just off of Cowley Road, is as much a sanctuary for the public as for its members. I came along to spend a little time with the members and the staff to find out … Read more

Busy in The Beehive
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We popped into our Beehive Recovery Project located on our site on Manzil Way, Cowley, to see the amazing activities our members and volunteers have been doing, on World Mental Health Day. The Project provides a large outside space, where … Read more

Changing Lives in Banbury: The Orchard
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Just around the corner from the centre of town, our Banbury Recovery Project, The Orchard, is changing the lives of people in recovery from mental health issues. This warm, welcoming centre offers members a safe place to explore their creative … Read more

Fantastic Fleet Meadow
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Fleet Meadow is a calm, quiet space surrounded by an ever expanding bustling town called Didcot. The face of Didcot has changed beyond recognition over the last 40 years, from a small market town to a thriving community, boasting a … Read more

Elder Stubbs Growing Towards Success
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~   Elder Stubbs Recovery Group is a small oasis of calm in the bustling city of Oxford, situated just off Rymers Lane. It is an allotment site that is 7 acres approximately and Restore has around 2 acres of … Read more

A little more about our Littlemore Recovery Project
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Our Littlemore Recovery Project provides a unique setting: A Café and Shop onsite at Littlemore Mental Health Centre on Sandford Road, Oxford. Here, we offer a therapeutic work environment that offers supported opportunities to socialise, develop confidence and gain new … Read more

Oxfordshire Recovery College Straw Bale Grand Opening
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On September 11th Oxfordshire Recovery College celebrated the Grand Opening of its new home in the Straw Bale Building. Lots of students, tutors, friends and supporters enjoyed a buffet party in the sunshine, and we were delighted to welcome the Lord … Read more

Isis Rotary Classic Car Event raises £6,000 for Restore!
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  Ron Mobbs, Chair, with Restore Community Fundraiser, Elaine The temperature dial hovered around the 30 degree mark all day on the August Bank Holiday, as car enthusiasts, locals, families and Festival lovers streamed into Cutteslowe Park. The Oxford Isis … Read more

Wet weather doesn’t dampen the spirit at the Whitley Stimpson Golf Event in support of Restore
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On Friday 7th September our Head of Fundraising and Communications, Claire Spence-Parsons went along to accountancy firm Whitley Stimpson’s annual golf day at Frilford Heath Golf Club. A slightly wet day on the course was followed by speeches from Whitley … Read more

It’s always sunny at Elder Stubbs
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The Restore family – staff, members and volunteers – were all decked in sunny yellow at our annual Elder Stubbs Festival on August 17th! Our Festival theme, ‘mellow yellow,’ flowed freely across the beautiful allotments site, with huge sunflowers, a … Read more

Join Restore and Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership as we celebrate LGBTQIA+ life in Oxford
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As Oxford gears up for our sixteenth Pride parade on Saturday 1 June, a wide range of events to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community are running across the city. Restore and Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership will celebrate the annual event by … Read more

Riders for Restore raise nearly £5,000 at Bike Oxford
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We were delighted to cheer on nearly 20 riders at Bike Oxford on Sunday 19 June as they navigated 25, 50, and 80 mile routes. Our wonderful riders were sponsored by 208 people and helped to raise a whopping £4,816.00 for … Read more

Restore to host a tranquil, family-friendly Cowley Road Carnival
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Oxford’s Cowley Road Carnival, which regularly attracts tens of thousands of revellers each year, will again descend on the city’s streets, this year on July 7. The procession has around 500-600 people and more from around 30-plus groups including schools, … Read more

Restore and The People’s Fair announce Eid Street Party for June
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“It’s all about bringing communities together and raising awareness about mental health” Restore and The People’s Fair are hosting an Eid Street Party for hundreds in Manzil Way on Saturday 8th June! Our family funday will be packed with lots … Read more

Restore announces the 2019 date for Elder Stubbs Festival
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Children dressed up in colourful outfits, stallholders from a variety of causes, andperformers from a range of musical backgrounds, will join thousands of visitors to the ElderStubbs Festival at the Elder Stubbs Allotments on 17 August 2019. The Elder Stubbs … Read more

Hollywood actor Jeremy Irons becomes Restore’s patron
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Hollywood actor and local resident Jeremy Irons has become a patron of Restore after supporting the charity to raise a record-breaking £29,771 at an auction that he hosted. Restore is an Oxfordshire mental health charity, working with people with mental … Read more

Could you support people in their recovery from mental ill health?
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Restore will be holding our next volunteer recruitment event at our recovery group, The Garden Cafe, on Manzil Way on Monday 29th April. This will be a drop-in style session from 12.30pm to 2pm. Volunteers are absolutely vital to Restore. Whether you provide admin support or ensure our services run properly, empower people to develop skills and confidence … Read more

Hot off the press! Final List of Lots revealed for Restore’s Auction of Promises hosted by Jeremy Irons
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Hollywood star Jeremy Irons will be bringing the hammer down on money-spinning lots for Restore’s biggest fundraiser of the year on Thursday 28 February. Tickets are selling out fast to meet and mingle with Jeremy, enjoy great canapes by celebrity chef Sophie … Read more

Volunteer Recruitment evening, Tuesday 26th February
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Interested in volunteering at Restore? Our volunteers are vital to the work that Restore does and make a huge difference in supporting our members in their recovery. We are particularly keen to recruit volunteers who have skills in woodwork, cooking, … Read more

Run for Restore!
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Oxford Half Marathon returns on Sunday 13 October 2019 Get your FREE charity place when you pledge to raise at least £200 for Restore and mental health recovery! You can run for Restore whether you take up one of our places or secure … Read more

Lots included in our Auction of Promises at St Hugh’s College on Thursday 28th February at 7pm
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We have some really exciting items for sale at our Auction of Promises. We have a week in a Tuscan hill town, a week in a Portuguese villa, tickets for two adults and up to four children to WOMAD festival … Read more

Lights, camera, Auction of Promises…with Jeremy Irons
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We’re thrilled to announce that Hollywood star Jeremy Irons will be bringing the hammer down on a wide range of money-spinning lots. The University of Oxford college, St Hugh’s, will be our hosts for an elegant evening at Restore’s largest … Read more

Lobby your County Councillor to stop mental health cuts of £1.6million
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Oxfordshire County Council propose to make mental health cuts of £1.6million. This would reduce the Council’s share of funding for mental health services in Oxfordshire over the next 3 years for people with serious mental illness.   Here at Restore, … Read more

Restore’s recovery centre opening hours over Christmas and New Year
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Restore is winding down for Christmas and we wanted to let you know about our opening hours! We hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Littlemore will be closed from 24-31st  December   Elder Stubbs will be closed from 24-31st  December Fleet … Read more

It’s time for employers to provide mental health first aid training
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MPs are today debating a change in the law to make it compulsory to have a mental health first aider at work. As a provider of mental health first aid training, Restore strongly supports moves to encourage employers to provide … Read more

Our CEO, Lesley Dewhurst’s report for 2017-2018 delivered at our AGM on 27th November 2018
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Well, it’s been quite a year!!!  Those of you who were at our AGM in 2017 will recall that Mark Adams and I were, at that point, job sharing the role of Chief Executive and had only been at Restore … Read more

Invitation to Restore’s Annual General Meeting
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Restore warmly invites you to our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 27 November, 2018! We will be discussing highlights and achievements over the past year as well as our plans for the future. Our AGM will be taking place from … Read more

£4,312.70 raised for our Didcot Fleet Meadow Recovery Group from the Co-op!
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The Co-op Group stores at Didcot and Benson have raised an incredible £4,312.70 over the course of the year from November 2017 to November 2018. They did this by contributing 1% of their customers’ spend on Co-op own brand products … Read more

Banbury Restore is running a stall at the Christmas Lights Festival Sunday 25th November
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This year, The Orchard is running a stall at the Banbury Christmas Lights Festival on Sunday 25th November between 1pm and 7pm. Come along to get your Christmas gifts as well as raffle tickets and to meet Restore’s members, volunteers … Read more

Christmas raffle 2018 – great prizes to be won for £1 per ticket
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We have lots of lovely prizes for our Christmas Raffle this year.The draw takes place on Friday 28th December and the winners will be announced in the New Year. Tickets are £1 each and would make wonderful stocking fillers for … Read more

Welcome to our new Head of Oxfordshire Recovery College—Stephanie Byrne
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We are thrilled to welcome our new Head of Oxfordshire Recovery College. Stephanie Byrne is a long-time Oxfordshire resident who joins the College from a charity which creates healthier and happier home environments for young children. Stephanie is excited to … Read more

AGM to be held on 27th November 2018 from 5pm to 7pm
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A Special Resolution to make amendments to Restore’s Articles of Association will be brought to Restore’s AGM on Tuesday 27th November, 5 – 7pm.   The trustees of Restore wish to propose the following changes to RESTORE’s articles of association: … Read more

Local MP and County Council Leader visit Restore to mark World Mental Health Day
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Restore was delighted to host Oxford East MP Anneliese Dodds and Oxfordshire County Council Leader Ian Hudspeth for World Mental Health Day. Both sat down for a discussion about mental health services and ending stigma with service users of Restore … Read more

Mental health matters. You matter.
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Some people find it difficult to talk about mental health and struggle with what to say. The words we use can be a barrier to acceptance. We can reduce stigma by changing how we talk about mental health. Follow our … Read more

Victoria Prentis MP visits Banbury Restore to mark World Mental Health Day
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Restore’s mental health recovery group The Orchard was delighted to host Banbury MP Victoria Prentis on Friday 5 October, ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, 2018. Around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health illness … Read more

We are so proud of our runners in the Oxford Half Marathon
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We have a team of 18 runners in the Oxford Half Marathon. They’re running 13 miles through Oxford early on Sunday 7th October. In itself, that’s wholly worthy of our admiration. But on top of that, they’ve managed to raise … Read more

Come to cheer on our team of 18 runners in the Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday 7th October from 9-30am
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We are extremely proud of our team of runners in the Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday 7th October. Firstly, they’ve all agreed to run 13 miles in order to raise funds for Restore. That’s amazing enough in itself. But, to … Read more

Intrepid runners, cyclists and kayakers raising funds for the Oxfordshire Recovery College
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On Saturday 15th September, starting at Manzil Way at 8am, staff members and volunteers at the Oxfordshire Recovery College will be undertaking a triathlon between Oxford and Abingdon. They are looking to raise funds so that they can offer more … Read more

Oxford Recovery College start of term celebration
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Join us to celebrate another year of community, connection, learning and recovery at the Oxfordshire Recovery College. Find out what courses are offered and meet tutors and students showcasing our partners and their services and share some food. Talks will … Read more

East Oxford Health Centre tenants donate funds raised at NHS 70 event to mental health charity neighbour
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Representatives from Community Health Partnerships (CHP), head tenant and property managers of East Oxford Health Centre, together with its NHS provider tenants presented Oxfordshire mental health charity, Restore, with over £280 raised from its recent celebrations for the NHS’s 70th … Read more

Local boy, 10, shaves off hair for Restore
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A 10-year-old schoolboy has had his hair shaved off in aid of Oxford’s local mental health charity Restore at our Manzil Way base. Albie Oliver of Minster Road will undergo a close shave as part of his quest to help … Read more

Restore launches online shop selling our beautiful products hand made by our members
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  https:store.restore.org.uk We have some very exciting news. Restore is proud to announce that we now have an online shopping portal where you can buy products hand made by our members. This is so exciting for us. All proceeds from … Read more

Give back to your community by supporting Restore with the Co-op!
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As a member, every time you shop at a Co-op Group store, 1% of what you spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the local community fund. You can choose which cause you want your own 1% to go to. One cause … Read more

Restore unites with The People’s Fair to celebrate city’s diversity and mental health
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Restore are delighted to be joining The People’s Fair this year! More than a thousand people united last year and we’re looking forward to welcoming even more people at Florence Park on Sunday 8 July from 11am to 5pm. Returning … Read more

Restore’s Head of Regional Operations set to chair mental health discussion
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    Wolf Tamer is a new 50-minute one woman play about fear, grief, mental illness and love, written and performed by Rachel Mae Brady. The aim of the play is to break down stigma surrounding mental illness through theatre. … Read more

Summer fete at Banbury Restore 23rd June 2018 11-4 28 Calthorpe Street Banbury OX16 5EX
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The Orchard, the Banbury Restore recovery centre, is holding its annual summer fete on Saturday 23rd June from 11am to 4pm.. This year is particularly special as it is held to celebrate the opening of The Orchard’s online shop. There … Read more

Midcounties Co-op partners up with Restore
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The Midcounties Co-operative in Banbury has announced a two-year partnership with Restore to help support people affected by mental illness in the region. The partnership will help Restore, which launched in 1977, to support individuals who are recovering from mental … Read more

Restore awarded top charity accolade in Oxfordshire Business Awards
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Restore’s joint CEO Lesley Dewhurst and Head of External Relations Tom Hayes with the 2018 Oxfordshire Business Awards  ‘Charity & Community Award’     Restore has been named the winner of The Oxford Times Charity and Community Award at the … Read more

Restore to host a tranquil, family-friendly Cowley Road Carnival
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The Cowley Road will host Carnival 2018 in what will be the biggest, best and most colourful and exciting celebration yet! With our home in Manzil Way along the Cowley Road, Restore is excited to take part in another fun … Read more

Community awards honour co-founder of Oxford mental health charities
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Dr Peter Agulnik (second from left) at the awards ceremony   After fifty years of working as a consultant psychiatrist with responsibility for rehabilitation, counselling, and psychotherapy within the NHS, Dr Agulnik is set to become a recipient of a … Read more

Oxfordshire Recovery College to expand significantly
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The first college in the county to focus exclusively on enabling people to better manage their mental health is expanding significantly in 2018. Research shows that a Recovery College can keep people well, prevent stays in hospital, and save mental … Read more

Mothers Day Cards
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Don’t forget Mothers day on Sunday 11th March. We have a great selection of handmade cards for your mum’s all made by the Beehive recovery group. Why not pop into the Garden Cafe on Manzil Way buy your cards and … Read more

Banbury Rotaract
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On Sunday 4th February Banbury Rotaract invited us to join their monthly breakfast meeting at Toby Carvery. Not only was the breakfast good the cheque for £1600 was even better. Thank you to the Rotaract team for raising this money through … Read more

Bollywood Evening
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Saturday 3rd February saw an evening of celebration for Westholme Stores in Goring. The family of Jack and Varsha Patel organised a fabulous Bollywood evening to celebrate 30 years of running Westholme Stores. With wonderful food, great music and amazing Bollywood dancing … Read more

Bike Oxford Charity Places Available
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Do you like cycling or would you like to take on a challenge? We have charity places in this years Bike Oxford which takes place on Sunday 20th May. You have a choice of riding 25, 50 or 80 miles … Read more

Blenheim 7k Places Available
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We are looking for 40 people to take on the Blenheim 7k fun run on Sunday 29th April to help us celebrate turning 40 years old. The 7k course is suitable for all ages and abilities. It offers a challenging … Read more

Read All About It
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In December the Orchard recovery group featured in the Banbury Guardian with a great double page spread. The article really highlights how Restore helps so many people with their recovery from mental ill health. As well as sharing Jacqui Vincent-Potter (the … Read more

the ‘BigGive’ Christmas Challenge
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This winter, you can make a donation to Restore’s Fleet Meadow replacement building project go even further. If you donate between midday on Tuesday 28th November and midday on Tuesday 5th December  your donation will be DOUBLED. All the money raised during this one week … Read more

Volunteer Recognition Day
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The 20th of April was Volunteer recognition day and we want to say thank you to all our volunteers for their time and hard work. Without our volunteers we wouldn’t be able to support as many people as we do … Read more

Oxford Street Collection Success
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Last Saturday at the folk festival troops of staff, trustees and volunteers took the streets of Oxford to hold the mother of all collections. It was wonderful getting out and talking to lots of lovely people about mental health. We … Read more

Paul’s Story
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I was in a difficult and completely alien situation. I’d been consistently in employment for over 35 years and then I just found myself at home with a lot of time on my hands. I was away from the workplace … Read more

Time to Talk Day
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It was so lovely to spend some quality time with one another this time to talk day. Everyone took time to have a chat about their mental health. The Garden cafe supplied a selection of mouth watering homemade cakes, and … Read more

Survey for Carers
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Restore defines a carer as those individuals who regularly provide regular and substantial care to people. We understand that having caring friends and family are a major factor in promoting members wellbeing so we try to involve them in their … Read more

Carly’s Story
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I first heard about Restore when I was in hospital. A man named Andy came to talk to us all about what support there would be available to us when we left. I’m so glad he did because if he … Read more

Restore winter raffle
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The much anticipated draw of our winter raffle took place on the 16th this month. We had 40 epic prizes to give away (they have all now been collected) a huge congratulations to the winners! Can’t wait to see how … Read more

“Start talking and give Blue Monday the boot”
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Restore alongside Oxfordshire Mind had a fantastic spread in the Oxford Mail this month. The article tackled Blue Monday and encouraged people to get talking. To read the full article CLICK HERE

BBC 1 TV Debut
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Earlier in the month the Garden cafe featured on BBC documentary “The Big Food Rescue”. The documentary follows the journey of the Oxford food bank attempting to reduce food waste by giving the food to charities who can use it … Read more

Restore Christmas Events
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This year’s winter events were sights to behold! The Orchard kicked everything of on the 24th of November with Restore’s first ever pop up shop! Fleet Meadow held a cosy Christmas evening with plate fulls of mince pies. The Beehive … Read more

Christmas Opening Times
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The Beehive, Fleet Meadow & The Orchard Thursday, 22nd DEC – Closed Monday, 26th DEC – Closed Tuesday, 27th DEC – Closed Wednesday, 28th DEC – Open for members Thursday, 29th DEC – Open for members Friday, 30th DEC – … Read more

Volunteering and Recovery – The Inside Story
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It’s 9.15 am and the room is starting to fill with people. Some are making tea and coffee. At the computer, someone are searching the internet. A couple of people are pouring over the newspaper, checking Oxford United’s results from … Read more

New Christmas cards and Calendars
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This year we have some brand new Christmas cards designed by members from all over Restore’s recovery groups. A pack includes six beautifully individual cards in a variety of medias including hand drawn, printed, photographed and etched. We also have … Read more

The Orchard’s Pop-up Shop
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A first time for Restore our very own pop up shop! We were in the castle quay shopping center Banbury all day on the 24th of November. It was so great to meet everyone and show off all of The … Read more

Café won Oxfordshire restaurant awards
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November 2016 Restore’s Garden Café picked up 3rd in Oxfordshire’s Most Sustainable Restaurant, and a huge suprise……WON yes WON the Oxfordshire Restaurant Award for Distinction! Thank you so much for all the support. We are so proud of our little … Read more

Oxford Food festival
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In October Restore had our own stall at the Oxford’s food festival! Organised and managed by our very talented member of the Beehive and an equally dedicated volunteer. Together they created something truly amazing, and no I’m not just talking … Read more

Garden Café up for restaurant award
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The Garden Café at Restore has made it into the top three in the Oxfordshire restaurant awards! The café is up for an award in the “Most Sustainable” category and we are so proud! The café achieves so much and … Read more

World Mental Health Day
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October the 10th was World Mental Health Day. Restore took the opportunity to promote education through Mental Health First Aid training courses. We believe that education is key to ending the stigma associated with mental illness. We also joined the … Read more

Elder Stubbs 25th Anniversary Festival
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Despite the slightly soggy weather Elder Stubbs Festival was once again a huge success taking a grand total of£7306.84! Events like Elder Stubbs Festival would not happen if weren’t for incredibly dedicated volunteers. Thank you for all you have done … Read more

Co-op in Banbury to support Restore
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The Co-operative in Banbury has chosen to support Restore this year! Not only will they be fundraising for us they will also be volunteering. We cannot wait to see what this partnership will bring thank you everyone involved in choosing Restore!

Oxenford Cricket Club won the final
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    Not only did Oxenford CC make it to the finals against Hook Norton, they went on win the Steve Dixen trophy!  The team looked great out on the pitch in their new kits and were proudly flying the Restore banner – congratulations on … Read more

Tandem In The Garden
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A MASSIVE THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers, staff, musicians, speakers, members, chefs and guests (*catch a breath*) who helped create Tandem In The Garden. It was the best yet with over 250 people attending. ave Here are some of … Read more

Art Weeks at Banbury
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The Orchard Recovery Group showed off their amazing talent at Oxfordshire Arts Week this year. We had a range of media including poetry, crochet, decorated bags, paintings and 3D designs. Our visitors were impressed with our ‘excellent exhibition! Worthy of major art galleries’.Thanks … Read more

Our New Logo
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You may have noticed that we now have a brand new logo! It was designed and chosen in collaboration with all our members, volunteers, staff and trustees, and was the clear favourite when put to a vote. Our aim was … Read more

A Week In The Life Of An Employment Coach
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My name is Shelley Monaghan and I work in the South of Oxfordshire as an employment coach. I also coach members of Fleet Meadow Recovery Group and help them find paid work, volunteering, training or another meaningful activity. This is … Read more

Success at the OCVA Awards
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We’re proud to announce that The Oxfordshire Recovery College won OCVA Working Together Award 2016, whilst Restore volunteer David Pittaway was recognised for his tireless service at the OCVA Awards Ceremony last night.  This is a truly wonderful recognition of … Read more

Purple Rain Purple Mane
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Our fabulous Recovery Worker Karen, has gone all out, dying her hair PURPLE for Restore, and raising £124 for The Orchard Recovery Group. Thank you Karen! “Well. What can I say! when I issued a challenge to all my colleagues … Read more

Green Fingers
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Matthew Kopinski initiated a vegetable exchange table at John Wiley & Sons publishers in Cowley, raising £580 for Restore. Staff are encouraged to bring in their glut of seeds, plants and vegetables to exchange, whether it’s produce from their gardens … Read more

The sky’s the limit!
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Jonathan is a former member of Restore, and now works as our Recovery Worker. He raised over £1000 for Restore through a sponsored skydive. “It all began with a silly conversation with a friend. We saw the poster for charity … Read more

Date Knit
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Oxford Drunken Knitwits donned the cocktail dresses and knitting needles for their knit-a-thon on World Mental Health Day, raising over £2000 for Restore. Chief Knitwit, Janey Messina, tells us more: “I wanted to help Restore because mental health is very important … Read more

Whatcha’ got cookin’?
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Our Recovery Co-ordinator, Fran, tells us how The Orchard Recovery Group have been celebrating Chinese New Year in style, and expanding their daily menu… “Following our recent planning meeting at The Orchard, our Recovery Group agreed that despite the grand efforts … Read more

Top 21 Highlights of 2015
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We asked Restore staff what their highlights of 2015 were…    “A new staff member has been amazing! (and no Grace hasn’t paid me to say that!)” – Jon, Fleet Meadow Recovery Worker Thanks to your generous donations, we were … Read more

Winter Raffle: Winners Announced
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Thank you so much to everyone who bought, sold or donated prizes for Restore’s winter raffle. Thanks to your support, we raised an amazing £1012! And the winner is……… Dinner and overnight stay atOxford Belfry Spa and Hotel: Mark Spokes … Read more

Winter Raffle – win a mini-break in Exmoor!
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Restore’s winter raffle will be drawn on Friday 15th January, so you still have a chance to buy tickets.  Prizes: Dinner and overnight stay at Oxford Belfry Spa and Hotel for 2 people   2 nights at an Exmoor B&B … Read more

Christmas Opening Times
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The Garden Cafe: Christmas Eve: 10am – 3pm Christmas Day: CLOSED Boxing Day: CLOSED 28th December: CLOSED 29th – 31st December: 10am – 3pm 1st January: CLOSED 2nd January: 10am – 4pm All other days, we are open as normal … Read more

Rumble for Restore
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A Didcot-based doctor is getting into the ring to help break the stigma of mental illness.   Andrew Molodynski Psychiatrist Andrew Molodynski will be slugging it out at South Moreton Boxing Club in a fight to raise funds for Restore. The … Read more

Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership officially launched!
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On 24 November we hosted the press launch of the new Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership at Restore’s Garden Cafe. The partnership brings together Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and five Oxfordshire charities: Connection Floating Support, Elmore Community Services, Oxfordshire Mind, Response and … Read more

We are re-developing this website. Tell us your views!
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We are currently working on this website with local social enterprise Made with Joy. We are very interested in hearing about the changes you would like to see. Could you take 2 minutes to fill out this quick questionnaire? Thank … Read more

New Annual Review Hot Off the Press!
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Our Annual Review 2014-15 is now out and is full of events, photos, and stories from our past year’s work. View here.

Could you be our new Head of Recovery College? Or our Fundraising and Communications Manager?
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We are recruiting a new Head of Recovery College, a Fundaising and Communications Manager (Maternity Cover) and a part-time cleaner.Find out more.

Oxfordshire Recovery College is launched!
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  Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership has launched an exciting new development in mental health services for Oxfordshire, theOxfordshire Recovery College. The Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership is a new and exciting partnership that formally brings together six local mental health organisations … Read more

Survey about coaching for recovery members: tell us your views!
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Do you attend a recovery group (at Restore, Bridewell Organic Gardens or Root and Branch)? Have you had coaching to help you get a job, start volunteering or education or training? Then we would love to hear your views! This … Read more

Elder Stubbs Festival – Line Up Confirmed!
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It’s just nearly a week to go until the Wild West comes to Oxford for the Elder Stubbs Festival – check out our amazing line-up! MAIN STAGE: Fleski Meridian Moitey Music in Mind Raw Material   ACOUSTIC STAGE: Music in … Read more

Restore’s Supermarket Sweep
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Sainsbury’s stores at Heyford Hill and Oxford Westgate have chosen Restore as this year’s Local Charity Partner.   We asked, and you voted, in your droves, nominating Restore for Sainsbury’s Local Charity Partner across the county. Thanks to your support, Restore … Read more

We are recruiting!
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We are recruiting a Beehive Recovery Coordinator, a Payroll and Human Resources Officer and a Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Find out more.

Free Wills Advice Clinic with Lawyer Louise Lewis at Restore
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When writing your Will, your loved ones will always come first. You may find that once you have made provisions for your friends and family, you are able to leave a gift in your Will to Restore. Any gift, however … Read more

BOOKINGS NOW OPEN: Auction, Dinner and Live Blues Band
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Restore are holding a night of live music, auction and a dinner at the beautiful Willows Pavillion in Banbury. We would be delighted if you were to attend.  CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS   We have some amazing items for auction, … Read more

Volunteers’ Week: THANK YOU to all our volunteers
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1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week and to mark it Restore wants to say a massive THANK YOU to all our volunteers who contribute so much to the organisation.  From providing a warm welcome on reception to supporting people with their recovery to serving … Read more

Restore and Firry Mic Album Launch!
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Restore have partnered with The Firry Mic to create a stunning album of Oxford’s best musicians.   The Firry Mic (Oxford’s craftiest Open Mic Night) is turning six, and to celebrate they are releasing a fantastic album of Firry artists … Read more

Healthy Eating, Healthy Mind
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It’s just as important to take care of your mind as your body. That’s why, this national Mental Health Awareness Week (11-17th May), Restore have partnered with Good Food Oxford to show how our relationship with food can impact how … Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week 2015 11th-17th May
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It’s just as important to take care of your mind as your body. That’s why, this Mental Health Awareness Week (11th – 17th May), Restore have partnered with Good Food Oxford to show how our relationship with food can impact … Read more

Saturday Openings Are Back! Garden Cafe opens 16th May
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The Garden Cafe will be open on Saturdays from 16th May, 10am – 4pm.   To celebrate, we will have live jazz music from talented pianist Nick Gill in the cafe from 12.30pm – 3pm. We will gradually be introducing … Read more

Join us for Oxfordshire Art Weeks 2014
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Restore is proud to be opening its doors once again for Oxfordshire Art Weeks 2014.   Art can be very therapeutic for our members. The work they create is often extremely moving, and provides a deep insight into the world … Read more

Our Chief Executive is moving on and we are recruiting
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We are sad to announce that we will be saying goodbye to Benedict Leigh, our Chief Executive of 12 years, in June. Under his leadership, Restore has grown and developed, and the number of people we support has increased from … Read more

World Pooh Sticks Championships Need Volunteers
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One of the cutest events of the Oxfordshire calendar – The World Pooh Sticks Championships – needs volunteers!! The event is on 7th June 1pm – 5pm at Cogges Farm, Whitney. Oxford Spires Rotary, said, “If you or a group … Read more

Places available on Saturday mental health first aid course
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Understand what people experiencing common mental health problems are going through and learn how to provide intial help. We have spaces available on an upcoming Saturday course on 18th and 25th April. Email maya.patel@restore.org.uk to find out more and book … Read more

We are recruiting! Come and join the Restore Team
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Could you be our Recovery Co-ordinator in the Garden Cafe, or our Minibus Driver for South Oxfordshire? Take a look at our Current Vacancies

Restore wins national award for improving mental wellbeing
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Restore is one of nine nationwide winners of the national GSK Impact Awards, which celebrates the outstanding work of community-based healthcare charities. In addition to this fantastic recognition, we will receive £30,000 of unrestricted funding, and access to training and … Read more

Restore instructors recognised at national awards ceremony
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We’re very proud of our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructors, Liz Pierpoint and Julie Field, who have been recognised for their fantastic work at the 2015 National MHFA Awards. Read more in the Oxford Mail.   Both Julie and Liz were nominated … Read more

We are recruiting! Come and join the Restore Team
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We are looking for a Trusts and Partnerships Fundraiser and a Head of Recovery College. Find out more.

We won the Management of Volunteers Award at the Oxfordshire Charity Awards 2015
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Congratulations to our volunteer and training team and Alison Campbell, one of our fantastic volunteer coaches, who were recognised at the Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards on 4 February 2015. ‘We were astounded to win the Management of Volunteers Award,’ said … Read more

Restore Christmas Raffle
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This Christmas saw Restore’s first ever Grand Christmas Raffle, and what a success it’s been! Thanks so much to everyone who donated prizes, bought and sold tickets, helping us to raise a whopping £1674! £1674 fund the recruitment and training of … Read more

Restore shortlisted for OCVA Award
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We are delighted that we have been shortlisted for the Oxford Brookes Management of Volunteers Award at the Oxfordshire Charity & Volunteer Awards. The award recognises good practice in how volunteers are involved in the delivery of services and the … Read more

A Charitable Christmas
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Christmas is often a time for giving and sharing, but we were astounded by the level of generosity shown by the local community this year. Thank you so much to everyone who gave their time and support over the festive season! … Read more

Opening times over the Christmas period
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The Garden Cafe will be closed from 2pm Christmas Eve, reopening at 10am on Monday 5th January. The Littlemore Lounge and Shop are open every day except bank holidays.   The Beehive (Manzil Way), Fleet Meadow (Didcot) and The Orchard … Read more

A Letter from Littlemore
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A message from Sally, Recovery Co-ordinator at Littlemore Recovery Group… Dear all, A big congratulations and thank you to everyone who helped make our Festive Get-together yesterday such a success! All our members, staff and volunteers worked so hard in … Read more

Lord Mayor Unveils Mosaic Bench
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After three years of toil, our stunning mosaic community bench was finally unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Oxford at the Beehive Winter Fair.   Talented volunteer, Olga, began the project with Beehive Recovery Group in 2011, passing on her … Read more

Restore Founder receives Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement
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                Peter Agulnik, who co-founded Restore with Lord Young of Dartington in 1977, received the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award at the Charity Times Awards on 22 October. Peter, now retired, worked as a consultant psychiatrist … Read more

Jobs, jobs, jobs!
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We are recruiting a part-time finance administrator and part-time recovery worker in the Garden Cafe. Find out more and apply.

Restore Runners Complete Half Marathon and CEO’s Costume Proves POPLAR
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Congratulations to our wonderful team of runners who took part in the Oxford Half Marathon yesterday. All fourteen completed the 13 miles and were still smiling by the end. We were especially re-LEAVEed our CEO made it to the finish … Read more

A Marathon Effort!
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14 brave and wonderful souls will be running 13 miles across Oxford on Sunday 12th October to raise money for Restore at the Oxford Half Marathon.   If you’d like to go down and show your support, check out a … Read more

A Marathon Effort!
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14 brave and wonderful souls will be running 13 miles across Oxford on Sunday 12th October to raise money for Restore at the Oxford Half Marathon.   If you’d like to go down and show your support, check out a … Read more

Busy during the week? Join our Saturday mental health first aid course!
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Learn vital skills in identifying mental health problems and know what to do next. Take advantage of our Saturday mental health first aid course. It is running on Saturday 11 and Saturday 18 October.Find out more and book.   

Join us in Didcot for free craft workshops, live music and massage this Saturday!
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Come to the Fleet Meadow Autumn Fair on Saturday 6th September, 11.30am – 4.30pm.  Children can enjoy a bouncy castle, face painting, rabbits and snakes to pet, craft workshops and fairground attractions. There is plenty for adults too, with weaving … Read more

We’re Recruiting! Could you be our new Head of Coaching?
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Restore’s New CEO Starts
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We are excited to announce that our new Chief Executive will start at Restore on 1 August! Martin Realey was the successful candidate in a rigorous recruitment process to find Restore’s new Chief Executive Officer. Our former CEO Benedict Leigh … Read more

Restore’s Supermarket Sweep
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Sainsbury’s stores at Heyford Hill and Oxford Westgate have chosen Restore as this year’s Local Charity Partner.   We asked, and you voted, in your droves, nominating Restore for Sainsbury’s Local Charity Partner across the county. Thanks to your support, Restore … Read more

We are recruiting a Head of Coaching: do you have what it takes?
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We are looking for a dynamic and committed person to develop and implement the coaching strategy for Restore. Find out more.

Job Opportunity: Littlemore Recovery Co-ordinator
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Restore returns to its roots
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Lord Mayor to open Littlemore Gardens The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Mohammed Abassi, will open a new therapeutic garden at Littlemore Recovery Group on 25th June. The benefits of gardening for mental health and wellbeing are well documented, and the … Read more

Run for Restore: Oxford Half Marathon
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We are looking for Restore Runners to participate in the Oxford Half Marathon this October.   The Oxford Half Marathon takes you on a stunning tour of this beautiful historic city. Run through the iconic Mini Factory, past the track … Read more

Job Opportunity: Recovery Worker
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Opportunities Project Launched
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Being admitted to hospital with a mental health problem does not mean you have to give up your job. Restore is launching a ground-breaking new project this summer that supports patients admitted to hospital to remain employed.   The project … Read more

Thank you to all our volunteers
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This year is the 30th anniversary of volunteer week and we want to say a massive thank you to all our wonderful volunteers at Restore.   Thank you so much for all the time, hard work and enthusiasm you put … Read more

Run through ‘the finest view in England’ for Restore
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We’re looking for runners to join the Blenheim 7k Fun Run on 18th May in aid of Restore What could be a more beautiful place for a run than Blenheim Palace Gardens? Described as ‘the finest view in England’, the … Read more

£262,928 boost for disability sport in Oxfordshire
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People with Mental Health problems in Oxfordshire will have more opportunities to get involved in sport after Oxfordshire Sports Partnership received £262,928 of funding from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport fund. The new Active Body, Healthy Mind project is one of … Read more

Who let the dogs out? Meet the newest member of our team!
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Puppy Vincent is settling into life at Restore. Named Vincent because of his nibbled ear, the miniature schnauzer will have an important role to play at Restore. Pet as Therapy (PAT) dogs can bring great calm and comfort to those … Read more

Job opportunity: Employment Coach (12 Month Maternity Cover)
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Find out more at current vacancies.

Successful gardening project receives funding to continue
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Following two successful years, the Langford Gardening project has been extended for another year. The aim of the project is to support people with mental health problems to learn gardening and associated skills in recovery groups. Restore employs a county-wide … Read more

How Green is Restore? We try to find out…
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We grow and use our own veg, recycle and have solar panels. But exactly how green is Restore? Are there things we could improve? Hampton Carbon Consulting kindly offered to assess our carbon footprint for free. The report concluded, ‘Restore … Read more

We are recruiting a community fundraiser
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See current vacancies

Thank you Discount Displays
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Thank you very much to Discount Displays who kindly donated some lovely display boards to Restore for use at events.    

Recovery Group Christmas Drop-ins
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Over the Christmas period we invite our members to drop-in for a cup of tea, a chat and a mince pie! Our Recovery groups won’t be running quite as usual over the Christmas week so we’re inviting everyone to drop-in … Read more

Cafe and Shop Christmas Opening times
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There will be some slight changes to opening times over the Christmas period. The Garden Cafe will be open as usual, from 10am to 4pm, on Monday the 23rd, Tuesday the 24th, Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th. The … Read more

Woodworking improves and expands across the service
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Our woodworking facilities at Banbury, Didcot and Oxford, have recently been improved and expanded upon thanks to many and varied donations. Marathons have been run, quiz nights organised and attended, and many pieces of equipment have been kindly donated.   … Read more

Living Wage Week – Restore Accredited
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Restore is proud to be counted amongst over 400 employers who are acknowledged as providing a living wage to all employees. Our accreditation comes just in time to celebrate Living Wage Week! The Living Wage is an hourly rate set … Read more

Christmas Sale at Restore in Didcot
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FM Christmas Sale Poster 2013   At the Restore Fleet Meadow in Didcot, on Thursday the 21st of November, we’ll be holding a Christmas sale. There’ll be plenty of home-made Christmas cards and gifts on offer, and a chance to … Read more

Restore Chief Executive, Benedict Leigh, pledges to shave off beard!
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Restore Chief Executive, Benedict Leigh, thought he was safe in saying he would shave off his beard if we raised £500 in sponsorship for Restore. But the troops have already mobilised and several pledges have already been made on and … Read more