Restore is a charity that supports adults to recover from mental ill-health through a variety of projects. Each year we support around 900 people to get back to employment and volunteering, and to participate in their community.
Restore has six Recovery Groups across Oxfordshire; Fleet Meadow in Didcot, The Orchard in Banbury, Littlemore Hospital, Elder Stubbs in Oxford, and the Beehive and Garden Café in Cowley. Recovery Groups offer a unique environment that is supportive, creative, purposeful, and fun. They provide opportunities to socialise and learn new skills in horticulture, printing, cooking, marketing, woodwork and crafts.
We offer Employment Coaching to support people to gain and retain employment, start volunteering, go on training courses, or re-enter education. We have Employment Advisors embedded in our Adult Mental Health Teams and operate a weekly advice and information service to in-patient wards known as the Opportunities Project.
Restore is the lead partner for the Oxfordshire Recovery College which offers an educational approach to recovery through courses on a range of subjects from understanding diagnoses to ways people have approached recovery.
We believe that Key to someone’s recovery is their engagement in communities of interest and activity, and productive working with each other.