Welcome to second week. Term started and the weekly schedule is way too full to go to all the awesome social and sport societies you could go to. Also, Emily Carr came along and might have left some of us in a mixed mood between exhaustion and excitement. If you fancy some calm time over a cup of tea and chat come along to one of next week’s welfare events. You are always welcome to contact any of us or a member of the peer-supporter team directly if you feel like it. This week we would like to raise your attention to the following:
5. Launch of the Oxford Mental Health Support Network (OMSHN)
Aiming to bring together mental health resources in Oxfordshire across both universities and the general public, OMHSN provides a comprehensive list of services for those in need. Please come along to discuss the issues surrounding Oxfordshire's Mental Health crisis. Anyone is welcome, and you can leave and go as you like. For more information visit the event’s facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/events/709150142584557/) or contact the organisers directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
6. Motivate me! on Thursday 7pm- 8:30pm, Art Café (3rd floor)
Motivate Me is an informal group which provides support and encouragement to any student who is experiencing difficulties around food or body image. Week 1 is a Meet and Greet - come along for a chat with facilitators and to see if the group is for you! You can find the art café on 14 Bonn Square in OX1 EU.
7. Positive minds on Thusday 7pm-8:30pm, Art Café (3rd floor)
Positive Minds is a course for students with low mood or mild depression, covering topics such as building a support network, establishing healthy routines and exploring different relaxation techniques. Week 1 is a Meet and Greet - come along for a chat with facilitators and to see if the group is for you!
8. The Loss Foundation
The Loss Foundation is a charity dedicated to providing support to those experiencing bereavement. Visit their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/lossfoundationoxfordstudents/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf
Thursday 13th October - Meet and Greet
Thursday 20th October - Session 1
Thursday 24th November - Session 2
Finally have a look how animals celebrate Halloween on http://www.boredpanda.com/halloween-animal-comics-liz-climo/
This is all from us for now. We wish you a wonderful week,
Rose and Jochen
P.S.: I would like to share my favourite recipe of the week with you: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/quickvegetablecurry_92583 This is responsible for a couple of wonderful moments in my past week. Enjoy and tell me what you think.