ARENA Peer Support Group
‘Everything is known except how to live’: these words from the French Philosopher Jean Paul Sarte neatly sum what we most often struggle with: the living of life.
GCSEs, NVQs, Adult education classes, Trade Training on all topics are fairly straightforward. The living of life! Ah well that’s another matter and often complicated. There are no courses on the living of life as such; so we have to work it out or make it up as we go along.
This group is about working out how to live: that is to live life alongside our mental health issues however they’ve arisen and to maintain and or recover our will to fight and reclaim control of our lives.
Every Arena Group represents a library of experiences from which we can each take a page to help ourselves. Groups vary in size yet always enable each individual to express their current concerns and life issues in a supportive, safe and confidential space.
Our vision is to develop this open membership group into a peer support recovery group.
For those interested there will also be opportunities to develop skills as co-facilitators in the group.
How to Access this Service
For enquiries please email or call to confirm the day and time of the meeting.
Time and location: 1pm – 2:30pm at Newman Court, Cave Street.
Cave St comes off St Clements as a left turn just before the traffic lights leading to Marston, Headington & South Park.
Since March of 2020 till May of 2021 most the Arena meetings were taking place on Zoom. Arena meetings now take place indoors in Newman Court (a well ventilated meeting room) or in better weather conditions in a nearby meadow (camp chairs provided). For further details please ring on the number given.
Who is it for?
Some in the Group do make use of mental health services; others self-identify as having mental health issues.