Restore

Turning Up The Heat For Mental Health!

Restore is a mental health charity in Oxfordshire. We co-produce initiatives with our Members. We wish to regenerate two of our sites to make them more sustainable and energy efficient helping us achieve our One Planet action plan and enabling Members to benefit from this initiative.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (274222)

open_in_new https://www.restore.org.uk
Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,000

Amount raised

£6,808

Donations

33

Championed by The Helping Hands Fund

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

We have 6 sites across Oxfordshire where our local service users with mental ill-health (Members) are able to attend recovery groups/programmes. Members can participate in crafts, woodwork, cafe projects, therapeutic gardening and customer services, along with being trained in various new skills. We wish to make our buildings more energy efficient in two of these groups. We also want to enhance our organic growing opportunities with a polytunnel for members' therapeutic gardening in another.

Solution

Oxfordshire County Council have kindly donated some solar panels to us. These panels were available to be recycled. Our Facilities Manager wrote a successful bid to win the panels and secured 42 panels for us. We now need to gain funding for inverters and installation on two of our sites needing such efficiencies. In addition, we are asking for funds for a poly-tunnel and LED lighting. All initiatives are co-produced with members and are part of our one planet action plan.

  • I feel my voice and presence is worth something. I feel I've completed something at the end which makes me feel good. Coming to Restore has helped me with my stability, structure and routine. Thank you.

    — Restore Member

  • The Mental Health First Aid training is the best I have had.

    — Principal (of 17 years) of Magdalen College, Oxford

  • There are so many more benefits and there is a great great need for this service to continue and thrive! Thank you very much for all the great work you and the team do for all the individuals you with with. Restore does a wonderful job giving help and confidence to the mentally unwell.

    — Occupational Therapists

  • Restore means a great deal to me, it has had a massive positive impact on my life. Sometimes it's difficult to get out of bed because of my low mood, but I remind myself of the bigger goal I want to achieve and it helps me to honour my commitment to Restore.

    — Restore Member