Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON) – Rural Isolation and Mental Health Event

You are invited 2nd event of the Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON).  This networking forum is for those living and working in rural Oxfordshire. The event is organised by OCVA and partners including Community First Oxfordshire, the Diocese of Oxford, Volunteer Link Up and the Oxfordshire Association of Local Councils.  This event will focus on rural isolation and mental health

When: Wednesday 20th September

Where: Beckley Village Hall, Woodperry Road, Beckley, Oxford, OX3 9UZ

Cost: £5.00 to cover expenses

Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in rural affairs whether they are residents, land-owners or run or work for a rural business or organisation.  Pre-booking is essential.

Register:  Please click, email or telephone 01865 251946 (please leave a message for Gillian)


9.30 – coffee and cake

10.00 – 10.05 – Introduction and welcomes from OCVA

10.05 – 10.30 – Facilitated table discussions

10.30 – 11.30 – Speakers and Q&A session
1.  Sheila Furlong (CEO The Archway Foundation)
2.  Jenni Green, (Regional Manager of Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution)

11.30 – 11.45 – Break

11.45 – 12.15 – Solutions and Opportunities
1.  Ami – an online service that makes it easy to find people who need a little help and support.
2.  Pat Chirgwin (Good Neighbour Schemes)
3.  Kinetic (Kathy Shaw)

12.15 – 12.30 – Information exchange

Cost: £5.00 to cover expenses