Voluntary Sector Conference – Keeping Well, Keeping Happy 24th October 2017

You are invited to our sector conference on Tuesday 24th October 2017.  This networking and information event is for anyone involved in the voluntary sector in Oxfordshire. The event is organised by OCVA and will focus on aspects of physical and mental wellbeing.

Who should attend?

Anyone who works in the voluntary sector in Oxfordshire.  Pre-booking is essential. 

Spaces are limited to 120 participants and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Book early to avoid disappointment!

Would you like a stand at our market place? This year we will be providing a market place of services and organisations centred on wellbeing to provide information and support. Book your place stall here.


(Whilst every effort is being made to maintain to the published timetable, circumstances might dictate that last minute changes have to be made)

Time Item
9.30 Coffee and market place
10.00 – 10.05 Introduction and welcome from Jane Cranston – High Sheriff of Oxfordshire and OCVA
10.15 – 10.30 Thought shower on the theme
10.30 – 11.15 Table led discussion – speakers include:

  • Jane Cranston
  • Christians Against Poverty
  • Good Neighbour Schemes
  • A representative from Oxfordshire Children’s Safeguarding Board
11.15 – 11.30 Break and market place
11.30 – 12.30 Workshops including:

  • Safeguarding
  • Debt Advice
  • Volunteering
  • Dementia
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch (BYO or buy at the cafe) – Kinetic demonstration
13.30 – 14.30 Workshops including

  • Building your resilience tool kit
  • Relaxation tips to manage stress and anxiety
  • Theatre for stress and relaxation (13th Theatre Company)
  • Singing for Serenity
14.30 – 15.00 Speakers include representatives from the following groups

  • One-Eighty
  • ARCh
  • Balsam Family Project
15.00 – 15.30 Plenary discussion led by Kathy Shaw

Cost: £5.00 for OCVA members (one representative per group) £15.00 for non members.

Not a member of OCVA?  Join here

When: Tuesday 24th October

Where: Abingdon and Witney College, Abingdon Campus, Wooton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1GG.

For directions to the venue via car or public transport, please see the map.

There is parking available at the venue. For more information on the public transport links to the venue, please see here.


Registration: here

You will be sent email confirmation with further details as soon as registration and payment is completed.
For information on other events and forums OCVA run across the county, please see our events page.

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