Date: October, 2020
Coronavirus Emergency Appeal:
If you are able to donate to Oakleaf and help us provide much-needed support as funding sources vanish, we would be incredibly grateful—we now need you more than ever. You can also set up regular monthly donation here, or you can set up a Virgin Money Giving fundraising page. Whatever way you are able to support us, we greatly appreciate it.
Update on Covid-19:
We resumed some face-to-face activities with Covid-19 procedures in place from Monday 17th August! This is in addition to the continuation of our virtual support.
Our face-to-face activities currently include:
- Work-related training at Oakleaf HQ
- Counselling sessions at Oakleaf HQ
- Coffee Mornings at Oakleaf HQ
- Youth Group at Oakleaf HQ
- Gym sessions at ActivZone Gym, Guildford
Please note that these activities change on a fortnightly basis.
For an up-to-date schedule, visit our Client Calendar. Please note face-to-face activities are subject to bookings only.
We are still providing daily wellbeing activities and other support online via Zoom as well as over the phone. If you are an Oakleaf client and would be interested in joining any of these sessions please send an email to Annalise Baker: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our online Wellbeing Activities include:
- Tai Chi
- Fitness/Home workouts
- Virtual choir
- Book Club
- NLP/Emotional Wellbeing
- Women’s support group
- ‘Check in and Chat’ group support sessions, facilitated by client services
- Cooking and Nutrition Workshops
- LGBTQ+ Support Group
- Sleep Workshop
- Low Mood Workshop
In addition, Client Services are offering 30 minute sessions on the phone. These can be used as a catch up chat, to give advice on how to maintain wellbeing whilst being at home and also to inform you of local support available if you are in need of extra help.
We are also currently accepting new referrals; if you are interested in receiving support from Oakleaf for the first time please complete our referral form online here, or email email@example.com.
The Guildford Safe Haven remains open for those in crisis between 6pm-11pm every night.
We are constantly reviewing the situation and the services we are able to provide and will of course keep everyone up to date.
For written tips and resources for looking after your mental health and wellbeing during this difficult time, download our Resource Guide here. You can also download a Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook here.
We hope everyone is keeping safe and well and if you have any Covid-19 symptoms, including but not limited to a cough or fever, please do go on the NHS website: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19