NEWS: Covid-19 Update on Oakleaf Services

NEWS: Covid-19 Update on Oakleaf Services

Covid-19 Update: As restrictions continue to lift, we look forward to welcoming back our clients in-person and re-introducing the wide range of face-to-face activities and work-related training we have to offer whilst maintaining our virtual support.

We are currently offering a robust programme of support both online and face-to-face, including wellbeing activities, work-related training, workshops, support groups, one-to-one emotional support and counselling. We continue to increase the variety of our virtual wellbeing activities and workshops and will also continue to expand our in-person offering over the coming months.

From Monday, 17th May Oakleaf HQ is open:

      • We will continue to increase the variety of our wellbeing activities and workshops, both online and in-person (visit our Client Calendar)
      • IT Courses have returned, with both online and in-person options
      • Gardening training has resumed (in-person)
      • Upholstery training has resumed (in-person)
      • Counselling is being delivered in line what you have agreed with your individual counsellor.


Information regarding our services, health advice and guidance will be updated over the coming months as restrictions ease. If you have any queries or comments about our services, please do get in touch and we will do our best to support you:

For an up-to-date schedule, visit our Client Calendar. 

For Covid-19 FAQs for clients, please click here.

Examples of our online Wellbeing Activities include:
    • Mindfulness
    • Tai Chi
    • ‘Kickstart’ wellbeing programme
    • Fitness/Home workouts
    • ActivZone Gym
    • Wellbeing Walks
    • Craft and Chat workshops
    • Mental Health support group
    • Financial Foundation workshops
    • Yoga
    • Pilates
    • ‘New Thoughts’ refresher
    • Confidence Building
    • Positivity Hour
    • Football
    • Wildlife group
    • Art
    • Youth group
    • ‘Check in and Chat’ group support sessions, facilitated by client services
    • Cooking and Nutrition Workshops
    • Poetry


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 constantly reviewing the situation and the services we are able to provide and will of course keep everyone up to date.

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

The Guildford Safe Haven remains open at Oakleaf for those in crisis between 6pm-11pm every night.

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:

If you feel you need any extra support please either email or, alternatively you can call us on 01483 303649.

Coronavirus Fundraising Appeal:

If you are able to donate to Oakleaf and help us provide much-needed mental health & wellbeing support as demand for our services increases, we would be incredibly grateful. 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.