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Oakleaf Coronavirus Emergency Appeal

Oakleaf Coronavirus Emergency Appeal

Why we need your help

How has isolation made you feel? Anxious, fearful, panicked, or frustrated? This is how many Oakleaf clients feel every day.

UPDATE: 20 July

As the Coronavirus crisis continues, we are working hard to ensure that help is available to all who need it. We have resumed outdoor face-to-face activities (football, walking group) and are continuing to grow our package of remote support.

We are planning how to help our vulnerable clients move back towards normality - but with multiple funding streams diminished and an influx in new clients, we need your help now more than ever. 

To find out more, visit our website: https://www.oakleaf-enterprise.org/

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As you may know, Oakleaf draws people out of isolation and loneliness. But now, in these unprecedented times, our clients are back into the confinement they worked so hard to break free from. We are working to support people over the phone and online, but with funding streams vanishing and we need your help more than ever.

We currently only have enough financial resources to guarantee our services for the next several months, and we now find ourselves in the situation where many of our fundraising streams are vanishing because of this upheaval.

To help us make sure Oakleaf can survive this crisis, are you be able to make a donation? If you can, we would be incredibly grateful. Every pound literally makes a difference—for example, £3 can pay for one hour of 1:1 counselling.

For those able to contribute more, we are happy to announce that during this crisis all donations over £500 will be match funded by a longstanding supporter.


We will use all donations to fund our vital services and ensure we can continue to support those suffering with mental ill-health during this crisis.


In order to support the hundreds of clients currently in our care, we are working around the clock to provide activities and support remotely, including:

  • Daily Wellbeing Activities via online platforms (including mindfulness, tai chi, fitness classes, art, choir)
  • Counselling over the phone and via video call
  • IT training via YouTube Live
  • Bi-weekly support groups (including Women’s group, Men's group, LGBTQ+ group)
  • Budgeting support
  • Anxiety Management
  • Weekly 1:1 check in calls with Client Services staff

We are accepting new referrals, conducting initial assessments over the phone. Also, the Guildford Safe Haven remains open between 6-11pm every evening as an alternative to A&E, exclusively for those experiencing a mental health crisis.

These activities are under constant review. As a small charity, we can respond flexibly and quickly to changing circumstances. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.oakleaf-enterprise.org/

Thank you so much for your support- we need you now more than ever. 

Best wishes,

The Oakleaf Team

If you have any questions please drop us a line at jenclay@oakleaf-enterprise.org


 

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Supporters

Nasreen Pritchard

Movement and Meditation

45.00

Sep 08, 2020

Anonymous


Aug 01, 2020

Anonymous

A slightly belated thank you to Roy and the Chantry Singers for the online Vocal Boot Camp sessions from April to June!

10.00

Aug 01, 2020

Victoria

Another excellent quiz, especially the cheese/Ikea round!

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jul 31, 2020

Moyra

For the fabulous quiz!

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jul 30, 2020

Anonymous

10.00

Jul 30, 2020

Anonymous

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Jul 30, 2020

Chris Boyland

I would like to say thank you for a great time at the last quiz you recently done. One of my colleagues is a great believer in the amazing work you do and I would like to say thanks for helping my colleague in their time of need.

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Jul 30, 2020

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jul 30, 2020

Tracey

Thanks so much for the quizzes, Jen and Enya - we?ve had a great time doing them!

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jul 30, 2020

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

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