We recognise that, whilst there is a threat to our physical health with the current pandemic situation, there are also challenges for our mental health. As a trauma informed service, we know that many people who had pre-existing mental health issues are finding those compounded by the additional stress of this time. We also know that, once this crisis is over, many other people will need support to process what they’ve seen and experienced.
Like many other charities, we have changed how we deliver our services in response to the social distancing advice during the Covid19 crisis. We will try to continue to update this page as things change. Please keep checking back to see what we’re offering and how to engage with whatever you need.
(10th April 2020)
- All face to face sessions now moved to online using Zoom or telephone
- Clients who were already engaging with counselling are now recieving online sessions if they want them.
- In the next two weeks we will be contacting those currently on our waiting list to offer online sessions.
- Once we’ve allocated appointments to our waiting list we will then begin to assess new clients.
- Our volunteers are now connecting online or by phone.
- We are exploring new, innovative ways for them to volunteer in the community.
- A series of connecting spaces across the week, offer a variety of options including self care and therapeutic art.
- We’ve been able to provide mobile phones and internet access to those who didn’t already have this.
The Big Conversation
- We’ve launched our new online coffee morning, once a week, on a Wednesday at 11am.
- A time to meet up with other people from all over the country to chat around a particular theme.
- We’ve looked at gratitude, joy and music so far and over the next weeks will be thinking about routines, hope and fun.
- The Zoom link goes on our Facebook page so make sure you follow us.