March 30, 2020
The health and safety of everyone on the New Leaf programme, including participants and employees, is very important to us. As you will be aware, the situation regarding Coronavirus is rapidly developing and there are currently many ‘unknowns’ regarding how the pandemic will develop and what measures will be put in place at national and local levels.
As it stands, we are following Publish Health England (PHE) advice and therefore we are:
For all the latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Government’s information page which is regularly updated with the latest details.
Maintaining your mental health
With the number of unknowns around coronavirus, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed and nervous during this time. The Mental Health Foundation has put together a list of things you can do to support and manage our wellbeing during this time.
You can read the full article here.
If you are a current participant and feel like you need support with your mental health, please get in contact with your mentor who can refer you to remote mental health support.
Our mental health team have also recommended the following apps to help you maintain your mental health while at home:
If you are really struggling, please call the Samaritans: 116 123
Keep in touch
We are continuing to monitor the situation and will be updating our social media with any changes.
New Leaf is led by Torus Foundation and is part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and The National Lottery Community Fund.