20 July 2020
A picture of Laptops provided to mental health charity

An Oxfordshire charity which supports mental wellbeing is now able to provide its services virtually, thanks to a donation of laptops by Sanctuary Housing.

Restore, a charity supporting people who are recovering from mental illness, has used the laptops to enable two employees to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic to support clients.

Jacqui Vincent-Potter, manager at Restore, said: “Thanks to the additional help from Sanctuary we have been able to continue our work to support service users. We know from feedback, how vital our services are for people in the local community to help them feel less isolated.” 

In addition, Sanctuary has also provided funding for Restore to start a new project to help service users create and use bullet journals. These journals allow people to design their own diary which they can use to record their thoughts and feelings as well as monitor mood. The funding will be used to buy the journals and material required for those taking part in the project.

Sheila Jault, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood assistant, commented: “We are really pleased that we can support this project through the Banbury neighbourhood plan and hope that the clients will really benefit from the time spent on their journals.

“We love working with Restore and have tried to support them as much as we can through the lockdown so that they can continue to carry out the amazing work that they do.”