BHT and Sussex Oakleaf complete merger

BHT and Sussex Oakleaf complete merger

As of today 1 April 2020, Sussex Oakleaf successfully completed its merger with Brighton Housing Trust (BHT). This has been achieved in spite of the coronavirus pandemic and has followed eighteen months of negotiations. Both organisations have long histories of providing effective front-line services to those who need it most, and by joining together can […]

Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas

Homelessness charities Sussex Oakleaf and Turning Tides have launched a new partnership with Mid Sussex District Council to combat homelessness in Mid Sussex. The new scheme is celebrating its first success as a local man moves into warm and safe accommodation just in time for Christmas, after nearly two years of homelessness when his only […]

A very crafty Christmas!

Some of our very talented clients and volunteers recently organised and took part in a Christmas fair where they successfully raised nearly £500 to support Sussex Oakleaf! The event, which took place in Crawley, gave clients, volunteers and members of the public a chance to celebrate better mental health and become involved in their local […]

A very royal visit!

Sussex Oakleaf were recently honoured to receive an invite from Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex to attend a visit from HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, who is a patron of Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex, learned about Be OK – Sussex Oakleaf’s youth mental health service and was truly interested […]

Green tokens at Waitrose

For the whole of the month of November, Waitrose in Horsham will be fundraising on behalf of Sussex Oakleaf.  If you visit the store between now and November 30 then you can help to support better mental health in Sussex by dropping a green token in one of the collection points provided. By placing a […]

Be OK’s big day out

Be OK – Sussex Oakleaf’s youth mental health service – recently arranged for a group of clients to go on a fun day of outdoor activities at Holmbush near Crawley. From axe throwing to archery, clients had the opportunity to get active and do something fun and new. Participants even got the chance to do […]

The Big Mental Health Pop Up

Community Heroes!

Fresh off the heals from winning a Stronger Communities Award from Mid Sussex District Council, Sussex Oakleaf’s The Big Mental Health Pop Up has been shortlisted for an award from BBC Sussex & Surrey. The music and arts award is given to an individual or organisation which showcases local creative talent. Back in May 2019 […]

Award winners!

We’re very excited to announce that we won the Mid Sussex Applauds Stronger Communities Award last weekend.  The award, which recognises community groups and organisations which have helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity, was given to Sussex Oakleaf following The Big Mental Health Pop Up earlier in […]

World Mental Health Day

Organised by the World Health Organisation, every 10 October is World Mental Health Day. One in four of us will experience a mental health issue in any given year. But that means that every single one us likely knows someone who is struggling right now. In-fact, all of us have mental health, good or bad, […]

Running for Sussex Oakleaf

Running for Sussex Oakleaf

Sussex Oakleaf are hugely grateful to Richard Boreham and his friends and family who are currently raising funds to support us. Richard is currently in training and will be running a half marathon next year, no small feat so well done! They are already at 60% of their fundraising target which is absolutely amazing so […]