Green fingers for recovery

We would like to say a huge thank you to Roche Diagnostics and their staff who recently spent a day gardening at a Sussex Oakleaf property. 

The gardens which form a part of our temporary accommodation services are now looking fantastic and will give the residents a space to relax outside and continue in their recovery.

Jane Coppard, Public Affairs Manager for Roche Diagnostics said:

"We were delighted to have the opportunity to get stuck-in to revive a garden at the Sussex Oakleaf property in Haywards Heath. Sussex Oakleaf do fantastic work in helping those in Mid Sussex who have mental health issues and need a helping hand in life and we are grateful to Roche Diagnostics for allowing us to give our time to this very worthy local community cause."

Sussex Oakleaf provide temporary accommodation to individuals in Mid Sussex who are struggling with their mental health. The service works with Mid Sussex Council who identify individuals in need of support and refer them to Sussex Oakleaf.

Helen Pryde, Recovery Worker for Sussex Oakleaf said:

"Thank you so much to Roche Diagnostics. Your efforts are so appreciated by the staff, the clients and the adjoining neighbors. The residents are keen to get involved and keep the space looking great and your work has really helped to give them a boost to take responsibility for the space for themselves. It is a win for the property and a win for our residents recovery." 

If you are struggling with your mental health and would like some support then please get in touch with Sussex Oakleaf on 01444 459517.

If you are living in Mid Sussex and are worried about your housing or are homeless then please contact the Mid Sussex Housing Needs Team on 01444 477574.

You can find out more about Roche Diagnostics by visiting their website.

Below - staff from Roche Diagnostics smiling in the sun as they turn their fingers green.