Updated Tuesday 12th January 2021
With Lockdown 3.0 announced earlier this week and in line with the Government Guidelines, Lindengate will remain open whilst ensuring the safety of all our beneficiaries and welcome anyone who may be struggling with their wellbeing, or just want a safe place to take their regular exercise. Come along to our free drop-in Rest & Reflect sessions, taking place at our 5 acre therapeutic garden and wildlife haven, on Mondays 9am-12pm, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 1-3pm.
To ensure the safety of our gardeners, volunteers and team, after much consideration and in order to fulfil Covid guidelines, our weekly sessions will be postponed until further notice. We will be able to reopen when the restrictions ease again and we have the resources and capacity to do so safely.
If you are registered as a volunteer with us, we wish to continue to welcome you to Lindengate, providing you are fit and well and continue to follow the government guidelines.
For anyone that may be shielding at this time, take a look at Lindengate@Home, where you will find many activities that can help you keep active, learn new things, connect with and help others and become more aware of all the good things around you.
For all our other programmes, please take a look at our Programmes page for further details.
We would value any support during these difficult times – find out how you can support us HERE.
If you are unsure what the new guidelines may mean for you, take a look at the Government Guidelines and our FAQ’s below, but if you have further questions, please contact us.
If you are unsure what the new guidelines may mean for you, take a look at the Government guidelines and our FAQ’s below, but if you have further questions, please contact us.
Lindengate will remain open whilst ensuring the safety of all our beneficiaries and welcome anyone who may be struggling with their wellbeing, or just want a safe place to take their regular exercise. Come along to our free drop-in Rest & Reflect sessions, taking place on Mondays 9am – 12pm, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 1-3pm We will, of course, review the situation and provide regular updates, which will be available via our website, social media platforms (facebook / twitter / instagram) and email.
Our Rest & Reflect programme is a FREE drop-in session, where you will be asked to complete a Track & Trace form, as well as use hand sanitiser, before entering. Face masks and gloves are available, but are not compuslary to wear, as the gardens are all outside and offer plenty of sheltered areas to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Please note that there are no toilet facilities available on site during our Rest & Reflect sessions.
In line with updated Government guidance, you may visit Lindengate with your household, or support bubble, or one other person from outside your household. Please see the Government guidelines for full details.
Your health and safety are our top priority so, as you’d expect, we’ve introduced a few changes.
Here’s our commitment to you:
We’ve limited visitor numbers so that social distancing can be maintained with confidence.
We’re following the Covid-19 government safety advice for all visitors and staff to achieve the highest standards. We assess guidelines daily.
We have new operating procedures, cleaning schedules and one-way systems to help manage social distancing.
You’ll see staff and volunteers wearing personal protective equipment so they can work safely, when necessary.
Regular Risk Assessments have been carried out across Lindengate. As well as clear guidelines and signage on maintaining social distancing and changes to the use of communal areas, extra cleaning and hygiene procedures are being carried out.
Keep those hands clean and please adhere to all Lindengate’s COVID guidelines whilst on site.
It’s up to you help keep us safe too:
Maintain at least wo-metre social distancing – that’s one and a half wheelbarrows, two average garden spades or approximately 8 rabbits!
Please ensure that, in line with updated Government guidance, if you feel at all unwell, are showing signs of COVID-19 symptoms, are currently shielding, or self-isolating, that you stay at home.
We do not require visitors to Rest & Reflect to wear face coverings at Lindengate, as all areas are outdoor spaces, in line with Government guidance.
Welcome to Lindengate Mental Health Charity
Lindengate Mental Health Charity is located at a stunning five-acre site in Buckinghamshire, where nature breathes new life into anyone who is struggling with their wellbeing. The garden lends itself to supporting people in recovering from a range of common mental health needs. The natural beauty and richness of the site help to restore and heal, whilst specialised gardening, conservation, construction, cooking, and nature based art and crafts activities provide focus and purpose. Add to this the community of volunteers and staff who nurture a supportive, inclusive and safe environment and you have a recipe for success.
We are currently working towards having all our services up and running and adding new services, but as we continue to meet Government guidelines to keep everyone safe, we will only be able to open for anyone who needs additional support when we have the resources and capacity to do so safely. Please take a look at our programmes to see what support we are currently able to offer.
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