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COVID-19 Response

ASCEND staff are working hard to support our community in many ways.  Please look on our Facebook Page @ascendcharityuk for our latest information, on our courses web page or at our newsletters below.  Please note that at the present time, the ASCEND office at All Saints’ Church is closed to visitors.  Our Step Up building can be visited by appointment only – ring Liz Fraser on 0208 428 6725 for more details and our Dig Deep Allotment is still running on Thursdays with new Social Distance measures in place.  We are reviewing this situation regularly and in line with Government advice on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our staff are working remotely and can be contacted from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday as follows:-

07483 104912 (Christine Wyard, CEO), 

07483 104911 (Jane Drury, Three Rivers Healthy Hub) 

07483 104910 (Jane Ross, ASCEND Courses)

07960 028294 (Eileen Saunders, BBO Hub).

07849 518447  (Kay Cumbers, Guidance Advisor).

Hertsmindnetwork’s Nightlight helpline service is now 24hrs.

We will offer you sensitive and non-judgmental support from our team of dedicated Crisis Support Workers and Peer Mentors who will provide you with time and space to talk, support with crisis resolution and building coping strategies, advice and information, signposting and onward referral.

Anyone experiencing mental health distress can call the Helpline for emotional support and signposting.

Professionals, family/friends can call on someone’s behalf with the individual’s consent.

Click here or on the image to visit the website.

Blurt, a social enterprise, launches Project Quaranzine.

Quaranzine is a space for anyone aged 0-24 to share a ‘zine that they’ve made with the rest of the world. They have a free downloads section in their shop for people to download and read.

They have some downloadable templates for you to fill in (unless you fancy making your own!). They also have a list of prompts in case you get a little bit stuck, but please feel free to use your own ideas. They’ve split them into different age groups for ease, but you can use a prompt from any age group if you want to.