otrbristol | 11th May 2020

May 2020 – a note from OTR on the Coronavirus

Hi everyone

We hope you’re keeping well, staying safe and healthy, and finding ways to look after your mental health and wellbeing.

We wanted to provide an updated summary of what you can expect from OTR throughout these ongoing Coronavirus times. This is written on May 11th and we will provide an update here on this page should anything change.

In line with government restrictions and to protect the health and safety of our young people, staff and volunteers, all OTR buildings remain closed for the foreseeable future and there is no delivery of any face-to-face support.

However, as you will have seen, we have worked really hard to provide digital alternatives for all of our offers. You can visit the project pages on this website to find out more about each offer and sign up if you like the sound of it. These sessions have been going really well and young people are telling us they’re super-helpful. You can expect the same warm, safe and friendly environment from OTR online as you would if you came to us in person.

In addition to these sessions that require a sign-up, we’re also posting loads of informative and entertaining stuff on our social media. Each Monday, you can visit our website, social media, or get our newsletter, to find out what we have in store for the week ahead. We’re providing really practical mental health and wellbeing tips about dealing with challenges the Coronavirus throws up, as well as other fun videos, quizzes and live streams. Please share these schedules around as you see them, as you may have friends who want to join in/watch!

We appreciate that this is a really difficult time, and for many of you, OTR’s services and projects are an important part of your journey to feeling better and looking after yourself. Please stay in touch, keep talking, and let us know what would be useful to you. We really are listening and responding to what you tell us is helpful.

Stay safe – we will all get through this together!