Sunflower Centre maintains Social Distancing


COVID-19 - ADAPTING TO THE NEW LANDSCAPE
Statement from our management team


Sunflower Centre plans for the foreseeable period of somewhat relaxed social distancing measures

Treatments, therapies & Classes
Much of what Sunflower offers has moved to working from home online already. Namely:
 
Osteopathy :: Massage :: Acupuncture
These practitioners have not been offering their services in the Sunflower premises.
Osteopaths have been advised that they can continue to work:
- where pre-screening and triage is being carried out
- where the person hasn't got Covid-19 symptoms, been advised to self-isolate or lives in a household with someone who is doing so

We are available for free telephone consultations.  There are also possibilities around the osteopaths working with some of their existing and new patients using online consultations where this is deemed helpful. Get in touch by emailing us.
Aidan Spencer has been offering osteopathy to 'urgent' and 'emergency' cases from his own practice in Nunhead and is now opening out to less urgent cases.
From 1st June Joanna Mitchell has resumed practicing osteopathy from the centre, albeit at a reduced and adapted capacity. Here's where to find more information.

Psychotherapy :: Counselling :: Coaching
Most if not all of the talking therapists moved to working online with their existing clients and some have taken on further clients. They have continued to bring a skilled and compassionate space to support you in your current circumstances and some still have spaces for new clients for short and medium term work.
Soon Jo Lane will begin to see the clients who've expressed a preference to meet in person back at the centre.
 
Yoga and Pilates Classes
All Matwork Classes

Most of the teachers are teaching their regular classes online. Here's the timetable with contact details.
Studio Pilates Classes
These are suspended during the lockdown, with plans to resume 1-1 and 1-2 work (the latter where the two people are living in the same household). 

Other Therapies and Remedies
Homeopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Reiki and more are available through online consultations.

Workshops :: Feldenkrais :: Alexander Technique :: Breastfeeding
Look at the various webpages on this website to find out who's available to work with you online.

We feel very keenly this opportunity to adapt to the situation, to continue to offer a variety of ways that you can look after yourself and your family in these times.
 
From all of us at the Sunflower Centre, with our love and care
 

Statement from the Sunflower Centre management team:

The protection of the health and welfare of the community at large, and especially of those frontline NHS workers, remains central to all decisions that we make.
 
As of midnight on Monday 23rd March, we decided that the building needed to be closed to all patients/clients/visitors.
The factors that we are supporting:
  • It's vital that we all collaborate to flatten the curve of the numbers of cases of infection
  • In order to do that, all forms of social gathering need to cease
Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, closed his address on 20th March with a clear call for care for each other:

"Now more than at any time in our history, we will be judged by our capacity for compassion. Our ability to come through this won't use be down to what government and businesses can do, but by the individual acts of kindness that we show each other. The small business who does everything they can not to lay off their staff, the student who does a shop for their elderly neighbour, the retired nurse who volunteers to cover some shifts in their local hospital.
 
When this is over, and it will be over, we want to look back on this moment and remember the many acts of kindness done by us and to us. 
 
We want to look back on this time and remember how we thought first of others and acted with decency. 
 
We want to look back on this time and remember how in the face of a generation defining moment, we took a collective effort and stood together. 
 
It's on all of us."