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Stafford Social Hub

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Stafford Social Hub is a project funded by the National Lottery 'Reaching Communities' Community Fund offering a fresh approach to mental health and wellbeing.

We provide a positive social network for the residents of Stafford to gain ongoing emotional, social, and practical support.

We facilitate a weekly social programme of activities delivered by volunteers who have lived experience of mental distress who understand the difficulties our members face. 

In the past, this service has only been for people accessing Emotional Wellbeing in Stafford and Surrounds. Now, it is for anyone who feels they need that ongoing support, either during or after receiving therapy, or even instead of, if they feel this is more suited to their needs.

We can work with anyone who feels lonely or isolated, low in mood or anxious, or even those wanting to make more friends and get out more, or volunteer their time to help others in their local community. Everyone is welcome.

Social Programme: We offer a wide range of recreational activities, such as walks, cinema visits, coffee mornings, day trips and social outings, to help improve social health. We also offer a number of volunteer run support groups to help maintain mental health, such as Choose To Change, Create and Talk and Fresh Start. 

What is Social Health? Well...it's about keeping active, going out, meeting people, making friends and having fun. It's about feeling comfortable in social situations and having the skills and confidence to enjoy life with others. Evidence suggests this can have a beneficial affect on mental health and prevents relapse.

A Safe Space: to learn skills and build confidence with the encouragement and aim of integrating more fully into local community and to progress and maintain mental health recovery. 

We also run volunteer training in peer support and an accredited level 2 course called "Supporting People in Recovery". This is a bespoke course of Starfish Services Limited, the national charity who run Stafford Social Hub. 

If you would like to find out more please contact us via phone: 01785 283024 or email: info@thesocialhub.org.uk or visit our website: www.thesocialhub.org.uk 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Charlotte Brady
Contact Position
Social Regional Lead
Telephone
07817532910
E-mail
charlotte.brady@thesocialhub.org.uk
Website
Stafford Social Hub
Twitter
@thesocialhub111
Facebook
Stafford Social Hub
Notes

Main Office Phone Number 01785 283024

Where to go

Name
The Hub Community Resource Centre
Address
17, Eastgate Street
Stafford
Staffordshire
Postcode
ST16 2LZ Get Directions (This link opens in a new tab)
Notes

We have Social Hubs in Stafford, Cannock, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton. Please feel free to ring Charlotte to find out more our other services and how to get involved.

Other Details

Costs

Service is Free
Yes
Details
We ask members to pay a donation to contribute to the cost of hiring rooms and refreshments.

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Referrals can be obtained from here or from the office or via email

Last updated: 04 Mar 2019
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