Stafford Social Hub
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.
Who to contact
Where to go
- The Hub Community Resource Centre
17, Eastgate Street
- ST16 2LZ Get Directions (This link opens in a new tab)
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.
- Service is Free
- We ask members to pay a donation to contribute to the cost of hiring rooms and refreshments.
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Referrals can be obtained from here or from the office or via email