News and events News Mental Health Awareness week 2021 With the Mental Health Foundation recording that 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some over the last year that they felt unable to cope, our services are needed more than ever. Get involved with Mental Health Awareness week Monday 10 May 2021 marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health. This year, the theme is ‘nature’ and across the country, people will be celebrating the mental health benefits of being around nature in their local community in a range of digital and creative ways. We will be celebrating the week by sharing blog posts on our social media channels from clients and Patrons and sharing details of our face-to-face wellbeing activities groups, which are now resuming after restrictions. Clare is an ex Hub client and she explains how the charity’s person-centred approach has helped her, so much so that she volunteers with our Time4U project, which provides telephone support to local people who struggle with loneliness. “Back in 2008/2009 I went through a hard period in my life when I suffered a nervous breakdown, followed sadly in September 2013, by the tragic loss of my husband at just 37. I was referred to the Hub by my local GP. The Staff were amazing and very supportive. I joined their needlework group and found cross stitch helped take my mind off things I was going through. It was very therapeutic”. If you would like to get involved in Mental Health Awareness week, why not follow us on social media and comment on how you use nature to help with your wellbeing. The links to our social media channels are at the bottom of this page. Thank you!