""I was bullied at school and told off for crying – so I learned to hide my feelings. I started to have identity issues from my early 20’s & I became very anxious as a result. At the age of 53, I was given a formal diagnosis of Asperger’s & my mental health went downhill. But the Serenity Café has given me a safe space to come to and it makes my life better as I can spend some time with other people, which I have always found hard to do".

82% of Hub clients feel more connected to the community after having accessed our services.

Preventing social isolation: There are no obstacles to accessing our services as clients can self-refer or be referred. and all activities are completely free.

26% of Hub clients have used the Hub for 10 years or more.

Providing long term support: People can access all of our services for as long as they need.

88% feel an improvement in their mental wellbeing.

Helping people reach their goals: We focus on our client's individual needs and they are encouraged to develop a personal progress plan based on their goals. Some clients also volunteer to run peer support groups.

We are skilling up 5 clients per year to become Befriender Volunteers.

Working in the community: With support from the National Lottery Community Fund, our Time 4 U' project helps clients support others in the community who are housebound.

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    The Hub offers me a fantastic service to interact which has stopped my social isolation and has saved my life many times. We don’t look down on each other because we’ve got a mental illness; we just have a little natter with friends. ”