LITTLE HUB OF HOPE
A Supportive Community
WHAT IS LITTLE HUB OF HOPE?
We are a small team of volunteers supporting people who are struggling with their mental health, through friendship and creativity.
We initially started up to support those who had attempted suicide, or felt suicidal and had very little support. However, we want to be there for as many people as possible before it comes to that point.
We are here for you whatever your situation, whether you are...
Feeling isolated and would like to meet others in a safe space
Experiencing anxiety, stress and/or depression
Supporting or caring for others
Want to express your emotions through creativity and have a safe space to do this
Have a long/short term mental health diagnosis and in need of some extra support
Are experiencing thoughts of hopelessness or suicidal ideation
Just feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment and don’t know where to turn.
For many of our volunteers, relationships and creativity have played a big part in their own personal recovery and in supporting their wellbeing. It also plays a big part in the service we offer.
We believe that all lives matter, and that no one deserves to come to a place of hopelessness where taking their own life feels like the only option. We want to see lives restored, and meaning and purpose found.
TRUST - Providing a safe space to feeling express thoughts, feelings and emotions.
EMPATHY - Being heard and understood, and being met with compassion.
BELONGING - Being a part of a safe and welcoming community.
EQUALITY & DIVERSITY - Treating every person with dignity and respect.
EMPOWERMENT - Developing new skills, tools and confidence to support future wellbeing.
Little Hub of Hope is run by River of Community Church which is also CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation). We are run by a team of volunteers with lived experience of mental health, and are funded through community donations, our local town councillors, the Tesco community grant and the AllChurches Trust.
“Empathy is... communicating that incredibly healing message of 'You're not alone'”