New Community Wellbeing Hubs launch in Workington and Carlisle

Posted: 09/01/24

New Community Recovery and Wellbeing Hubs are launching this week to offer people easy access to support in the heart of their community.

The hubs will be run by Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne, and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW), in partnership with Carlisle Matters and other local organisations.

Hollie Edmondson, Recovery Clinical Lead at CNTW who has led on organising these Hubs, said: “These new Hubs will give people a safe, relaxed space to feel understood, listened to and supported.

“We can provide on-the-spot support with whatever you might be struggling with. If something’s weighing on your mind, we’re here to help.

“There’s no need to book. You can just drop in any time between 10am and 1pm on Wednesdays at the Workington hub, and between 10am and 2pm on Thursdays at the Carlisle hub. ­

“Each week we’ll also be offering an optional educational session between 12-1pm, with different themes each week.

“People can come along to learn about things like managing anxiety and stress, finding purpose in life, and sleeping better.”

The Hubs will be located at:

  • The Oval Centre in Workington (Salterbeck Drive, Workington CA14 5HA), every Wednesday during term time, from 10am – 1pm
  • Botcherby Community Centre in Carlisle (Victoria Road, Carlisle CA1 2UE), every Thursday during term time, from 10am – 2pm

They will launch on the 10th January in Workington, and 11th January in Carlisle.

If the hubs are a success, the Trust hopes to launch more in other communities across north Cumbria.