A new community service for those experiencing mild or low level mental health problems has been launched in Worcestershire to coincide with national Mental Health Awareness Week.
The Wellbeing Hub is a telephone and email service, available from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, and manned by Wellbeing Assistants who will help people get in touch with help and support relevant to them.
Run by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust’s Healthy Minds service in partnership with Community First, The Wellbeing Hub provides information for people over the age of 16 struggling with things like anxiety, stress, low mood, worry or depression.
The first of its kind in Worcestershire, the Hub aims to connect people with the range of local non-NHS services available across the county such as voluntary organisations and charities.
Simona Stokes, Clinical Manager for the Trust’s Healthy Minds service said: “We are really pleased to be launching the Wellbeing Hub with our partners from Community First which will help more people get support they need early, to prevent these sorts of problems escalating and becoming more serious.
“We know there is a huge resource out there in Worcestershire with lots of support provided by local community groups and organisations which complement the statutory NHS services already available.
“The Hub will make accessing this community support so much easier, so instead of people spending time trying to source things themselves, by calling one simple number we can do that hard work for them.”
People can access the Wellbeing Hub by calling 01905 766124, emailing WHCNHS.firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.hacw.nhs.uk/wellbeinghub