01227 767660 Mon-Fri 10-4

Umbrella Hub

Listening service 
Our service is open to people over the age of 18 who are seeking support for their mental health and/or are lonely or isolated.

Staff are available to talk, listen and signpost to relevant services to ensure that we create a care pathway that aims for recovery and self management.

We promote, encourage and enable confidence and understanding.

Our Health and well-being programme runs
Monday to Friday

Our activities

The building was custom built to suit our needs, to enable us to provide the widest range of services and support.Our hub is accessible from the front door, road side.

The Hub is situated on the first floor, with lift access. We have activities open to all like Pool, Table Tennis, Art and our weekly Fitness & Yoga activities. We also have tablets and computers available. .

Day Time Activity Description Cost
Monday 10:00-11:00 Gardening All abilities, working within the Umbrella grounds and pot work. £1
13:30 – 15:30 I.T Group All abilities welcome, building IT skills FREE
Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00 Chairobics Seated exercise £2.00
13:00 – 15:00 Art Group All abilities welcome, Join Diana to find your creative side £1.00
Wednesday 12:00 – 14:00 Piano with Vivan Come and join us to listen to the beautiful sounds. FREE
13:30 – 14:30 Parent corner All welcome, an opportunity to discuss matters that affect parents FREE
16:00 – 17:00 Millennials Breaking Barriers Student support group, held fortnightly, term time only FREE
Thursday 10:00 – 11:30 Yoga All abilities welcome £3
13:00 – 14:00 Creative corner Arts and craft session, For all abilities £1
14:00 – 15:30 Cooking group Observe, learn and enhance your cooking skills. £1
Friday 10:00 – 11:00 Living with mental health All welcome, Discussing SMART GOAL Setting, positive communication, Self-care assessments, encouraging social interaction, mindfulness and meditation.


11:00 – 12:30 Keep Fit All abilities welcome FREE
12:00 – 15:00 Hangout Aimed at 18- 25 years old, building support networks and socialising FREE

Millennial’s Breaking Barriers

Canterbury Umbrella is proud to be working with students from Kent University to develop a breaking barriers group after hours. This is aimed at discussing issues important to students and diminishing stigma.

These sessions are open to all students, including those from Canterbury Christ Church and surrounding sixth forms. Sessions happen every 2 weeks on a Wednesday at 4pm – 5.30pm

If you are a student feeling homesick, want to get to know new people, experiencing mental health or just interested in discussion then please find us on facebook (Millennials Breaking Barriers) for details of the launch and other events to get involved with!

Book your appointment today to visit the centre or reserve your place on a activity on 01227 767660

Other Facilities

Accessible Toilets on both floors.

A lovely garden, maintained by our garden group.

Just beyond the walls of our car park are the picturesque Westgate Gardens.

A limited amount of free parking spaces are available at the Centre.