drop in centre
The busy Drop-In Centre in St Peter’s Place Canterbury is open to people over the age of 18 who have mental health problems and/or are lonely or isolated. Anyone can come and try the Centre for a couple of weeks, before filling in a member application form.
The Centre offers reasonably priced meals and snacks served in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
- Disabled Toilets on both floors.
- A lovely garden, maintained by our Members.
- Just beyond our area are the picturesque Westgate Gardens.
- A limited amount of free parking spaces are available at the Centre.
- Monday-Friday (08.00hr-16.00hr)
- CLOSED ON BANK HOLIDAYS
The building was custom built to suit our needs, to enable us to provide the widest range of services and support.
We are very fortunate to have at the heart of the Umbrella Centre a beautiful Restaurant and Kitchen called the Social Health Kitchen, serving superb lunches and snacks in a friendly and welcoming environment. All our menus are carefully selected to give a balanced and healthy selection of mouthwatering dishes at very reasonable prices.
We are very proud to be one of the very few establishments in Canterbury to hold a 5 Star Hygiene and Catering Certificate.
We promise you a very warm welcome and a pleasant visit.
Dining & Social Area
Our social health kitchen cafe has seating for approximately 30 people and a soft seating area to relax.
We then have our large social space with soft seating for activities and meetings.
On the first floor is the Rotary Room, the second largest area within the Centre. This area is used by the Members for inside sporting activities like Pool, Table Tennis, Darts and our weekly Fitness & Yoga activities. We do have a lift for those who need it.
This room is also used to hold meetings and events, not only by us but also by other organisations who rent the area. This area can easily accommodate 30 people, in comfort.
Rental information is as follows:
Room hire is available at the following rates:
Voluntary Sector: £15 per hour
Associated Mental Health Public Sector Bodies: £10 per hour
Private and other Public Sector: £20 per hour
Prices may vary at weekends
In most part due to a large donation from Canterbury College, right now we have 6 PC’s up and running, providing fast Internet. The PC’s are also installed with normal Office software.