Humber Wellbeing Hub

First opened in 2021 in response to a growing number of tragedies at the Humber Bridge, this wellbeing hub situated at the peaceful Humber Bridge Country Park provides emotional wellbeing support to the whole community, from those looking to have a cuppa and a chat, those looking for  a like-minded group to enjoy the woodland with, or those in need of referral to specialist support.

October 2023

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The Humber Wellbeing Hub first opened in 2021 in response to a growing number of tragedies at the Humber Bridge. Working with the Humber Bridge Board and local authorities, The Humber Wellbeing Hub was opened at the Humber Bridge Car Park to provide a much-needed community resource, providing a safe, welcoming environment, staffed with trained volunteers, offering information, support and advice.

Since opening the hub, local volunteers have been helping people and saving lives just by being available to talk. Hundreds of people have accessed the facility, with many having been supported in-depth and referred to more specialist support. Others just often pop in for a cuppa and a chat, which many say is all they need to feel like they are out and about and meeting people.

The hub has also grown into a place for local residents to get involved in a wide range of activities and support services that promote health and wellbeing, supporting individuals to improve their quality of life, in the beautiful surroundings of the Country Park.

With some sessions delivered by their own experts and volunteers, and others by external partners, they currently provide:

  • Walk & Talk Sessions
  • Menopause Support Group
  • Carers Support Service
  • Bereaved Parent Support Group
  • Andys Man Club
  • Pregnancy Yoga
  • Boxercise

As well as timetabled activities, the hub is open to the public every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for open sessions, manned by volunteers who sell refreshments and are on hand to offer a range of wellbeing advice and support. The volunteers also regularly go out into the wider community in the local area to promote the activities of the hub.

The hub would like to be able to increase the number of trained volunteers they have, increase the sessions they offer and increase their opening hours, in order to be available to support more members of the community. They are also looking to increase awareness of the hub in the local area. Funds received from the Matthew Good Foundation will go towards the cost of increasing their activities including volunteer expenses, training, DBS checks & communication materials.

“We are absolutely thrilled to receive support from the Matthew Good Foundation, as it will allow us to be able to offer more services and support to our local community, and improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and their overall quality of life. It will enable us to take a huge step forward, providing a foundation for future growth and the motivation, encouragement, and support to keep going. Ultimately it will help us reach many more individuals.”

Jo Kent

Director, Humber Wellbeing Hub

“When I met with Jo, it was clear that she is extremely experienced in the field of mental health, and has a holistic vision to create a community hub that, as well as monitoring and intervening in a crisis, can also help improve emotional wellbeing for all people in the local community. She has been able to identify an extremely wide range of opportunities to use their location at the popular country park to support people who would benefit from their growing range of  programmes and activities. Our funding will help this facility grow and increase it’s opening hours and activities.”

Jennifer Murden

Comms & Impact Manager, Matthew Good Foundation

Latest Project Updates

November 2023

£5,000 Granted

After becoming one of the top five finalists in the latest Grants for Good round, Huumber Wellbeing Hub won the members vote and recevied a grant of £5000.

October 2023

Grants for Good Finalist

Humber Wellbeing Hub has become one of the top five finalists in the latest Grants for Good round, and will receive a grant between £2000 and £5000 after employees at the John Good Group have voted on their favourite causes.