A new support hub is being launched this week in Huddersfield to help people affected by mental health issues and to try and reduce the stigma surrounding this.
‘Unmasked Mental Health, which is a Halifax based charity, are launching the new weekly Huddersfield hub this Thursday which is in addition to 8 other hubs across the region. The groups are aimed at anyone aged 16 or above who is suffering from emotional distress.
The sessions are led as ‘peer support’ groups which means it is an opportunity to give and receive support from each other. Trained facilitators are on hand to encourage the group to develop conversations in a safe and non-judgemental way.
The weekly hub will run as a drop-in session, with no commitment as to how many weekly sessions an individual needs to attend. Participants do not need to register for the service.
“I know that I fit in there. I don’t have to try and be something I’m not, I can just be me.” – Hub user from a different location.