Today - Thursday 1st February 2018 - is “Time to Talk” day - a day set up by the charity Time to Change to encourage people to have more open conversations about mental health. To not only talk but also listen to others. a simple gesture that can change lives.
In that spirit, we couldn’t think of a better day to provide an update on the mental health service database The Hub of Hope, which we created with mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma (CTS).
You see we believe that no one should EVER find themselves alone and without support.
The Hub of Hope brings help and support together for all mental health issues in one place, giving everyone somewhere to go to find free local help whatever their problem or issue may be.
Six Months On...
We’re a little more than six months on from the Hub of Hope’s launch and it is already proving to be a vital resource. The web-based app has received over 10,000 unique visits from 751 different cities and towns across 59 countries. It has been designed to revolutionise the way people seek help for their mental health difficulties by using the device’s location to discover the nearest services to its user, as well as national organisations.
The campaign supports the message from Liverpool comedian and CTS Founder, Jake Mills that “there is always hope”.
Jake said: “Since its launch in July we have seen an amazing response to the Hub of Hope and we want to ensure that people know there is a place they can go to easily find access to the free and immediate help that is available.”
Gavin Sherratt, Managing Director of Mashbo, added: “The initial response to the Hub of Hope has been incredible and we are proud to be lending even further support to this fantastic resource. As a business we are focused on using technology for good and the Hub of Hope has been a fantastic way for our team to use its skills to really help people.”
The Hub of Hope database, which the first of its kind in the UK, has been publicly commended by mental health charities such as the Samaritans and public figures including Jeremy Corbyn and Davina McCall. The web app is free to use and also free for organisations to register, simply visit: https://chasingthestigma.co.uk/hub-of-hope/