Northamptonshire Mind has opened its new community hub to the public.
After a year of hard work by staff and amazing contributions from members of the public and local businesses, the dream of having a community hub in Northampton has become reality.
The hub was opened to coincide with a series of open days across the county to showcase the charity’s new strategy and vision.
Northamptonshire Mind CEO Sarah Hillier said: “We have seen an increase for our services during the challenges of the past two years and our open days – which included a first look at our new community hub in Northampton – have given people the chance to see how we aim to improve mental health and well-being across the county.”
She thanked everyone involved, particularly the traders who transformed what was a run-down retail into unit into the community space.
She said: “A huge thankyou and big hug to all those who helped make this hub possible, including to Nigel Mckie, for all his hard work, commitment and tenacity, Mark Bell who did the carpentry and fitted the kitchen, decorator Craig Humphries, plaster Craig Willets, Amber Signs, Alpine Carpets and NN4 Traders in Northampton, which was the first to group top come on board and do so much of the initial work which was needed.”
The hub, which is next to the Mind offices in Regent Square, will provide a bridge between the local community and service users.
It provides a pleasant and purposeful space to share experiences, build bonds, develop resilience, and connect to the local community.
It will provide opportunities to grow a strong and collaborative network of voluntary sector organisations and local leaders enabling them to share resources, knowledge, and effect change