Womankind welcomes the initiative taken by the mental health charity Chasing the Stigma, to set up ‘Hub of Hope’, a national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place. Using the location of your web browser or mobile devices, the Hub of Hope allows anyone, anywhere in the UK, to find the nearest source of support for any mental health issue, from depression and anxiety to PTSD and suicidal thoughts, as well as providing a ‘talk now’ button connecting users directly to the Samaritans. It is currently the biggest and most comprehensive resource of its kind, with more than 1,200 validated organisations (including Womankind) and support networks already registered on the web app and this number increasing each day. It has been endorsed by the Samaritans and 25 other national mental health support organisations and trusts.
The Hub of Hope is available to anybody at hubofhope.co.uk and is a free, downloadable app on iOS and Android devices.