The Importance of Wellbeing
At Pershore Wellbeing Hub we believe that feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to the overall health of an individual, enabling them to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what they want out of life.
Here at Pershore Wellbeing Hub we aim to enable all people in our community to lead healthier, happier lives, making use of our strong network of mutually supportive services.
The Hub has two key functions. The first is to be a safe space where people of all ages can seek out a friendly ear, where trained volunteers can listen, support, and enable people to live healthier and happier lives. We will offer assistance to people who have difficulty navigating bureaucracy, for instance with the completion of official forms (Attendance Allowance, letters and bills etc). Our team can offer help dealing with problems at work, rearing children, caring for elderly relatives, managing stress and anxieties, and many more. If we are unable to help you directly, then we probably know someone who can.
We won’t tell you what to do: we’ll work with you to help you find solutions that are best for you.
Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds including nurses, teachers, care home workers, recently retired doctors and many others. Some of our team also work with other agencies such as DIAL, CAB, the Samaritans, and Cruse. We are all DBS checked, and have an ongoing training programme. If you would like to join our team, whatever your age or experience, please click here: “become a volunteer“.
The second key function is to guide people to existing services within the locality, linking with key partners such as No. 8, the Leisure Centre and the Volunteer centre. Our website is vital in extending our reach to the whole community, making us accessible, welcoming, and up to date, and includes a thorough, searchable directory of local services. In short, we are the Local Information Centre for all services that can improve a person’s wellbeing.
If you are involved in a group or society that you feel should be mentioned here, please add a listing . If your organisation is shown on here, but you would like to alter and customise the listing to your requirements simply go to your entry and claim the listing. This puts you in control of what our users see about you. It’s easy, free, and helps you to reach more people.
As a way of improving people’s wellbeing we want to facilitate the development of supportive small groups, some based at the Hub itself, with others taking place in various venues throughout the community.
As a new operation our opening hours are: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am to 3pm.
As we gain new volunteer members we hope to extend these hours and add more days. Fancy becoming a volunteer? Sign up here