Hub of Hope-athon Returns for WMHD

Following the success of Chester University’s Hub of Hope-athon in July, staff and students are coming back together to do it again for World Mental Health Day on the 10th October!

Back in July, students and staff at the Warrington Campus of the University of Chester took a day out of their busy schedules to further develop the Hub of Hope, the UK’s most comprehensive mental health support database, with their efforts seeing almost 250 new services added to the database.

Now they’re doing it again! The second Hub of Hopeathon is something representatives from the University discussed recently on Radio City’s Mental Health Monday with Mick Coyle, which you can watch below (you can also listen the the Mental Health Monday podcast here).

Speaking on the event in July and the reason to do it all again next week, Dean McShane, a mental health nurse and lecturer at Chester University said:

“As a practitioner, you feel like you know the support that is available but then you work with Chasing the Stigma and the Hub of Hope, and you quickly realise just how much support is actually around that you had no idea about.

“It is a brilliant resource that is helping not just the people who need to access support themselves but also for practitioners like myself and our mental health students, to be aware of the support and how to signpost to it.

“We added close to 250 services last time but next week, it will be more!”

Chasing the Stigma CEO, Jake Mills, said:

“We really are indebted to Dean, Lyndsey and everyone at Chester University for their help and support with the HubofHope-athon.

“To add 250 services in a day is a phenomenal effort. It was a fantastic day, with staff and students so eager to help.

I can’t thank them enough for their support and look forward to doing it all again on the 10th October!”

If you would like to register your service for the Hub of Hope, you can do so here.