Health and Wellbeing Community Hubs

FSN is the lead organisation for two health and wellbeing hubs with support of funding from the Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group. The Hubs run activities that support the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, making a difference by promoting healthier lifestyles and offering volunteering opportunities.

5 Ways to Wellbeing:

  • Connect

  • Be Active

  • Keep Learning

  • Give to Others

  • Take Notice


Central St Leonards Hub

The Central St Leonards Hub is a partnership between FSN and the YMCA and offers a range of services and activities including:

  • Skating and dance activities

  • Craft, cookery and computer courses

  • Improving confidence, self-esteem, motivation and employability skills courses

  • Volunteering opportunities in both centres

  • Volunteer led activities including a monthly health and wellbeing drop in giving people opportunities to meet others and find out what is happening at FSN, across the Hubs and other services locally

    For anyone interested in all things creative please come along to our weekly "Creative Hub" group at the St. Nicholas Centre every Thursday 12.30 - 2.30 see Creative Hub link

Hollington Hub

The Hollington Hub is a partnership between FSN, Optivo Housing and the Hollington Community Centre. Activities are offered across a range of venues including the Robsack Centre and the Tilekiln, Four Courts and Hollington Community Centres.
Activities include:

  • Dance classes

  • Martial arts

  • Exercise classes

  • Sports such as short mat bowls and walking cricket

  • A monthly wellbeing drop in to support signposting and connecting people

To find out more about courses available at the Hubs, please see Events at FSN link or contact Michelle tel: 01424 423683 ext 33 email: mhooper@fsncharity.co.uk 

 
 

 

SuccessES


"The Community Learning courses have been a valuable resource for our clients looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as well as providing insight to self-management/coping strategies to build resilience. Our clients have reported they have found them interesting, informative and easy to engage with due to the welcoming and supportive staff and informal setting."

- Community Connectors, Southdown

"I am started to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I am starting a level 3 course at FSN through another of their projects and I am also looking into doing a degree in psychology next year. Once I complete the degree I hope to start a new career path and help others and work towards removing the barriers to mental health. The course started me on this new path and changed my life!"

- Wellbeing Hubs volunteer

2072 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
434 who have lost their father
217 who have lost their mother
182 who have lost their sibling
600 who have lost their grandparent
346 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
288 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
5 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 127 have lost someone through suicide

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

"I do feel that safeguarding and wellbeing of the children is fully prioritised and staff go to great lengths to support families and children. The Nursery demonstrates empathy and works hard to ensure fairness for families/children here. Really stands out as 'safe space' for children."

- Health Visitor - St. Nick's Nursery

"Volunteering at the Health and Wellbeing drop ins I have supported attendees with engaging into activities, not only at FSN but in the local community. It’s great to have access to all the activities and information not only for our service users but also for myself. I really enjoy supporting the community and being part of the hub team!
“I have come along and attended various courses at FSN but also attended the computer and Health and Wellbeing drop ins. Coming here as made me in such a better place, everyone is so supportive! I feel so much more confident, I have found myself again. I love it here!"

- Health and Wellbeing Hubs