Larne Wellbeing Hub offers various services for anyone in the local community who is affected by a range of issues including mental health problems such as anxiety or depression, and addiction or substance misuse, suicide, or self-harm. Free counselling is available, along with drop-ins, wellbeing ‘check-ins’, mentoring, a listening ear service and one-to-one emotional support. Services largely moved online due to Covid, with new online support groups offered in addition.
At the June 2021 Trustee meeting, the Foundation awarded £3,000 to the Larne Wellbeing Hub. This will contribute towards salary costs. The charity aims to be able to open the centre for more hours each week, increasing the capacity of appointments with people. Outcomes of its work overall are to address loneliness issues and offer a space for people to be heard; to increase coping skills and resilience; and to lower the mental distress of users of the service.