Phone: 01227 767660
Centre: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Cafe: Mon-Fri 8am-3pm


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A Year in the Life of Umbrella 2021

Body Positivity

Join our new initiative – ‘Say something nice about yourself. I am………..’  Be part of something from the start…..  

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LGBTQ+ Discussion Group

Be Proud & Challenge Prejudice – join the debate, conversation & find your tribe…….

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Mindfulness with Katie

Need a 5 minute reset? Join us for our mindfulness session to set you up for the week! Monday 12.45 – 1.45 – All Welcome

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Social Health Cafe

Our 5* hygiene-rated cafe is open to everybody. It serves very reasonably priced hot meals and snacks cooked by Robert our chef. You can relax in our garden and we’re right next to Westgate Gardens It’s a great place to meet friends and even make some new ones Dogs are welcome Come and give us […]

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Peer led meditation

This session is free to all members and will take place every Wednesday 11-12. It will be run by one of our fantastic and experienced volunteers It will enable you to relax and feel more able to cope with all the stresses that you may be suffering at the moment. Just contact or phone […]

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Cooking demos

Every week you can watch a cooking demonstration that can help you use the ingredients that are available each  Wednesday in our Social Pantry food bags. The videos are all on Facebook Live and are very easy to follow. They will help you create a fantastic meal for the cost of just a small donation. […]

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High Tea at Canterbury Umbrella

If you fancy a delicious High Tea of sandwiches and cakes prepared by Robert our top-level chef, just phone us on 01227767660 to book a table. Every Thursday afternoon during the Summer. You won’t be disappointed…especially when it will only cost you £6 a head! Click on this link to find out what’s on offer […]

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Membership Drive

This month we are launching our drive to try and find some new members. If you know of someone who might benefit from coming to Canterbury Umbrella, why not suggest that they come and see what goes on there. You don’t have to sign up to be a member straight away but there are loads […]

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Creative Corner

There have been lots of requests from members to start some  ‘Creative Corner’ activities. Over the next few weeks we will be introducing new activities which will be free for members to join. We are starting with an Art Class with Sam. This will run separately to Diana’s very popular Art Group. Here is the […]

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Members Courses

We are introducing a variety of exciting member’s courses throughout June. These courses will help to provide you with techniques and coping strategies to make life easier. They will be facilitated by Mark with support from Sasha and will be modified as required to suit the needs and requests of members. These will be free […]

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Umbrella welcomes new members

If you follow us on Facebook you will see that there’s a lot happening at Canterbury Umbrella during July. We are actively working to increase our membership and to show just how much Canterbury Umbrella can help people manage their mental health with support from other members and our staff. If you know of someone […]

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Art Group

We are delighted to say that the brilliant Art Group with Diana is restarting on Tuesday 15th June from 1-3pm. This is a very popular group, so if you would like to join them please book your place by phoning 01227767660 or email You don’t have to be an experienced artist or a budding […]

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A new member of staff

We are delighted to welcome Mark Willis to Canterbury Umbrella. He will be supporting Anna as a Mental Health Support Worker on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Mark has extensive experience in supporting people’s mental health and in addition, is a Mental Health First Aid Trainer. We are very excited to be welcoming Mark and I […]

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Express Yourself Through Drama

STOP PRESS: Currently the group are in rehearsal for their production at Marlowe studio on Oct 29/30 – New members welcome in Nov – come along and see the show!! £7 tickets available from Marlowe Box Office Group is Drama is a great way to gain self confidence and to express your feelings. These sessions […]

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