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

What’s On – Centre Activities

As we begin to reopen, there are increasing numbers of activities taking place in the Centre.

There will be much more happening over the next few months so keep an eye on this page. If you’re not a member it’s easy and FREE to join Canterbury Umbrella. Just go to our Being a Member page.

Body Positivity

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


When: Friday 2-3pm

LGBTQ+ Discussion Group

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

When: Wednesday 4-5.30pm

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

When: Monday 12.45 - 1.45

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 01227767660 to book a place.

It’s easy to become a member and its free!

Being a Member


When: Every Wednesday 11am.-12 noon

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 link, if you would like more information

Art Class

When: Various Dates and Times starting Monday 17th June

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 courses for members. Remember it’s actually free to become a member. You just need to complete a membership form which can be found on this page:Being a Member

Click on the link below to see what’s on offer. and get in touch if you would like to join any group: or 01227767660

We look forward to seeing you!

Members Courses


When: Various dates throughout June

Seated exercise with Coral

This very popular session restarted  on the 8th June.

You are welcome to join Coral for some gentle exercises every Tuesday at 10.30

The exercises will help you build your upper body strength and general mobility using the core muscles that we all need for everyday life.

It is geared to suit everyone and many people find it all very relaxing and therapeutic. You don’t have to be experienced to join.

Why not give it a try? Just let us know if you would like to come and stay for lunch afterwards

01227767660 or email

When: Every Tuesday 10.30am-11.30am

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 who might like to become a member of Canterbury Umbrella why not suggest that they pop in?

There are lots of activities each week but people can always just chill out in our comfortable cafe or outside in the garden

Everyone is made to feel welcome at Canterbury Umbrella….people don’t have to be members to enjoy what’s on offer, but there are so many benefits to joining

It’s easy to become a member.

It’s free!

Go to the ‘Get Involved page for more details:

Get Involved


When: 1st June 2021

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 Picasso. Just come and have some fun.

When: Every Tuesday from 15th June 2021 1pm-3pm

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 know that he is very much looking forward to meeting our members. If you would like to meet him for a chat,  why not call in, or just phone 01227 767660 or email

When: 1st June 2021

Food Packs

Food packs are available for anyone who needs one to collect every Wednesday lunchtime.

The contents link into our Facebook Live cookery presentations. All we ask is for a small donation of whatever you can afford.

If you would like to request one please phone us on 01227 767660 or email

When: Every Wednesday from midday

Blended Wellbeing – Calls

Lots of people are finding it difficult to leave the house at the moment, but our highly experienced staff are always here to give you friendship, support, and guidance. We can phone or text you whichever you prefer. Just contact Anna on 01227 767660 for more details or send an email to:

When: Every Thursday & Friday 9am-12pm

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 are facilitated by Marlowe Theatre and are open to everybody with a story to tell. Even if you’ve not had any experience it’s great fun and held in a supportive way by a professional theatre director.

When: Every Wednesday 1-2pm

Walk and Talk with Martin

This is a great way to meet new friends and enjoy a bit of exercise at the same time. Everyone is welcome even if you have trouble walking very far. We chat about everything under the Sun!

Most people come back for lunch at the Social Health Cafe

Please check our social media platforms or call the centre to confirm.

When: Occasional Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Gardening with Peter

We are delighted that Peter will be restarting his gardening club in July. More information to follow

When: Every Monday 10-1pm

Wake Up to Yoga

These ‘Covid safe’ face-to-face sessions take place every Monday in our big function room and are facilitated by Linda. This is a great way to start the week and make new friends whilst experiencing the huge benefits that Yoga provides.
There is a small charge for this session.

When: Every Monday 10-11am