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The Umbrella Centre - Canterbury

The Canterbury Umbrella Centre is a Charity Community Centre that is open to everybody and particularly provides support to people with mental health problems.

Umbrella is located in a purpose built centre designed as a place where people can come and feel welcomed and supported.



Please can all students and volunteers looking for a placement make an appointment prior to dropping in.

Student placements ask to see Hannah.

Volunteers ask to see Anna.[more]


June Highlights.

Trip to Wingham Bird Park on 18th/6/15 Details to be confirmed.


New - Mondays 8pm

Learn to Dance – JiveSwing offers vintage and 1940’s classes in Lindy Hop, 20’s Charleston, East Coast Swing, Balboa and Jitterbug Jive, for absolute beginners with 2 left feet. Everyone is welcome. No experience required and no need to book. Just turn up,  have fun and make friends quickly. :-) full details on www.jiveswing.com


July Highlights.

24th/7/15 Picnic in the park and Geo-catching and Pencil making courtesy of Friends of Westgate park.start times from 12 onwards.



Exciting New project "Breaking Barriers" has started here at the centre.This is a joint venture with the students from Kent university.For more info please contact Anna at the centre.


The Canterbury Umbrella in conjunction with KMPT.Will be holding Recovery workshops from the 5th/5/15.

Time;12.15 -2.45. for further

details please contact Anna.


Lets sign mini workshops every Friday at 11.30 (free)


Please remember cookery classes are back every Thursday at 2pm





A range of activities are available for the members of Canterbury Umbrella. [more]

  • Pool & Table Tennis
  • Computer Room
  • Keep-Fit
  • Yoga
  • walk and talk
  • Job Club
  • Chairobics
  • Art group
  • quiz club




Donations from Individuals, Businesses, Trusts and Foundations are vital to Canterbury Umbrella to support our work. The money given is used wisely and directly on the crucial help we provide to people with mental health needs and those who are lonely and isolated. [more]






Umbrella Centre


The Umbrella Centre Canterbury
St. Peters Place
Kent CT1 2DB
Tel: 01227 767660


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