Welcome to new members

New Members – Come down on a Tuesday morning and meet the members, volunteers, Emma and Jonny find out more about what we do.
You will get a warm welcome, we are open from 10am – Look forward to seeing you

Please have a look through our website and see some of the activities on offer

Happy New Year and first update of the year

Happy New Year to you all

There are a couple of changes to sessions:
Tuesday morning is a drop in social session where members can meet pop in and have a chat with the team
Friday afternoon is now a crafting session.

There is an increase to session fees, these are available on request.

We look forward to seeing you throughout 2018

When is The Hut Closed?

We will be close on Friday 15th December for staff training

The opening times over the holiday period are as follows:

We are closed Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th December and Monday 1st January back to normal hours of 10-4 from Tuesday 2nd January

Advent Bazaar

Thank you to our amazing fundraising volunteers for holding an Advent Bazaar in Helmsley yesterday and to everyone who supported them by going along, amazing cakes that Emma and her mum had to try and great gifts! Everyone was so supportive of The Hut and we had a great day!advent

Come to our Christmas Fair – 25th November

We will be having our Christmas Fair on Saturday 25th November 11-1 everyone welcome! We will be having lots of ideas for Christmas presents, there will be a raffle, tickets on sale now. tombola and lots more.
Please spread the word around all the money that we raise will go towards our members having the best time at The Hut.
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The Hut Professionals Open Day

On the 21st September, The Hut held an open day to invite professionals in mental health to see what The Hut was all about. We had talks from Trustees, Members and even an appearance from the Lord and Lady Mayor as well as the Guildmaster of the Freemen. The turnout to the event was great and there were few seats left unfilled

Few seats were unfilled and you can see the Lord and Lady Mayor sat beside the Guildmaster of the Freemen

The talks from each of the Trustees were met with great response, everyone was clapped off of stage and the crowd looked to be following every word that was said and even getting emotional over some of the things the speakers had to say.

Jonny, the Activities Coordinator shared his story and why The Hut was so important to him
Emma the Project Manager introduced everyone to The Hut and explained the services which are on offer throughout each week.


There was a quick crafts session where the Members and volunteers showed the crowd a craft activity- making decorated clocks which were then given out as awards to our special visitors.



All in all, everyone had a wonderful time and we’ve already heard back from several people who attended the event with their thoughts and proposals. The event was a great step forward for The Hut and it was a really emotional experience to hear each speaker go through what makes The Hut special to them, in both who they are and what they do.


Below is a gallery with a selection of images throughout the event:

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The Lads – 7th September 2017

We had a lovely afternoon at The Hut and were entertained by The  Lads, everyone had a great time and there was singing and dancing by everyone.

Th Lads have visited us now 3 times and each time our members really enjoy seeing them, asking when will they be coming back.

A great afternoon, see you again soon!the lads 2 the lads1

As a small thank you we presented them with a ‘Hut Made’ clock

Men’s Lunch Club

Just to let you know that Men’s Lunch club is not on for the next two weeks.  Sorry for any inconvenience

Jonny will be back facilitating the Lunch Club on Tuesday 19th September 2017

We say goodbye to one of our volunteers today


Kind words from Jack…

My volunteering at The Hut was the leading job on my CV and I believe I would not have even been given the chance to attend the interview without having my time at The Hut as part of my key experiences. Even though I have only been volunteering for a short period of time, I have really really enjoyed every single second. I wanted to say a massive thank you for giving me a chance and welcoming me into your organisation with open arms. Both yourself and Jonny made me feel like a regular from my first session and I really appreciated that, and it only made me enjoy my experience volunteering for The Hut more and more with each session. In truth one of the hardest things about accepting the job was knowing that I wouldn’t be able to come to The Hut anymore and be a part of all the wonderful things you do, I will miss yourself, Jonny, and everyone at The Hut greatly, I will especially miss all the Wednesday game-day regulars who I have built an overwhelming rapport with over the past four months. My hope is that once I move offices to York I can pop in during the week for small periods of time to check in and stay connected with the incredible work going on at The Hut. Once again, thank you. I definitely would not be writing this email without having my experience volunteering at The Hut, it has been an short but integral part of my journey and I will always look back on it fondly.

We wish Jack all the best and we will miss him very much – Emma, Project Manager