Michelle Chung

I started working from a young age in the tourism and catering industries. In 2010 I was offered the opportunity to work in healthcare as a PA and it has opened up my eyes. You cannot always see mental illness, it could be your neighbour, your friend or your family member. Many day services have closed down in recent years... More

Published: June 25, 2016


I enjoy life, have a good time on a Thursday with the members, love my dogs and was the first WAG. What did you want to be when you were small? A nurse What motivates you to work hard? Money What would you change about yourself if you could? I wish that I could sing.

Published: June 25, 2016


I have a job as a Peer Support Worker with the Discovery Hub at York St. John and volunteer with various charities, normally around mental health, young carers and encouraging young people to be the best they can be. I also blog, knit, crochet, take photos, and go on walks. What is your favourite book to read? The ‘Little House... More

Published: June 25, 2016

Penny Graver – Joint Chair

I started my combined nurse training in 1972 and following 4 years in York and Scarborough qualified as a Registered Psychiatric and General Nurse (RMN, RGN). I then went on to work in a managerial position within residential care for social services, prior to opening The Gravers in 1985. Over the years I have never lost enthusiasm, this is our... More

Published: June 25, 2016

Roger Dixon

I am a York man born and bred and have spent my entire life in the city (save for three years at University and six months at Law College in the late 1960’s). I joined the Family Firm of Hague & Dixon Solicitors in January 1970 with whom I continue to practice full time. Both of my adult children have... More

Published: June 25, 2016


I love volunteering at The Hut! In my spare time I love to watch films, go to gigs and procrastinate from doing university work! Who knows you best? My housemates/best friends Do you love or hate rollercoasters? Love – even though I’m scared of heights! What would you sing at a karaoke night? I wanna dance with somebody – Whitney... More

Published: June 25, 2016

Ryan Buglass – Joint Chair

 Having previously held senior management positions in corporate organisations it was a fantastic career change for me to go and work at Amitola Communities, allowing me to meet and work with some really great people in a much different environment than I was used to. As The Hut was set up in 2011 I was interested in joining the trustees... More

Published: June 25, 2016


Published: June 25, 2016

Mental Health Recovery Training.

We’re really excited to announce that mental health recovery training is being run at The Hut over four days during the next two weeks. If you would like to sign up to attend this training, please email Emma Harris (manager) to book your place. There are limited places available, which will be given on a first come first serve basis.... More

Published: June 23, 2016


The atmosphere at The Hut is good, the staff and volunteers are not pushy; they give me the space and time to get on with my own projects. I know they are there if I need them and have built happy and jovial relationships with them and other members. The Hut does not feel the need to provide what I... More

Published: June 21, 2016