Early Support Hubs (Wellbeing Hubs)

Hub Locations

  • Walnut Tree Sports Ground, Bourton Low (MK7 7DE), every Tuesday 3:30-5pm.

  • Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus (MK6 5LP), 2nd Monday of each month (term time) 11:30am-1pm.

  • Milton Keynes College, Bletchley Campus (MK3 6DR), 3rd Monday of each month (term time) 11:30am-1pm.

Hub Images

Charlotte, Annalise, Becca at a Pop Up Hub in WhitehouseWhat might stop young people accessing mental health support activity.Charlotte and Annalise at a Pop Up Hub at the Fishermead Co-op.The Cabin at the Pebbles Centre Hub.Charlotte and Sophie at the MK College weekly Hub.Mental Health in an Unequal World activity.Charlotte at a Pop Up Hub during a Healthwatch Event.Annalise at a Pop Up Hub at the Fishermead Co-op.Charlotte and Katie at the MK College Weekly Hub.Charlotte at the Pebbles Hub.

The YiS Early Support Hubs provide a drop-in service for young people aged 11+ who would like a safe space to access support for their mental health and wellbeing without needing a referral or an appointment. Young people will gain access to light touch, early intervention information, signposting, and guidance to support their mental health and emotional wellbeing needs before they hit a crisis point. Hubs enable young people to meet like-minded peers in their community.


Our wealth of materials and resources enable the subjects and sessions to be flexible and reactive to the needs of young people. Hubs offer young people with the opportunity to learn more about their mental health and gain skills and techniques to improve their overall wellbeing. We offer activities exploring self-esteem, anxious feelings and relationships, and essential sexual health support. The Hubs provide information and signposting to internal and external services to YiS through our newly developed database with a range of vetted services in Milton Keynes.


The Hubs are located throughout Milton Keynes, including community centres, parish council venues, and schools. They focus on providing early intervention mental health and wellbeing support for young people. Hubs are relaxed, and there is no pressure on attendees to participate in the planned activities. Whilst predominantly group-based, any young person can access confidential one-to-one support. Our trained staff can respond to emerging issues whilst our Designated Safeguarding Lead will be on duty to provide support with any safeguarding issues.


If you would like to set up an Early Support Hub in your area, please contact: charlotte@mkyis.org.uk

Wellbeing drop-in and youth participation groups for young people aged 11+ and is based on The wellbeing support hub by Youth Access,

https://www.youthaccess.org.uk/our-work/yiacs-model

The Hubs Project has been developed with funding from MK Community Foundation.