Bringing back the human touch to mental health services

Bringing back the human touch to mental health services

What’s missing from mental health services right now?

If you ask Kath Evans from the Wellbeing Bubble, she’d tell you it was the human touch.

“People need to have real conversations with individuals who have experienced similar things to them. But they also need the freedom to take things at their own pace”

Kath Evans, Wellbeing Bubble,

On starting the Wellbeing Bubble, Kath knew she wanted to provide something different to what was already out there. After experiencing her own PTSD, and working with hundreds of people suffering with mental health issues, Kath noticed a pattern emerging.

“People needed support with their mental health, but what was already out there wasn’t working”, Kath shared. “I remember working with someone who told me they’d been offered counselling. But really all they needed was a conversation with someone just like them.”

A place for every story

The Wellbeing Bubble is an online hub for empathetic conversations, inspirational talks, and vibrant community. With dynamic guest speakers and self love club event nights, the Wellbeing Bubble isn’t just somewhere to share your struggles. It’s a place where individuals can celebrate their personal wins, and the difficulties they’ve overcome.

“So many people have achieved amazing things through their challenges”, Kath explained. “We also need to make sure we’re sharing those positive stories so that people are able to see that light at the end of the tunnel.”

According to the latest Care Quality Commission report from 2020, over a third of people surveyed would have liked support in joining a group, but didn’t receive the offer. And after a year of limited socialising, it’s understandable that more and more people are seeking a sense of community again.

A personalised approach

For many years, Kath worked on the ground level with mental health patients. She spent hours listening to people on the frontline suffering from a wide range of mental health problems. When Kath developed her own PTSD from trauma work, it confirmed her own beliefs: “I didn’t need help between the hours of nine and five. I had a job, and a family to look after. I needed someone to tell me exactly what was happening to me, because at the time, I had no idea it was PTSD. I only wish I’d had someone who had been there and experienced what I was going through.”

The Wellbeing Bubble provides round the clock support, with flexible plans where users can choose the subscription model that works best for them. Whether it’s joining a specific lounge for frontline workers, or attending an inspirational talk, Wellbeing Bubble members can choose which level they want to participate at.

“I wouldn’t have hit crisis point if something like the Wellbeing Bubble had been available to me. People need a safe space to have this conversation, to understand what’s happening to them and to find the help that truly fits their needs.”

You can learn more about the Wellbeing Bubble here.