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Orb helps people improve their mental health & well-being and lead fuller lives through being creative, learning new skills and volunteering in a supportive and inclusive space.

Everyone has mental health just like everyone has physical health so whether you’re someone with a long term condition, one of the 1 in 4 who will experience a mental health problem this year, or someone wanting to take positive action to stay well, Orb is for you

Opening Times

Orb is open every day except for Sundays, Bank Holidays and our annual two week Christmas break.

  • Monday 9 – 4 and 6.15 – 8.15*
  • Tuesday 9 – 3 and 6.00 – 8.00*
  • Wednesday 10:30 – 5:00
  • Thursday 9:30 – 3 and 6.30 – 8.30*
  • Friday 9 – 3
  • Saturday 11 – 2
  • Sunday Closed

*Evening sessions currently do not take place during holiday periods


Music, Singing, Art, Gardening, Writing, Photography, Film – Creativity is at the heart of Orb and we offer a range of 1-1 and group sessions that inspire you to take part, explore your potential and grow in skills and confidence. See the current timetable for a taste of what is currently available.

1-1 help to look at your own well-being, set personal goals and plan a package of support that helps you move forward and stay well. This is backed up with the provision of Information, Advice and Guidance about how to take the next steps as your health and skills improve.

Practical training to help you develop volunteering and work skills with a focus on managing mental health and staying well in a working environment.

Real opportunities to volunteer at Orb or in the community, gain practical experience and share your skill with others.

Check out some of our volunteering opportunities on the H&RCVS website

Orb wants to share its skills and resources to help make the local community a more vibrant place. We have a range of high quality sound and lighting equipment available to hire at reasonable rates by charities and community organisations. Get in touch if you want your event to have a bit more sparkle.

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