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How we help

York Mind exists in order to promote recovery from mental ill-health, emotional well-being and
independent living.  We are continually reviewing and updating the services that we provide.
Please click on the images below for further information about specific projects and services that we run.


Action Towards Inclusion

As part of the national Building Better Opportunities Programme, our key workers offer long term holistic support to people who are unemployed and experiencing difficulties are relating to health, social exclusion, and poverty and employability skills to help overcome these and move closer towards job-search, training, education and employment.

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Activities and peer support

We run a range of activities throughout the year. To access these you must be aged 18 or over, live in the City of York, identify with mental health and well-being issues and; wish to access support. Our facilitated Peer Support sessions provide a safe space for people to share experiences and develop coping strategies.

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Our Advocates work with you to help you to say what you want, secure your rights, represent your interests and obtain services you need. We deliver a range of advocacy services including NHS complaints; Care Act advocacy and general advocacy support.

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Our Counsellors offer a regular space for you to talk about the issues that you have in your life. They are trained to help you explore your feelings and guide you through the issues affecting your life. We offer counselling sessions during the daytime and on some evenings and, in addition to our general counselling service, we have counsellors who work specifically with carers or young people.

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Thriving at Work

Thriving at Work : York Mind are really proud to be a delivery partner for Thriving at Work. The vision for the Thriving at Work project is inclusive, accessible and healthy workplaces that increase productivity and create an environment where all employees can thrive.

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We provide training to a wide range of organisation’s in York and the surrounding area including corporate clients, schools, colleges, statutory bodies and fellow charities. Our training is delivered by qualified trainers who have lived experiences of mental health issues. In addition to our standard courses we and work with you to provide training that meets your specific needs.

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Young People's Mentoring

Young People's Service

We deliver a range of projects to support young people aged 8-25 who are experiencing difficulties with their emotional wellbeing and live within York and surrounding areas. Our young people’s counselling service provides a safe place for you to explore your feelings and the issues that are affecting your life.

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Upcoming events

600 Mile September 2022 Challenge


1st September 2022 - 30th September 2022, 12:00 - 11:59

600 Mile September 2022 Challenge

This September, why not challenge yourself and your team to take on the 600 Mile September Challenge for York Mind?! Read more

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Latest news

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Posted: 9th August 2022

600 Mile September 2022 Challenge

This September, why not challenge yourself and your team to take on the 600 Mile September Challenge for York Mind?! Read more


Posted: 14th July 2022

Yormind & Chat Chit !

We are delighted to announce the launch of Yormind, a new initiative from our Young People's Team which features a series of regular, fun podcasts named Chat Chit! Read more

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