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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.



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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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Advocacy

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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Counselling

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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Training

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 Service – COVID 19 RESPONSE

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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Adult Services – COVID 19 RESPONSE

York Mind offer a wide range of services to support adults aged 18+ who are experiencing difficulties with their emotional wellbeing. During the period of social distancing due to the Coronavirus outbreak, York Mind will be offering some new online activity services.

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Upcoming events

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2nd August 2020, 8:00 - 12:00

*Virtual* York 10k 2020

The York 10k has had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. But you can still get those miles in and raise funds for York Mind by taking on the challenge in your own time! Read more

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