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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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Staying OK

The Staying OK project helps you to future proof your mental health and be prepared for when something unexpected knocks you off balance. Through our free guided learning groups and one-to-one coaching, you’ll develop awareness and skills to prevent stressful events having a negative impact on your life.

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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

We deliver a range of projects to support young people aged 16-25 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

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6thApr

6th April 2019 - 27th October 2019, 12:00 at Kunsthuis Gallery

'Positive Emotions' by Kunsthuis Gallery

We are thrilled to invite you to the opening of an exciting new exhibition of original artworks, in aid of York Mind. Read more

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