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Mental Health and Well-being Activities Programme (delivered in partnership)

The Mental Health and Well-being Activities Programme (2017-2020) is funded by City of York Council for three years and reflects its commitment and investment in mental health provision and the early intervention and prevention agenda.

York Mind in partnership with Converge, Kyra, Sunshine Changing Lanes, York LGBT Forum, York Carers Centre, Refugee Action York-RAY, WEA and Move the Masses are supporting the delivery of Year 3 of the programme (July 2019-June 2020).

Activities run across the year, with staggered start dates and include Guided learning, such as Mindfulness, Assertiveness Skills, Creative Writing, Arts and Craft, Photography, and Pathways to Well-being. We also deliver Weekend Workshops on Conflict Resolution, Anxiety and Fear and Loneliness and Isolation; Well-being activities including Yoga, Pop up Fitness Sessions, Peer Support, Carer Well-being, as well as social activities including LGBT Choir, Walking Group, community socials and an open access cafe. 

An important part of the programme, is that participants are able to select those activities that they feel will support them the most, based on their own interests, needs and goals.

Our current Mental Health and Well-being Activities Programme

Please see our current brochure for more information on activities:

2020 MHWB_NEW updated brochure


How to enrol:

Please read our enrolment guidelines before completing the enrolment form (below), as this will help you to complete the form and ensure we understand your individual needs: 

Activities Programme Enrolment Form Guidelines

MHWAP Enrolment Form

What will happen next:

We aim to contact you, within 3-5 working days of receiving your enrolment form.
For further information, or for support to refer, please contact the York Mind Activities Team on 01904 643364-Option 5, or email

Find out more about our partners

Here are the delivery partners involved in the Mental Health and Well-Being Activities Programme. Please click on the logos below to be linked to partner websites.

York Mind Logo                                        Move the Masses                               LGBT

Converge-Logo_innovation-in-mental-health                                      SCL tOP TRACK LOGO                              YCC_Logo      

WEA_Logo_Centred (002)                                      Kyra Logo                             RAY Logo

COYC Logo  

1If I don't live in York, can I still access the Activities programme?

The Activities programme is funded for residents of the City of York Council boundary. (This means that you pay your Council Tax to City of York Council.)

If you are unsure whether you are eligible for the programme please check your postcode area here: 

However, we can accept a limited number of enrolments for some of our partner activities:

  • York LGBT Forum
  • Kindlewoods
  • Kyra
  • The Rowntree Society

Please contact us for more information.

2Why do I need to engage with York Mind to access a partner activity?

The Mental Health and Well-being Activities Programme is a partnership project, in which York Mind is the Single Point of Access. This means that we administer all enrolments into the project and allocate activity places for our partners under the project. York Mind will not share your personal information with partners, except when you are offered a place on a partnership activity.


3How many activities can I join?

You can enrol on as many activities as you wish. However, we ask that you prioritise the activities you would like to access by putting the most important one first. We will try and meet your first preferred choice, where possible. However, this is dependent on a number of factors including:

  • If you are new to the project and haven't accessed anything before;
  • Spaces available

4When will I know if I have a place on an activity?

We aim to allocate places 2 weeks before the activity start date (please note: If you have not accessed our activities programme before your enrolment will be prioritised). This is to ensure we have sufficient enrolments for the activity and to check that you are still interested and can attend. In some cases, you may hear from us quite close to the start date for example, if a place has become available due to someone else being unable to attend.

If you do not hear from us by the course start date please assume you have not been successful in obtaining a place on the specific activity.

5What if I cannot attend every week of an activity?

By accepting a place on an activity you are committing to attending all or most of the sessions.  however, if you are unable to attend (due to illness/prior appointments) then please let us know by calling 01904 643364 Option 5- Activities

As activity places are in demand and we often have people on waiting lists, regular attendance is important.

6What facilities are available at York Mind?

York Mind’s activity rooms are on the first floor of the building, there is a lift available. We have a downstairs accessible toilet and two upstairs toilets near our activity rooms. There is limited parking close to the building and although we do not have any designated disabled spaces we may be able to reserve a space outside the building if you have access needs.  however, this may not always be possible. 

Free teas, coffee and water are available during activities (with the exception of the coffee club). You are welcome to bring your own refreshments if you require these.

We also have free public WiFi  available

Please make the Activities Team aware if you have any access needs and we will try and assist. 

7Do I have to enrol online-or are there other options?

If you are unable to enrol on-line you can call the Activities Team on 01904 643364 Option 5 Activities to complete the form over the phone, or ask for a copy to be sent to you. You can also email the team at: , to request a form by email or mail.

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