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Lots of fantastic activities to join in with York Mind and our great partners-KYRA, York LGBT Forum, York Theatre Royal, TCV-The Conservation Volunteers, , York Travellers Trust, The Friends of Rowntree Park, York Carers Centre, Dandelion Arts and Better York.



York Mind Activities 

We have two activities available in July whilst we await the new programme being launched. Please look further down this page to see more information about the Pathway to Health and Wellbeing Activity and also the Wellbeing Peer Support Group. 

We also have a social night, The Open Mic Night with York Ending Stigma at York Theatre Royal in July.

For further information, or for support to refer, please contact the York Mind Activities Team on 01904 643364-Option 5, or email


Hula Hooping Aug 2022

Hula Hooping at Homestead Park

Need some motivation to get out of the house? Join us for Hula Hooping at Homestead Park this summer. The group will be ran by Jen who ran it last year and is open to all.

Date:  3rd August - 7th September 2022

Days:  Wednesdays

Time: 11am - 12.15pm 

Venue: Homestead Park

Cost:  Free

Please register your attendance to the group by emailing



Open Mic Night

We would like to welcome you to our Open Mic Night. Free tickets are available via Eventbrite.

Date:  1st July 2022

Days:  Friday

Time: Doors open at 7pm

Venue: The Studio at York Theatre

Cost:  Free


Well-being Peer Support Group **New Dates**Wellbeing Peer Support July 2022 (3)

We have new dates available for our Well-being Peer Support Group.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Date:  Tuesday 19th July - Tuesday 6th September 2022

Days:  Tuesdays

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Venue: York Mind, Highcliffe House, Highcliffe Court, York YO30 6BP

Cost:  Free


Pathways to Health and Well-Being (2)

Pathways to Health and Well-being

Join us for our new course exploring ways to support positive well-being.

Date:  Tuesday 19th July - Tuesday 6th September 2022 

Time: 10am - 12pm 

Venue: York Mind, Highcliffe House, Highcliffe Court, York YO30 6BP


Woodland Crafts

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Join us for Woodland Crafts in the beautiful Rowntree Park on the date below, to explore your creative side. Each session holds something different but is accompanied by tea, coffee and cake. Materials for the sessions are included.

Sunday 12th June 2pm - 4pm

or alternatively we have Evening Woodworking Thursday 9th June 6pm - 8pm 


Sunday Coffee ClubYork Mind Sunday Coffee Club

We are delighted to invite you back to our Sunday Coffee Club at York Mind. A great place to socialise, chat, enjoy a coffee and engage in some fun activities.

Based at York Mind, Highcliffe House, Highcliffe Court, York YO30 6BP, the club is free and open each Sunday from 2-4pm.

Tea and Coffee is free but there will be a small charge for other refreshments.

**Registration is required.

To register: call us 01904 643364, option 5, or email:



Face to Face Daytime Mindfulness 

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Mindfulness is a technique, which involves paying more attention to ourselves in the present moment. Mindfulness can offer positive health benefits helping people to feel calmer, manage stress better, reduce anxiety and help prevent depression.

Over 8 weeks we will explore Mindfulness together. Why not join us and start really living in the here and now!

Date:  Thursday 5th May - Thursday 30th June (No group 2nd June)

Time: 2pm - 4pm 

Venue: York Mind, Highcliffe House, Highcliffe Court, York YO30 6BP

Cost: Free



FACE TO FACE: Building Confidence and Resilience    Building Confidence and Resilience April 2022         

Our facilitated 8 week course will look at practical ways of managing emotions, by exploring how we think and behave. In doing this, we will be able to reflect on how we could change our thoughts, in order to feel more confident, resilient and connected.

Date:  Tuesday 3rd May - 28th June 2022 (no group 14th June)

Time: 1pm - 2.30pm

Venue: York Mind, Highcliffe House, Highcliffe Court, York YO30 6BP

Cost: Free


Wellness in Arts and Crafts 

Our Spring based arts and craft group is all about colour and warmth.   Wellness in Arts and Crafts

Following on from our Winter group, this class looks forward to the brighter days. We will create positive energy through our craft projects.

Dates: Wednesday 27th April-22nd June 2022 (no group 1st June)


Morning Group 10.00am-12.00 noon 

Afternoon Group 1.00pm-2.30pm

One Group Per Person  

Venue: York Mind, Highcliffe House, Highcliffe Court, York YO30 6BP





Eating Well for Good Health   Eating Well for Good Health APRIL 2022

Our 8 week group looks at Healthy Eating but with a twist. The focus is on understanding the relationship between the food we eat, and how it can effect our physical and emotional health. We will explore techniques and apply knowledge to enable participants to make healthier choices in their lives.

Dates: Wednesday 27th April-22nd June 2022

Time: 1-3pm

Venue: Clifton Parish Church, Clifton, York  YO30 6BH


 More to come- watch this space!


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

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.) We are also able to accept limited referrals for those living within a 25 mile radius of York, but priority will be given to York residents if groups are oversubscribed.

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

2How 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

3When will I know if I have a space on my chosen 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.

4What if I can't 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.

5What 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. 

6Do 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 post.

7How do I access activities via Zoom?

Due to COVID-19, a number of our activities have moved to being delivered online instead of face to face. York Mind and our partners are committed to ensuring the safety of our participants and our staff during this time, and will be adhering to all government guidance and social distancing guidelines.

We are using Zoom online platforms to deliver activities. Participants will require equipment such as a laptop, PC computer, tablet, I- pad, or a smartphone, and access to the internet, to access the full online groups. For those without the necessary equipment, there is a dial in function, which means you can access the group via the telephone. You will not be able to see the rest of the group, but will be able to hear the content of the group.

If you require support accessing Zoom, York Mind can offer some basic training support. Please enquire at your enrollment assessment.

Upcoming events



7th August 2022, 8:00

Asda Foundation York 10k 2022

Find out more about running for York Mind at the York 10k here. Read more

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