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Young People’s Service

Our projects support young people aged 9 to 25 (aged 16-25 for young people`s counselling) who are experiencing difficulties with their emotional wellbeing. During the period of social distancing due to the Coronavirus outbreak, York Mind’s Young People Project will be offering the following  services to young people. For further information about our Young People`s Counselling Service click on the tab on the left.

If you have any questions about any of these services, email

Telephone Drop-In

If you are aged between 11-21 and are struggling with your emotions, you can text 07483167931 and we will text you to arrange a time to call you. In this call, we will chat to you about anything you are struggling with and like to chat about, and help you make a plan for moving forward.  You can also use this call to find out more about our other services below, and sign up for them if you would like.

Telephone Mentoring                              

Young People aged 11-21 can refer in to receive mentoring support over the phone. You will have up to six sessions, either weekly or fortnightly. Each session will be with the same mentor, allowing you to build a trusting relationship. Your mentor will support you to set goals to improve your wellbeing, and to identify coping strategies that work for you. They will speak to you as a person, not just focusing on your mental health, but also your passions and interests.

Online Groups

York Mind will be running 3 online video call groups, each of which will last 4 sessions, and will start in May.

These will be:

Creative Writing

Emotional Wellbeing Toolkits

Mindfulness skills

Age ranges for these groups will be released shortly, at which point referrals will open. Referrals can be made either through the website, or texting the drop in number. An adult with your permission can also make the referral for you.

Click here to make a referral

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

York 10k 2020

We’re delighted to be an official partner charity for the York 10k for the fifth year!
Find out more about running for York Mind at the York 10k here. Read more

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