Young Peoples Project

About the Service

Through a variety of 1-1 and group support, the young people’s service aims to support people aged 13-25 who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health.

Mentoring (13-25)13-21 Mentoring poster

Our young peoples’ mentoring service offers the opportunity for 13-25 year olds to receive weekly 1 to 1 recovery focussed mentoring. The mentors will assist the young people in setting their own independent goals and targets, and with creating  plans to achieve their targets. The mentors will use tools such as the mental health recovery star, and explore with the  young people which different recovery methods could work well for them.

The sessions will take place over a period of 12 weeks, with flexible timings available.

13-16 Arts Award at York MindArts Award (13 – 16)

York Mind is starting a new Arts Award Group for 13-16 year olds recovering from mental health issues. Over a 16 week term the participants will achieve an accredited Bronze Level Arts Award by:

  • Taking part in arts workshops
  • Researching their favourite artists
  • Sharing their creative skills
  • Attending and reviewing an arts event

The next term will start on Thursday 12th January 2017 at 5:30-7:30, and will run for 16 weeks.



Peer Support Group (13-16)peer support YP

From March 2017, we will be running a weekly peer support group for 13-16 year olds struggling with their emotions and mental health. It’s for young people who are interested in being part of a social and supportive group, chatting about ways of feeling more positive and putting them into action. The young people will collaborate to develop strategies that work for them, leading the group themselves with the facilitator there to assist them. Young people will join the group for up to six months, which will also include socials taking place outside of York Mind—taking part in activities of the young people’s choice, for example bowling or going to the cinema.



peer art groupInformal Art Group (16-21)

Starting September 2017, we will be running a weekly Art Peer Support Group for 16-21 year olds who are having difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. The group is for young people who enjoy getting creative and are interested in being part of an informal, supportive group which focuses on finding positive ways to manage their mental health. The group will work collaboratively to explore ways of expressing art work which delivers important messages, such as the effects of stigma and stereotypes on mental health. It will  be young person led and will ultimately focus on the current ideas and interests of the group. The young people will have the opportunity to attend socials outside of York mind – taking part in activities of their choice, for example the cinema or bowling.

The group will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm for 16 weeks, starting 13th September.

For more information about this group contact Hannah: 01904 643364


Referring in

We are currently accepting referrals for all of the young people’s services. There is a short waiting list for 1-1 mentoring and we will discuss with you when you may expect to start your mentoring.

If you are interested in this support you can simply complete one of our referral forms through the website here or by downloading a Word version here.

We aim to be in touch within two weeks of receiving your referral.

Who Can Access

You may be interested in this service if you are:

  • Aged between 13-25
  • Live within York and Surrounding areas
  • Are experiencing difficulties with your mental health (no diagnosis required)


There is no cost for this service

Additional Information

Click on the link to see our Young People’s Arts award Video

Contact Details

For more information about any of these services, please contact Vicky or Rab on or

Alternatively, you can call us on 01904643364 and press option 2 for the young peoples service.

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