Young Peoples Project

Young People’s Steering Group

We are currently looking for new young people to join our steering group,steering group pposter final to help us to shape our Young People’s service, as well as actively addressing wider issues surrounding young people’s mental health support. The steering group meet monthly on a Tuesday evening. Group members should be aged between 14 and 21, and have accessed support for their mental health in the past. If you, or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please download and complete the application form, which can be found here. The deadline for applications is Friday 9th November. For more information, please contact a member of the young people’s team on

About the Service

Through a variety of 1-1 and group support, the young people’s service aims to support people aged 8-16 who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health.

Mentoring (8-16)

Service status: Open for self-referrals

Our young peoples’ mentoring service offers the opportunity for 8-16year 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)

Service status: Currently closed

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 Arts Award (13-16) will start in September 2018.



Peer Support Group (13-16)

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Service status: Open for self-referrals

From October 1st 2018 the Peer Support Group will run on a Monday evening.

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.

Referring in

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 8-16
  • 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 01904 643364 and press option 2 for the young peoples service.

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