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Mental Health

Healthwatch Directory

The York Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide created by Healthwatch York is very comprehensive and full of useful contact information and support available in York.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Activities Programme - York Mind

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, The Wilberforce Trust, York Travellers Trust, The Friends of Rowntree Park, York Carers Centre, Dandelion Arts and Better York

Mental health and well-being is supported and maintained by a combination of activities. These activities fall under three pathways; Learning and Development, Well-Being and Social, with the underpinning principles of Connect, Grow and Hope.

The ethos and values of Connect, Grow and Hope aims to support individual’s well-being and recovery journey by creating opportunities for social interaction, emotional support and facilitate opportunities to build wider and more sustainable networks of support, with both peers and local services. For more information about the programme contact York Mind as the single access point on 01904 643364 option 5 or activities@yorkmind.org.uk

York Mind Mental Health and Well-being Activities Programme - Activities delivered between July 2021 and June 2022


Thriving with Nature - the Mental Health Foundation and WWF-UK

Thriving with Nature - this is guide produced by WWF-UK and the Mental Health Foundation. Packed with inspiration and information, this guide will help
you connect with nature throughout the year.

Parents and Young People

Buzz Us is a young persons text message service. Further information on Buzz Us can be found at the City of York Council website.

For other young peoples services available at 30 Clarence Street please visit the YorOk website. 

The York Local Offer provides information on what is available in York for children and young people and their families with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND). Further information about the local offer in relation to mental health is available at:

Mental Health Services and Information

NHS Tees, Esk Wear and Valley provide a 24 hour, 7 day freephone line making it easier for people in mental distress to access urgent help. People in York, including children and older people, can contact their local TEWV crisis service on freephone number : 0800 0516171

Information about mental health services across York can be found in the York Mental Health Guide.

Kyra Women's Project helps women to make changes, further information can be found at the Kyra website

The Live Well York Services and Products directory can be filtered by mental health and wellbeing services.

HarmLess was established at the beginning of October 2007 to respond to the needs of people who do or are at risk of self-harm and suicide. It is a national voluntary organisation for people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals. Further details are available at the HarmLess website.

Counselling Directory  can connect you to professional support. The website provides a directory of professional counsellors and therapists you can search for in your area. The site also provides information about the different types of therapy available.

Details of the City of York Council Mental Health Recovery Team based at 30 Clarence Street can be found by visiting the City of York Council website. 

For details of City of York’s Mental Health Strategy please visit the City of York Council website.

Talk Suicide

Every two hours, somebody in the UK loses their life through suicide. Suicidal thoughts and feelings affect thousands of us every single day. By encouraging open dialogue around suicide, we can work together to get rid of the stigma around it and create an extended network of support for those struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Knowing what to say in the right situation can potentially help save lives. The #TalkSuicide campaign is raising awareness of free suicide prevention training. It can be completed in twenty minutes and teaches lifesaving skills, such as being able to spot when someone might be feeling suicidal; how to speak out about suicide and where to correctly signpost someone struggling to the correct support and services.

Last updated: 18/10/2021