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Mental Health

Healthwatch Directory

The York Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide (Issue 5, 2023), created by Healthwatch York, contains useful information and contacts for a variety of services available in York. These include information on: Self-Harm, Victims of Crime, Bereavement, Community and Support groups, Debt and Finances and much more.

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

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

Parents and Young People

Children, Families and Young People can access information about services to support with mental health and wellbeing on Raise York.

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:

York Mind offer a Young People's Counselling Service.  

Mental Health Services and Information

NHS Tees, Esk Wear and Valley (TEWV) provide a phone 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. Find out more about NHS 24 hour, 7 day freephone line.

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, for their friends, families and professionals. Further details are available at the HarmLess website.

The Counselling Directory can connect you to professional support. It provides a directory of professional counsellors and therapists in your area. It 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 day. By encouraging open dialogue around suicide, we can work together to get rid of the stigma 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 Talk Suicide 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 to the correct support and services.

Last updated: 13/05/2024