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Mental Health, Christmas and the New Year - York Ending Stigma

Here at York Ending Stigma, some of us enjoy Christmas & New Year and some of us don't, but we all agree that it has an impact on our mental health in one way or another. In this episode we talk about the things that affect our mental health at this time of year, and the things that we can do, and that you can potentially do, to help keep ourselves as mentally well as possible during the Christmas period.
The podcast episode can be accessed here: Mental Health, Christmas and New Year by Yo...

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GoodGym York: the innovative group supporting older people and community organisations

A local group is inviting members of the public to get involved as it hopes to grow its support for older people and charities in York. GoodGym is a community of people who get fit by doing good, they organise weekly sessions in which they do practical tasks for community organisations and isolated older people in the city. Members are encouraged to run, walk or cycle as part of these sessions, ploughing their energy into doing social good.
GoodGym is a unique and innovative fitness movement....

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York Disability Week Promoting an Equal, Inclusive and Accessible York

Now in its 6th year, York Disability Week (26th Nov to 3rd Dec), which includes UN International Day of Disabled People on 3rd December, offers something for all. Almost all events are free to attend. The full programme is now out, a flyer with the 'programme at a glance'.
Spread the Word!
There’s an inclusive poetry evening, an intriguingly named ‘Can-do-Disco’ disco, a sensory story telling session for children and a social/advocacy session for people with learning disabi...

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York Drug and Alcohol Service - Customer Survey

City of York Council would like to hear your views on York's support for people with drugs and, or alcohol problems and for those affected by someone else's substance use.
If you are someone who experiences, or has experienced drug and, or alcohol problems yourself, you are invited to complete York Drug and Alcohol Service - Customer Survey, whether or not you've used York Drug and Alcohol Service.
If you are an affected family member or a professional/volunteer who works with York residents,...

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Spotlight on Cafe Neuro

Café Neuro York is a local charity that offers psychological and social support to people with, or affected by a long-term neurological condition. Meetings take place twice monthly at the Folk Hall in New Earswick offering the opportunity to socialise and take part in activities.The idea for Café Neuro York began in 2018 when Diana Toseland, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, retired from the NHS. Having worked with many people attending NHS clinics, Diana was repeatedly told p...

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York Sexual Health Survey

Public health leaders in York are urging users of the city’s sexual health services to help shape future provision. Service users are being asked to complete a short, online survey to share their views of the service. Their responses will be used to support sexual health provision in the future. The survey is available online. Responses must be received by 11 November. Sharon Stoltz, the council’s Director of Public Health explained: “We’re currently recommissioning the c...

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Rebuilding Lives - 50 Years of Ugandan Asians in York

The University of York is hosting an exhibition to mark 50 years since the arrival of Ugandan Asians to the City after they were expelled from their homeland by dictator Idi Amin.Through personal artefacts, photographs and testimonials, the exhibition offers insights into life for Uganda’s Asian community before the expulsion, the terrible events of 1972 and their experiences of starting new lives in the UK. Read about the background to the exhibition in this York Press article.The exhibit...

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Latest news from Healthwatch York

Posted by Healthwatch York
We in Healthwatch York are asking you to share your experiences of the rising cost of living in York. Our aim is to develop a real understanding of how rising costs are affecting people’s physical and mental health.
Our Manager, Siân Balsom, confirmed “We’re already hearing from people who are struggling due to rising costs. More of the calls and emails we receive through our Information and signposting service now highlight money, or the lack...

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