In 2011 York Mind was formed from the merger of two local mental health charities in York, Our Celebration and York and District Mind. This merger created an organisation with a combined experience of over 100 years in providing services and support to the people of York.
York Mind deliver a range of services targeted at improving mental health, building resilience and increasing independence. We currently work with a wide range of individuals who benefit from our support including older people, younger people, people with learning disabilities and long term physical health problems.
York Mind is based in Clifton Green and the advocacy services are based at Tang Hall Community Centre. We are funded through a mixture of grants and donations and our services are run by a team of 22 staff, trustees and nearly 100 volunteers.
Our services include: Advocacy, Befriending, Counselling, Self-Help Groups and Activity Groups such as; Exercise, Reading and Photography Groups, ICT Training, Drama and Craft Club, Yoga, Young People’s Project, Return To Work Support and Healthy Eating.
Whilst York Advocacy is delivered by York Mind it is an independent and confidential service including from other internal York Mind services and support. York Advocacy is also available to people who do not experience mental ill-health.