Support and Services York

Mental Health

A list of local York charities and organisations which can help you with your mental health and wellbeing.

The Local Maternity System (LMS) is a partnership of organisations, women and their families working together to deliver improvements in local maternity services.

The information on their website is aimed at those who will receive the majority of their maternity care through midwifery services and obstetric consultant care through one or more of the following hospital Trusts – York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. Some women, babies and families with special requirements may need to travel outside this area.

On this website you can find information about services local to you, general pregnancy and birth advice, and information on more specialist services including post-natal mental health services. If you are a professional you can find information about local courses and training.

Mind Garden York CIC is a York based community interest company with the mission to nurture the mental wellbeing of children and teens in schools and communities across York through group workshops and one-to-one sessions. This support will also extend to families, carers and children’s support networks such as teachers, school staff, youth workers and community leaders and volunteers.

✨Mental Wellbeing Workshops for Children✨

Our children’s workshops are based on the I Am Awesome Curriculum developed by My Mental Health Rocks. They are interactive and engaging and aim to empower children to realise their innate wellbeing and resilience and support them to make sense of their emotional experience. Currently, workshops are free of charge and run online via zoom. Get in touch for details.

✨One-to-one Mentoring Sessions for Children✨

Alongside our group workshops, we also offer one-to-one wellbeing mentoring sessions for children and teens. Get in touch for further details.

✨Coaching Conversations for Adults✨

At Mind Garden York we provide Coaching Conversations for Adults too. An opportunity to take time for yourself, to be heard, supported, and gently guided back to your wellbeing at times when you feel disconnected from it. Part or fully funded places available to ensure support is available for anyone who needs it. Please get in touch to book a conversation.



TEWV provides mental health and learning disability services in the Vale of York

Those in mental distress, including children and older people can now contact their local crisis service on freephone number 0800 0516 171.

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, callers, including those with learning disabilities and/or autism, will be offered a series of options which will divert them to their local crisis service.

Adult mental health services

We provide mental health services to adults of working age in partnership with social care and a wide range of voluntary and independent services providers.

Children and young people’s services

This service includes community child and adolescent mental health services and early intervention in psychosis services

0800 0516 171


York Mind is a leading local provider of services supporting individuals recovering from mental ill-health to achieve outcomes that will progress them towards recovery, social inclusion and integration in mainstream activity such as learning, volunteering or employment.

Our services support adults and young people to speak to us about their lives as a whole.

01904 643364



A confidential text messaging service to young people aged 11-18 across North Yorkshire.

By texting the service on 07520 631168 you will be able to receive confidential advice, support and signposting from a wellbeing worker within one working day via text.

Young people can text BUZZ US about any mental health or wellbeing concerns such as low mood, stress, eating problem, self harm, anxiety or self esteem. When you text the service the wellbeing worker will get back to you within one working day.

The service is open Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

T: 07520 631168


Mainstay is a York based registered charity that was established in 1999.
The organisation offers support to people who have a broad variety of mental health concerns.

We provide a safe environment to access support and help to reduce isolation through a range of individual or group support packages.

Our person-centred approach places the individual at the heart of their own recovery journey, which is underpinned by a service model that incorporates elements of social care, education and practical support.

York CVS, Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET

T: 07823 322993

Rethink – York Group

Our group has been supporting people affected by mental illness and their families for over 30 years. The group runs two programmes: the first is a monthly social club (Club 84) which offers peer support at its meetings and outings for about 8–10 people who have experienced mental ill health.

The second programme is a Carers’ Support Group which also meets monthly and is run in partnership with York Carers Centre. Members support and encourage each other and, with input from visiting speakers, are kept up-to-date with changes to local services and care. About 20 carers regularly attend meetings.

30 Clarence Street York, YO31 7EW

T: 07935 777 061

The Haven @ Clarence Street

The Haven @ 30 Clarence Street offers a welcoming, safe, comfortable, non-judgmental and non-clinical environment.  It is a walk in service providing out of hours mental health support to anyone aged 16 or over in York and Selby.

Open 6pm-10pm Monday-Friday and 12pm-10pm Saturday and Sunday.

Find us at 30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7DE. (Opposite the Union Terrace Coach Park, next to York St. John University)

T: 07483 141310

The Retreat York

The Retreat is a York based not-for-profit specialist mental health care provider, offering counselling, therapy and psychological assessment services.

The Retreat provides high quality, sustainable, renowned mental health services, including Autism and ADHD, stress, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorders.

Offering Adult Therapy as well as Children’s and Young People’s Therapy Services: We believe that every child and young person has the capacity to recover from the impact of challenging or negative life experiences; to grow, develop and achieve their full potential. We provide a bespoke therapeutic package based on the individual needs of each child and young person.

Heslington Rd, York, YO10 5BN
T: 01904 412 551