York Mind’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Activities Programme Now Available to Download
York Mind successfully won the tender to deliver Mental Health and Well-being Activities within the City of York in 2017
The activities programme is funded by City of York Council.
York Mind in partnership with Kyra, Converge, Refugee Action York (RAY), Move the Masses, Sunshine Changing Lanes, York Carers Centre, York LGBT Forum and the WEA, will deliver a range of activities in Year 4 (the final year) of the programme from July 2020- June 2021.
Good Practice during Covid-19
During the Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring the health and safety of all participants, and staff, is our priority. Activities will be delivered in line with Government guidelines and social distancing restrictions. Initially activities will be delivered using online platforms, like Zoom.
More information regarding these measures is included in the programme.
The model of delivery is based on the ethos that mental health and wellbeing is supported and maintained by a combination of activities. These activities will 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.
York Mind will provide a single point of access (SPA) and one key contact point for the activities programme.
Participants can enrol on the programme and devise and select their own pathway of support from a menu of activities, from each of the three pathways.
A combination of activities will be delivered by York Mind and partners throughout the week including weekends and evenings, across 50 weeks of the year. Activities and groups will be delivered with staggered start dates,
to help reduce waiting times and enable access to timely support.
Activities vary in length and frequency from one-o sessions to a 9 -week group and span more formal interventions such as courses, vocational learning and informal support, including drop-in events. Some activities are linked to existing local community events, with the intention that annual events can support individuals continued participation into community events, beyond the lifetime of the programme.
Activities will use a variety of local venues and locations across the city, including community centres, universities and parks.