Updated 9th July 2018
York Student Health Needs Assessment
Thank you to the students who contributed to the York Student Health Needs Assessment.
The final report was well-received by the Health and Wellbeing Board who agreed to receive an annual update on progress, which should hopefully help to keep student health on the priority list and is available to view at http://www.healthyork.org/
The York College Counselling Service is available for anyone who feels they need support with a mental health issue. Information on the service plus links to a range of self-help material and useful links to other services are available on the Counselling pages of the intranet: http://www.yorkcollege.ac.uk/intranet/329-student-services/counselling.html
The Healthwatch York document 'Guide to Mental Health and Well-being in York' contains a useful list of local support services:
The Haven 30 Clarence Street - The Haven @ 30 Clarence Street offers out of hours mental health support to anyone aged 16 or over in York and Selby.
Lifesigns - A booklet published by Lifesigns. Has suggestions about what we can do each day to keep ourselves feeling mentally well. In the same way we need to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and veg a day to help us be physically healthy.
The Hut - Based in York at Clarence Gardens. Bringing creativity and purpose to the lives of adults with enduring mental health conditions and/or learning disabilities.
Epic Friends - All about helping you to help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally.
Mind - Has information for people who are dealing with mental health issues, also has advice and information if you are worried about someone else, gives information on mental health conditions and lists helplines you can ring for advice. Also has advice if you or someone you know is in crisis or is suicidal.
Students Against Depression - provides you with the resources you need to find a way forward from stress, low mood, depression or suicidal thinking.
The Mental Health Foundation - information on mental health issues.
Uncommon Knowledge - has links to information on depression, anxiety and panic attacks.
Sunshine Changing Lanes - works with and offers support on behavioural and emotional reasoning, through delivering educating, experiential awareness events.