Updated 9th April 2019
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 Hub of Hope - is a first of its kind, national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place.
https://chasingthestigma.co.uk/news/text-hope-for-24-hour-crisis-support/ - Chasing the Stigma Crisis Messenger service, a 24/7 text messaging service to provide support and help to those most in need.
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.
MindLine Trans+ - is a confidential emotional, mental health support helpline for people who identify as Trans, Agender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary…
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.