York Mind are running a Mental Health and Well-being Activities Programme that is funded by City of York Council.
York Mind is working in partnership with a number of groups including the Friends of Rowntree Park to provide a programme of activities for people to get involved in. These sessions are free to take part in but must be booked in advance. The Friends of Rowntree Park are offering the following sessions:
-Family Forest School Sessions
-Woodland Crafts for adults
-Green woodwork sessions for 18-25-year-olds
There is also a range of other activities run by other partners including Guided learning, such as Mindfulness, Managing Anxieties, Building Confidence and Resilience, Creative Journaling, Arts and Crafts, Theatre for Well-Being and Green Woodworking. We also deliver a range of well-being activities including Yoga, Nordic Walking, Swimming, Climbing, Walk 2 Jog, Peer Support, Carer Well-being sessions, Gardening and Outdoor crafts.
Partnerships are with Kyra, York Carers Centre, York Theatre Royal, York LGBT Forum, The Wilberforce Trust, Dandelion Arts, TCV-The Conservation Volunteers, York Travellers Trust, The Friends of Rowntree Park and GLL-Better York. This programme is 2021-2022.
Mind’s brochure can be viewed here:
More details from York Mind on their Mental Health and wellbeing programme:
The following is from Mind’s website and also includes links on how to enroll. You can follow these links or head to Mind’s website:
Covid 19 Programme Response-Please Read
It is important that we deliver safe and effective activities, which benefit our participants but also safeguard participants and our staff. During Covid-19, our new activities programme has been developed to offer a blended model of delivery; online and face to face groups, tailored to support participants and ensure safety. We recognise that for many, the last year has caused anxiety, so we want to ensure people can choose the delivery option which suits them currently.
We do not wish online delivery to create a barrier to access, for our participants. We recognise that for some people accessing groups online, will not be your preferred choice. You may also feel you do not have the skills, or knowledge to engage online.
We are happy to offer support and basic training to anyone willing to engage in our online activities. We hope this will help build confidence and skills, and enable increased participation during this challenging period.
How to enrol:
Please read our enrolment guidelines before completing the enrolment form (below), as this will help you to complete the form and ensure we understand your individual needs:
What will happen next:
We (Mind) aim to contact you, within 3-5 working days of receiving your enrolment form.
For further information, or for support to refer, please contact the York Mind Activities Team on 01904 643364-Option 5, or email firstname.lastname@example.org