The Mental Health and Well-being Activities Programme (2017-2020) is funded by City of York Council for three years and reflects its commitment and investment in mental health provision and the early intervention and prevention agenda.
York Mind in partnership with Converge, Kyra, Sunshine Changing Lanes, York LGBT Forum, York Carers Centre, Refugee Action York-RAY, WEA and Move the Masses are supporting the delivery of Year 3 of the programme (July 2019-June 2020).
Activities run across the year, with staggered start dates and include Guided learning, such as Mindfulness, Assertiveness Skills, Creative Writing, Arts and Craft, Photography, and Pathways to Well-being. We also deliver Weekend Workshops on Conflict Resolution, Anxiety and Fear and Loneliness and Isolation; Well-being activities including Yoga, Pop up Fitness Sessions, Peer Support, Carer Well-being, as well as social activities including LGBT Choir, Walking Group, community socials and an open access cafe.
An important part of the programme, is that participants are able to select those activities that they feel will support them the most, based on their own interests, needs and goals.
Social Activities — Well-being for Men Delivered by RAY (Refugee Action York).
Dates: Starting Sunday 15th September 2019, weekly until Sunday 23rd February 2020 (except for during school holidays when the project will not be running)
Venue: Clifton Green Primary School, Kingsway North, York, YO30 6JA
Time: 1-3pm During our regular Sunday afternoon sessions for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants living in York, Well-being for Men is a space where men can spend time together chatting and playing board games. Staff, volunteers, occasionally a health professional, and a translator will be available to chat and offer support where needed. As part of the project there will also be a few trips, including one to the Yorkshire Museum of Farming. Other trips will include group cycle rides exploring routes out into the countryside.