Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing


Whether you’re just feeling a bit low, or if you need to access regular professional help, see below for who you can go to for support:


On campus

Your College

Colleges have a network of support available to you, including College Tutors who work closely with the Head and Assistant Head of College, and help with a range of well-being issues, signposting to relevant specialist support where necessary. Colleges can also help support any friends that you might have concerns about. Contact details for College Well-being Teams can be found here.


Open Door Team

The Open Door Team is a team of professionals who provide support to students who are experiencing emotional, psychological or mental health difficulties. You can complete the online referral form if you wish to make an appointment with a practitioner, and they will endeavour to contact you within 2 working days. The University’s website also contains useful information and guidance on health and wellbeing.

Contact details

Sally Baldwin Building, Block B,
University of York - West Campus

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01904 324140

Website: www.york.ac.uk/students/health/help

Opening hours

09:00 - 17:00 (Monday- Friday)

Nightline

Nightline is a confidential listening and information service run by students for students. They provide space for you to talk about anything that is affecting you, as well as offer a wide range of information on other services.

Contact details

Grimston House - Ground Floor, Rear Entrance,
Vanbrugh College,
University of York - West Campus

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01904 323735

Website: www.yorknightline.org.uk/online

Opening hours

20:00 - 08:00 (Every day during term time)


Off Campus

Samaritans

Samaritans is a national charity that provides a confidential listening service 24/7, 365 days a year. They give you a safe space to talk about whatever difficulties you might be experiencing.

Contact details

89 Nunnery Lane, York, YO23 1AH

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

 

York Mind

York mind is an independent provider of high quality mental health services in York and surrounding areas. They are a leading local provider of a range of services that support individuals in recovering from mental ill-health to achieve outcomes that will progress them towards recovery, social inclusion and integration in mainstream activity, such as learning, volunteering or employment.

Contact details

Highcliffe House, Highcliffe Court, York, YO30 6BP

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01904 643 364

Website: www.yorkmind.org.uk

 

The Haven

The Haven @ 30 Clarence Street offers a welcoming, safe, comfortable, non-judgemental and non-clinical environment. The emphasis is on reducing immediate distress and supporting visitors to access services and opportunities available to them in the wider community. You can come in just for a cup of tea and a chat, or you can access one-to-one emotional support from trained mental health professionals. They also offer help in creating staying well and crisis plans, and support visitors to access other services and organisations that may be useful to them. Users of the Haven have access to a 24-hour telephone emotional support line staffed by trained counsellors.

This service is delivered by Mental Health Matters, on behalf of Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust.

Contact details

30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7EW
(Opposite the Union Terrace Coach Park, next to York St John University.)

Email: [email protected]

Landline: 01904 553 850

Mobile: 07483 141 310

Opening hours

18:00 - 23:00 (Every day, including weekends and bank holidays.)
No appointment or referral needed. Carers and family welcome.


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