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In the same way that we need to take care of our physical bodies with a good lifestyle, diet and exercise, we also need to pay regular attention to our mental health. This includes good sleep, good diet, exercising, time for rest and relaxation, spending quality time with others, having goals and trying out new things amongst other things.

If you would like to find out more about how you can regularly care for your mental health, and feel a greater sense of happiness and wellbeing we would recommend the following resources:

Action for happiness www.actionforhappiness.org.uk

A charitable organisation with a lot of excellent information, tips and resources for improving wellbeing and happiness.

Living life to the full http://www.llttf.com/

Help for feeling happier

Mental health Foundation www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Information, mindfulness courses, relaxation podcasts

Websites for mindfulness techniques:



Link for mental health book list:


If you are struggling you may want further discussion with a health professional to discuss options, including counselling and medication. Ideally make a planned routine appointment with your usual GP if you have one and in the meanwhile look at the options outlined below for further advice. We can offer urgent appointments with any GP if you feel you are in crisis and in acute distress, needing same day care.

The following options may also be helpful for you:

You may be advised to, or wish to consider self -referring to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service in York who offer talking therapies to those struggling with psychological difficulties.

You can self-refer by ringing: 01904 556840

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

Please click this link to the Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing in York booklet- an excellent comprehensive guide to all the organisations available in York to support with mental health and wellbeing.

A small selection of organisations are as follows:

MIND website 


York MIND: 01904 643364

Excellent site for wide range of mental health and emotional issues

Relate www.relate.org.uk

Counselling, support and information for all relationships

York Relate: 01904 625971

Samaritans www.samaritans.org

Someone who will listen to your concerns and worries

York Samaritans: 01904 655888

CRUSE www.cruse.org.uk

York CRUSE: 01904 481162

Provide support and care following a bereavement

KYRA http://www.kyra.org.uk/

Telephone: 01904 632332

Offers women counselling, courses, social activities and support

SURVIVE http://survive-northyorks.org.uk/

For support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse

York Survive: 01904 638813

Young People’s Services at 30 Clarence Street (formerly 29 Castlegate) http://29castlegate.org/

Telephone: 01904 554444

Advice, support and counselling for young people ages 16-25

MindEd www.minded.org.uk

Advice and support for families about parenting and issues that may arise for children and teens

Silverline www.thesilverline.org.uk

Free confidential helpline offering information, friendship and advice to older people 24 hours per day

Telephone: 0800 4708090

Citizen’s Advice Bureau

Offer free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to help people resolve numerous issues that may be affecting your mental wellbeing, including advice on benefits, work, finance, consumer, relationship, housing, discrimination, tax, education, healthcare and legal issues.

National Telephone: 03444 111 444


And a few useful websites:

Beating the blues  http://www.beatingtheblues.co.uk/

CBT for depression and anxiety

Mood Gym https://moodgym.anu.edu.au

Self help training in CBT for anxiety and depression

Mind Full http://www.mindfull.org/

Depression and anxiety issues for young people (ages 11-17)