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York St John Communities Centre

Mental health, wellbeing, and community facing services, groups, and programmes for communities within York and North Yorks.

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If you are a York St John student please use the student wellbeing services. If you are a York St John staff member please use the Care First service.

Founded in 2016, we are based on the York St John University campus.

We offer high quality and affordable counselling, coaching and different mental health and wellbeing services to communities outside York St John University, as well as free groups, drop-ins, and community projects such as our Community Language School.

We are part of the Research and Training Clinic Consortium (RTCC).

The information on this page is also available in our downloadable leaflet:

Communities Centre Booklet (PDF, 1.6MB)

Supporting York St John Communities Centre

Your donation makes a great difference!

Your gift helps cover the cost of providing free services such as our community language school, bereavement group and café's, student suicide support group 'Laurens Ladies' and drop-ins such as the weekly breastfeeding group.

As our income grows, so too does our staff team of receptionists, administrators, co-ordinators, assessors, supervisors, counsellors, coaches, and group facilitators, and your support is needed to ensure they are actively involved in service delivery and are remunerated for their work. Anything that you are able to donate can help support the work we do and the services that we offer to our community.

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Services offered by the Centre



Counselling for a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship problems, bereavement and loss.

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Coaching for wellbeing to help you make the desired changes to your life.

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Bereavement services

A range of options to support people who are bereaved or experiencing grief.

Groups and programmes

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Community Language School

Offering free multiple language classes for children aged 6 to 13, supporting your families in passing down languages to the younger generations growing up in England.

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Drop-in sessions

Find out more about the various drop-in services we have partnered with or host.

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Lauren's Ladies

Free weekly group that provides a space for students who identify as female, who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Our work

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Centre research

As well as our community facing services and programmes, the York St John Communities Centre also conducts research into current issues in mental health.

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Newsletter and columns

Explore our insightful news articles, newsletter, and columns for information and our activity highlights.

Events and training

Discover a range of engaging events and training sessions, from in-person to online.

Get in touch

York St John Communities Centre

32-34 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7EW

Get directions

01904 876 072

This number is in use from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. You can leave a message on our confidential telephone line and we will return your call as soon as possible.

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