York St John Communities Centre
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Our mental health centre vows to be welcoming and inclusive.
We work to ensure all clients feel accepted and valued and can fully access our services without encountering bias or discrimination.
Your feedback and suggestions for improving our services are welcome. We respond fully to these and work to accommodate your suggested changes.
Please email feedback to Lynne Gabriel, Centre Director and Safeguarding Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have used the services of the CMHC twice in recent years (relationship counselling, and anger management). Both experiences were of a service which was run in a professional but compassionate way, leading to constructive and positive outcomes. Before approaching CMHC, I'd used other counselling services in York, but found that the university's facilities were, overall, the most sympathetic and effective.
The counselling has made a significant positive impact for me. Both in terms of dealing with current issues, but also identifying and addressing underlying past issues that were having an impact on my life. I wasn’t sure what to expect having never been in counselling before but everyone was very welcoming and friendly, and that helped too.
I was very pleased to find the centre in an online search. The initial assessment was done sensitively and I did not have long to wait until placed with a counsellor. I am very grateful for the sliding scale of charges as I would not have been able to afford it otherwise. The centre itself is a relaxing, safe environment. I have benefitted from my sessions in processing some issues and being aware of others.
Read about equality and diversity at York St John University in the annual equality and diversity reports.
Find out more about equality and diversity using the resources below:
- Contact: guidance and information for families with disabled children
- Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB): advice for those affected by sight loss
- Ability Net: specialist advice about digital accessibility
- Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT): information about work, health and rights
- Action on Hearing Loss: information about hearing loss
- StandAlone: support and information for people who are estranged
- Stonewall: Resources and information for LGBT people
- Independent Domestic Abuse Service (IDAS): Services and support for those who experience domestic abuse
- The Interfaith Network UK: Information about different faiths.
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.