Converge: education for recovery
We provide courses for adults who use mental health services.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
Please note that in line with current government advice to limit the transmission of Covid-19, York St John University buildings are now closed. All face-to-face Converge courses are cancelled until further notice.
In the meantime, we are posting regular tasks, challenges and updates on our Facebook page, which you can get involved in from home.
Our courses help you develop skills in a supportive educational environment. You have the freedom to be creative, challenge yourself and discover new abilities.
Most courses take place at York St John University. Courses are taught by staff, students and people with particular expertise and their own experience of mental ill health.
Applying for a course
You can attend a Converge course if you are an adult (18 and older) and you:
- Receive current support for a mental health issue
- Have experienced mental health issues in the past
Courses are free of charge. They take place during term time and vary between 4 and 10 weeks in length. You can apply for a course throughout the year.
Film and media
Theatre and movement
Our work with the community
Find out about the history of Converge. Discover our ongoing work to improve access to educational opportunities.
Students from YSJ can volunteer with Converge as participants or in a leadership role.
We work with local, national and international partners to provide rich educational opportunities.
Converge Evaluation and Research Team (CERT)
We offer bespoke evaluations of mental health services and community projects.