Converge Events

Converge is a pioneering partnership between York St John University and the NHS that puts learning at the heart of helping mental health service users to discover new skills, meet people and build their confidence. 

Originally focused on the arts, but now drawing on expertise from across the university, Converge runs courses, overseen by tutors, but designed and delivered by students and free at the point of access, for people who need help to improve their mental health and wellbeing.  Over a number of years Converge has helped more than a thousand people address their challenges through the power of a positive and non-judgmental learning environment.

We’re extremely proud of Converge, which is unique amongst UK universities in its nature and scale.  We support service users by giving them regular opportunities to showcase what they have learnt and produced, including music, theatre and art.

You can find out more about Converge by visiting the Converge website and show your support by attending any of the inspiring events that showcase the work of the participants.  Many of these events are free and all of them help to shatter the stigma that too often surrounds mental health.  Come along and find out more.

Retail Therapy

7 and 8 April, 7.00pm in Quad South Hall, York St John University
A performance from Out of Character Theatre Company
Tickets £5.00.

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An Evening of Music

16 May 7.30pm at the National Centre for Early Music.
Tickets are free.

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Converge ‘Create’

25 May, 5.00pm in Quad South Hall.
An event featuring performances from our theatre, dance, creative writing classes and from the Communitas Choir. 25 May, 5.00pm in Quad South Hall.
Tickets are free. To book email

Medical Monstrosities and Objects of Terror

8 June, 7.00pm in Temple Hall, York St John University.
Out of Character in York Festival of Ideas.
Tickets are free.

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