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York St John Communities Centre

Counselling, mental health services, free support groups, and community projects for communities outside York St John University.

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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 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, 1.5 MB)

Supporting York St John Communities Centre

Your donation makes a great difference!

It helps us to cover the costs of providing free services such as our drop-ins, emotional support and self-development groups, bereavement groups and parent and family drop-ins.

As our income grows, so too does our staff team of counsellors, coaches, and group facilitators. Anything that you are able to donate can help support the work we do and the services that we offer to our community.

Make a donation through JustGiving

Services offered by the Centre


General 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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Groups and programmes

Our support groups are free to access. They currently include the Community Language School and Bereavement Support group.

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Drop-in sessions

Find out more about our different drop-in sessions such as our free weekly breastfeeding group.

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Opportunities at the Centre

Find out about paid, volunteering, student placement and partnership opportunities.

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External support and resources

Details of emergency support organisations and self-support resources.

Centre research

As well as offering counselling services, the York St John Communities Centre also conducts research into current issues in mental health.

This includes research into bereavement, domestic and partner abuse and anger management.

Get in touch

Communities Centre

York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX

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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