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York St John Communities Centre

Groups and programmes

Our support groups are free to access. Groups are a mixture of both online and face to face within York.

Community Language School

Do you speak another language at home and with your family, and want your younger ones to learn?

York St John University has established the region's first free Community Language School, offering multiple language classes for children aged 5 to 16, supporting your families in passing down languages to the younger generations growing up in England.

To find out more, download our information leaflet here:

Community Language School - Students (3.4MB)

If you're interested in enrolling your children in our Community Language School, please complete the questionnaire below.

Community Language School Questionnaire

Bereavement Support Group

A free weekly online support group for people who are bereaved or experiencing grief.

In the group you will have the opportunity to talk about your feelings and to others who have gone through a similar experience and can relate to your experiences. It's a space for everyone to listen and mutually support each other. It won't take away the pain, but it can help to share it with people who want to listen.

Our weekly group will be held every week on Tuesday, from 4.30pm to 6.00pm, online on Zoom.

If you would like to come to one of our drop-in sessions or become a weekly member, please fill out a referral form.

Self-referral form

Download our information leaflet: 

Bereavement Support Group (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Cuppa and Conversation Group

A free 10-week emotional support group for individuals that are lonely, wanting to discover more about themselves, learn tools to support their wellbeing, and make new friendships.

Each week there will be different discussion topics and activities to engage with from sharing experiences and things that have impacted us, journaling for self-discovery and learning about self-care and mindfulness, just to name a few. Our main aim is for everyone to make meaningful connections, share experiences and knowledge, learn some helpful tools to take away, and enjoy a cuppa and some interesting conversations!

Download our information leaflet: 

Cuppa and Conversation Leaflet (PDF, 1.7 MB)

How to join a group

If you, or someone you know, would like to join one of our groups or find out more information, please email cmhc@yorksj.ac.uk and one of our team will get back to you.

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