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Counselling and Mental Health Centre

Support groups

Find out what we offer and how to join a support group.

Our support groups are free to access.

Groups are a mixture of both online and face to face within York.

Bereavement Support Group

A 10-week support group for bereaved individuals.

The aim of this group is to help you identify your bereavement and offer conversations and exercises that can help you to understand these feelings and try to make your daily experience easier to cope with, whilst forming connections with others.

Download our information leaflet: Bereavement Support Group (PDF, 2.1 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, 1.8 MB)

Breastfeeding Group

We've teamed up with Treasure Chest to bring crucial breastfeeding resources to families free of charge.

The group aims to give new families a chance to talk with peer supporters as well as other families who are breastfeeding or combination feeding. If you are a breastfeeding parent, you are welcome!

There is no need to be struggling with breastfeeding, you can come for conversation and tea if you want to talk to other families that are currently breastfeeding in an environment which is breastfeeding friendly. The support group is open to anyone in the community, including parents affiliated with York St John.

Groups will be held on a Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:00pm in York St John University’s Chapel on campus.

There is no need to book a place, and you can just drop in any time during sessions.

Download our information leaflet: Breastfeeding Group (PDF, 1.3 MB)

How to join a group

To secure your place or find our more information please email CMHC@yorksj.ac.uk or call 01904 876 072 and leave a message on our confidential telephone line.

We will contact you as soon as possible and ask you to complete a registration form.

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