Harrogate Mind is a member-led service open to anyone aged over 18 who suffers from any kind of mental health disorder. We offer a friendly environment where members can join vocational and educational groups or simply enjoy the drop-in service. We have strong links with all other mental health services in the area and have surgeries for housing and benefit enquiries.
We are currently open three days per week (including Bank Holidays) and our aim is to provide a welcoming and supportive environment to all our members as well as the opportunity to be involved in the organisation of the service.
Our computer courses are run by the WEA (Workers Education Association). Run over a 10 week period, using laptops provided by the WEA. The course includes:
Beginners â€“ Basic skills
Intermediates â€“ Computer Literacy And Information Technology (CLAIT)
Advanced â€“ European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
All are welcome to join us in a friendly relaxed environment to develop and support your individual learning needs.
A variety of arts and crafts are taught throughout the day on Wednesdays.
All are welcome to the Community Breakfast! Friday 10am â€“ 11.30am
Enjoy a game of pool, a chat and a fabulous breakfast for Â£1.50!
Come and play a musical instrument or sing. Taught by a professional musician in a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. Opportunities to sing or play at venues outside the Centre!
Mindfulness (Colouring) Sessions
“Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.”
Sessions take place occasionally.
Hearing Voices Group
A supportive group for voice hearers to share experiences and nurture coping strategies, meeting on Wednesday afternoons. This is one of our partnership initiatives with North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC).
Other Support Sessions
Various support services, such as volunteering, employment and benefits, are available throughout all the Drop-in sessions.
Outreach sessions are held on Wednesday and Friday mornings at various locations across the district.