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 open five days per week (including Bank Holidays) and one Saturday per month 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.

Computer Courses

Our computer courses are run by the WEA (Workers Education Association). Run over a 10 week period, using laptops, which are provided by the WEA. The course includes:

Beginners – Basic skills
Intermediates – Computer Literacy And Information Technology (CLAIT)
Advanced – European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)

All are welcome to join us in a friendly relaxed environment to develop and support your individual learning needs.

Craft Group

A variety of arts and crafts are taught throughout the day on Tuesdays.


A WEA (Workers Education Association) Art course runs on Wednesday mornings.

Community Breakfast

All are welcome to the Community Breakfast! Thursday 10am – 1pm

Enjoy a game of pool, a chat and a fabulous breakfast for £1.50!

Music Group

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!

Click the picture to see a video recorded in the Acorn Centre

Click the picture to see a video recorded in the Acorn 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 on a Wednesday afternoon.

Hearing Voices Group

A supportive group for voice hearers to share experiences and nurture coping strategies, meeting on Thursday afternoons. This is one of our partnership initiatives with North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC).