A new website to support the wellbeing and mental health of young people living in North Yorkshire has been launched.


The website which is called The Go To provides information to help signpost young people, families and professionals to the right information and services available for mental health and wellbeing across North Yorkshire.


The website has been developed in conjunction with young people, professionals and parents and carers.


Coronavirus Action Plan

If you feel unwell on the day of your appointment, please do not attend.  Check if you need medical help. 

NHS 111 has an online Coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.  If you do not have access to the internet, you can call 111 instead. 

Just to make you aware that, following Government advice about the spread of the Coronavirus, we shall be checking with all our clients how they feel physically at the start of each session.

Please click here to view of a copy of our Action Plan.  You can also telephone or email us to request that a hard copy of the plan be sent to you.

Please click on link above to a recent article in the Metro about the impact of the election on mental health.  The article suggests the following five ways to look after your mental health: 

- make time to relax

- make time for family and friends

- get good sleep

- look after your physical health

- use your support netwworks, including your GP if necessary.


Make time to relax If you know that a certain activity helps you feel more relaxed, set aside time to do it – whether it be mindfulness practice, being active by going for a run or swim, listening to music or taking your dog for a walk. Even five minutes of relaxation can help. Make time for family and friends When you’re on the campaign trail at all hours this might seem impossible, but it can help you feel more positive and less isolated. Sometimes just telling the people close to you how you’re feeling can make a big difference. Get good sleep Stress can make it difficult for you to sleep, and you may develop sleep problems. However, being well-rested can increase your ability to deal with difficult situations, so it is important to get good sleep while campaigning. Making sure where you sleep is comfortable and relaxing before you go to bed, including having some tech-free time, can help. Look after your physical health When you’re on the move, it can be easy to eat too much of the wrong kinds of food or to eat too little. But what, and when, you eat can make a big difference to how well you feel, and physical activity can be important for reducing stress levels too. Use your support network If you feel like you need some professional support, you can speak to your doctor. They can check your overall health, and help you access treatments. Mind

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Restorative Justice (RJ) brings those harmed by crime and those responsible for the harm into communication with each other. This enables everyone affected by the incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.  

Research shows that Restorative Justice reduces reoffending and helps to reduce harm in our communities. It offers victims an opportunity to be heard, to ask questions of the offender, and to have their say in the resolution of the harm caused.  

For offenders, it provides an opportunity to face the consequences of their actions, recognising the impact that their offending behaviour has had upon others and, where possible, make amends. In this way, Restorative Justice has the potential to help rehabilitate offenders and support them in addressing their offending behaviour. It has the potential to motivate them to change and become responsible, law abiding and productive members of society. 

Watch this short animation about Restorative Justice -   

In North Yorkshire, Restorative Justice is provided by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in partnership with Restorative Solutions who provide the service across the whole of the North Yorkshire area including the City of York. 

For more information contact Supporting Victims on 01609 643100 or Restorative Solutions on 01423 546175. 

Unfortunately, due to the high demand for our brief counselling service, the waiting list will close to new client referrals from 31 December.  We very much regret the need to take this decision.  

We shall continue monitor the waiting list closely with a view to re-opening the list as soon as possible.  

In the meantime, the waiting list for the Victim Counselling Service [VCS] and Options (this is a chargeable service) remain open to new referrals.  To access the VCS, please contact Supporting Victims. 

Go to for more details.