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York Mental Health Directory
  • Converge

  • Address: Converge Office,
    Holgate HG M014,
    York St John University,
    Lord Mayor’s Walk,
    York
    YO31 7EX
  • Postcode: YO31 7EX
  • Website: https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/converge/
  • Email: converge@yorksj.ac.uk
  • Eligibility: Open to adults 18+ who use NHS and non-statutory mental health services

Service Details

Converge offers educational opportunities to people who use NHS and non-statutory mental health services in York. Converge is at the York St. John University campus. It has two programmes: Learn and Discovery Hub.

Converge Learn can be contacted at 01904 876902 or discoveryhub@yorksj.ac.uk. It offers educational courses taught by staff, students and people who have experienced mental ill health. Its courses include:

  • Creative writing
  • Music
  • Sports/exercise
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Life coaching
  • Psychology
  • Fine art
  • Healthy body, healthy mind
  • Learning to research
  • Understanding happiness

Discovery Hub connects people to services to educational and learning opportunities that enhance their recovery. They help people access learning in the community at places like St Nicks. Their courses include horticulture supported volunteering, gardening, Hearing Voices group, Connect to Nature creative writing programme, and discovering new ideas and inspiration coaching workshops.