Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind launches a series of mental health support programmes.

A mental health charity in Scarborough has launched a series of mental health support programmes made possible by an award from Postcode Neighbourhood Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.  Mind Talks are a series of mental health support programmes, led by a lived experience facilitator, bringing people (age 16+) together to learn new coping skills and be proactive about their own wellbeing.  

Mind’s new support programmes delivered across Scarborough, Ryedale and Whitby provide opportunities to empower the sharing of experiences, learning from others and making new connections.  They include a 6-week introductory programme on mental health, a more in-depth programme to dig a little deeper into mental health illness and a deep-dive into specific illnesses. 

Catherine Mason, Service and Volunteer Manager of Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind said ‘one in four of us will experience a diagnosable mental health illness in any given year.  Programmes like these can have a very positive and long lasting effect on how people manage their health and wellbeing, and we are delighted that the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust has made this possible for our local community.’ 

Anyone interested in attending the programmes should contact Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind on 01723 339838 or email