Support for Yorkshire and The Humber

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Mind – Hull and East Yorkshire

Founded in 1976, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind has been supporting people with mental health problems across Hull and East Yorkshire for over four decades.

An independent charity governed by a group of local trustees, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind is affiliated to the Mind network made up of over 130 organisations across England and Wales delivering services, campaigning and giving a voice to people with mental health problems, their families, carers and community.

As a charity and a housing association Hull and East Yorkshire Mind has an ambitious vision for the future in which we will not give up until everybody experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

Our VISION is that we won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

Our MISSION is to work with partners to intervene as early as possible, providing advice and support to empower and give hope to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign locally to improve services and reduce stigma and discrimination.

As an organisation, we pride ourselves on our values and beliefs:

We believe:

  • Everyone has mental health: there is no place for stigma.

  • Everyone deserves the chance of a fulfilling life.

  • Lived experience is powerful and can generate hope.

  • Spaces where everyone can feel supported and safe, not judged but respected, are vital.

  • Everyone brings something valuable to the work.

  • We can effect change and will do everything in our power to improve lives.

We value:

  • Being Human – connecting meaningfully with one another creating relationships which help people to flourish.

  • Mind & Heart – using our intelligence, stories, skills and life experience to show that we care and to make a difference.

  • Being Brave – even in the face of uncertainty staying positive and boldly developing new things.

  • Travelling Together – side by side with others being kind and through empathy nurturing belonging.

  • Strong Foundations – drawing on our history and learning to build reliable systems that work well without being over engineered.

To find out more, click here: Mind – Hull and East Yorkshire

Households Into Work

Households into Work is not just a programme to help people find work, it’s about supporting people to get to a point where they start to think about work as a realistic option. Delivered by the Combined Authority, Households into Work provides up to 12 months of support to unemployed Liverpool City Region Residents aged 16 and over, who because of their current circumstances are unable to consider taking up or sustaining employment.

We know that many people would like nothing more than to work and be free of benefits, but because of difficulties in their lives they are prevented from doing so.

This could be because they’re dealing with issues like mental illness, addiction, domestic abuse, debt issues or they have low self-confidence and/or low self-esteem and if left unsupported it is unlikely to ever be resolved.


Households into Work employs a team of 25, comprising of 5 team leaders and 20 employment advocates working across all 6 of the Liverpool City Region’s local authorities, mostly on an outreach basis.

The programme can introduce people to one of our dedicated Employment Advocates who will provide 1-2-1 bespoke support which will not only help the participant to resolve the issues, but also develop the skills and resilience to help deal with them or deal with them better, should they arise again in the future.

People can either join with other members of their household like a partner, spouse, parents, children, grandparents or close friends (they do not all need to live at the same address) or individually. For example, people who are isolated but would like to be introduced to people who live in their community, and with whom they might form a supportive and sustainable relationship.

Funding is also available in the form of a household budget, which can be used to pay for goods and services which might help the client overcome some of their obstacles.

To find out more, click here: Households Into Work

Community Money Advice Hull

Hull Community Money Advice is based at Revive Church on Kingswood, and we have been providing help and support to some of the most vulnerable people in our local communities since 2007.

We are financed and supported by Revive Church, and we currently have 4 trained debt advisers who are all volunteers, and we are passionate about rebuilding, renewing and refreshing the lives of those whose lives have been blighted by debt and/or money problems. If you need to speak to someone in confidence about money concerns, then we would love to hear to you… 

To find out more, click here: Community Money Advice

The Growth Company

We envision a future where everyone counts and individuals and businesses alike have room to grow, through new skills, investment and opportunity.

Being stronger together is part of our core philosophy and we seek to cultivate collaborations and partnerships that generate tangible positive outcomes for people and place.

Our strength lies in our size, breadth and the depth of our experience and our work streams can be broken down into four core areas

To find out more, click here: The Growth Company

Sean’s Place

At Sean’s Place our aim is to improve men’s mental health and well-being across Sefton and Liverpool City Region through sessions specifically identified to improve confidence and self-esteem for men whilst reducing symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety. 

Now more than ever we need to challenge the stigma around male mental health, we do this by providing a place that encourages positive discussions around mental health, in a non clinical, non judgemental setting through a variety of practical, proactive support and programmes.

We are determined to use Sean’s story to prevent men feeling like they have no alternative but to take their own life, With waiting lists for mental health services increasing and male suicide at an all time high we want to ensure that men have a safe, non judgemental environment to improve their mental health whilst challenging the stigma and breaking down barriers for men across Sefton.


  • Just over three out of four suicides (76%) are men, with suicide the biggest
    cause of death for men under 35.
  • Men have measurably lower access to the social support of friends, relatives and community.
  • Mental Health resulted in 72 million work days lost per year
  • 70-75% of people with diagnosed with a mental health condition receive no treatment at

To find out more, click here: Seans Place

Turning Point

The therapies we offer are all evidence based and recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines. This means that extensive research and experience prove that they work. However success in therapy largely involves the individual committing to regularly attending appointments and engaging in the work that is discussed in the sessions.

There are many ways that Turning Point Talking Therapies can help you to improve your wellbeing. Everyone who refers themselves for help will receive a screening assessment. This is normally 30-40 minutes and can take place over the telephone or face-to-face. After this screening assessment the clinician will discuss with you which options they feel would best meet your needs.

If you would like to try out online therapy, groups or workshops, please let us know when you refer yourself and we can book you straight onto these.

To find out more, click here: Turning Point

Andys Man Club

ANDYSMANCLUB started off as one group in the small, northern town of Halifax. That first night 9 men turned up and spoke. There was a magic in that room that everyone knew had to be shared.

We knew other guys across the country needed this same experience. We have worked tirelessly through Andys memory to
grow our clubs. We now have 28 groups, and still growing, across the UK.

We could tell you how amazing we believe it is to see guys still with us and improving their life. We think though, you will hear it best from the horse’s mouth…

To find out more, click here: Andys Man Club

Marie House

Marie House is a safe, confidential refuge for women and children fleeing domestic abuse in Wakefield.

Working as a team, we provide support on everything from practical, day-to-day living skills to legal support and help keeping safe.

You’ll find:

  • Self-contained one and two-bedroom flats with living room, kitchen and bathroom

  • Communal lounge for socialising with support and educational sessions such as first aid, sexual health drop-in sessions, and budgeting courses

  • Staff on scheme 7 days a week

  • We’ll work with you to develop an individually tailored Support Plan, with weekly meetings and assessments regularly
  • Dedicated Children’s Support Worker delivering playroom sessions, fun activities and protective behaviours work, liaising with schools, social services and health visitors
  • Help identifying move-on accommodation working with the Local Authority housing department

How it works

Marie House accepts women (aged over 16) and children from anywhere in the country who are fleeing domestic abuse. Referrals must come from a relevant agency, such as the police, your GP or social services. You must have access to benefits.

If your family is resettling in the Wakefield district, you will receive the Wakefield Floating Support service to help your transition.

Getting the most out of our service

  • We work to help build your self-esteem and confidence.
  • You can access courses, including the Freedom Programme to help you identify the signs and effects of domestic abuse, safety planning, and to help set goals for the future.
  • We provide a Floating Support service once you move on with a dedicated Support Plan and intensive help around housing and tenancy issues as well as issues around domestic abuse. We work with other agencies to provide any services we cannot support.

Why we are different

Our support goes beyond housing, you’ll be in a caring, warm environment with people who have a wealth of experience helping women and children move on to safe confident, independent living, free from abuse.

To find out more, click here: Marie House

Rehab 4 Addiction

Rehab 4 Addiction was founded to assist those affected by substance misuse and their loved ones. We offer a range of services, and help signpost you to the most effective treatments.

This includes alcohol rehab, drug rehab, detox services, intervention, aftercare and outpatient counselling. Our helpline advisors are committed to helping you in your quest to locate effective treatments for addiction.

Rehab 4 Addiction specialise in helping with these addictions:

  • Alcoholism
  • Cannabis
  • Heroin
  • Crystal Meth
  • Cocaine
  • Benzos

To find out more, click here: Rehab 4 Addiction