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Feel Real York

Posted on 2 December 2020

Recent data from York’s resident consultation, Our Big Conversation, identified that nearly 50% of residents felt less emotionally healthy as a result of Covid-19 with 57% less optimistic about the future.

Across the city we are experiencing pressure like never before. Whether financial insecurity, working from home or adapting to new ways of working, this pandemic has created a set of circumstances like no other.

To address this, the city’s #FeelRealYork campaign is encouraging more openness to help make talking about your mental health or difficult emotions more usual. 

The campaign aims to signpost available support, whether for yourself or others, to help benefit and/or maintain your mental fitness. 

Resources, including hints for emotional fitness and available support, are available on the Live Well York website

They include support from the NHS and national campaigns such as time to change, as well as tailored resources for York including the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys Foundation TrustsYork and Selby IAPT and Recovery College Online.

Campaign partners include mental health service providers Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, the Vale of York CCG, Time To Change York, city partnership LiveWellYork, higher education providers, North Yorkshire Police, York and North Yorkshire LEP and City of York Council.