If you’re looking for a local charity to support or donate – or you need help yourself, we hope this page is of use to you 💜

If you would like to list your local charity  here please email harrogate@mumbler.co.uk.

This is a free service to anyone in paid employment that self-diagnoses as neurodiverse. This includes OCD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Autism and others.

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Fostering North Yorkshire needs you!

We want to hear from people who could make a difference to the lives of children and young people across the county.

Fostering North Yorkshire is your local fostering service, and we’ve been supporting families across the county for over 35 years. We’re part of North Yorkshire County Council and our foster carers look after over 300 children a year. The foster carers come from a wide range of backgrounds and family make-up, but what they all have in common is their desire to provide a secure and welcoming home for some of the county’s most vulnerable children.

In return we offer the best training available and competitive financial packages with generous tax free allowances for each child or young person you foster. And we’re there whenever you need us, 24/7, 365 days a year.


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At IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services), our workers provide non-judgemental, practical, and emotional support to anyone experiencing domestic abuse. We support over 5000 people a year in York, North Yorkshire, and Barnsley, including providing emergency accommodation. Our helpline is available to anyone and our workers will listen and explain the options available, they will never tell anyone what to do.

If you are concerned that your relationship is abusive, or you are worried about a friend or family member you can call us on 03000 110 110 or visit our Live Chat on our website Monday-Friday 5-7pm www.idas.org.uk.

There is help and hope for people affected by domestic abuse.

How do you know if your relationship has turned abusive? Read our guest blog here to find out more

At Martin House we provide family- led care for babies, children and young people with life- limiting conditions. We support our  families through our respite care, symptom control, nursing, practical care, end of life care, and bereavement support.


Additionally, we have Community Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists and therapists who support families by offering practical, emotional and specialist-level palliative care in families homes.  We look after children with a multitude of different, very complex, often rare, sometimes even undiagnosed conditions.  Some are slow and progressive; some are very aggressive and need immediate specialist care. We have a team of specialist doctors and clinical nurse specialists who are all experts in understanding and managing these often-distressing symptoms.  We offer holistic care and understand the trauma a family experiences when their child has difficult symptoms.

Our Family Support & Wellbeing team, work with our families throughout their journey – whether that’s in the Hospice, in their own home or during an emergency hospital visit. We also care for children who have incurable illnesses when they reach the end of their lives.

We help the children to live as well as possible during their final stages, both through complex symptom control but also by supporting the whole family psychologically, emotionally and spiritually– we focus on enhancing their quality of life and creating the vital memory making moments that the family can carry forward into the rest of their lives to treasure forever.

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Supporting positive mental health and wellbeing in our local community.

Mind in Harrogate District offer a range of mental health support services including counselling, befriending and telephone support. We are also launching services for children and young people including drawing and talking therapy.

At our Centre on Station Parade, we run a busy calendar of wellbeing activities, such as arts & crafts, walking groups, music sessions, a women’s group, mingle & munch, dancing and much more. Please see our website for all the details.

We have recently improved our counselling service by upgrading our counselling rooms and extending our opening hours, whereby we are open until 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Counselling allows you to talk about issues affecting your life in a safe and confidential environment. Our counselling service is BACP accredited and suitable for anyone who may feel anxious, stressed, depressed, have a sense of loss or have difficulties in their relationships. Find out more: https://mindinharrogate.org.uk/counselling-service/

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New Beginnings is a charitable peer led organisation supporting female survivors of domestic abuse. We support women and their children to rebuild their lives and improve upon their emotional resilience through mindfulness, practical support, signposting and in providing a positive understanding social network. We work alongside statutory services.
You can self-refer or ask a keyworker you may already be working with to refer you, contact details on the poster below.
If you are still within an abusive relationship and are in need of advice please consult the IDAS website www.idas.org.uk or Women’s Aid www.womensaid.org.uk or call the National Domestic Abuse Hotline on 0808 2000 247. In an emergency always call 999, if you cannot speak when prompted press 55.

The perinatal community mental health team provides a community service to support women who are experiencing mental health difficulties during pregnancy or in the first year after they have had their baby.

Mental illnesses affect more than one in ten women during pregnancy and the first year after childbirth.1. During pregnancy and after birth, women can be affected by a range of mental health problems including anxiety disorders, depression and postnatal psychotic disorders.  Some women are at increased risk of experiencing mental illness in the perinatal period, particularly those who have suffered from a severe perinatal mental illness such as postpartum psychosis, severed depression and those with bipolar disorder. 2

The team supports women living in North Yorkshire and York who are either pregnant or up to one year post-natal and who have been suffering with significant mental health difficulties, that requires specialist support from mental health services.

You can be referred by your GP, health visitor, midwife or another professional who works with you.  You will be contacted by a member of the team to arrange a convenient appointment for your assessment. If we are unable to reach you by telephone we may send you an appointment by post. If you do not feel you need this appointment it would be helpful to let us know. Your initial appointment can last up to an hour and is an opportunity for you to discuss your current difficulties. You are welcome to bring a friend, family member or other professional to this appointment if you would find this helpful.

If we decide that the perinatal service is the best service to support you, you will be allocated to one of the clinicians within the team. They will then work with you to agree a care plan to help meet your individual needs and find solutions to support you on your road to recovery.

Everything you say, and the information about you will be kept confidential within the perinatal team. The only instance in which we would need to break your confidentially is if it was felt there was a risk to yourself or others, but we would speak to you about this.



  1. Prevention in Mind. All Babies Count: Spotlight on Perinatal Mental Health. Sally Hogg, NSPCC 2013
  2. Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance (December 2014) NICE guideline 192. National Institute for Clinical Excellence.



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