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We’re a York-based specialist mental healthcare provider, supporting people who require expert therapy to improve their mental wellbeing. We specialise in tailored care which is personalised and effective. Providing psychological assessment and therapy services locally, regionally and nationally. Neurodevelopmental assessment and therapy services for adults, children and young people with autism and ADHD.
Our mission is to deliver high quality, sustainable, renowned mental health and wellbeing services, alongside Autism and ADHD services, helping people to live well with themselves so that we all live better together.
As an independent charity, we provide care to people who refer themselves and those who are referred to us by GPs and other professionals. We can often help when others can’t, enabling people to recover and get their lives back on track.
We often hear from parents and carers who are struggling to get their child to access therapy. Take a read to find out ways you can encourage your child to reframe their thinking.
There are many things that can make us feel low or hopeless and these feelings can come and go, but it’s important to take them seriously. If you are having thoughts of suicide, are harming yourself or have thoughts about self-harm, it’s important to tell someone....
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Molly-Rose, age 11, shared with us her thoughts on the pressure of SATs and how it makes her feel in this blog.
We understand that exams can be a stressful time for both children and their parents. Read more about how to cope with this stress in our blog.
Here at The Retreat, we understand how the diagnosis of breast cancer can be a traumatic, life changing event and has a considerable psychological impact. Read more about how we can help with this in our blog.
Mindfulness is one of the most effective ways to build mental strength. Learn more about how you can incorporate mindful activities into your life in our blog.
The Menopause. An inevitable part of life, or a seemingly never-ending ordeal? At times, it can feel like both – but if you are one of the lucky ones that don’t experience a host of debilitating symptoms, then it is unlikely you will relate to much of what I have to say here.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based talking therapy and is one is one of the recommended interventions for anxiety and depression.
International Stress Awareness Week – What is stress and how can we help ourselves when dealing with it?
Stress is our emotional and physical response to pressure. We feel stressed when we have too many demands, and have too few resources to cope.
What We Do
We support people and help them recover, using a wide range of different therapies and assessments. We use best-practice and multidisciplinary approaches to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD.
We also have a secure and confidential online ‘virtual consultation’ service. This service can be used to provide assessments, therapy and ongoing support for people who are not able to come to our site in York.
We care for the mental health of people in York and across the UK through our Adult Psychological Therapies Service, our Children and Young People’s Psychological Therapies Service, our Adult Autism and ADHD Service and our Children and Young People’s Autism Service. In addition to privately funded therapies, we offer some services free at the point of delivery through contracts with NHS partners and through charitable funding.
Get in Touch. Talk to us.
If you need to speak to us, we are here to help. Our team of qualified therapists are at your service in person, or via a video call.