Family Learning

Details of providers in our local area who can help families to engage with learning opportunities can be found below:

Converge: Education for Recovery

Provides courses for adults who use mental health services. Fosters the development of skills in a supportive educational environment, with the freedom to be creative, be challenged and discover new abilities. Some online courses, and courses by post through the Converge Connected programme.

York St John University,

Lord Mayor’s Walk,


YO31 7EX

07764 337116 or 07779 544874


The Discovery Hub

Individual support team within Converge at York St John University. Learning access workers support people who have experienced mental ill health to gain access to learning opportunities. The Hub works closely with Converge to connect people to educational and learning opportunities that enhance a recovery journey.

01904 876070


Recovery College Online

Provides a range of online educational courses and resources to people with experience of mental illness. These are available to service users, family, friends and staff.


Explore York Libraries

Explore libraries and reading spaces, with a variety of free services including: Free to use computers and free wi-fi Free newspapers, magazine and audio books through the Press Reader and Libby app. Friendly, free digital support sessions, absolute beginners welcome

Help with free connectivity and devices though 100%

Digital York Books to read and borrow for all ages and for free

Free to borrow toys

A warm space in winter months

01904 552828


York Learning

Offers courses for adults to expand their learning and better their futures. Also has a programme for young people aged 16 to 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), Routes to Success, a supportive study programme for learners who are not ready to access mainstream post 16 study.

01904 554277

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