Wharfe Valley Pathways Closing in Ilkley

It is with regret we are announcing the closure of Wharfe Valley Pathways. Due to changes to the funding structure, we are no longer able to sustainably deliver this project.

Since 2021 Wharfe Valley Pathways has provided accessible and non-judgmental support for people in Ilkley and the surrounding area who have experienced challenges to their health and wellbeing. This has included support around mental health, benefits and housing, access to foodbanks, substance use, domestic abuse, health and wellness, as well as referrals to other organisations.

We would like to take this opportunity to thanks to NHS Integrated Care Board, Wharfedale Community Health Partnership, Christchurch Ilkley, Primary Care Network, Social Prescribers, Carers’ Resource and residents of Ilkley and surrounding areas.

Since July 2023:

  • 164 unique people have attended the group sessions
  • 83 individuals have received support through 1:1 appointments
  • 151 people have attended drop ins


“Since I started coming I’ve felt really comfortable and the group has not been judgmental. It’s helped me manage my anxiety, it’s just like having the tool kit.

I am listening and learning from other people and they’re able to relate to what’s happening for me. I feel included and my confidence has improved.”

Wharfe Valley Pathways Attendee


Wharfe Valley Pathways is a partnership project delivered by Keighley Healthy Living’s Mental Health Connect programme with supporting charities Project 6 and The Cellar Trust. The project will continue to offer one-to-one appointments until its final day of delivery 28th March 2024.

Mental Health Connect are delighted to continue to offer group support sessions at Christchurch in Ilkley on Thursdays 10 am to 12 pm from 4th April 2024, under the new name ‘Wharfedale Wellness Together.’

Wharfedale Wellness Together will be open to anyone in need of support, feeling low or isolated on a drop-in basis. For updates about the new service please visit Keighley Healthy Living on Facebook.

To make a referral for one-to-one support with Mental Health Connect, please visit: www.mentalhealthconnect.org.uk or email mentalhealthconnect@khl.org.uk