Category Archives: Awareness

Are you one of the Leeds 32, 000 at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes?

Most people would be surprised to know that in the UK around 22,000 people with diabetes die early every year. Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of preventable sight loss in people of working age and is a major … Continue reading

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A Leep into the light with the best café

Café Leep is a Leeds based community enterprise staffed by adults with learning disabilities. Continue reading

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Leeds Dying Matters Partnership celebrates the Day of the Dead and will writing month

So, any dreams of an Indian summer are over: the clocks go back this weekend and the shops are piling high Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas goodies on the shelves simultaneously.  But first we have to get through the horrors … Continue reading

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Celebrating success and positive alternatives – Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service

Laura Pattison works with Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service. Before working at LSBS, Laura worked for St Gemma’s Hospice and was part of the teams which completed service evaluations for Women’s Health and Counselling and Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Centre. In … Continue reading

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How Friendly Fridays help living with memory loss

September is  World Alzheimer’s Month and the theme is “Remember Me” so we are looking at a group that helps people living with dementia or Alzheimers. Living with memory loss is challenging not just for the person with memory loss … Continue reading

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Why nothing is so important it can’t wait – National Road Victim month

This month is National Road Victim month.  Although this isn’t a particularly uplifting topic, Becky James, Team Leader- Road Safety, talks about why we should all be supporting it. “In 2016, 2549 people were killed or injured on the roads … Continue reading

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Resilient not reliance – helping older drinkers in Leeds

Alcohol–now there is a tricky word to open with, and for some people, it could be one of the most difficult conversations they will ever have. Contrary to popular belief, the UK’s real booze problem does not involve inebriated youths … Continue reading

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