Category Archives: Awareness

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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Men in Leeds risk paying a price if we neglect our health.

Men don’t visit the GP nearly as often as women and this means that some warning signs of health problems don’t get picked up as quickly as they might. Added to this, we tend to read less about the kinds … Continue reading

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Let’s unite for Dementia Awareness week in Leeds

This Dementia Awareness Week, 14-20 May, the theme is to unite against dementia. There are estimated 8,500 people living with dementia in Leeds: but many families are facing it alone. By uniting, we can raise awareness, offer help and understanding … Continue reading

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When I find myself in times of trouble – how Dying Matters can help

When you first find out that someone is bereaved it’s hard to know what to say, do you ask them how they are? Do you say anything at all or just ignore it?  Dying Matters week is also about finding … Continue reading

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