Category Archives: Mental Health

Food, glorious food – Leeds lunch clubs save lives

Social isolation is a huge problem in the UK with news reports showing the negative physical and mental effects of being alone. Over 38, 000 people over 65 in Leeds currently live on their own and 11.6% of over 65’s … Continue reading

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Have you got time to talk?

Mental health is beginning to lose the level of stigma it once had. High profile figures – royals, sportsmen and women, celebrities, politicians, business people – are sharing their stories and experiences in a way that would have been unthinkable … 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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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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Happy, healthy birthday to a hidden gem

The Leeds health and care world is large and complex, with thousands of people working and volunteering in roles which keep people healthier and happier. Heading north from the centre of the city, up Harrogate Road, you might never realise … Continue reading

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Coming Out and Showing Up: An Invite to LGBT History Month

  Coming out and showing up Eleanor Broadbent talks about what flying the rainbow flag for LGBQT History month means. Eleanor works in Equality and Diversity for St Anne’s Community Services. She is also a representative of Leeds City Council’s … Continue reading

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Your chance to get involved in Inclusion Week

Inclusion Week runs from 26 September until 2 October and there will be plenty going on in and around Leeds. On Tuesday 27th September, Leeds City Council is hosting ‘Innovation through diversity’, a conference to better understand and explore opportunities of being a … Continue reading

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