Grant launch evidence of Leeds commitment to suicide prevention

20180910_WSPD grant launch 1On World Suicide Prevention Day, Leeds was home to a range of activity as many in the city played their part raising the profile of suicide prevention, mental health stigma and the range of work delivered by organisations across the city to reduce suicide. One event was at St Georges Centre in the heart of Leeds. Continue reading

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Leeds Care Record – working together to improve your care

Leeds Care Record is a joined-up digital care record which enables clinical and care staff to view real-time health and care information across care providers and between different systems. It is a secure computer system that brings together certain important information about patients who have used services provided by their GP, at a local hospital, community healthcare, social services or mental health teams.

Julia Millman, Programme Manager, Leeds Care Record tells us more about what it’s like working on the programme and why she is so passionate about it.

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Leeds – one of the best cities for health and wellbeing – hosts King’s Fund conference

As Leeds is rated as one of the best cities for health and wellbeing, it was the obvious choice to host a major conference looking at how healthy populations can be sustained in a world where for the first time ever, most people now live in cities.

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Money on your mind – the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute visit Leeds

People experiencing mental health problems find it much harder to choose, use and pay for essential services like water, broadband, energy and financial products and as a result  are three times more likely to be in problem debt.

Just one of the facts revealed last month, by Katie Evans, Head of Research and Policy from the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) during a one-day visit hosted by Leeds City Council’s Public Health team.   The Institute was set up just over 2 years ago by Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert.com fame.

Katie delivered a lunchtime seminar with Taira Kayani from Better Leeds Communities and Joe Kent from BARCA-Leeds at the Public Health Resource Centre in Chapel Allerton. Katie met key stakeholders from the Council, advice sector, mental health providers, and frontline workers with an interest in debt and mental health.

So what other information was revealed?

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Leeds is fighting loneliness with an app and a map

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The Big Seven-O – #NHS70

NHS70 birthday 1This year we have seen the huge popularity of the NHS celebrated as we mark its 70th anniversary. On the day we celebrate that birthday, Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council Executive Member for Adults and Health, highlights thoughts about this anniversary. Continue reading

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Nobody Left Behind

Annual Report postcard imageThe latest annual report from Dr Ian Cameron, Leeds Director of Public Health, makes for fascinating reading. Warning of challenging times for Leeds health, he focuses on a key areas for concern and highlights recommendations for improving progress.
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