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Dance On – keeping older people in Leeds moving and grooving through lockdown

For many people across Leeds, finding fun and interesting ways to stay active at home has been a challenge in the past few months, one that remains important even now as lockdown measures begin to ease. For the more vulnerable … Continue reading

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Developing peer support opportunities across Leeds and supporting groups to adapt to Covid-19 challenges

As defined by Mind, peer support is all about people using their own experiences to help each other. While peer support activities can differ vastly, whether in terms of what brings members together, the format of the sessions or the … Continue reading

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Fragments: helping to bring art to care homes in Leeds

Fragments is a collaboration between three friends who make art for people who find it difficult to go to theatres, art galleries and other cultural spaces. Just before lockdown started, they completed their first project, creating an immersive pop-up park … Continue reading

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Get set Leeds – here to help everyone get more active

    We all know it feels good being active, and we all know what the doctors tell us about the benefits to our mental and physical health. But sometimes life can just get in the way. Read Liz’s story … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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Get up and go – making a difference with dementia in Leeds

Dementia can bring stereotypes. Many people have preconceptions about what a person with dementia can and can’t do. You can’t work, you can’t go out alone, you can’t do new things. Yet I know a group of people who might … Continue reading

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Celebrating Leeds Occupational Therapy week

If someone told you that they were an Occupational Therapist what would you think they actually did?  Teach people to weave wicker baskets, work with older or physically disabled people, help people get jobs or help people to wash or … Continue reading

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Pop-up! Dementia Friendly Leeds Awareness Choir

Dementia is a common condition that is commonly misunderstood. Stigma and fear can lead to people losing confidence to do the things they’ve always done, and consequently becoming socially isolated. Dementia Friendly Leeds took a creative approach to overcoming some … Continue reading

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