Tag Archives: mental health

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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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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Taking the ball and running with it- Leeds Dementia Awareness week 2017

Dementia Awareness week is in full swing and local organisations are putting on more than ever to make people aware of the condition and the support available for people and carers who live with dementia in Leeds. Tim Sanders, Commissioning … Continue reading

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Join us in celebrating International Day of Older People 2016

By 2020, half of our UK population will be aged 50 or over.  As people have a better quality of living, it also means longer lives.  Well, as the population changes, the country will too.  We need to improve attitudes … Continue reading

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