Tag Archives: mental health

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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Living independently thanks to Cottingley Court Transitional Unit

People with mental health issues often struggle to live independently within the community and can, face harassment or discrimination from the wider public. For those who don’t have a family network or access to support, they can feel isolated and … Continue reading

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Highlighting the work of the Mental Health Homeless Support Team

Imagine being a single dad and struggling to be rehoused following a marriage breakup.  Your children have to stay with relatives until you find a house. You have depression and every evening after kissing your children goodnight you have to … Continue reading

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Lovell Park Hub: providing the perfect medicine in Mental Health Awareness week

This year Mental Health Awareness Week, 16-22 May, focuses on quality relationships or partnerships which are fundamental to our health and wellbeing. As individuals and communities we cannot flourish without them. In fact, they are as vital as other lifestyle factors, … Continue reading

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Life doesn’t end when Dementia begins thanks to the Memory Support Worker service

This year’s Dementia Awareness Week, 15 – 21 May, encourages people who are worried about dementia to confront their worries. Dementia can be scary and many people don’t know where to turn, but there are lots of ways to get … Continue reading

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Leeds Autism AIM goes from strength to strength

In preparation for World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April, we spoke to Luke Aylward from Leeds Autism AIM Project about their support for autistic adults in Leeds. Leeds Autism AIM is a service for autistic adults in Leeds with … Continue reading

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How unwise decisions can make a positive difference

People generally don’t change their behaviours or do things differently until they think about something differently. And we don’t usually think differently about something until we make, or are given, time to find out more about it or the opportunity to ask further questions. This … Continue reading

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