Brief History

Leeds Mind was founded in 1972 and was strongly linked with High Royds Hospital. We started with a social club, a group home and a day centre. Over forty years on, we are thriving and delivering a wide range of services right across Leeds.

Here is a link to the story of our first 25 years The History of Leeds Mind

For more information on High Royds Hospital & the Memorial Garden please click here

Charity Status

Leeds Mind is an independent charity with our own board of trustees and financial accounts. We are delighted to have achieved the Mind Quality Markers which are recognised by the charity commission.

We are a company limited by guarantee:

Company Registration number 2193270

Charity Number 1007625.


Leeds Mind is an independent charity and we are very proud to be affiliated to the Mind group. This includes around 140 local Mind associations and all the shops. We work closely with other Local Mind Associations throughout Yorkshire and the Humber.

Mind nationally has an information line – telephone number 0300 123 3393 – and many excellent publications on a wide range of topics.  It also campaigns on issues related to mental health.

For more information please visit the national Mind website