Projects and Partnerships

We are delighted to have the opportunity to work on lots of exciting and innovative projects, many of them in partnership with great organisations in Leeds and beyond.

Current projects and partnerships include:

CMHT Peer Support Service

Our Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) Peer Support Service is delivered by a team of 3 Peer Support workers who are co-located within the CMHT teams and Leeds Mind. We offer group work activities from our existing range of courses and workshops. The peer support provided will complement and enhance the support you receive from the CMHT’s. Our Peer Support activities will enable you to develop the skills, confidence and social networks to support you to better manage your mental health and recognise when you may need to seek support.

The criteria for our CMHT peer support service is:

  • You currently receive support from one of the CMHTs in Leeds
  • You want to develop skills to better manage Mental Health
  • You are willing to work in a group, though may need support to access initially
  • You are willing to share experiences
  • You are able to access Community groups independently, though may need low level support initially

You can get more information from the worker based within your CMHT:

  • Joy Lusiola – Aire Court
  • Jamie Jeffreys – St Mary’s Hospital
  • Mandy Williams – St Mary’s House

Recovery Centre

Delivering peer support in NHS Rehabilitation & Recovery services as part of an innovative partnership with Community Links, LYPFT and Touchstone. More information is available here.

Horizons

Working with Better Leeds Communities and Age UK Leeds to support people to get through times of crisis and learn skills and strategies to prevent future crises. Funded by the Big Lottery.

THRU

The THRU project (Talk, Help, Relate, Understand) offers peer support group work for young people aged between 16 and 25. We currently have two weekly support groups and are working with CAMHS and Leeds City College to provide courses for young people they are working with. For more information please contact the peer support team.

Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service

Peer led 1:1 and group work for individuals and families who have been bereaved by suicide at any time. Full information is available here.

Outdoors, Active & Well

Supporting people to learn new skills, know their rights, become healthier and get some fresh air! In partnership with Hyde Park Source and TCV. Funded by the Big Lottery. More information is available here.

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Past projects and partnerships

Some previous projects and partnerships include:

Prism (2017-18)

We were funded by Leeds Community Foundation and Mind to develop mental health peer support for LGBT+ communities in Leeds.

Side By Side (2015-17)

We were a regional Hub and Strategic Partner in this national, Big Lottery funded programme. Side By Side  was coordinated by Mind and built an evidence base for the impact of peer support (findings of the Side by Side research are available here), as well as supporting the development and delivery of a whole host of peer support activities around the country. We continue to co-ordinate the Leeds Peer Support Network that was created through Side by Side.

Family in Mind (2015-16)

Group work for parents with mental health difficulties and their children, in partnership with Barnardo’s Willow Young Carers service.