Brief History

Leeds Mind was founded back in 1972 and had strong links to High Royds Hospital in Menston. We started out with just a social club, a group home, and a day centre. Over forty years on, we have grown and evolved – we are thriving and delivering a wide range of services right across the Leeds area.

Further information on High Royds Hospital & the Memorial Garden can be found 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 with the Mind group. This includes around 140 local Mind associations, and many Mind shops. We work closely with other Local Mind Associations throughout Yorkshire and the Humber, to ensure we are delivering the best service possible.

Mind has a national information line – telephone number 0300 123 3393 – or you can text 86463. National Mind produce many excellent publications on a wide range of mental health topics. It also campaigns on issues related to mental health.

For more information, please visit the national Mind website.