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Portraits, paddling pools, Three Peaks and pounding the pavements We’ve had some amazing people take on some awe-inspiring challenges over the past few weeks, and we really can’t thank them enough for their support, especially at this difficult time. Here’s what some of our intrepid fundraisers have been up to: The Three Peaks

Grief and loss support service launch

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Helping people across West Yorkshire and Harrogate through grief and loss Leeds Mind is proud to co-deliver a new support and advice service to help people across West Yorkshire and Harrogate through grief and loss. The free service, commissioned by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP), will be delivered by West

Mental health and faith during coronavirus

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Keeping the faith during lockdown Social distancing restrictions during lockdown have limited our social interactions at places like restaurants, cinemas and shops. Many of these things we have been able to do without during this time, but people of faith have had to find other ways to observe their services and maintain their community.

Seven half marathons in seven days for Breaking the Silence

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Leeds Mind supported in global mental health campaign Originating in Canada, Break the Silence is a campaign focussing on reducing the stigma around mental health and raising awareness. In previous years, the campaign has been focused on face-to-face events and mass participation fundraisers, but given the global pandemic and the restrictions it has forced us

Volunteers Week 2020 – a big ‘thank you’ on behalf of the Board

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Volunteering - What does it mean to you? I am one of the many volunteers we have at Leeds Mind.  I am Chair of the Board of Trustees – all of the Trustees are also volunteers.  Without the large number of volunteers we have working alongside the team at Leeds Mind, we wouldn’t be

Volunteers Week 2020

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“Not our usual celebrations, but we are more thankful than ever”  Volunteers’ Week feels a little different this year. We would usually get together in-person, for a celebration of everything you, our volunteers, do for Leeds Mind. But over the last couple of months, we have not been able to see you as we usually do,

Reflections as Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 comes to an end

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"We have learnt that amid the anxiety, there is community, support and hope" The coronavirus outbreak took us all by surprise and has created anxiety, uncertainty and stress.   One positive thing we may have noticed, however, across the world, in our city and even in our neighbourhood, is that kindness is prevailing in these

An interview with Peer Support Facilitators

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What is peer support and how might I benefit? As part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, we caught up with Alex Garbutt and Jamie Jeffreys, two of our peer support facilitators, to learn a little more about the Leeds Mind peer support service and what support looks like. Watch the interview below. Got any questions that weren't covered

Letterwriting: a simple act of kindness

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"A cherished lockdown hobby that I hope to keep up long after we return to 'normal'" Naomi, our Business Development Assistant, shares the way she's tackled feelings of isolation during lockdown, in the hope it inspires others to give it a try or find something similar that works for them. Since it's Mental Health Awareness