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Inkwell celebrating #LeedsVirtualPride with Jazz Moodie

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A celebration of LGBTQI+ art - Jazz Moodie Back in May, Leeds Pride announced that its 15th birthday celebrations would be put on hold until 2021. The decision prioritised the health, safety and wellbeing of communities, volunteers and participants, and we can’t wait for May next year to roll around so we can hopefully all

Inkwell celebrating #LeedsVirtualPride with Court Spencer

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A celebration of LGBTQI+ art - Court Spencer Back in May, Leeds Pride announced that its 15th birthday celebrations would be put on hold until 2021. The decision prioritised the health, safety and wellbeing of communities, volunteers and participants, and we can’t wait for May next year to roll around so we can hopefully all

Inkwell celebrating #LeedsVirtualPride with Susie Rumsby

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A celebration of LGBTQI+ art - Susie Rumsby Back in May, Leeds Pride announced that its 15th birthday celebrations would be put on hold until 2021. The decision prioritised the health, safety and wellbeing of communities, volunteers and participants, and we can’t wait for May next year to roll around so we can hopefully all

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.

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

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

Fundraisers and kindness

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Our fundraisers and how they embody kindness I’ll start by introducing myself, my name is Gemma (Green) and I am the Community Fundraiser for Leeds Mind.  As we enter week 8 of lock down, I must admit I’m still finding this all a little surreal, working from home was something

Parenting through a pandemic

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It's not only the pupils who are missing school... Despite many parents saying they're feeling the pressure during lockdown, it can sometimes feel as though it's only you that's struggling. Whether you're balancing home-schooling with working from home, or dealing with the emotional fallout of children missing their classmates or important milestones in their schooling,

Ramadan 2020: observing the holy month during lockdown

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"We’re all missing holding gatherings to break the fast with family and friends" Coronavirus is presenting all sorts of different challenges to each individual, and many of us are all finding ourselves having to make sacrifices or adjustments. As Ramadan is usually a time of community where people come together to break their fast and