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From 1st April, Leeds Mind’s Inkwell Arts groups will sadly no longer be running in the community.

This is because from April 2024, the Inkwell service is not being re-funded. There are many funding cuts in the city at the moment and unfortunately, Inkwell is one of those that has been cut.

At Leeds Mind we have gone to every length to try to secure replacement funding, but this has not been possible.

The final dates for our groups are as follows:

Art & Felting Group at Stainbeck ChurchTuesday 19th March
Royal Voluntary Service Over 60s Art GroupWednesday 27th March
Craft Together at Woodhouse Community CentreThursday 21st March

Leeds Mind will continue to provide some arts provision in the city under a project called Arts and Minds, however, the funding we received for this cannot support any of our current groups.

We know this will have a huge impact on the people who use our service and we have provided some support suggestions below, with the hope that these will be helpful to you.

If you have any questions, please contact


Local Services and Support

Urgent Medical Problems

If you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do you can call the NHS on 111, 24 hours a day.

Mindwell Website

This website has lots of information about getting local support for mental health.

The Samaritans

Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call the Samaritans on 116 123.

Housing Options

If you are newly homeless you can call Housing Options on 0113 222 4412 , weekdays from 9am to 5pm, except Wednesdays, when they’re open from 10am. Their emergency out of hours number is 07891 273 939 and you can email them


If you’re facing eviction from your property you can call Shelter the housing advice charity on 0808 800 4444, 8am to 8pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends.

NHS Single Point of Access

If you’re in danger of harming yourself you can call the NHS Single Point of Access and ask to be put through to the Crisis Team on 0113 85 55000.

Adult Social Care

If you suspect someone over 18 years old is being mistreated you can call Adult Social Care on 0113 222 4401, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, except Wednesdays when they’re open from 10am.

Crisis Text Service

If you’re hearing impaired and in a mental health crisis you can contact the Crisis Text Service by texting DEAF to 85258. There are open 24/7.


If you have Enforcement Officers (bailiffs) visiting your property, you can get emergency debt advice by calling StepChange Debt Charity on 0800 138 11 11, Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm and 8am to 4pm on a Saturday.

Citizens Advice

If you are unable to afford food you can call the Citizens Advice number on 0808 278 7878.

24 Hour Mental Health Helpline

Anyone registered with a Leeds GP can call the helpline on 0800 183 0558. 


Local Art and Craft Groups

Free & Low-Cost Groups

Paid Groups

For Over 55s

  • OWLS Beginner’s Art Class – Tuesday 10am-12pm, £3. Contact 0113 369 7077 for more information
  • Royal Voluntary Service Art Groups – Please contact Izabela 07442505446 or Emma 07974 122700 for more information