About the service
Linking Leeds is the integrated city-wide Social Prescribing service for people in Leeds.
Leeds Mind is a strategic partner in a consortium led by Community Links to deliver this new service, which was launched in September 2019, commissioned by NHS Leeds CCG. Our partnership has more than ten years of collective experience delivering Social Prescribing to the people of Leeds.
The new service will see consistent Social Prescribing for all people aged 16 years and above, no matter where they live in the city – while responding to the specific health profiles of communities.
Aims of the service
Our aim is to connect people to services and activities in their community in order to benefit overall health and wellbeing. We believe that everyone can live a fulfilled life, however, sometimes people need help to achieve this. Feeling linked to your community has lots of health and wellbeing benefits that support resilience, independence and good physical and mental health.
Our Wellbeing Coordinators are based within GP practices providing one-to-one support over the phone and face to face. Community outreach from GP surgeries and other community locations is undertaken as appropriate.
How to access the service
There are three ways to access Linking Leeds:
- GP Introduction
- Self-Introduction (self-referrals)
- Partner Introduction (other professional)
An appointment with one of our experienced Wellbeing Coordinators can be booked in directly through your GP.
All telephone introductions should be made to the Linking Leeds Hub on 0113 336 7612.