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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.

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

An interview with a Suicide Bereavement Service practitioner

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What does Suicide Bereavement Support look like? As part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, we caught up with Surinder Rall, the interim lead for our Suicide Bereavement Services (we have two - one that covers Leeds, and a news service that is West Yorkshire, Harrogate and Craven). Surinder spoke to us about what the support

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

Access our ‘mental wellbeing and coping with social distancing’ webinars free online

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Learn ways to cope with social distancing In early May, Leeds Mind partnered with Clarion Futures to deliver a limited run of webinars with tips and advice on coping with lockdown and the social distancing measures.  As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to make these webinars more broadly available, in