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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,

Learning from lockdown checklist

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Learning from Lockdown and planning for a new normality: putting staff wellbeing front and centre The Leeds Mind Training Team and Leeds Mindful Employer Network have worked together to create a checklist to help employers consider staff mental health and wellbeing as they approach the challenge of coming out of lockdown. The checklist

Blue Squiggles for Mental Health Awareness Week

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Give a little squiggle for Mental Health Awareness Week! Recently, there’s been rainbows spotted across our city to celebrate the hard work of our friends in the NHS. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, we’re asking you to complement the rainbows in your windows by adding some blue squiggle artwork

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

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Be Kind with Leeds Mind this Mental Health Awareness Week Leeds Mind is taking part in Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 and wants you to get involved too! Running from 18th – 24th May, the theme for this year’s awareness week is kindness, which is apt given the increased need for compassion during the

Mental Health Awareness Week

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Mental Health Awareness week is about raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing