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We know that winter can be tough for many in our community. We need to ensure that our support is there to help, come what may.

This festive season, help us support the mental health and wellbeing of those who need it most by supporting our Winter Appeal.

Why support our winter appeal?

1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England. In Leeds, we have some particular challenges, including:

  • More than 170,000 people living in areas ranked amongst the most deprived 10% nationally
  • 16,323 older people in the city are estimated to have depression, of whom 85% will not receive treatment
  • Hospital admissions due to self-harm are higher in Leeds than the national average
  • The suicide rate in Yorkshire and the Humber was statistically significantly higher than the national average (12.3 deaths per 100,000, vs 10.5 deaths (age standardised))
  • A 10-year difference in life expectancy between those with the best and worst health
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Cheryl, Lucy and David tell us their mental health stories, and talk about how Leeds Mind has helped them.

What your donation can do


could fund an art course for 30 people


could fund a peer support session for 10 people


could fund a yearly subscription to make our services accessible via video conferencing


could fund a counselling session


could pay for a haircut for a service user ahead of a meeting to get back into employment

WIN in our Winter Raffle

With over 20 great prizes to be won, our Winter Raffle is the perfect way to lend a hand.

Raffle tickets are £2 each or £10 for a book of five, and can be purchased online at or by contacting

The raffle will be drawn on Wednesday 10th January. You can view the Ts&Cs here.

If you would like to sell raffle tickets on behalf of Leeds Mind at your work, school, or community group, please contact us to find out how.

The Prizes

First Prize – Overnight stay at Weetwood Hall, with dinner and prosecco afternoon tea

Second Prize – Porsche supercar experience

Third Prize – Men’s watch worth £300 from Berry’s Jewellers

More prizes:

Plus further prizes (full details available by request from

Make a donation

You can also make a donation, whether that’s a personal donation or on behalf of a business using this link.