(Written by Matthew Hall – LSLCS Crisis Support Worker at WBC) New Years’ Resolutions… sometimes the New Year can bring a sense of pressure. The days are shorter and dark, the weather can be cold and wet – and the world can feel a more lonely and scary place. If you are struggling with your mental health in these conditions, then this could increase your feeling of desperation and sense
The Well-Bean Crisis Cafe – Hope in a crisis blog: December 2019 Mental Health Support over Christmas and New Year
(Written by Matthew Hall – LSLCS Crisis Support Worker at WBC) With the UK building up to a general election before the festive period, with things feeling as insecure and confusing in this pre/post (stuck in the middle (!) of a Brexit world) - it may not be surprising if all of this can feel too much. I work as a Counsellor and Crisis Worker across Leeds, and hear from
(Written by Matthew Hall – LSLCS Crisis Support Worker at WBC) Thursday this week represents World Mental Health Day. At the Well Bean Café, you will not be judged because of your mental health. You will not be stigmatised if you have a mental health diagnosis. You will not be made to feel different because of how you are currently feeling. We don’t see negative mental health, a diagnosis or
10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day. It is also the day Leeds will launch its latest Suicide Audit findings from 2014-2016, alongside information on the work the City is funding to support suicide prevention; including our own Mentally Healthy Leeds. According to the Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC), suicide is the greatest cause of death amongst young men (15-44) in the UK as well as many young women
(Written by Matthew Hall – LSLCS Crisis Support Worker at WBC) Tuesday 10/9/19 this week represents World Suicide Prevention Day around the world. As a worker in this service who has personally been bereaved by suicide, as well as supporting visitors to our service who have always experienced this – I feel it is incredibly important that as a service that we acknowledge and reflect on the impact suicide can
The Well-Bean Crisis Cafe – Hope in a crisis blog: July 2019. The Well-Bean Cafe is now to open 7 days a week across Leeds.
(Written by Matthew Hall – Crisis Support Worker at WBC) The Well-Bean Café (WBC) will soon be open across Leeds 7 days a week, providing support to those in mental health crisis. Currently we are open 5 nights a week across sites in Lincoln Green and Beeston, and will soon be opening in West Leeds in the Armley area on Thursday and Friday. As the service has expanded from being
A cafe for people with nowhere to go when mental health services are closed has opened in Huddersfield. The Well Bean crisis cafe has opened in New Street and provides one-to-one support, practical advice, hot drinks and homemade food for people experiencing mental health crisis. It has been set up by Kirklees mental health charity Touchstone and Huddersfield social enterprise the Basement Recovery Project, which supports people with addictions and
Leeds is set to get a third mental health crisis cafe which aims to help those at risk of self-harm and suicide. Funding worth £314,000, via NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), means a Well Bean crisis cafe can open in west Leeds adding to the two that are already established at Lincoln Green and Beeston and it will open seven nights a week for the next two years. The main
The Well-Bean Crisis Cafe – Hope in a crisis blog: April 2019. Our funding has been extended for another 2 years!
Written by Matthew Hall – Crisis Support Worker at WBC The Well-Bean Café (WBC) has been open in Leeds since November 2016, initially at the Lincoln Green Community Centre (Sat to Mon) and from this past January extended to 5 nights a week – running an additional two nights per week (Tue to Wed) at Touchstone House in Beeston. We recently received the news from our funders that the service
THE WELL-BEAN CRISIS CAFÉ – HOPE IN A CRISIS BLOG: FEBRUARY 2019 - THE WELL-BEAN CRISIS CAFÉ IS NOW OPEN TWO EXTRA NIGHTS @ TOUCHSTONE HOUSE IN BEESTON (Written by Matthew Hall – Crisis Support Worker at WBC) The Well-Bean Café (WBC) is now open a further two nights in the south of Leeds at Touchstone House, Beeston on Tuesday and Wednesdays. Since November 2016, we have been open at