Mental Health Awareness Week

LMWS Coproduction Network – Mental Health Awareness Week

This Mental Health Week, LMWS Coproduction Coordinator Beth shares her own experiences around getting mental health support and how you can join the Coproduction Network to make positive changes to mental health systems in Leeds. During Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 – and every other week! – Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service Coproduction Network are considering our own experiences with mental health difficulties. I’ve struggled with my mental health in

2023-05-15T15:22:24+01:0017th May 2023|Blog, Coproduction, Mental Health Awareness Week|

My Experiences with Anxiety and Peer Support Work

TW: References to physical experiences of severe anxiety. The theme for this Mental Health Awareness Week (15-21 May) is anxiety. As part of this week, Jenny, one of our Peer Support Workers with the Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service team, has shared their experiences with anxiety, how they manage it, and how their experiences help them in their role. My First Experiences of Anxiety My first experience of anxiety was

2023-05-15T13:30:56+01:0016th May 2023|Blog, Mental Health Awareness Week|

Mental Health Awareness Week 9th – 15th May 2022

Produced by Katie Toulmin - Peer Support & Volunteer Development Worker Hi All, Following in the footsteps of our SLT team, I wanted to share my reflections around the topic of loneliness, particularly whilst living with persistent/chronic pain. (4) Mental Health Awareness Week - Chronic Pain and Loneliness - YouTube

2022-05-17T15:30:09+01:0013th May 2022|Blog, Mental Health Awareness Week|

Mental Health Awareness Week 9th – 15th May 2022

Written by Quenby Harley - Community Health Development Analyst – Data & Intelligence.  Loneliness has always been difficult for me. While I enjoy time to myself as much as the next person, the feeling of being lonely or isolated is one of the main triggers for my depression. Building and maintaining connections to other people is absolutely crucial for my own mental wellbeing. It’s great to see this all too

2022-05-12T15:03:40+01:0012th May 2022|Blog, Mental Health Awareness Week|

*Potentially triggering blog* Raising awareness of maternal health disparities amongst Black Mothers

Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17 2021, was established in the United States to raise awareness about the alarming rate at which Black mothers face life-threatening experiences while pregnant. In November 2020, the Joint Committee on Human Rights released a report titled Black People, Racism and Human Rights. At the time, it found black women were five times more likely to die during pregnancy, childbirth and up to six weeks post-partum, than white women. Between 2020 and

2021-04-12T15:06:33+01:0012th April 2021|Blog, Mental Health Awareness Week|

Anti-Stigma Leeds – The Fight Against Mental Health Stigma in Leeds

Mental health problems are common. They affect thousands of people in the UK, and their friends, families, work colleagues, and society in general. In Leeds around 106,000 people experience a common mental health problem, such as anxiety or depression (Leeds in Mind, 2017). Local hospital admissions for self-harm have been increasing for young women over the last 5 years (Young Women’s Mental Health Outcome Based Accountability Report, 2020). In Leeds, men are five

Touchstone is a member of the Yorkshire and Humber #ThisIsMe Mental Health Campaign

Touchstone is a member of the Yorkshire and Humber #ThisIsMe Campaign which will be formally launched in our region on 23rd October in an event at Leeds Civic Hall.  This is a presentation developed especially for Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW20 by the Lord Mayor of London’s Office which explains what #ThisIsMe is all about and the accompanying #GreenRibbon campaign. Click here to see This is Me - What is

2020-05-12T16:41:38+01:007th May 2020|Mental Health Awareness Week, News|

The Well-Bean Crisis Cafe – Hope in a crisis blog: October 2019 – World Mental Health Day

(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

2020-04-17T11:35:35+01:0010th October 2019|Blog, Crisis support, Mental Health Awareness Week, Suicide|

World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Here are 5 top tips for maintaining good mental health from Touchstone IAPT: Create a protected space in the week to be spontaneous. Be kind to yourself no matter how you think you have done that day. Don't put off doing the things that really matter to you. Remember it is OK not to be OK sometimes. We all have mental health in

2018-10-10T08:00:20+01:0010th October 2018|Blog, Mental Health Awareness Week|