Preventative/Community Development Services

Services designed to keep people well in the community and promote preventative measures to support good mental health and wellbeing in communities. A Coproduced Asset Based Community Development approach is embedded into service delivery.

Asset-based community development, put very simply, is a bottom up approach to working with communities that starts from a place that celebrates the strengths and assets communities have to draw from rather than starting from a point of focusing on what is wrong in communities and needs fixing.

Being You Leeds provides groups, activities and training and awareness sessions for community wellbeing across Leeds, 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends. It is a partnership of lots of third sector organisations across Leeds.

East Leeds Health for all (ELHFA) Better Together works within the heart of Lincoln Green to support the local community to help address health inequalities, reduce isolation and improve physical health and wellbeing, by providing a range of community groups and activities that have been developed in conjunction with our Service Users, listening to what they want, where and when.

Free confidential advice and support for men working in health and social care in West Yorkshire.

The Men’s Health Unlocked network helps to deliver and support all the great men’s work happening in and around Leeds. They offer support to men in Leeds and work on creating strategic systems change and raising awareness of issues facing men.

Touchstone Loves the Arts is the home for all Touchstone’s work within the arts for mental health and wellbeing. We support service users and members of communities that Touchstone serves to develop projects, workshops, and other arts interventions with the aims of promoting well-being and preventing mental health issues through creativity across West Yorkshire.

Touchstone Outreach & Prevention Service (TOPS) supports people street drinking in Harehills and the City Centre through regular outreach and drop-in sessions, including offering immediate support where possible.