Update on Mentally Healthy Leeds becoming Being You Leeds

We are pleased to announce that, following our recent competition, our new community health service will be called ‘Being You Leeds’!

Being You Leeds will be a city-wide preventative mental health service, running wellbeing groups and activities 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends.

The service, which is commissioned by Public Health in Leeds, will have a focus on wellbeing, staying well in your community and anti-stigma messaging. It will expand upon the work previously delivered as part of Mentally Healthy Leeds and Your Space services. The service will be delivered by an experienced and well-established range of third sector partners, including Touchstone, Barca, Hamara, Health for All, Holbeck Together, LS14 Trust, and Women’s Health Matters.

We are now preparing to launch our service and transition the work at Mentally Healthy Leeds and Your Space to the new service. While we do that, you can still contact your connections at Mentally Healthy Leeds and Your Space for support.

Mentally Healthy LeedsMentally Healthy Leeds (MHL) is a preventative mental health service that works with people at risk of experiencing poor mental health. We aim to give people experience and understanding they can use to prevent problems developing or becoming too much to handle. Our service delivers a community development approach. This means that we treat individuals and communities as positive assets, looking at “what is strong, rather than what is wrong”.

What we do

  • Set up social groups and activities for the community chosen by the community. This has previously included natural skin care, music, art and photography. Our groups connect people to build confidence and friendships, and reduce social isolation.
  • Provide groups on stress management, relaxation and self-esteem. These groups aim to strengthen people’s ability to bounce back and their confidence.
  • Deliver mental health awareness training to communities. Our training is also available to workforces and professionals who are working with people at risk of experiencing poor mental health.
  • Encourage positive conversations about Mental Health. As part of this, we deliver talks at community events to reduce stigma and discrimination.
  • MHL also has a volunteer program. Upon completing our training course, volunteers can work alongside the team in a variety of ways, including helping with groups, admin, and promotion. Find out more about volunteering on Touchstone’s Volunteering Webpages.
  • You can also become an Anti-Stigma Champion with us. Anti-Stigma Champions work towards reducing stigma and discrimination against mental health, by sharing your story and empowering other to share theirs.
We are currently focusing on working with people from the following areas of Leeds:
  • Burmantofts and Richmond Hill
  • Gipton and Harehills
  • Farnley and Wortley
MHL will also work towards the Leeds City Council and Public Health priority to reduce suicide and self-harm.
Touchstone are the lead partner of MHL and the service is delivered in partnership with Community Links, TCV and Oblong.
If you are interested in accessing our service or want to know more about what we do, please contact one of our team members on 0113 248 4880 or mhl@touchstonesupport.org.uk.

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Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7ST

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