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

7th July 2020|Categories: Blog, Community, Depression, Mental Health Awareness Week, Time to Talk|

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

World Blood Donor Day 2020 by Elizabeth Smith

15th June 2020|Categories: Blog|

I am ashamed to admit that it took me many years of saying “I should really donate blood” before taking the plunge and booking myself into a blood donating session, and handing over 1 of my 10 pints of blood in the hope it could save someone else’s life.  I

Reverse Mentoring with Finn Dobson

17th May 2020|Categories: Blog|

Pronouns: They/Them/Their Some of you may recall my recent shout out for people to be mentored by SMT or to offer reverse mentoring to SMT especially in the areas we felt less knowledgeable, such as Judaism and Trans and Non-binary identities. I am delighted to say that Finn Dobson, who

Dying to be heard by Your Space

15th May 2020|Categories: Blog|

11th-17th May 2020 marks Dying Matters Awareness Week.  This week is run by Dying Matters, and their tagline is “let’s talk about it”.  This is reflected in this year’s theme, which is “dying to be heard” – encouraging us to talk more about our plans for our death and