The third Monday of January has been awarded the gloomy name ‘Blue Monday’ due to a combination of post-festive blues and cold dark nights. At Touchstone, we’re challenging the title by asking our amazing service users, volunteers and staff what things they do to keep well.

Let’s turn this Blue Monday into a You Monday!


Important websites and numbers:

West Yorkshire mental health 24/7 support line, provides confidential advice – 0800 183 0558

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service, for anyone aged 17 or over: https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare….

For children and young people:

For those struggling with alcohol and drug use:

A mood self-assessment is here:…

Leeds Mind: 0113 305 5800, or email

For people in crisis: Visit…

Connect, open 6pm-2am on 0808 8001212 or online chat at

For people in crisis: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s 24/7 single point of access on Freephone 0800 183 1485.

For people in crisis: A team of peer-support workers in partnership with Touchstone – 0113 8556191 or visit it…

Samaritans Leeds – 116 123 or 0113 245 6789

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