Mentally Healthy Leeds are still delivering a range of online groups via Zoom for people that are isolated and/or struggling with their mental health in Leeds
Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions they are currently unable to run any face-to-face groups, subject to review. The Out-and-About group will continue after this, so please feel free to register an interest in advance.
NEW groups announced this month:
Mentally Healthy Leeds are currently working with women aged 16-24 (welcoming up to age 28 max) and men aged 30-60 living in the following areas of Leeds or accessing services in these areas: Burmantofts and Richmond Hills, Gipton and Harehills, Farnley and Wortley.
See the posters of groups for more information:
Mentally Healthy Leeds (MHL) is a preventative mental health service that works with people at risk of experiencing poor mental health, aiming to give people experience and understanding they can use to prevent problems developing or becoming too much to handle. The service is delivered in a community development approach, this means that individuals and communities are treated as assets, looking at what is strong rather than what is wrong. (See the Touchstone Annual Celebration).
What MHL do?
- Set up social groups and activities for communities chosen by communities. This can include music, art and photography, skin care, gentle movement and general chit-chat. These groups and activities connect individuals to build confidence, friendships and reduce social isolation. The aim is to be flexible and listen to what the group members want to explore or are passionate about, if you have any ideas please share them so something can developed together.
- Provide groups on stress management, relaxation and self-esteem with the aims of strengthening people’s resilience (ability to bounce back) and confidence. MHL encourage and support positive and safe conversations about Mental Health.
- All groups and activities delivered virtually via Zoom.
Please note that at the moment there is no referral system or waiting list, so if you are working with someone that might benefit from accessing some of the above group activities or courses, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.
- Deliver mental health awareness training and courses to communities. Mental health awareness training is also available to workforces and professionals who are working with individuals who are at risk of experiencing poor mental health. All trainings and programmes delivered virtually via Zoom.
- Run a volunteer program. Upon completion of the one day training course volunteers are able to work alongside the team in a variety of ways including assisting with groups, admin and promotion. Volunteering with MHL also provides individuals with access to Touchstone’s fantastic internal training sessions; this includes adult safe guarding, co-production etc.
If you have any Service Users that you think might enjoy or benefit from any of these sessions please contact [email protected] and send (with their permissions) the Service User’s details so contact can be made with them. Alternatively, call 0113 248 4880 if you have any questions.