#SpeakYourMind: Leeds charities’ call to ignore Blue Monday ‘myth’

It has been lambasted as a complete myth, created without scientific research to mislead people starting their week.


Thank you Leeds: You’ve helped feed hundreds of familiies

YEP readers’ generosity helped to feed hundreds of families in Leeds who have been struggling over the winter period.

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Hundreds detained in mental health crisis - but figure falls

Hundreds of people - including a handful of children - have been locked up in police cells on mental health grounds, the YEP can reveal.

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PARTNERS: Nick Mitchell and Alison Iredale, from Leeds Beckett, with Dean Johnstone and Olegs Pushkins from Stronger Minds.

New training for Leeds teachers to help pupils with mental health

University bosses have struck a new partnership to help train teachers in how to support schoolchildren and staff with mental health problems.

Carrie Fisher kisses her mother, Debbie Reynolds

Leeds mental health campaigners’ praise for tragic Carrie Fisher

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health in Leeds have praised the late Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher for speaking out about her own problems.

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PROTEST: Motorist Colin Nugent staged a one-man demonstration after being fined in Fishergates bus lanes

End of the road for Fishergate bus lanes

AFTER two months of driving motorists round the bend, Preston’s disputed bus lanes are being withdrawn - at least until next Christmas.

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Set a resolution to pledge time for someone in need next year

It is the time when people across the world decide what change to make in their life for the better.

Gary Lewsley doing a fundraising firewalk for Maggie's

YEP Maggie’s appeal: Helping a family faced with cancer

Readers have been thanked for embracing the Yorkshire Evening Post’s A Million For Maggie’s fundraising appeal.

STOCKING UP: Tenancy officer Donna Smith and youth work Nadine Roche at Affinity Sutton in Leeds.

Food hamper donations for Leeds families in need

Food hampers have been given out to struggling Leeds families who may not able to look forward to presents and extravagant meals this Christmas.


Families face stark choice of ‘heating or eating’

Almost half of people referred to foodbanks are at risk of going cold as well as hungry this winter, a new study reveals.

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Give Love Leeds Grants Awards, John Lewis Store..Pictured from left are Oluwole Oridupa (Nigerian Community Leeds), Zoe Parker (Tea and Tolerance), Melanie Ndzinga (BSA Leeds), James Prince (Store manager), Sally- Anne Greenfield (Leeds Community Foundation), Violet Craig (BSA Leeds), Celia Roberts (Harehills Community Leeds) and James Adesanlu (Nigerian Commuity Leeds...5th October 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

#GIVELOVELEEDS: Hunt is on for worthy causes in round two of grant giveaway

Leeds: It’s time to feel the love.

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Give the gift of time to someone in Leeds with YEP’s #SpeakYourMind campaign

Families and friends in Leeds are being asked to give the gift of time to some with mental health issues this Christmas as part of the Yorkshire Evening Post’s crucial campaign.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

Dig deep and show support for YEP Leeds Feed A Family campaign

Foodbanks are bracing themselves for a record Christmas as more families than ever will turn to them for help.

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Drive for Justice logo.

Praise for killer drivers report

THE justice secretary and Scottish First Minister have both praised a YEP investigation which revealed that no killer driver in the UK has ever received the maximum sentence.

All the winners on stage after the ceremony. PIC: James Hardisty

YEP Best of Health Awards winners are revealed

THE region’s superstar health workers have been revealed.

Branson or Trump - who’s the best boss?

Branson or Trump - who’s the best boss?

Sir Richard Branson is the person that we’d most like to work for, while Donald Trump is only kept from the bottom of the ‘table’ by disgraced former BHS boss Sir Philip Green.

The winners of the Best of Health Awards 2015.

YEP Best of Health Awards: Last chance to name your hero

It’s the last chance to nominate your healthcare heroes.

A previous Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards.

YEP Best of Health Awards: ‘Don’t miss chance to honour healthcare heroes’

There’s less than a week left in the search for the region’s top health workers.

Beverley Thornton, from Meanwood,  has battled with mental health issues for 30 years. Picture: Tony Johnson

#SPEAKYOURMIND: Leeds mum-of-six Bev opens up about post-natal despression

The relief-filled moments experienced after bringing your first child into the world are often described by mothers as the most joyous in their lives.

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Leeds optometrist’s dementia focus is recognised

An optometrist has become the first in Leeds to be accredited as Dementia Friendly.

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