One more chance to Be A Hero as organ donor campaign is launched in Leeds

A 24-hour pedal power event in Leeds will kick-start a new appeal to find 50,000 new organ donors across Yorkshire within just six months.

Westgate Primary School celebrating.

Leeds primary becomes first official mental health friendly school in city

A Leeds school has become the first in the city to be officially recognised as mental health-friendly after being given the stamp of approval from health bosses.

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YEP Says: We are thrilled to give young people a voice in Leeds

THE CHILD Friendly Leeds campaign is tremendous. This city-wide initiative is now five years on and is an established force for good.

Lord Mayor Councillor Jane Dowson and Children's Mayor Grace Branford. 3 July 2017.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Child Friendly Leeds celebrates fifth anniversary with Queens event

“Lively” and traffic-free public spaces need to become commonplace in Leeds city centre to create a better environment for youngsters.

Revised: Chief executive of Leeds City Council Tom Riordan, who met with game organisers.

Company agrees to revise controversial Leeds ‘Asylum’ escape game after backlash over mental health stigma

The company behind a controversial escape game that prompted a backlash from NHS chiefs and mental health campaigners because of its associations with a fictional “asylum” has now agreed to rethink its marketing.

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Dr Sara Munro, chief executive of Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Mental health stigma backlash over Leeds escape game that has 'upset hospital staff and patients'

NHS chiefs and charity bosses have warned that a new escape game based on an "asylum" risks setting mental health stigma back by decades.

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YEP Says: Royal support for mental health is a welcome boost

THE support from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry for the Yorkshire Evening Post’s #SpeakYourMind campaign is tremendous and timely.


#SpeakYourMind: Help YEP in awards race by voting for vital campaign

When The Yorkshire Evening Post first started our #SpeakYourMind campaign, we wanted to make a difference.

Newspaper news room.
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Be part of our interactive newsroom day

This friday the Yorkshire Evening Post will be opening its virtual doors to you and inviting you to find out more about how we report the news.

#SpeakYourMind: Leeds children are tackling mental health head on at school

#SpeakYourMind: Leeds children are tackling mental health head on at school

Schoolchildren in Leeds are tackling mental health through sport as part of a new project.

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Production: The filming project yesterday at Prime Studios in Leeds.

#SpeakYourMind: New film being launched in Leeds to raise awareness of mental health

Give life a chance.


Leeds cancer and dementia carers urged to take part in study to shape future service

Carers in Leeds who have supported people with cancer and dementia are being urged to share their experiences to help shape a future service in the city.
The Jo Cox Commission will focus on male loneliness for a month. Generic photo.

Jo Cox Commission puts spotlight on loneliness among men

A campaign to tackle loneliness which was devised by the late MP Jo Cox before her tragic death will this month shine a light on men.

McDonalds staff on their big litter pick as part of their Love Where You Live campaign

KEEP LEEDS TIDY: Nominate a Leeds grot spot which needs some love

THE search is on for Leeds’ grimiest spot so it can be given a thorough makeover as part of the YEP’s Keep Leeds Tidy campaign.

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PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds families too poor to eat driving up food bank use

Hunger is rising in Leeds as those suffering a “short-term crisis” are increasingly turning to food banks in the city, new figures reveal.

Councils have been using new powers to tackle fly-tippers

New fines crack down on Leeds fly-tippers

Council chiefs in Leeds have issued 20 on-the-spot fines to flytippers across the city since a new law came into force giving them extra powers to crack down on offenders.

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140117   Joe Faulkner from Wakefield a Mental Health Manager sets off from Leeds Town Hall  on a charity run to London before taking part in the London Marathon, cheered on by his friends and colleagues.

Mental health manager’s marathon effort to combat stigma

A mental health manager has set off from Leeds to London in a marathon fundraising effort to tackle stigma.

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Kate Hainsworth, from Leeds Community Foundation, James Prince, from John Lewis Leeds, members of three local charites that have benefited from the grants: (left to right) Jessica Kennan, from Kidz Club, Francesca Joy, from Imagine If Theatre, Scarlett Kelly, Sharon kennedy, and Simon Johnson, from Luv2meet.

#SpeakYourMind: Funding boost for vital projects at heart of Leeds

A series of grants have been awarded to projects that put Leeds communities at the heart of their work.


VIDEO: Drug dealers are ‘preying on Leeds’s most vulnerable patients’ at hospital

Police officers, a sniffer dog and NHS security staff teamed up yesterday for a day of action at Leeds’ main mental health facility amid concerns drugs are being smuggled in by dealers or visitors.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May praises ‘brave’ YEP readers for #SpeakYourMind campaign

When The Yorkshire Evening Post first launched our #SpeakYourMind campaign five months ago, we wanted to make a real difference by helping to break down stigma surrounding mental health in Leeds.

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