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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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#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.

#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.
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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TACKLING: Leeds Rhinos player Stevie Ward opened up about his own mental health issues this week.

Leeds Rhinos star tackled his own mental health issues

A Leeds Rhinos player is helping tackle stigma surrounding mental health by sharing his own experiences of depression.

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Caitlin Newdall. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

YEP Says: Caitlin spoke her mind powerfully

CAITLIN Newdall’s story of her battle with depression and self harm, and her attempts to take her own life was heartbreaking in its honesty.

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Video: Leeds teenager talks how she battled mental illness - and won

Caitlin Newdall was 12 when she first tried to kill herself. Now 15 she is telling her story to raise awareness of children’s mental health.

PIC: Simon Hulme

YEP Says: Generous Asda gift will make a real difference

HARDLY A week goes by without more statistics revealing worrying rises the number of people suffering mental health problems.

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CASH BONUS: Representatives from the Leeds Community Foundation, Asda Foundation and members of the community projects outside the St Georges Centre in Leeds. PIC: Simon Hulme

Thousands donated to mental health projects in Leeds

A total of £380,000 has been allocated to mental health projects in Leeds thanks to backing from a charity fund.


YEP Says: Without change casualty will still be a first resort

it IS to society’s credit that there is increased awareness about mental health issues, not least because of enlightening awareness campaigns and the willingness of younger members of the Royal family to highlight a condition which was taboo until recently.

NHS in crisis

Leeds student mental health crisis rise

Urgent action needs to be taken to tackle a worrying rise in the number of students suffering from mental health problems, said Dr Angela Goyal, Leeds GP.

Kaytlin Thompson, 18m front  at Shine Nail Bar, Beeston with local girls to teach them about beauty. Shine Nail Bar recieved a grant from Comic Relief   sat 28th jan 2017  story Joseph Keith

#SpeakYourMind: Leeds beauticians helping vulnerable young girls

We’re all beautiful, inside and out.

AWARENESS: Michelle Scally-Clarkes new show, Suitcase, visited Priesthorpe School  as part of a new tour to raise awareness about mental health.

Leeds show is inspiring others to break down mental health stigma

A poet is hoping to inspire pupils to express their feelings and raise awareness about mental health by performing her new touring play at schools in Leeds.

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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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