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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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Dr Andy Harris speaking at a conference in Leeds

#SpeakYourMind: Support continues to flow for YEP campaign

Support is rushing in for the Yorkshire Evening Post’s crucial new campaign to encourage people to talk about mental health and help combat the damaging social stigma that still surrounds the issue.


#SpeakYourMind: New mental health website is ‘valuable’ city resource

A vital new online resource offering support and advice to people in Leeds about mental health has been launched.

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service are  supporting the Mindful Employer Leeds initiative - which is part of the YEP's new #SpeakYourMind campaign.

Speak Your Mind: Leeds employers urged to make workplaces mental health-friendly

The YEP is calling on employers to make workplaces mental health-friendly as part of our #SpeakYourMind campaign. Joseph Keith reports.

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Video: Clarke Carlisle on his road to recovery and Leeds United

Nearly two years after his suicide bid, the former Leeds United defender is staying positive.

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Vital projects focused on mental health have been given a funding boost.

#SpeakYourMind: Boost for Leeds’ vital mental health projects

Vital organisations working on projects to support people with mental health issues in Leeds have been handed a massive cash boost.

Leeds West MP, Rachel Reeves.

#SpeakYourMind: Massive support floods in for YEP mental health campaign

Top level support has flooded in for the Yorkshire Evening Post’s important new campaign encouraging people to talk about mental health and help combat the damaging social stigma surrounding the issue.

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