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Leeds hospices ‘go extra mile’ for patients

This week – to mark the 40th anniversaries of St Gemma’s and Wheatfields hospices in Leeds – we are running a series of features looking at the impact they have made on the city. Today Joanna Wardill looks at personal experiences of hospice care.

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Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater with MPs Rachel Reeves, right,  and Seema Kennedy, at the launch the long-awaited final report of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission in December. Picture Tony Johnson.

Jo Cox Foundation will continue to ‘push for change’ on loneliness

The sister of tragic MP Jo Cox has urged the Government to make good on its promises to tackle the scourge of loneliness, as the minister leading the charge spent a second day in Yorkshire meeting those at the front end of tackling isolation.

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Watch: Loneliness 'won't be solved overnight' says minister on Yorkshire fact-finding trip

The loneliness minister has stressed the problem will “not be solved overnight” as she choose Yorkshire for her first fact finding tour, meeting those at the sharp end of isolation.
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Tracey Crouch, who was appointed minister for loneliness in January. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Loneliness minister to visit Yorkshire hubs where volunteers fill the gaps left by austerity cuts

LONELINESS Minister Tracey Crouch will be in West Yorkshire tomorrow, to see first hand how volunteers and community groups have been left to fill the gaps left in services for vulnerable people by funding cuts.

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Leeds Fund invests in our local communities

Leeds Fund invests in our local communities

Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) is a local grant giving charity that invests in local community organisations.

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Mission: Sam Deen, who served with the Royal Marines in Afghanistan, is hoping to climb two mountain peaks for charity.

Former Royal Marine now on a mission for charities

A former Royal Marine is taking on a mammoth challenge to raise vital money for charity.

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Powerless women set to benefit from aid fund in Jo Cox’s name

Aid money will be given to help powerless women in poor countries build better lives in memory of murdered Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox, the International Development Secretary has announced.

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Anna Doherty.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 'Service utterly changed my life'

Those weeks and months spent waiting for treatment over an eating disorder can be agonising.

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Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was chosen by NHS England to provide the new service for the North.

Leeds NHS trust to provide veterans mental health service for the North

A new mental health service supporting military veterans is being launched in Leeds to tackle a sharp rise in referrals.

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week: YEP’s myth-buster

In the third part of the YEP’s series marking Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we’re challenging some of society’s common myths surrounding the conditions.

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week blogs: ‘I turned to food for comfort’

Eating Disorders Awareness Week blogs: ‘I turned to food for comfort’

Today two women have bravely shared their own experiences with anorexia and over-eating as part of the YEP’s Eating Disorders Awareness series.

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Date: 26th February 2018. Picture James Hardisty. Chapeltown-based Leeds Children and Young People�"s Eating Disorders service, run by Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust at The Reginald Centre, Chapeltown Road, Leeds. Pictured Kate Burns, Team Manager, of  Leedscamhs with Dr Julie Franklin, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, chatting to a young person.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Woman shares childhood experiences

Noticing the alarm bells early can make all the difference when it comes to eating disorders.

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week launches today. Picture: Newscast Online.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Leeds student opens up about her battle

It can be an obsession with weight or body shape that offers the illusion of control at a crippling cost.

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Tracey Crouch, who has been appointed minister for loneliness. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Minister for Loneliness is testament to Jo Cox, says the MP who now sits in her constituency

THE APPOINTMENT of a Minister for Loneliness is testament to the “tenacity and determination” of the late Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, the politician who now represents her constituency said.

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St Mary's Hospital in Armley, which has now been revealed as the proposed site for the new 13m unit.

Revealed: Proposed site in Leeds for new £13m mental health unit

The proposed site for a new £13m unit in Leeds - supporting young people with complex mental health issues - has been revealed.
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11 Jan 2018.... Dave Jones who has been nominated by his colleagues as part of the We Love Our NHS YEP campaign. Picture Scott Merrylees

‘It’s the best job in the world’ - meet the ambulance service’s unsung hero

“It’s the best job in the world.”

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Picture by Julian Brown 09/12/16''View of the canal''The historic Leeds and Liverpool Canal is honoured with a presentation of a Special Award for Civil Engineering Heritage.The award certificate was presented to representatives of the Canal & River Trust at Wigan Pier, which marks the start of the famous Wigan Flight of 21 locks, one of the canal's most important features.

Leeds Liverpool canal cycling challenge for mental health charity

Staff at a Leeds charity that protects and looks after waterways across the region is organising a fundraising challenge to raise awareness about mental health issues.

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SUPPORT: Hannah Thaxter (centre) with Kate Bratt-Farrar (Wheatfields) and Tracey Dick (St Gemma's).

Generous readers raise £19,318 for the YEP Leeds Half and Half Appeal

The Yorkshire Evening Post handed over more than £19,000 to the city’s two hospices.

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Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater with MPs Rachel Reeves, right,  and Seema Kennedy, launch the long-awaited final report of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission at a special event in Batley last Friday. Picture Tony Johnson.

‘Lasting legacy’ of action to help the country’s nine million lonely people

A “LASTING legacy of action” will be created honouring the work of murdered Yorkshire MP Jo Cox to tackle loneliness.

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Can you give a dog a home this Christmas?

Can you give a dog a home this Christmas?

The team at Dogs Trust Leeds is working hard to give dogs the best Christmas possible whilst they wait for their forever home.

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