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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Susan Banka with Mohammed Yousuf, Community Comapanions Development Worker, at her home in Batley. Picture Scott Merrylees

Effort is needed on challenge to defeat loneliness

A GOVERNMENT-led national strategy is needed to tackle loneliness, which has a “profoundly damaging” impact on the nation’s health, wellbeing and economy, a major report released today will say.

MP Rachel Reeves.

Leeds MP warns loneliness is ‘structured into society’

LONELINESS has become “structured into society” and fresh thinking on health and social care with “a new kind” of welfare system is needed if we are to make a concerted attack on the crisis, a Yorkshire MP will say today.

Chris Powell and Andrew Wilson at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Picture Scott Merrylees

#SpeakYourMind: Yorkshire Sculpture Park walks for healthy body and mind

The power of the open air and the art of good conversation is being used to provide fresh insight to those who may be struggling with their mental health or wellbeing at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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New £13m mental health unit to be built in Leeds for young people

New £13m mental health unit to be built in Leeds for young people

A new £13m unit will be built in Leeds to support young people with complex mental health issues, it has been announced.
Dr Tom Dobson, course director at Leeds Beckett University.

#SpeakYourMind: Leeds Beckett launches UK's first mental health degree for school leaders

The first university Masters degree teaching school leaders how to look after the mental health of young people has been launched in Leeds.

Jess Tregidden pictured with Space2s specially commissioned, embroidered mental health chair and Paul Barker, Space2s Mental Health Project Manager. 14th November 2017. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

#SpeakYourMind: New Champions’ Fund launched to combat mental health stigma in city

A new fund has been launched in Leeds to help combat the stigma surrounding mental health.


New app connects mums worldwide - using their voices

“SOMETIMES ALL you want is to talk to someone - for someone to reassure you that everything is ok, and you can get through this tough spot or phase.”

Founder of the Writing Back  project Dr Georgina Binnie, right, with foreign students Melissa Morgan, Ankita Sharma, and Yi-Ping Hu. Picture Tony Johnson.

Cross-cultural letter writing scheme is helping to tackle loneliness

An inter-generational pen pal project is helping international students to combat loneliness among older people across the region - while also making them feel at home in their new country.

Volunteer Derek Sykes teaches Gillian Cooper at the art and conversation class. 
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A welcome way to help put an end to loneliness

“The rule here, is that everybody is welcome”.

Rachel Reeves.

Yorkshire MP talks about loneliness 'crisis'

In two months’ time, the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission will publish a manifesto – a template for Government on how it should deal with the “crisis” of loneliness.

Speaking out: Andrew Flintoff, pictured playing during the 2005 Ashes series, has spoken about his own struggles with depression. Picture: PA.

#SpeakYourMind: Former cricket star Andrew Flintoff backs YEP’s mental health campaign

Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff was one of the most popular cricketers of his generation and a key player in England’s famous 2005 Ashes winning team.

28 Sept 2017.......Nicola Gallear and Zoe Limbert mHabitat of the NHS' MindWell, the groundbreaking mental health online website for Leeds. Picture Scott Merrylees

#SpeakYourMind: Success for ‘invaluable’ mental health website MindWell

It is as simple as clicking on a link to a website, where a wealth of information surrounding mental health is available at a glance.

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