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£20m loneliness fund will ‘build on Jo Cox’s legacy’

CHARITIES and community groups are to receive support to help lonely and isolated people from a new £20m fund that will build on the legacy of murdered Batley MP Jo Cox.

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OFFERING SUPPORT: Carers Leeds chief executive, Val Hewison, chats to employer Chris Walker from British Gas.

‘Help us become a carer-friendly Leeds for workers’

Juggling a full-time job while being responsible for caring for someone is an everyday struggle for hundreds of people in Leeds.

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The Well-Bean Cafe. Picture credit: Endless Creative.

Leeds’ Well-Bean cafe supporting people in mental health crises

When a mental health crisis strikes, often the first place people turn in search of help is A&E.

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‘Tell a mate’ about Leeds’ mental health advice website

From worries about friends or family to information on how to cope or where to get help, it has been a groundbreaking resource when it comes to mental health in Leeds.

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The first anniversary celebrations for Time to Shine Market at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.Ted Hunter is pictured in the Frame. Picture by Simon Hulme

Celebrating three years of bringing Leeds’s lonely out of the shadows

ITS aim was simple - offer the people of Leeds living in the shadows of loneliness their time to shine.

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11 May 2018... Michael Mkpadi NHS chaplain in Leeds. Picture Scott Merrylees

Leeds NHS chaplain talks of importance of compassionate service

Unless you support your colleagues under stress, they cannot provide the best level of care for patients.

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An inter generational pen pal project at the University of Leeds which helps combat loneliness in older people and in students settling in a new city held a celebration event where pen pals who have been writing to each other over the last few months met for the first time. Picture Tony Johnson.

Pen-pals meet up at celebration event

Letter writers in a scheme that links students with older people in a bid to tackle loneliness met face to face for the first time at a celebration event yesterday.

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Jayne Upperton, matron at St Gemma's Hospice chats with patient Brian Harrison. PIC: Tony Johnson

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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