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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Volunteer Derek Sykes teaches Gillian Cooper at the art and conversation class. 
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

A welcome way to help put an end to loneliness

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

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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.

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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.

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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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#SpeakYourMind: Enter YEP’s Mental Health Champion awards

#SpeakYourMind: Enter YEP’s Mental Health Champion awards

DO you know someone who is really making a difference to help people with mental health problems in Leeds?

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#SpeakYourMind: YEP launches new focus for mental health campaign

Today the Yorkshire Evening Post is calling on people across the city to help make Leeds mentally healthy.

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Sporting memories charity gets £500,000 to get older people exercising

Sporting memories charity gets £500,000 to get older people exercising

A YORKSHIRE charity which uses the power of sporting memories to tackle loneliness, dementia and depression has been given almost half a million pounds to help get older people exercising.

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The front page of The Yorkshire Post on Thursday

CANCER: Why this newspaper believes the good people of Yorkshire will deliver the ultimate Christmas gift to the people of God's Own County who need it the most

I recently lost my father-in-law to cancer; I lost my grandad to cancer; I’ve lost friends to the disease and seen others’ lives changed forever having beaten it, writes Editor James Mitchinson.

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Photographer Peter Howarth is pictured the photographs he has taken for the exhibition.
Picture by Simon Hulme

Exhibition shows people in the grip of loneliness to highlight the support available

Provocative photographs of people in the grip of loneliness feature in a new exhibition designed to start conversations about why people feel lonely.

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Dean Johnstone, chief executive of Minds Ahead and joint leader of the centre of excellence in Leeds.

#SpeakYourMind: ‘Teachers need to be equipped’ to spot signs of mental health in children

“Our teachers must be equipped to spot the signs of mental health issues of children in schools”.

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Leeds Mind chief executive Helen Kemp, Leeds North East MP Fabian Hamilton and Gordon Johnston, who spoke about his own experiences.

#SpeakYourMind: MPs hear first hand about impact of mental health issues

MPs were told first hand about the real difficulties faced by people living with mental health issues in Leeds at a special reception in Parliament.

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Councillor Peter Box hands keys to new office for the Senior Citizens Support Group to Tom Long. Accompanied by Councillor Darren Byford on the right.

Group whose events tackle loneliness hope office will become community ‘hub’

A GROUP which helps to alleviate loneliness and social isolation among older people in Wakefield by ensuring their members always have something to look forward to has opened its first permanent office.

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