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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Space2's specially commissioned, embroidered 'mental health' chair and Paul Barker, Space2's 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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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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YEP Says: Revealed – the deep extent of mental problems

WE have devoted many pages to the issue of mental health in Leeds and how it affects many more people than we might realise.

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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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