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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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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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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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Westgate Primary School celebrating.

Leeds primary becomes first official mental health friendly school in city

A Leeds school has become the first in the city to be officially recognised as mental health-friendly after being given the stamp of approval from health bosses.

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Revised: Chief executive of Leeds City Council Tom Riordan, who met with game organisers.

Company agrees to revise controversial Leeds ‘Asylum’ escape game after backlash over mental health stigma

The company behind a controversial escape game that prompted a backlash from NHS chiefs and mental health campaigners because of its associations with a fictional “asylum” has now agreed to rethink its marketing.

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Dr Sara Munro, chief executive of Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Mental health stigma backlash over Leeds escape game that has 'upset hospital staff and patients'

NHS chiefs and charity bosses have warned that a new escape game based on an "asylum" risks setting mental health stigma back by decades.

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#SpeakYourMind: Help YEP in awards race by voting for vital campaign

When The Yorkshire Evening Post first started our #SpeakYourMind campaign, we wanted to make a difference.

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#SpeakYourMind: Leeds children are tackling mental health head on at school

#SpeakYourMind: Leeds children are tackling mental health head on at school

Schoolchildren in Leeds are tackling mental health through sport as part of a new project.

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Production: The filming project yesterday at Prime Studios in Leeds.

#SpeakYourMind: New film being launched in Leeds to raise awareness of mental health

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Leeds cancer and dementia carers urged to take part in study to shape future service

Carers in Leeds who have supported people with cancer and dementia are being urged to share their experiences to help shape a future service in the city.
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140117   Joe Faulkner from Wakefield a Mental Health Manager sets off from Leeds Town Hall  on a charity run to London before taking part in the London Marathon, cheered on by his friends and colleagues.

Mental health manager’s marathon effort to combat stigma

A mental health manager has set off from Leeds to London in a marathon fundraising effort to tackle stigma.

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Kate Hainsworth, from Leeds Community Foundation, James Prince, from John Lewis Leeds, members of three local charites that have benefited from the grants: (left to right) Jessica Kennan, from Kidz Club, Francesca Joy, from Imagine If Theatre, Scarlett Kelly, Sharon kennedy, and Simon Johnson, from Luv2meet.

#SpeakYourMind: Funding boost for vital projects at heart of Leeds

A series of grants have been awarded to projects that put Leeds communities at the heart of their work.

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VIDEO: Drug dealers are ‘preying on Leeds’s most vulnerable patients’ at hospital

Police officers, a sniffer dog and NHS security staff teamed up yesterday for a day of action at Leeds’ main mental health facility amid concerns drugs are being smuggled in by dealers or visitors.

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