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About MindMate

MindMate is a Leeds-based website for young people, their families and the professionals who support them. We’re here to help you explore emotional wellbeing and mental health issues and offer information about where support is available.

Please note, the website is not designed to diagnose emotional problems or mental health conditions and we cannot respond to enquiries from individuals relating to their health. To speak to someone urgently, please call ChildLine free on 0800 11 111

Working with young people

Children and young people in Leeds have helped create and develop the MindMate site every step of the way. Our involvement panel approve the content on each page, test the games, check the web links and help us create new content. If you are 14-24 years and you are interested in getting involved in MindMate find out more here.

Working with parents

Parents and carers in Leeds have helped create the content on the parent carer pages. If you are a parent and want to get more involved please email us at mindmate@nhs.net we’d love to hear from you.

Working with professionals

We’ve created this website alongside professionals including the three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Leeds and other key partners including Leeds City Council, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, GPs, Forward Leeds, Common Room and The Market Place.

Our professional approval panel check all content and links on the MindMate site. We want to make sure the information reflects how we work in Leeds and is clinically safe for children, young people and families.

Special thanks to our authors and professional approvers

  • Dr Siobhan Hugh-Jones, Associate Professor in Health Psychology,  University of Leeds
  • Diane Browne, Senior Clinical Practitioner, Transitions Service, Leeds CAMHS
  • Dr Anna Weighall, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Leeds
  • Lesley Naylor, Senior Therapeutic Social Worker, Therapeutic Social Work Team
  • Marie Danby, Sixth Form Year Tutor,  Woodkirk Academy
  • Maddi Hills, Counsellor, The Market Place
  • Lydia Burfield, Training Coordinator and Family Therapist, Leeds CAMHS
  • Martin Groom, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist,  IAPT
  • Dr Susan Ritchie, Senior Educational Psychologist, Complex Needs Team
  • Adele Dempster, Cluster and Targeted Services Leader
  • Emma Ross RMN, Leeds Multi Systemic Therapy Supervisor and Programme Manager



MindMate is part of the Future in Mind:Leeds Strategy – a plan for Leeds explaining how people will work together to improve children and young people’s emotional and mental health. Read more about the plan in our quick guide

Our partners

Thanks and we hope MindMate is helpful to you.

P.S. Is this not the information you expected? If you’re looking for information on dementia, please check out the MindMate App from our friends from Glasgow, designed for people with dementia.