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MindMate News #3

regular bulletin bringing you news and up to date information about MindMate and young people’s mental health in Leeds.

Trauma awareness event:  Save the date!

Please find attached a flyer for the Leeds: Trauma Awareness, Prevention and Response Event that will take place on Thursday 4thNovember. We would be grateful if you could share with partners including professionals and trauma experienced partners from all sectors working in Leeds with an interest in this vision and movement. Further details, including how to register will be sent in due course via Lucy White, Programme, Improvement and Integration, Leeds CCG


Anger workshops at The Market Place

The Market Place is offering a new online Anger Workshop for 11-17s – find out more about anger as well as different coping strategies and techniques to take away! Delivered on zoom lasting 40 mins. Email us at workshops@themarketplaceleeds.org.uk or call us on 0113 246 1659 to sign up. We also continue to offer a 40 min online workshop on ‘anxiety’ and look out for a new one about ‘sleep’ coming soon!


Night OWLS crisis helpline

Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service (LSLCS) are excited to announce our new helpline service,  Night OWLS is for children, young people, and their parents/carers who live in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. Night OWLS is for ALL families, including those with children and young people who are Looked After, adopted or with any additional needs.

We offer emotional support and mental health crisis support, a space to talk, and someone who will listen with warmth, empathy and acceptance. We’re here for you if you feel you have nowhere to turn, are finding it hard to cope, are feeling unsafe, lonely, anxious, or angry, are caring for a young person, or simply want to talk. We can also let you know about further support in your area if you’d like us to. Please tell us about any communication needs you have, and where possible we will adapt our practice.

  • Night OWLS is open every night from 8pm–8am.
  • Call this number for free: 0300 200 3900
  • Text us on: 07984 392 700
  • Visit us online www.wynightowls.org.uk

This is a pilot scheme funded till March 2022.


Teen Connect out of hours support for 11-18 year olds

Teen Connect is here for you! We offer emotional support and mental health crisis support, a space to talk, and someone who will listen with warmth, empathy and acceptance. Teen Connect is part of the organisation Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service (LSLCS)– this means that we all have our own personal experiences of managing difficulties. We are a small, friendly team, and people talk to us about a wide range of topics – a call with us really can be about anything. From sadness, anger, fear, friendships, family, grief, loneliness, pain, self-harm, suicidal thoughts or feelings, any difficulties, frustrations, worries, and so much more. Please tell us about any communication needs you have, and where possible we will adapt our practice. We are available to ALL young people in Leeds, BD4, BD11, WF3, WF10 who are aged 11-18.Teen Connect supports parents/carers of young people too.

  • Teen Connect is open every day of the year!
  • Monday – Friday: 3.30pm – 2am, Saturday & Sunday: 6pm – 2am
  • Call this number for free: 0808 800 1212
  • Text us on: 0771 566 1559
  • Visit us online www.teenconnect.org.uk

We listen – We care – We won’t judge.


MindMate branding guidelines

We have developed new brand guidelines for anyone developing MindMate materials of any kind.

View the guidelines here. For access to assets or if you have any other queries please email Leedsccg.comms@nhs.net.


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