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MindMate News #8

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


Red Kite View opens its doors for young people

Red Kite View, West Yorkshire’s new £20m mental health inpatient unit for people aged between 14 – 18, opened in January on the St Mary’s Hospital site in Armley, Leeds. The 22-bed unit replaces the 8-bed unit at Little Woodhouse Hall, part of a drive to keep treatment closer to home.

Two young people who have been involved in consulting on the approach to treatment at Red Kite View are MindMate Ambassadors Aimee Brew and Rachael Campney. They helped to produce a nine-point Charter which outlines how young service users will be listened to and taken into account at Red Kite View.

See inside this fantastic new building. . . full story and video news release.

Read about exciting opportunities working for Red Kite View.


Safe Zone Leeds is a confidential evening crisis support service for young people aged 11-17 and their Parents or Carers who live in Leeds and struggling with their mental health.  Safe Zone is currently changing to meet the needs of young people who use the service more.  As part of this in the later part of 2021 Safe Zone moved locations for Sunday night supports from Touchstone House to the LS-TEN Skate Park where we can be more easily accessible to young people.

We now have QR Code to transfer Safe Zone Contact details quickly and discretely to your phone.  We have also set up an Facebook Page and Instagram account with frequent updates on the service and information about 3 different locations. To Get in touch with Safe Zone Call or Text 07593 529367.  We are open for referrals 5pm – 8.30pm Mon (the Market Place) Thursday (Dial House) Sunday (LS-TEN Skate Park) Face2Face/Phone support.


Men’s Health Unlocked

MHU is a network in Leeds that links up the different people and organisations who are helping men and boys with their health and wellbeing. That could mean setting up joint projects, representing the needs of boys and men at Council and NHS meetings, or promoting activities and events.
MHU has a directory of activities. There is also a MHU mailing list that people are welcome to join. It is aimed at workers and volunteers. On  the one hand, it will promote activities that are taking place, but will also share news about training, funding and policy. Email Damian to get on the mailing list
Damian Dawtry, Men’s Health Unlocked Coordinator / Hey Neighbour Community Connector, Forum Central

damian.dawtry@forumcentral.org.uk 07985 442630. Twitter @mhuleeds


New Sleep workshop at The Market Place

The Market Place is offering a new online Sleep Workshop for 11-17s – find out more about sleep as well as different coping strategies and techniques to take away! Delivered on zoom lasting 40 mins. Next one will be on Saturday 12th Feb at 2.30pm. Email us at workshops@themarketplaceleeds.org.uk or call us on 0113 246 1659 to sign up. We also continue to offer a similar 40 min online workshop on ‘anxiety’. Next one on Wednesday 16thFeb at 5pm.


Resources for parents of anxious teenagers – new MindMate film

Parent Teresa has helped MindMate make this film below to help other parents in Leeds think about their anxious teenagers and the impact on parents and carers.

MindMate have created a support guide for parents called ‘By Your Side‘ to compliment this film and offer useful strategies for parents and carers.


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