Update 30/09/18 – All services will be open as usual from 6pm this evening.
Update 28/09/18 – Please note Dial House, Connect and Teen Connect will close at 11:30pm this evening and will not open on Saturday 29th September due to our annual staff training day. Dial House, Connect and Teen Connect will open again on Sunday 30th September at 6:00pm. The Well-Bean Cafe wil be open as usual
Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (LSLCS) was set up in 1999 by a group of service users, who had campaigned for five years to develop the service. Initially, the service was run in partnership with Social Services, becoming a registered charity in 2001. The service was set up to be a place of sanctuary, which was an alternative to hospital admission and statutory services for people in acute mental health crisis. The service was established, and continues to be governed and managed, by people with direct experience of mental health problems. We have our own unique perspectives on what it feels like to be in crisis and what helps and does not help. We have developed our service based on this knowledge and experience, while responding to the needs articulated by our visitors and callers.
We are part of a network of mental health services in Leeds. We liaise with and undertake joint work with other services, while maintaining our identity as an innovative, service user led voluntary sector organisation.