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For All Those Times

Elizabeth Shane wrote on the LSLCS blog earlier this year about poetry being her creative outlet to help express herself as a survivor, to help process and to bring it out to the world in her book of poetry to help others feel less alone. We’re privileged that say that she’s shared a poem with... Read More

Olympic Medals For Mental Health

Mental health has been in the sporting spotlight recently, with the headlines centred on Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka pulling out from events and press duties in order to better look after their mental health. Lulu writes about some of the reactions to this news and the mental health discussion that’s all over the internet... Read More

MS: Many Strengths and Magnificently Strong

Becky talks about the impact a recent diagnosis has had on her life, how it will affect her physical and mental health, and what she’s planning on doing to look after herself.   The sentence, “I can confirm we are working with a diagnosis of MS,” feels like a life sentence.   Being diagnosed with... Read More

A statement on recent racist abuse

From Operations director Richard Barber. At LSLCS we are becoming aware of what feels like an increase in racism towards our staff team. Over the years, it’s felt that some visitors and callers to our services deliberately avoid having support with workers from minority ethnic groups; however, this issue now feels even more problematic as... Read More

PD or Not PD? Notes on our partnership

Ops director Richard talks about our partnership with the Leeds PD Network, providing some clarity and addressing the conflict between our anti-PD and survivor-led ethos, and a service that has a label we disagree with in its very name. It’s a topic that can bring up a lot of difficult feelings and we want to... Read More
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