Abbie Richards on experiencing mental health difficulties during pregnancy and how she overcame her barriers to accessing support Before falling pregnant, I already had depression and anxiety, but the hormone increases in pregnancy can make these conditions significantly worse. I always thought “I’m not going to be able to cope” or “I can’t do this... Read More
By Hannah, who began using our services aged 18 after leaving children’s mental health provision Listening and support services have been there for me when I have felt hopeless and unable to cope. When it’s late at night, living on the outskirts of the city, it becomes almost impossible to access services.
I’ve been a social media manager for around three years now, including for LSLCS. I also have lived experience of mental health issues, so I’m very interested in how mental health is represented on social media. Something I see a lot on social media, from individuals, services, counsellors – anyone involved in mental health, in... Read More
A self-discovery journey after chronic illness by Hayley Mills From being a child, society imposes on us what we should do in life. Finish school, go to college, uni, find a good job, have adventures, settle down, have a family, the list goes on and on and on. Growing up I did meet some ‘expectations’.... Read More
Are you a current user of any LSLCS services? Could you attend our bi-monthly board meetings for 2hrs on a Monday afternoon for 12 months? The Board of Trustees of Leeds Survivor Led Crisis is looking for 2 Visitors or Callers who would be prepared to attend Board meetings for 12 months, to act as... Read More
Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service is looking for new people to join our Board of Trustees Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service is a vibrant, highly respected, innovative and multi award winning charity. We provide services to people in acute mental health crisis, which are alternatives to hospital admission or statutory services. The Board of Trustees... Read More
A gentle introduction to the Dial House Group programme and our Group Work Open Day on Sat 24th Feb by peer facilitator Becky Oxley. It’s nothing like the Big White Room, we promise – you will find a friendly, open and welcoming environment – so why not find out more… Hi, I’m Becky and I’m... Read More
By Selina Armitage This blog is about my positive and negative experiences of getting support in a time of crisis. I am writing this as a person that has been given a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD), but I find that ‘complex trauma’ is a more accurate way to describe and understand my struggles... Read More