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An introduction to groups at Dial House

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

Are we really a nation “hooked on happy pills?”

The nation is facing a mental health crisis, but the media sadly doesn’t help, often misrepresenting and misunderstanding mental health issues. We therefore weren’t surprised to read one such headline, “Hooked on Happy Pills” by the Daily Mail on 29th December. There was much sensationalist hand-wringing about how patients are demanding more medication, backed up... Read More

LSLCS Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

All our services will operate as normal over the Christmas and New Year period for people in crisis in Leeds. Look out for our #NotAlone Christmas campaign on social media – follow us on Twitter at @lslcs or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/leeds.survivor.led/   LSLCS Christmas and New Year Opening Hours Dial House Saturday 23rd December Sunday 24th... Read More

The D-Word

Why do mental health services fear dependency? If you have ever been a user of mental health services, you will probably have noticed that most of them are time limited. In fact, it can sometimes feel like even as you are beginning your journey with the service, you’re already having to think about the end.... Read More

The LSLCS Blog is open for submissions

Well, here we are in the 21st century…with a brand new website and a blog! How about that? We’re really looking forward to getting our blog up and running and getting lots of interesting content on here for people to read and watch. So if you’re a budding writer or want to try your hand... Read More

Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service blog. We are a mental health charity based in Leeds and we provide out of hours support to people in acute mental health crisis, to prevent people going into psychiatric hospital, A&E and statutory services. We were founded in 1999 by a group of campaigning mental... Read More