Dave Lynch talks about an important person in his life, her activism and what she’s left behind. As I type this, it’s been just over a month since I started my blog up again, following over a year of inactivity. The response has been really positive, which is very uplifting considering the fact that... Read More
Dave Lynch talks about his experiences with peer support after a bereavement and the valuable service it provides. Content warning: suicide, depression Various mental health groups have been promoting ‘Time To Talk’ day today, a great incentive for people to start discussions on anything mental health related. This feels like a good opportunity... Read More
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. Find Teen Connect on Instagram at LSLCS_TeenConnect or on Facebook LSLCS Christmas and New... Read More
LSLCS and our partners at Leeds Mind were thrilled this summer to receive the news that Leeds City Council had awarded our partnership continued funding for the next four years. We are hugely proud of this achievement, especially as we were competing with much larger national organisations in the tender process. As a result, the... Read More
Visitor Selina Armitage talks about dropping the label and discovering herself. I did my first ever blog in January of this year called “Treat me as a person, not a label”. This was about what it was really like getting crisis support with a label of BPD. But 6 months later, I have scrapped this... Read More
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