Our latest project – Your Space

We are delighted to have joined with lead partner Touchstone and Holbeck Elderly Aid to deliver a fabulous new service – Your Space.

The service will deliver and promote a range of activities, awareness campaigns and signposting for people who live in LS8, LS9, LS10 and LS11. We will work with individuals and communities to develop and identify the tools, skills and know-how to live happy, healthy lives, and to maintain their wellbeing.  Leeds City Council funds the service and Leeds Beckett University, Centre for Health Promotion Research are our evaluation partners.

We launched in April and are working hard to get lots of activities and publicity reaching into the communities.  The team have already attended community events, festivals and galas, group work sessions, employee wellbeing sessions and other activities in the local areas with lots of positive conversations going on.  The Your Space curry and chat evening was recently hosted in Holbeck – yum!  Lots more to come as the sun starts to shine….and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @YourSpaceLeeds

Rosebuds gets arty with Mentally Healthy Leeds.

Rosebuds is one of our groups for women who are living apart from their children, meeting weekly at the Tetley Art Gallery.  It’s funded by Leeds Trust as part of their year long support of projects working in the community to overcome loneliness. 

                                                                                                                          

As part of this important piece of work, we have been working with Mentally Healthy Leeds who have provided us with a wonderful worker, Belinda Sawyer.  She has been in to the group twice and run really fun and thought provoking sessions on the nature of femininity in the world and self-identity.  The women have really enjoyed these sessions, and we had lots of really interesting conversations, thinking about who we are as women and how we present and communicate this to the world.  From eating chocolate mindfully to making masks, we have really enjoyed the fun activities that Belinda runs.  We are really looking forward to seeing what she has planned for us next!  Thanks so much to Mentally Healthy Leeds at Touchstone, we really appreciate your input.