Tel: 0113 843 4388
Our office opening hours are:
Monday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Please note we are closed on Bank Holidays
Burmantofts Health Centre, Cromwell Mount Leeds, LS9 7TA
You can directly refer yourself to the service using the link below.
It is a very uncertain and challenging time, and COVID-19 is impacting all of our lives. Across the world the way we live our lives is changing and we are having to adapt, so it’s understandable that we might not be feeling ourselves right now. You are certainly not alone for feeling the impact on your mental wellbeing, and we have a range of options to help with this.
It is likely that you are experiencing all different impacts of the pandemic. You may be feelings scared, worried about your friends and family, or anxious about being outside and the risk that poses. You may be feeling sad, snappy and irritable, or unmotivated to just do things at the moment. Perhaps you are watching the news a lot, or avoiding it, feeling frustrated at the way things are going. You may feel unable to relax, or just completely overwhelmed. We want to let you know that many of us are going through similar experiences, and it is okay not to be okay right now. We are here to help you to find way through and look after your mental health.
Support from Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service
Although we are all experiencing similar feelings, we are also different people and our direct experience of COVID-19 will also be different. We therefore have a range of therapies and support to help you to manage.
Remote Therapy Delivery
All of our therapies are now being offered remotely, for any common mental health problem (COVID related or otherwise). You can access them online, by telephone, or video-conferencing.
If you feel that you need support that is not available directly from our website, please make a referral via our online referral form which can be found Here or by calling 0113 843 4388. A qualified practitioner will support you to find and access the most suitable therapy treatment options. We have a range of group, online and 1:1 options for all kinds of common mental health problems. A full list can be found on our What We Offer page.
Coping with COVID-19 Online Group Classes
Our 4 week course, developed and delivered live online by qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners is completely confidential for you to join, and you can sign up directly from our website by booking on Here.
This course will introduce you to the basic principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (commonly referred to as CBT). We will look specifically at how and why the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our mental wellbeing. The course will provide you with the tools to understand and start to manage that impact, and empower you to make positive changes in the way you think, feel, and behave. We will look at techniques to like calm our bodies and the way we feel physically; look at getting back a routine or adapting what we used to do to fit in a feel good in with the new normal; learn about overcoming the anxiety of getting back into the world; understanding and managing worry and negative thoughts; problem solving for those situations that we need some support with; and overcoming sleep problems. The skills learnt in this course can be transferred to any situation.
We also have online classes for Stress, Depression & Sleep. See our Online Classes page for more info.
Early Intervention for Frontline Health and Social Care Staff
Frontline Health and Social Care Staff are undeniably at the forefront of the pandemic, being significantly impacted by their experiences of COVID-19. We are offering early intervention support for frontline workers experiencing traumatic stress, aiming to prevent longer term difficulties developing. We have dedicated therapist resources within the service to offer EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) therapy to those people. A referral can be made to the service for assessment and discussion of appropriate therapeutic interventions.You can find more infomration Here.
Challenging Times Support on SilverCloud
SilverCloud is an online therapy platform used to deliver CBT-based therapy. With the support and guidance of a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, you work through a number of modules designed to help you to understand your own difficulties through looking at your thoughts feelings, behaviours, and psychical symptoms and identifying any vicious cycles stopping you from feeling better. You will techniques to help you break free from those vicious cycles.
COVID-19 has forced change, uncertainty, and loss onto us all and as such we are likely feeling the impact on our mental wellbeing. On SilverCloud there is a specific module focussed on these challenging times, helping you to unpick the impact that COVID-19 is having on you personally, and guiding you with ways to better understand, minimise, and manage that impact.
To access this support, please make a referral to the service by completing our online referral form (by clicking the 'Refer Yourself' link at the top of this screen), or calling 0113 843 4388.
Online Self-Help Video Courses
We have a range of online self-help video courses to support with a range of mental health problems. These courses can be accessed without a referral by signing up directly from our website. Although there is not a courses specific to COVID-19, the courses on offer do look at the problems being faced due to the impact of pandemic.Below is a full list of available courses, and you can find out more about them and sign up here:
- Stress and Anxiety
- Panic Attacks
- Managing Stress in Parenthood
- Postnatal Depression
- Understanding Self-Esteem
Other Sources of Support:
We appreciate that many people will be feeling more anxious at the current time due to Coronavirus/Covid -19. To support those who are feeling anxious or stressed, there is a lot of useful information and lots of strategies for coping and looking after your mental wellbeing on the Mindwell website: www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/coronavirus
Support for grief/critical illness during Covid-19 outbreak: An Advice Line service is now available for people in Leeds who have family who are critically ill or have recently died from Covid-19. The Advice Line is staffed by trained counsellors from St Gemma’s and Wheatfields hospices - more information here.