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Tel: 0113 843 4388


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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.

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Burmantofts Health Centre, Cromwell Mount Leeds, LS9 7TA

Welcome to the LMWS Blog

Mental wellbeing is a key part of all our lives and, whether it's worry or stress, depression or fear, everyone encounters difficulties at some point. However, despite great strides in mental health awareness, the range of therapies and support can still be hard to navigate.

The LMWS Blog is here to help demystify mental health conditions and introduce the support available at LMWS and across the UK.

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (LMWS) launches new course ‘Overcoming Stress and Low Mood’ to Support Mental Wellbeing

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (LMWS) is pleased to announce the launch of its new wellbeing course; ‘Overcoming Stress and Low mood’, to support mental health in Leeds.

The course is designed to provide individuals with the tools and techniques to manage feelings of low mood and stress in today's fast-paced world. Read more.

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (LMWS) provides top tips to combat Blue Monday – the most depressing day of the year

Blue Monday, Monday 15 January, is an annual day that is often regarded as the most depressing day of the year. The term is used nationally to reflect that weather conditions, post-Christmas debt levels, shorter days, return to work are amongst factors affecting people's mental health. 

Staff at LMWS are sharing hints and tips to help you combat Blue Monday and help boost your mood. Read more

Help Us Help You - NHS 111 For Mental Health

During 2024, West Yorkshire, along with the rest of England, will introduce the NHS 111 number as a universal point of access for people experiencing mental health crisis. Anyone will be able to call NHS 111 for themselves or someone else and have 24/7 access to the mental health support they need in the community. Read more

Introducing our new Inclusion Coordinators to support efforts to combat Health Inequalities

The Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (LMWS) has introduced 3 new Inclusion Coordinators as part of plans to improve mental health access in Leeds. Read more

Getting the moustache - Supporting Men’s mental health

Every year, November is marked and celebrated as Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s also known as Movember, as men around the world grow moustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues including prostate and testicular cancer, as well as men’s mental health and suicide prevention. Read more.

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service launches plan to improve Mental health access for all

Today, Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (LMWS) is taking an important step towards achieving its vision to make sure its services are more accessible and improving the mental health outcomes for the people of Leeds. Read more.

3 – 7 July is Co-production Week

National Co-production Week is back for the eighth year and takes place from 3 – 7 July 2023 under the theme “Co-production in the real world”. Read more.

Suicide Prevention: How We Can All Help

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Vanessa Suttill explains the link between mental health and suicide, and how LMWS works to ensure people can access the support and guidance to take care of their mental health – and help those around them. Read more.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2022: Loneliness

Loneliness is the focus of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. But what exactly is loneliness – and how can it impact our mental health? Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Tilly Hall, explains how loneliness can affect us at any age – and the many ways we can manage it. Read more.

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Stress Awareness Month 2022

We all experience stress at one point or another. For Stress Awareness Month 2022, LMWS Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Tilly Hall explores the different facets of stress and the best ways to manage it. Read more.


Diabetes and Mental Wellbeing

Diabetes can impact every aspect of daily life – including mental wellbeing. Katie Harper-Smith, Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner at LMWS, explains how those living with this condition can better manage their mental health and wellbeing long term. Read more.

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Mental Health and the Workplace

As workplaces begin to reopen across the country, LMWS Employment Adviser, Hannah Beswick explores the critical relationship between wellbeing and the workplace. Read more.


The Secrets of Good Sleep

Sleep is very important for both our mental wellbeing and physical health. Our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and new Sleep Well session lead, Vanessa Suttill explains how you can improve your sleep and support your mental health. Read more.


Pride Month: Gender, Pronouns and Mental Health

What are pronouns? Experts from Touchstone explain how using the right pronouns can protect the mental health of trans and non-binary friends, colleagues and members of the public. Read more.


Introduction to CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is proven to help with a wide range of mental health conditions. For Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, LMWS Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist Sarah Pearson sheds some light on CBT and whether it might be right for you. Read more.

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Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

Whether you’re planning, expecting or caring for a new baby, parents can experience a range of mental health issues during this time, from anxiety and depression to PTSD and psychosis. Read more.

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Mental Wellbeing in a Pandemic

Though lockdown has begun to ease, many of us are still struggling with our mental wellbeing. However, our specialists at LMWS have shared some tips to get you back on track – including our free online course. Read more.

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Got a question or topic for the LMWS Blog team? Contact Communications and Digital Officer, Carl Asiedu.

If you wish to raise a concern, complaint or compliment regarding our service, please contact the Patient Experience Team.

We do not provide an urgent or crisis response service. If you are concerned about your current wellbeing, please contact your GP, access help via 111 or contact the 24 hour Crisis Assessment Service on 0800 183 1485.

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