Can you help us make recovery a reality?

November 13, 2013 at 9:16 am

Recovery is a tricky word – some like it and others hate it. But whatever you think of the terminology, it isn’t often that people disagree with the underlying principles. We all want to live satisfying, hopeful and contributing lives where we feel part of our communities; where we are […]

Lived Experience in the Workforce Conference – Friday 8th November

November 8, 2013 at 9:05 am

Morning everyone, today I’m going to be live blogging this event, examining and discussing the role that people with lived experience of mental health difficulties can play in the workforce. We’re here at the Met hotel in Leeds – as is usual with the live blog, you may need to […]

Service User Network – 6th November 2013

November 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Hi everyone, this afternoon is our monthly service user network meeting which I’ll be live-blogging here from 1pm. You’ll probably need to refresh the page to see the updates. 1.00pm – Bev, one of our Recovery & Social Inclusion workers starts off the meeting with the usual ‘house rules’ about […]

‘No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted’ (Aesop)

November 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Last Thursday, the Board of Directors watched an interview with Tommy Whitelaw  about his experience as a carer. After we watched the film, we were joined by Rebecca Cundy, an Occupational Therapist with our Leeds Memory Service, to talk about how we as a Trust support carers of people with […]

The end of Stoptober?

November 4, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Every year, the #Stoptober campaign aims to help people give up smoking for good. This year, one of our staff kept a diary of his struggles and successes as he took up the challenge. For more information about the campaign, as well as lots of resources to help you stop smoking click here. […]