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World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October, as an opportunity “to raise global awareness of mental health issues and to stimulate advocacy”.

This year the WHO are hosting a global online event, where world leaders, mental health experts and celebrity guests will join WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to discuss how to help make sure that quality mental health care is available to everyone who needs it.

The Big Event for Mental Health will be streamed live at 3-6pm (GMT) on social media channels.

Mental Health Support from the University of Leeds

If you’re dealing with a mental health issue, the University offers a range of services for staff and students;

Local Mental Health Support in Leeds

  • Leeds Mind provide advice and support for anyone experiencing mental health difficulties.
  • MindWell Leeds provides  up-to-date mental health information in Leeds, including information about mental health support groups for men.
  • The Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service provides mental health and emotional wellbeing support for women living in Leeds.
  • Forward Leeds is the alcohol and drug service in Leeds for adults, young people and families.
  • The Market Place offers free and confidential support for 11-25 year olds in Leeds, including one to one support, counselling, group-work and drop-ins.
  • The Samaritans in Leeds provide confidential non-judgemental support to people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
  • Leeds suicide bereavement service is run by Leeds Mind and Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service. You can access support as an individual, family or work place and they provide 1:1, peer groups, family support and counselling.
  • Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds is the dedicated Rape Crisis Centre for all women and girls in Leeds affected by rape and sexual violence.
  • Leeds Domestic Violence Servic (LDVS) works with women, men and families in Leeds, offering emergency accommodation, support, advice and advocacy. LDVS supports anyone experiencing domestic violence and abuse and actively encourages people from LGBT+ communities to access their support.

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