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Clear Out Your Closet

Clear Out Your Closet is a series of creative activities, poetry writing, social support and signposting led by acclaimed poet Michelle Scally Clarke. Participants explore their own thoughts and feelings to help let go of the past and move forward.

Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:30am

20th June – 22nd August

At Space2

The Old Fire Station

Gipton Approach

LS9 6NL

Contact Emma Goodway: emma3@space2.org.uk for more information and to book a place

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Many Happy Returns

Space2 is delighted to announce that it has received a Heritage Lottery grant to run a project which celebrates the 70th birthday of the National Health Service (NHS).

This year-long project will take place in the east and north east of the city and will collect

memories and personal stories of life and health both before and after the establishment of the NHS in 1948.

The aim of the project is to create an exhibition which will tour to three Leeds libraries, culminating in a display at The Old Fire Station in Gipton, where Space2 is based.

Look out for bunting making workshops over the summer, where you can share your NHS story.  We will also be visiting local groups in the autumn with our tea, cake and conversations workshops.  We hope to discover your stories to share and find volunteers who would like to help curate the final exhibition.  Training will be given, so no experience is necessary.  If you are interested in taking part, get in touch.

Local people will be involved in the creation of a book documenting 12 of the stories collected, with photographs of the contributors; three banners, crafted in traditional Trade Union style; four hospital screens printed with collages of stories, memories, quotes and photographs; and an appliquéd chair decorated with the quotes and memories collected.  A digital collection of stories and the resources made will also be available.

We hope to record those whose voices have yet to be heard, for whom the NHS was, and still is, a life saver; people who came from all over the world to support its implementation and are part of its skilled and diverse workforce today.

For further information about Space2’s ‘Many Happy Returns’ project contact Dawn Fuller on dawnf@space2.org.uk or 0113 320 159 ext 2

 

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Jeans Whose Genes?

Jeans Whose Genes ? Written by Michelle Scally Clarke

The project is about communicating key messages about genomic medicine, to raise awareness  and the relevance to diagnosis and treatment now and in the future.
So far the play has aired at The Bangladeshi Centre in conjunction with Shantona and at Feel Good Factor in Chapeltown.
We are taking bookings in the last week in September and first week in October 2018.

 A host needs provide:

  • A place to perform

  • An audience.

“If you‘ve never heard of Genomes… don’t worry; its all in the jeans, I mean genes! And once you know it might help your health now or in the future. Find out how at our show – its full of information and laughs – yes it really is funny! So join us and learn exactly how Genomes – your Genomes – might help you, your friends and family.”

If you have any questions please contact nicolae@space2.org.uk

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New Groups and Weekly Activities

Monday

Get Moving (term-time only) 9.30am-10.30am, Gentle exercise for all. Space2, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL. Starts Monday 16th April Contact nicolae@space2.org.uk / 0113 320 0159 to book a place

Craft Club – (term time only) 10.45am – 12pm, Space2, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL. Starts Monday 16th April Contact emma3@space2.org.uk / 0113 320 0159 to book a place

Tuesday

Chat and Create (6 week course)10.30am – 12pm, Creative arts for all, Space2, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL. Starts Tuesday 19th June Contact emma3@space2.org.uk / 0113 320 0159 to book a place

Fork to Fork (term-time only) 10am – 12pm, Food growing and cooking project The Church of Epiphany, 227 Beech Lane, Leeds LS9 6SW Contact emma3@space2.org.uk / 0113 320 0159 for more information

Wednesday

Headspace (7 week course) 12.30pm – 2.30pm, Beat Stress! Get Motivated! Space2, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL. Starts Wednesday 18th April Contactemma3@space2.org.uk / 0113 320 0159 to book a place

Fork to Fork (term-time only) 10am-12pm, Food growing and cooking project. ARK, Hovingham Avenue, LS8 3QY.Contact emma3@space2.org.uk / 0113 320 0159

Clear Out Your Closet (10 week course) 9.30am – 11.30am, Creative writing and poetry Space2, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL. Starts Wednesday 19th June Contactemma3@space2.org.uk / 0113 320 0159 to book a place

Thursday

Get Walking (term-time only) 9.30am-10.30am,Gentle exercise for all. Space2, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL. Starts Thursday 19th April Contact emma3@space2.org.uk / 0113 320 0159 to book a place

Gipton Growers (term-time only) 11am – 12.30pm Space2, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL. Starts Thursday 19th April Contact emma3@space2.org.uk / 0113 320 0159 to book a place

Social Connector (1.30pm – 2.30pm or 2.30pm – 3.30pm) 1-2-1 sessions to support with health and wellbeing. Appointment only.  Contact Sally Nutman on 07503 002595 to book an appointment

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People in Leeds are coming together to change how we think and act about mental health

Leeds is one of the first Time to Change hubs in England, a new partnership of local organisations and mental health champions committed to improving local attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems.

Time to Change Leeds is led by the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board and is a partnership between Space2,  Leeds City Council,  Leeds Mind (and Mindful Employer), Touchstone and West Yorkshire Police, as well as local Time to Change champions and regional co-ordinators.

Champions

The Time to Change Leeds Hub believe that people with their own experience of mental health problems (also known as lived experience) should be leading activity around combating stigma and discrimination experienced by those with mental health problems.

If you are passionate about ending mental health stigma, and would like to be involved in the Hub, you can find out more and sign up to be a Champion at www.time-to-change.org.uk/champions

Champions Fund

World Mental Health Day  the Champions Fund was launched. Champions in Leeds will be able to apply for up to £500 to fund anti-stigma activities in their own communities using social contact. Find out what social contact is?.

Want to apply for the Champion Fund but need some help with ideas?

Find more information and details on how to apply for the Champions Fund or contact paulb@space2.org.uk

 

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Open Minds Project

Promoting knowledge and openness about mental health in schools and youth groups through campaigns co-produced by young people.

1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem and 90% of those young people will experience stigma and discrimination, either indirectly or through bullying.  Stigma stops young people seeking help; it stops them living normal lives, and sometimes it makes them give up on their hopes and dreams.

It doesn’t have to be this way.  We want young people who experience any mental health problems to receive support and understanding from those around them. We want all young people to grow up knowing that it’s ok to talk about mental health.

Participation in the Open Minds Project will give you a variety of options (depending on availability):

·        Training for a group of young people to become mental health champions including a introductory workshop  focusing on mental health awareness, stigma and campaigning

·        Collaboration with a local artist to design and produce  creative campaign resources

·        Access to a range of resources for use in assemblies, PSHE lessons etc.

·        Input and support from volunteers with lived experience of mental health problems and campaigning

·        Support in using digital and offline versions of ‘MindMaze’ – a game designed and developed by young people to encourage open conversation about mental health.

What is the expected commitment from school or youth setting?

·        A nominated lead member of staff to liaise with the Open Minds project Manager to co-ordinate and support activity

·        Recruitment and co-ordination of a group of young people (5 – 15) to become mental health ambassadors and develop the campaign. We believe it works best with Year 9 and above

·        Support in gaining evaluation and feedback from a range of young people and staff.

Please contact nicolae@space2.org.uk for more details.

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Open Minds Project

Promoting knowledge and openness about mental health in schools and youth groups through campaigns co-produced by young people on schools and youth settings.

1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem and 90% of those young people will experience stigma and discrimination, either indirectly or through bullying.  Stigma stops young people seeking help; it stops them living normal lives, and sometimes it makes them give up on their hopes and dreams.

It doesn’t have to be this way.  We want young people who experience any mental health problems to receive support and understanding from those around them. We want all young people to grow up knowing that it’s ok to talk about mental health.

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The Open Minds Project trains young people to become mental health champions. The project will include workshops focusing on mental health awareness, stigma and campaigning with input and support from volunteers who have lived experience of mental health problems and campaigning. The group would also be supported in using digital and offline versions of ‘MindMaze’ – a game designed and developed by young people to encourage open conversation about mental health.

The young people can work with a local artist to produce a creative campaign resource to promote the key messages of the project. Here are a few examples of the work that has been co created.

Allerton Grange School created an installation based on the theme of islands sited in a popular area of school to create a relaxed environment for conversations about mental health.

Abbey Grange planned and delivered assemblies for the whole school including personal testimonies from students who had volunteered to share their experience of health problems.

Carr Manor created a drama piece that focused on the impact of stigmatising language and the benefits of holding simple, relaxed conversations about mental health which was performed to the whole school.

Middleton Youth Service (South Leeds Youth Hub) commissioned flyers to distribute amongst their peers using photographs they created on the theme of listening and being a good friend.

If you would like more information or to book the Open Minds Project to be delivered in your school or youth setting please contact nicolae@space2.org.uk or paulb@space2.org.uk

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