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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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Zumba at Henry Barran Centre

Thursdays

Zumba (as part of our Get Moving project) – Gentle exercise for all (term-time only) 9.30am – 10.30am. Henry Barran Centre, Amberton Road, LS8 3JR.

Contact emma3@space2.org.uk

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Men FM

“Men Visible” is the name of the podcast and CD made as part of our “MenFM” project, funded by the Tudor Trust.

Making men visible is exactly what we want to do. We want to encourage men to take charge of their own health, to take part in activities and to find inspiration and encouragement in the company of others.

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Click here for our MenFM podcast, featuring inspiring stories from men’s groups and individuals from around Leeds. There is also health advice from Professor White, the world’s first ever professor of men’s health, music, comedy and more!

MenFM – By men, for men!

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One off Events

Space2 hosts a stall at local galas in East North East Leeds, providing advice, information and fun activities, like planting your own seeds or riding on the smoothie bike (then drinking the smoothie!)

Seacroft Summer Gala

Gipton Summer Gala

Seacroft Christmas Gala

Contact Emma Goodway: emma3@space2.org.uk for more information

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Physical Activity Sessions

Space2 runs a range of physical activity sessions, such as running and walking groups, in Seacroft and Gipton.

Days, times and venues to be confirmed

Contact Emma Goodway: emma3@space2.org.uk for more information

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