Introduction

Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing services in Leeds will support you to access local community groups and activities to help you make a positive change and improve your mental health and wellbeing. You will be supported either in a group or in a one-to-one setting to help you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to self-manage your condition.

Pudsey Wellbeing Charity

Pudsey Wellbeing Charity is a social hub which provides activities for the community all run by volunteers.

The aims of the charity are:

  • The support wellbeing, both mental and physical, by creating a social hub and network based at our centre in Pudsey.
  • To provide a range of facilities for recreation activities or other leisure time occupation for the benefit of the inhabitants of Pudsey and the surrounding areas.
  • To improve quality of life for the general public with particular focus on the socially isolated and others who may have specific needs on account of age, disability, social or economic circumstances.

They do this by offering space for local volunteers to run groups and activities for people in the community. Some of their current groups are an Arts Group, a Community Choir and a Walking Group. Anybody is welcome to attend these groups which are mostly free with a couple of groups asking for a small donation. Their volunteer programme is a place where our local community can be inspired to get involved and engage with our community. It is an opportunity for people to be creative and enables volunteers to share their skills or life experiences, as well as being part of a friendly and supportive group. For further information on groups and activities, or becoming a volunteer please have a look at their website by following the link below.

Linking Leeds

Linking Leeds is a new service that brings together the existing Patient Empowermenr Project, Connect for Health and Leeds Mind services.