Basis Yorkshire

Basis Yorkshire offers non – judgmental support for women sex workers working indoor or on street in Leeds with the aim of ending stigma, creating safety and promoting empowerment for everyone we work with. Our offices are currently closed (although the phone and doorbell are being answered during office hours) however you can still request support (either self – referral or a professional).

We have a specialist Mental Health Outreach worker who can help you with:

  • emotional support
  • access to mental health services
  • practical support such as accessing housing, benefits, food, clothing, toiletries etc.
  • accessing alternative employment, training or volunteering opportunities
  • support with reporting sexual or other forms of crime you may have experienced.

We also campaign for improved safety and health outcomes for women sex workers in Leeds and nationally.

BHA Leeds Skyline

At BHA Leeds Skyline, we offer bespoke support services for people living with or affected by HIV in Leeds.

You can talk to one of our support team who will advise, refer or advocate on your behalf.

You may wish to discuss issues, concerns or experiences about:

  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Managing relationships, sex, or disclosure
  • Sexuality or gender identity
  • Understanding HIV and HIV treatment
  • Living well with HIV
  • Housing, benefits, welfare rights
  • Debt or financial hardship
  • Pregnancy, birth, and children
  • Employment or training
  • Mental health
  • Any other health issues

Our team can currently provide you with support either over the phone or via video call.

As well as Support Workers we have Peer Mentors (people with lived experience of HIV) who can help you work through your diagnosis by sharing how they have managed theirs.

We also have a CBT therapist who you can be referred to via your Support Worker.

You can contact us directly on our Support Phone – 07770 549 554, and we can discuss how best we can help and find out more information about groups.

P.A.C.T Positive and Confident Together Tuesdays 6-8pm weekly men’s group For positive men who have sex with men.

Empower group for positive women meets every Friday 12-2pm.

BID Services

We provide mental health support for people living in Leeds who are Deaf (BSL Users), Hard of Hearing, Sight Impaired, Severely Sight Impaired and Deafblind.

Support can be provided one to one in the community or people’s homes and we offer group sessions. Our aim is to support people reaching their goals in life and staying mentally well. In addition, we try to empower people with the confidence and skills to manage their problems more independently in the future.

We currently have one active support group for hard of hearing people. The aim of this group is for members to support each other through the difficulties they experience due to their hearing loss. Our worker also facilitates sessions about how to manage members’ feelings of frustration and sadness due to their hearing loss. This includes covering everyday situations such as being excluded from conversations.

Our Mental Health Support Worker for Live Well Leeds also works alongside Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Service, who provide a range of services for people with hearing or sight impairments. For example, Information Advice & Guidance (IAG), Equipment support (hearing & visual assistive technology), Eye Care Liaison Officer (ECLO), social workers, hearing aid clinics, and various social groups each month.

Gate

A member led organisation working towards improving the lives of Gypsies and Travellers in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

We believe in equal access to accommodation, health services, education, employment and welfare rights. We campaign against the discrimination faced by Gypsies and Travellers within services, systems and policies and work towards eradicating hate crime.

Services available:
Advocacy
Sign Posting
Mental health support
Youth work
Community groups and activities

Tuesday – Youth groups and office based advocacy appointments
Wednesday – 10am-2pm General advocacy and mental health support outreach 3pm -5pm young person’s homework club
Thursday – 10am-12pm Advocacy outreach – 12pm – 2.30pm Community group, adult literacy classes and advocacy drop in
Friday – Office based appointments

Leeds Irish Health and Homes

Leeds Irish health and Homes offers a range of services to support the Irish community in Leeds.

We are a Health and Well Being organisation, our main goal is to help people live independently and our primary purpose is to enable people to live as fulfilled a life as possible within our ethos of care, culture, and community.

We work with the diaspora in Leeds and support the wider community through our Cara Too service.

People can engage with cultural support through many of the activities we deliver. We offer 1-1 support, supported housing and a wide range of groups and events. We also facilitate two over 55 Luncheon clubs per week.

We deliver an exciting cultural programme including mindfulness and digital inclusion activities. There are lots of opportunities to get involved.

LIHH also has a well-established volunteer project that includes an excellent bank of volunteer befrienders. We value the contribution our volunteers make to the organisation

We are proud to be working in partnership with Live Well Leeds and other services across Leeds, and welcome referrals to our service.

New Wortley Community Centre

New Wortley Community Centre serves as a hub to the local community of LS12 and surrounding areas. A wide range of services and support are offered through the centre including the groups below which are funded by Live Well Leeds.

A Different WAY (Wellbeing and You). Women’s only support group focusing on mental health, relationships, self-esteem and emotional wellbeing. Mondays 10am-12pm for 6 weeks. Starting at regular intervals throughout the year.

Silent Man. Men’s only support group focusing on men’s experience of mental health, exploring, understanding and managing emotions including anger, relationships and confidence. Wednesdays 10am-12pm for 6 weeks. Starting at regular intervals throughout the year.

Depression, Anxiety and You. Support group for people experiencing Depression and/or Anxiety. Focus on experience sharing, developing self-awareness and alternative coping mechanisms. Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm for 6 weeks. Starting at regular intervals throughout the year.

The Breakfast Club. Saturday morning drop in service for anyone experiencing mental health issues or social isolation. Every Saturday 10am-12pm.

All groups facilitated by a trained Counsellor.