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

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.