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Mental Health Awareness Week 

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13-19 May 2019. 

The theme this year is Body Image and how we think and feel about our bodies.

Their website has lots of information and resources (including this How to Support Mental Health at Work Guide), and a map of activities taking place throughout the week.

You can also follow the hashtag #BeBodyKind to see what is going on! 

Leeds Wellbeing Week

Leeds Wellbeing Week is a yearly local wellbeing festival, complementing Mental Health Awareness Week.


The goal of the festival is to get Leeds’ people to experience wellbeing in many ways, at various times and in various locations.

There are lots of great things happening..... all the events can be browsed here:

More information:

FREE COURSE: Basic Safeguarding in the Community
Featured Funding Opportunities

Warburtons Family Community Grants
Small grants are available for local projects, activities and organisations that have charitable aims and that will be of real direct benefit to families in England, Scotland and Wales. Maximum value £250. Regular rounds, next opens: 22 May – 12 August 2019 – Apply here

Leeds Mind Peer Support Grants
Seed funding to support individuals, groups and organisations for peer support projects that support people with their mental health. Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. It can happen on a one to one basis, online or in a group. It may involve a range of activities such as crafts, walking or meeting for coffee. Read more 

Comic Relief Various Grants
Ahead of the Game: funds UK organisations to use sports-based approaches to support people who are already experiencing mental health problems, whether these are self-determined or diagnosed. Deadline noon 31 May.

Bridging the Gap: strengthening mental health support for children and young people aged 5-24. Deadline noon 28 June.

Tech vs Abuse: grants to encourage technological innovation and creative digital solutions to improve the safety of women and girls affected by domestic abuse. Further details when application opens in late May 2019. Deadline noon 31 May.
Read more -
More Funding Opportunities and Support
Celebrating the Talent Match NEET Programme
11 June
The Marriot Hotel
4 Trevelyan Square
Boar Lane

Leeds Crime Reduction Network Annual Conference
13 June
St Georges Centre (next to St Georges Crypt)
Great George Street

Developing the Leeds Practitioners Child Neglect Toolkit
24 June
Leeds Town Hall
The Headrow


DIY Accounts in Excel

21 May
West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service

Getting Started on Social Media

29 May
Voluntary Action Leeds

Mental Health Awareness

30 May
Community Links

How to Support and Supervise your Volunteers

4 June
Voluntary Action Leeds                      

Welfare Benefits Overview

7 June


FREE COURSE: Basic Safeguarding in the Community

15 June
Voluntary Action Leeds

Creating Engaging Content for Social Media

18 June
Voluntary Action Leeds

Minute Taking Skills

18 June

Voluntary Action Leeds
Trustee Board Member
Yorkshire Miners' Welfare

Summer Playscheme Volunteer
Leeds Jewish Welfare Board
Befriending (Home Visiting)
Older Wiser Local Seniors (OWLS)
Volunteer Walking Group Leader
Moor Allerton Elderly Care
Activity Group Support Volunteer LS9
Zest Health for Life
Team Leader LS8
Catch Leeds  

Want to Volunteer?
There are 100’s more voluntary roles in the volunteer database here.

All Jobs
Community Programme Co-ordinator based at Rothwell District LAH, Leeds

MHA Live at Home

Housing Support Worker, 34hrs per week


2x Universal Support:Help to Claim Advisers (Face to Face)

Citizens Advice Bradford and Airedale & Bradford Law Centre

Complex Needs Worker

Women's Lives Leeds

Advice Session Supervisor

Chapeltown Citizens Advice

Marketing Workflow Manager

Leeds University Union

Community Builder

OWLS / Bramley Elderly Action

Activities Programme Development Worker

Harrogate Homeless Project

Community Coordinator

Leeds Community Spaces

Group Facilitator

Family Action

Volunteer and Engagement Worker

Family Action

Support Worker (VI/HI)
BID Services

Stock & EPOS Assistant

Leeds University Union

Community Health Development Worker


Help at Home Support Workers

Age UK Leeds

Money Advice Worker

Citizens Advice Bradford and Airedale & Bradford Law Centre

Engagement and Outreach Officer


Finance Manager


Software Manager

Leeds University Union

Trainee IT Technician

Leeds University Union


Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange (GATE)

Youth Work Coordinator

The Market Place

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