Improving Mental Health
As a group of 5 practices in the LS12 Locality we are developing new approaches to Mental Health.
We are utilising third sector organisations for low level mental health issues and provide support through our onsite Patient Empowerment Project support worker, Sinead who will see patients to assess their needs and signpost to relevant organisations that can support and enhance their mental wellbeing.
For patients who are often vulnerable and have more complex needs, we have a dedicated Mental Health Liaison Nurse available in the practices and we can offer appointments for a 1 – 1 discussion with the nurse who can support patients and provide improved access into specialist mental health services if required.
We meet regularly with Public Health, Leeds City Council, third sector agencies, Mental Health Services and Leeds Community Health and explore ways as a Locality how we can better support the most vulnerable, socially isolated and those with mental health issues in our area.
We work closely with New Wortley Community Centre, Armley Helping Hands, Hollybush Café and Barcca to support patients in need of support. We have offered supper clubs to the over 55’s who are socially isolated, we have had pop up café’s and exercise sessions in some of the practices and those who have attended have gone on to join in more activities in the Centres thus enhancing their lives.
All our doctors are trained to help people suffering from mental health problems. Making an appointment is a good place to start if you are looking for help.
There are also lots of other services locally that are there to support you, many of whom you can refer yourself to.
Services for adults
- If you are aged 17 or older then a good place to start is the Mindwell website. It is designed to help you understand the common problems that people face and the range of services here to help. It also offers help to those who are worried about others.
- You might have heard your GP or friend talk about IAPT. This is a range of services that we commonly refer our patients to when they have problems with mental health. Here is a list of what IAPT offer, you can also refer yourself to this service from their website.
Services for children
If you are aged 16 or under, then a good place to start is the MindMate website.
MindMate is specifically aimed at young people and can help you understand the way you are feeling and find the right advice and support. It also offers advice for parents.
If we are open, then please call now to book an urgent same day appointment with one of our doctors.
If we are not open, or you would prefer to get help elsewhere, then please click one of the links below:
We want to know what people in Leeds think about primary care mental health
services in Leeds. We will use the feedback we receive to inform and shape a new
single service which meets the needs and preferences of local people.
Click on the link below to complete the online engagement survey. Thank you.
LEEDS MIND MATE – SINGLE POINT OF ACCESS
Parents, carers and young people aged 13+ can refer themselves and talk directly to the MindMate SPA team.
Under 18’s may benefit from some support from an emotional wellbeing or mental health support service is Leeds
To make a referral your can contact MindMate SPA via. Tel 03005550324 (Mon – Fri 9am -5pm)
or by completing a form online to www.mindmate.org.uk
Thank you Armley Medical Practice.