Health and Wellbeing

Last year, Leeds was awarded £155K to support mental health and wellbeing training and interventions for colleagues across Leeds. All of these initiatives are fully-funded, and open to anybody working in the city’s health and care sector.

This funding allowed us to provide the following:

  • Mental Health First Aider training (over 100 places provided by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)
  • Health and Wellbeing Champions training (800 places provided by Luminate Education Group)
  • Day and weekend retreats and facilitated Compassionate Circles (780 days of support provided by The Recovery College)
  • Grants for smaller organisations to enable them to backfill staff attendance – ensuring the opportunities are available for everybody.

A Health and Wellbeing Community of Practice has been established to provide an enduring legacy for the project. The Community of Practice will identify up to 3 collaborative aims each year that task and finish groups will deliver, and it will act as a forum for sharing best practice and knowledge.

For further information or ways to get involved, please contact Emma Holford, Project Officer on