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.