Accessible and printable information
Printable resources to share with people who are not online
MindWell: Relaxation tools to help you feel calmer
MindWell: How to have a good night's sleep
MindWell: Be kind to your mind
MindWell: Be kind to your body
Mental health service information
MindWell: Finding support for your mental wellbeing (Covid-19 update) - four page flyer with information about local services
MindWell: Take care of your mind and body - two page flyer with self-care information and key services in simple Plain English
MindWell: Finding support in a mental health crisis (Covid-19 update) - one page foldable sheet
How are you feeling? - Mental health leaflet produced by Leeds City Council and MindWell before the coronavirus outbreak. Gives a helpful overview of services and some simple self-help tips.
Leeds Public Health Resource Centre - by joining the Centre professionals can access a wealth of public health leaflets, posters, resources, books, DVDs and CDs and health promotion campaigns.
Information in other languages
MindWell has digital inclusion software called Browsealoud, making our content more accessible with both reading and translation support. Browsealoud will translate pages in the hub into about a hundred different languages. This service is free for site users. Click on the Browsealoud image (orange icon with headphone image) that appears in the top right of your screen to launch the support toolbar.
Leeds CIty Council: Youtube videos - Coronavirus information in different languages
Leeds City Council: Key coronavirus messages in the twelve most spoken languages in Leeds, available for anyone to share.
Touchstone has recorded some wellbeing techniques in Iranian/Farsi/Persian.
The UK government has produced advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in a range of different languages.
Deaf people and BSL users
- Signhealth - Coronavirus - government updates in BSL and Coronavirus information in BSL
- Public Health England - guidance in BSL
- Leeds City Council 'Covid-19 Support' - a dedicated line has been set up on SignLive for Deaf customers. If Deaf customers/BSL users need help to get food or medication delivered to their home, they should select Leeds City Council Covid19 Support on the SignLive directory and they will go through to the Leeds City Council helpline. A BSL video has been produced and can be accessed via this link.
Learning disabilities and autism
- Key messages from Leeds City Council available as Easy Read
- Mencap Easy Read guides on tiers and what people can do at Christmas
- Through the Maze - EasyRead guidance
- Through the Maze: Things to do while you are at home
- Through the Maze: Healthy living leaflets
- Public Health England: EasyRead: Coronavirus - looking after your feelings and body
- Aspire: EasyRead: Covid-19 - information to keep well connected
- Aspire: Coronavirus video - information for people with learning disabilities
- National Autistic Society: Coronavirus
- Leeds Autism AIM: Covid-19 Toolkit: Managing during lockdown
- Scottish Commission for Learning Disability: COVID-19 Guided Self-Help booklet series
Adults with learning disabilities, who are autistic or have other neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia or Tourette's Syndrome, can find information and support from a new regional 'Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected' project. In Leeds, Advonet and Specialist Autism Services services will provide information by phone, email and text on staying safe during the COVID-19 crisis. Here is how they can help:
- They can connect with you by phone, text, email or video.
- They can give you information on how to stay safe and well during the Coronavirus outbreak.
- They can tell you about local support in your area.
- They can call you regularly if you need support.
To contact Advonet's service, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Advonet - Call: 0113 244 0606 and ask to be put through to the Keeping Connected service. You can find out more and download a flyer on their website.
To get in touch with Specialist Autism Services' Keeping Connected service, contact them by calling: Dave on 01274 215 470 or Wil on 01274 215 480. You can also email them at email@example.com. There is more information on their website.
- Leeds coronavirus hotline - 0113 378 1877 - if you are unable to leave your home because of coronavirus, and worried because you don't have family or friends who can help, can ring this dedicated hotline. If you are in this situation, wondering how to get groceries and other essentials, please call and you will be matched with volunteers who live near you and can help.
- The Silver Line is a free confidential helpline, open 24/7, for older people which offers information, friendship and advice at any time of the day or night. Tel: 0800 470 80 90.
- Supporting Wellbeing Project (SWIFT service) is aimed at older people who are frail or who have complex medical needs and are a high risk of being socially isolated. If you, or someone you know, would like to get connected, please contact Age UK Leeds and ask for the Swift service: Tel: 0113 389 3001, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Age UK Leeds are offering over the phone support to elderly individuals to assist them with video calling on WhatsApp, Facebook or Skype. The person must have a landline and have a reasonable basic understanding of how to use a tablet or smartphone. They can have an Android or Apple product and can live anywhere in the Leeds area. To refer someone, book an appointment, or for more details, contact Sarah at email@example.com or 07562 437042.
You can get up-to-date information on coronavirus from the following organisations: