Learn something new

Learning something new or taking on a new challenge can have huge benefits for our mental wellbeing. No matter what age you are it's important to stay curious and keeping learning. It can keep the mind focused and stimulated, boost self-confidence and connect us with other people.

Find support

Swarthmore Centre - run a range of courses in a friendly informal environment.

Leeds City College - courses for adult learners.

Converge offers creative courses in a university setting to people in Leeds who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. Converge is a partnership between Leeds Mind and four high education institutions in the city. Courses which include music and drama are taught by students and staff at the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University and Leeds College of Music. Find out more about enrolment on the Leeds Mind website.

Mentally Healthy Leeds is a public mental health service which is all about good mental health for everyone. The service runs a variety of groups, activities and workshops which can help you get creative and learn new skills. Check out their social media for updates.

Space2 runs a variety of arts events, projects and weekly groups at the Old Fire Station in Gipton and across Leeds, such as craft activities and creative writing. Check out social media for updates.

Inkwell Arts - a safe, creative and accessible arts space based in Chapel Allerton. InkWell is a Leeds Mind project and offers a programme of low-cost art and craft classes, events and a craft cafe.

Headspace is a free, seven week course run by Oblong that will help you to deal with the tough times in life that happen to us all. Learn techniques for relaxation, coping with stress and positive thinking. Find your strengths, meet new people and get new perspectives. Contact Oblong for upcoming dates. Booking is essential.

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