Linking Leeds is the city-wide social prescribing service for all people in Leeds, aged 16 years and above.
The term ‘social prescribing’ is used to describe a service which supports people to access a range of non-medical services and activities in their local area.
Linking Leeds can help people with different social, emotional or practical needs to find the right support and improve their health and wellbeing. It could help you, for example, to:
- get support to improve your physical health
- find employment or volunteering opportunities or learn a new skill
- tackle money, housing, work or benefits issues
- cope with a particular condition or difficulty
- access ways of improving your wellbeing such as befriending schemes, peer support or arts and leisure activities
Your GP may refer you to a social prescribing service in Leeds or you can refer yourself.
Call 0113 336 7612 or complete an online form.
Leeds Adult Social Care
You can contact Leeds Adult Social Care if you or someone you know (who is over 18) needs extra care and support to live well as the result of experiencing mental health problems. ‘Care and support’ can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with family and friends.
Call 0113 222 4401 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Live Well Leeds
Live Well Leeds is a Leeds city wide service, based in the community, for people who have mild to moderate mental health support needs (diagnosed or not).
The service offers a range of services including one-to-one support, group support, peer support, befriending, volunteering, social groups and wellbeing activities.
If you live in Leeds or are registered with a Leeds GP, and are aged 18 and over (17 and over if transitioning from children’s mental health services) you can self-refer to the service. Call 0113 219 2727.