Selection of colourful leaflets on a purple background, including mental health, eating well, drink and alcohol support, quit smoking and lots more. Just a sample of the sorts of what could be available from PHRC.

If you work or volunteer in Leeds in health, care or wellbeing in some way, then you need to know about Leeds City Council’s Public Health Resource Centre (PHRC).

Membership is free for all professionals with a health and wellbeing remit in Leeds and you’ll have access to resources, campaign materials, games and much more. This includes leaflets and posters to display and give out, and other resources you can borrow.

You might see their campaigns on social media or spot leaflets and posters on display at health centres, GP surgeries and other health-related locations around the city. There’s lots to look out for in October.

Leaflets, posters, books and more

If you’re marking Stoptober, the national campaign to encourage people to stop smoking, the PHRC can help you find smoking related resources, including leaflets and posters and interactive models.

For World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the PHRC stocks over 300 mental health resources including books, teaching packs, games, models, leaflets and posters. Some of their most popular resources are available to display and distribute and include:

  • Feel like you’ve had enough? Leeds City Council (LCC) crisis card leaflet, the (order code L155)
  • Leaflet: How are you feeling? LCC/MindWell booklet (order code: L172)
  • Leaflet: How to look after your mental health (order code L164)
  • Leaflet: MindWell bookmark (order code L153)

Yes, that’s right – you can get our MindWell promotional materials from the PHRC! Download our guide to ordering MindWell resources to find out more.

For World Menopause Day on 18 October, PHRC has a 16-page leaflet ‘Your guide to menopause’ in stock. It has information about common effects of menopause, available treatment, and how to get help and support from your GP, family and employer. You can order copies by quoting code L363 on our order form. You can also borrow Leeds Libraries for Health’s books about menopause through the PHRC.

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a great opportunity to find out about and raise awareness of breast cancer, and how to be breast aware. PHRC can help with breast cancer awareness resources.

Training sessions

The PHRC also holds ‘Want to know more about’ (WTKMA), a series of information sessions that cover topics that are important to you and your local community.

The sessions, which are aimed at professionals to improve their awareness and practice around the subjects covered, are free of charge. They’re presented by friendly and knowledgeable facilitators, some sessions online and others in person.

This month, you might be interested in 5 Ways to Wellbeing to support mental health, a training event on Wednesday 18 October 2023:

“Our vision is for Leeds to be a mentally healthy city, where everyone has good mental health and health inequalities are reduced. We want everyone to have the skills to support positive mental health including individuals, employers, charities, and other services across the city.

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing are practical actions aimed at improving our mental wellbeing and are proven to reduce risk factors for poor mental health.”

PHRC September 2023 newslettter

The session will be delivered by Ryan Rothery (Public Mental Health, Leeds City Council) and Gabriella Obeng Nyarko (Forum Central) and is open to anyone working to support people in Leeds to stay mentally healthy. You can book a place via Eventbrite.

Explore the PHRC web pages for more WTKMA sessions

Explore what’s on offer

But if you want to know more about the Public Health Resource Centre and what they have on offer:

Find out more about MindWell resources available from PHRC and items you can download from our website.

Find out how MindWell is supporting World Mental Health Day on 10 October and join in our campaign.

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