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Day and Community Support Services

Daytime services for people living with mental health needs in Leeds
Community Support Service


What is the Community Support Service?
This service offers a range of social and therapeutic activities across Leeds for people with mental health needs.  Activities include a range of indoor and outdoor therapies such as creative writing, football, photography, support groups, anxiety management, fishing, cooking and user-led recovery groups, and many more. 

The service is available from three main buildings; Lovell Park Hub (near the city centre), Stocks Hill (Armley) and Vale Circles (Hunslet). In addition to this, there are also a range of community-based groups, many of which are coordinated by the Community Alternatives team (part of the Community Support Service) who are not based in one building, but who can help people to get out-and-about to other places around Leeds.

We want to help people find the right activities for them through a mixture of individual support from a keyworker, group activities and support from other people who may share similar experiences and interests. We can also help people to look for other opportunities such as paid employment or volunteering around the city. The types of support we offer:

  • One-to-one work
  • Peer support/safe spaces
  • Signposting to other services
  • Staff-led and user-led recovery groups
  • Support Pathways through acute services

Who is this service for?
This service is available for adults over 18 living with mental health needs in Leeds. 

How can I access the service?
A self-referral can be made to the Community Alternatives team. To access the rest of the Community Support Service, a referral must be made through healthcare professional, voluntary sector service, community mental health teams or Adult Social Care. See the 'referral form' pdf in the documents section of this page if you need to print.


Contact for referrals and the Community Alternatives team:
Lovell Park Hub, Wintoun Street, LS7 1DA
Tel: 0113 378 2275


“I live on my own so it gets me out of the flat and I always feel much better after I’ve been.”

“I’ve enjoyed doing the art class, the English class, and baking. The tuition has been amazing.”

“Volunteering in the café has given me the confidence to volunteer in the community and has taught me lots of work related skills.”

“Coming to the centre has helped my confidence to get out and about more. Staff have also helped by putting me in touch with other activities and volunteering.”