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 social groups, cinema trips, out and about groups, art, crafts, aromatherapy, IT classes, swimming, gym, creative writing, football, pool, golf, walking groups, gardening, cooking, baking, photography, salsa, mindfulness, women’s groups, ten pin bowling, meals out and peer support groups.
The service is available from three main buildings; Lovell Park Hub (near the city centre), Stocks Hill (Armley) and Vale Circles (Beeston). In addition to this, there are also a range of community-based groups which can help people to get out-and-about to other places around Leeds. Staff can also support people into mainstream activities, such as local groups or college courses, and volunteering.
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 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
The Vale Circles, Tunstall Road, Beeston, Leeds LS11 5JF
Tel: 0113 378 2822
“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.”