What are the Mental Health Hubs?
The Mental Health Hubs are: Lovell Park Hub (near the city centre); Stocks Hill (Armley) and Vale Circles (Beeston). The hubs offer adults with mental health issues an opportunity to socialise and take part in groups and activities.
Some examples of the activities available include: social time; music; gardening; computer classes; art; pottery; baking; cooking; sewing; relaxation; creative writing; chocolate making; card making; crafts; photography; personal development; salsa dancing; gentle exercise, singing and peer support.
Carer’s groups also run in the evenings at Vale Circles and Lovell Park - get directions (PDF 0.5MB).
A self harm support group runs monthly, in the evenings, at each of the centres.
Do you have any groups in the community?
We run social groups in the community around Leeds. We have social groups in Gildersome, Headingley, Yeadon, Crossgates, Pudsey, two Women’s groups and a Young People’s group in the city centre.
We also have activity groups in the community – cinema, theatre, pool, football, walking, trips out, meals out, gym, badminton and swimming.
Staff can work individually with people to support them to join groups and activities in their local area.
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 a GP, health worker, voluntary sector service, community mental health teams or Adult Social Care. Please see the Referral form (Word 0.2MB) if you need to print this to give to your GP/health worker.
Contact for referrals
The Vale Circles, Tunstall Road, Beeston, Leeds LS11 5JF
Tel: 0113 378 2822
Fax: 0113 336 7202
Quotes from participants:
“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.”