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Community Options

Community Options

Stocks Hill Day Centre
Chapel Lane
Leeds

LS12 2DJ

0113 263 7974

communityoptions@commlinks.co.uk

Please note that the Community Options service will be changing from 1st April 2019.

In Leeds the current local authority funded mental health services have been the same for a long time. The commissioner for all of these services has asked them to work together more closely to improve the way we support people who need help with their mental health. The current Community Options service will end 31st March 2019.

The new service is called Live Well Leeds and will have one number, one referral form and there will be a new website for the service when it goes lives 1st April 2019. You will be able to refer into the service a number of different ways by phone, email, via the website, posting completed referrals and in person. Touchstone will be the lead provider of this new mental health service and will be working with 18 other organisations ourselves, Leeds Mind, Basis, Gate, BID, St. Georges Crypt, Carers Leeds, Leeds Irish Health and Homes, Oblong, New Wortley Community Centre, LS14 Trust, Health 4 All, Hyde Park Source, Getaway Girls, Shantona, BHA, Space 2 and Advonet.

For more information including FAQ’s, dates of service user engagement meetings and the latest newsletters  – visit here

About the Community Options service

Community Options is a community based mental health service which provides both 1:1 and group support to individuals with mental health issues. We work with people in a person-centred, recovery focused way to build skills and confidence to help them achieve their goals. We work across the city, linking people with opportunities and activities in their local communities.

Our group programme aims to help our clients meet new people, use their skills and ideas and lead healthier lives. Activities include weekly travelling café social meet-ups, a walking group, cooking group, cinema club, women’s group and men’s group. We work in partnership with clients to create new groups and plan trips based on their interests and talents. Recent examples include day trips to Scarborough and the Yorkshire sculpture park.

Aims of the service

Together with the client, we develop a personalised support plan agreeing aims and tracking progress over a 6-month period of support. They will be supported to access resources in their own community, engage in group work, including social groups and skills based workshops. get involved with the service, have a say in the activities and service developments.

We support people who are:

  • 16 years and over
  • Have a significant mental health need
  • A resident in Leeds
  • Registered with a Leeds GP

We work to empower people to make changes in their lives and so it is also important that people are open to the possibility of change and are wanting to move forwards.

Community Options offer a seven day a week service, between the hours of 9am and 7pm.

Referrals

You can refer yourself, or a professional can refer you.

Please note – Community Options is currently not accepting referrals. This is due to the service experiencing an unusually high volume of referrals in recent months. This will be reviewed in February 2019.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.