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Time for young people, Leeds

Time for young people is our new emotional wellbeing support space for young people who live and study in Leeds. We also support care leavers and young people with disabilities.

Growing up can be difficult. Young people may be trying to figure out who they are and where they belong. They might be facing big challenges. We're here when you're ready to talk.
 

How Time helps

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How Time for young people helps

Time for young people empowers young people to take time for themselves. You can press pause, breathe, and move forward. You can choose what support you access and when.  

Our trained staff can help you as soon as you’re feeling unhappy or finding things difficult. We’ll support you directly. Together, we’ll work through your problems to try and stop things getting worse.

We can help with: 

  • feeling anxious, worried, or stressed
  • difficulty managing your emotions
  • trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • experiencing changes in your mood
  • experiencing a racing heart and not knowing why.

How Time helps

We also help you to develop new skills and provide resources to support your wellbeing. That might include finding strategies and techniques to make your life easier, like how to manage a panic attack or get better sleep. We might suggest you look at other online resources or speak to another service.

Drop-in support

The support service will give young people a place where you can drop in and meet trained staff one-to-one. Whatever challenges you’re dealing with, you won’t be judged. Instead, you’ll get the tools you need to understand your emotions, build strong relationships, and feel stronger.

There will be space to relax and other practical resources, too. There’s no need for an appointment or a referral, and there’s no waiting list. Young people can come along and talk through what you're struggling with, whenever you're ready.

We'll also help you to develop new skills and provide resources to support your wellbeing. That might include finding strategies and techniques to make your life easier, like how to manage a panic attack or get better sleep. We might suggest you look at other online resources or speak to another service.  

At Time for young people, we won’t assess or diagnose any conditions you might be dealing with and we won’t automatically make referrals to other services. There may be times where we feel we need to speak to other people, services, or agencies about something you have told us – for example, if you’ve let us know that you or someone else is in danger. We’ll always try to speak to you about this first and let you know what we need to do. 

Bookable support

Further support

Alongside our drop-in support, young people will be able to access more structured one-to-one sessions, over a longer period of time.

Young people will receive up to 10 one hour-long individual sessions with a trained wellbeing practitioner. These sessions will build on their strengths and skills, working with them to find effective ways to help. Sessions will be tailored to the young people’s individual needs.

Young people will also be able to take part in group workshops. You'll come together with other young people who are facing similar challenges to work on mental health and wellbeing skills. Sometimes, we'll run these sessions with other expert organisations like local youth centres.

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Further support

Time for young people's structured support is designed to offer help as early as possible, before young people might need support from NHS mental health services, to prevent things from getting worse.

Please note that this structured support can only be accessed via referral. If you need help with this, please contact the appropriate referring agency or professional, or email timeleeds@childrenssociety.org.uk.

We'll also run educational workshops and awareness sessions for young people, their families, and professionals.

How to access Time for young people

Time for young people will open on July 1st, and will be accessible at:
The Children’s Society
Hillside Enterprise Centre
Beeston Road
Leeds
LS11 8ND

We'll also run sessions in community settings to reach young people in different areas.

If this is your first time visiting Time for young people in Leeds, you will need to fill out this form before you arrive.

Our timetable

We are using Hillside Enterprise Centre, Beeston as an interim venue for drop-ins until a permanent venue is established. The final delivery plan will reflect the location of the new venue to ensure we achieve coverage across Leeds communities. Find out our week-by-week interim timetable below.

Our timetable

Date

Time

Venue

Mon 1st July  
Tue 2nd July  
Wed 3rd July1 – 6 pmInner South: Hillside, Beeston 
Thu 4th July  
Fri 5th July1 – 6 pmInner South: Hillside, Beeston 

Date

Time

Venue

Mon 8th July  
Tue 9th July  
Wed 10th July1 – 6 pmInner South: Hillside, Beeston 
Thu 11th July1 – 6 pmInner South: Hillside, Beeston 
Fri 12th July  

Timetable

Date

Time

Venue

Mon 15th July2 - 7pmInner East: CATCH, Harehills  
Tue 16th July1 – 6pmIner South: Hillside, Beeston 
Wed 17th July  
Thu 18th July2 – 6 pmInner South: Hillside, Beeston 
Fri 19th July  

Date

Time

Venue

Mon 22nd July2 – 7pm Inner East: CATCH, Harehills  
Tue 23rd July  
Wed 24th July1 – 6 pmInner South: Hillside, Beeston 
Thu 25th July1 – 6 pmInner South: Hillside, Beeston 
Fri 26th July1 – 6 pmWest: Pudsey Wellbeing Centre

Timetable

Date

Time

Venue

Mon 29th July2 – 7pm Inner East: CATCH, Harehills  
Tue 30th July  
Wed 31st July1 – 6 pmInner South: Hillside, Beeston 
Thu 1st August1 – 6 pmInner South: Hillside, Beeston 
Fri 2nd August1 – 6 pmWest: Pudsey Wellbeing Centre

Need urgent support?

A mental health crisis is an emergency that has a direct and immediate threat to your physical and emotional safety. In a situation like this, it’s important to get help quickly.

Try to stay calm and ask someone for help. It could help to tell someone you trust, maybe a family member or a friend. They can be with you and help you decide what to do. They can also contact other services on your behalf.

If there is any immediate risk to life, contact the emergency services by calling 999.

Crisis support services

Get in touch

Email: timeleeds@childrenssociety.org.uk. If you're an organisation in Leeds who would like to partner with us, please get in touch.