MindMate

MindMate is a dedicated mental health and emotional wellbeing website in Leeds for young people, parents and professionals who work with young people.

Designed and developed with young people, it offers tips and tools to support self-help and offers clear signposting to services in Leeds. It has sections for young people, their families and professionals. It includes animations explaining what support is available for young people in Leeds, and stories from young people in Leeds who have had problems with their mental health and what helped them. All resources are approved by a panel of young people before being featured and the website is also reviewed by clinical experts.

The Leeds Local Transformation Plan (LTP) for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing is a five-year strategic plan to deliver whole system change to children and young people’s emotional and mental health support and service provision in the city. The plan incorporates priorities from primary prevention through to specialist provision and focuses on improving both children and young people’s experience and outcomes.

One of the twelve priorities set out in the LTP was to develop a dedicated mental health and emotional wellbeing website for young people, parents and professionals who work with young people. In response, the MindMate website was created. Designed and developed with young people, it offers tips and tools to support self-help and offers clear signposting to services in Leeds.