News

We want to ensure that you are kept up to date with the latest news, events and announcements from your local CCG. In this section you can find our latest media releases as well as events and campaign announcements.

Primary school leads the way in mental health

A primary school in Otley is celebrating, after becoming the first school in Leeds to be recognised as part of a pioneering programme that supports children and young people’s social, emotional and mental health. Westgate Primary School in Otley has been assessed and accredited by MindMate Champions, a new prevention and early intervention programme delivered […]

Leeds Mum Shares Her Story to Reduce Mental Health Stigma

When Leeds mum Sarah Sturdy gave birth prematurely, the traumatic experience made it difficult to bond with her son and left her feeling depressed and anxious. Now Sarah is speaking out about her experiences of mental health difficulties during pregnancy and after her son was born, in a bid to encourage other parents to get support […]

From sprints to tiring climbs

As I get ready for my cycling challenge I realised my training regime reflects work in changing the Leeds health and care system to enable it to be in the best shape possible. No matter what the future might hold, and whatever pressures the system is under, there’s some fundamentals we must always get right. […]

Leeds Rhino backs efforts to improve young mental health

7 February 2017 Leeds Rhinos player Stevie Ward is backing a new citywide strategy to improve young people’s mental health. The 23 year-old player has spoken about his own experiences of depression that developed when he was put out of action by series of injuries in 2015 and 2016. He shared his personal story and […]

Personal Health Budget helps make sure disability is no barrier to Colin’s career

Tuesday 31st January A disabled man from Chapeltown is the first person in Leeds to receive a combined ‘Personal Health Budget’ and this innovative joint care arrangement has given him the opportunity to complete his college studies. Colin McDonnell, 22, had this put in place for him when it looked as though he was not […]

Leeds GP Receives British Empire Medal in New Year’s Honours List

Dr. Yen Andersen, a GP at Oakwood Lane Medical Practice, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M) for services to safeguarding children and preventing domestic violence in North Leeds, in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List. Colleagues at NHS Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) nominated Dr. Andersen in recognition for her ongoing work […]

‘Experiencing the NHS for myself’

I’m positive that we all do our best to avoid kicking up a fuss but sometimes it is necessary for us. When this happens though I always worry about how I might be putting people out, or what impact I am having on someone. Whenever I am unwell, I do my best to self-care, look […]