Leeds Leads: Encouraging Happy Young Minds

Hosted by local charity, Leeds Community Foundation (LCF), the Leeds Leads: Encouraging Happy Young Minds event will welcome special guest HRH Prince Henry of Wales on Thursday 6th July 2017 in Leeds.

Leeds Leads: Encouraging Happy Young Minds is a beacon event addressing the mental wellbeing of the city’s young people. The event will bring together mental health projects which have been funded through LCF’s latest initiative, The Leeds Fund, to celebrate the amazing work they are delivering across the city.

Prince Harry will meet some of the charities and beneficiaries of The Leeds Fund, which has now distributed over £550,000 to support local community groups, before addressing an audience of senior business leaders. Touchstone’s In:Charge mental health coaching project will be represented, alonf with other groups, including: Carers Leeds, Getaway Girls, Health for All, LS14 Trust, Leeds Mind, Leeds Women’s Aid, Space2, The Market Place and Women’s Counselling and Therapy Services.

The event will culminate in an interactive panel discussion, highlighting the issues that affect the mental wellbeing of young people in Leeds and how the city and business community can work together to support future generations.

Guests will hear from panellists: Tom Riordan – CEO of Leeds City Council, Stevie Ward – Leeds Rhinos Rugby Player and Founder of ‘Mantality’, Emma Holmes – CEO of the Market Place, and Kate Hainsworth – Deputy CEO of Leeds Community Foundation, as well as some young people who will be sharing their stories around mental health.

Sally-Anne Greenfield, CEO of Leeds Community Foundation said “We are very excited and proud that Prince Harry will meet some of the individuals that have benefited from the amazing work that is being delivered across Leeds. Most importantly, his support will further highlight the role of the business community in championing mental health and wellbeing.”

Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, Leeds City Council said “I am delighted to be part of the Leeds Leads: Encouraging Young Minds event and am pleased to welcome Prince Harry to experience first-hand the pioneering work we are undertaking to secure the mental wellbeing of our city.”

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