How have
you been

When was the last time you checked-in with a colleague? Do you check-in with colleagues as much as you do the people you support through your work? How regularly do you check-in on your own mental health?
About Check-In

About the campaign

The Check-In campaign aims to prevent staff suicide and promote a wellbeing culture by normalising the conversation around suicide and mental health as well as providing training, resources and signposting for support.

‘Staff’ includes all colleagues, working and volunteering, in organisations, across the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership area.

Whether front-line, office, service or community based, everyone works incredibly hard to provide great care. Through Check-In we are inviting mental wellbeing conversations as common place, without fear of judgement, within all teams, departments and roles.

Across West Yorkshire and Harrogate organisations are working together to create a culture in which we acknowledge ourselves as people in and outside of work.

We’re probably the poorest at taking care of our colleagues’ mental health as well as our own.”

A medical administrator

Take the training.
Save a life.

In 20 minutes, Zero Suicide Alliances’s suicide awareness training gives you the skills and confidence to help someone who may be considering suicide. The focus is on breaking stigma and encouraging open conversations.

ZSA Suicide Awareness Training

Helpful resources
& support.

Resources have been collated by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. Whether checking-in with your own mental wellbeing or that of a colleague, working or volunteering, you’ll be able to find the support you need here.    

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Being You Leeds

Being You Leeds, provides groups, activities, training and awareness sessions for community wellbeing across Leeds including LGBT+ peer support

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Leeds Mind

Peer support programme for LGBT+ people

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Equity Partnership

Equity Partnership provides a wide range of services to the LGBTQ+ wider community. Find out about the services we offer, from training, consultancy and research, to individual support. We also hire out our community space to like-minded organizations

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REspect Alliance

Staff network there for Bradford Council colleagues you to meet other colleagues from across the council, find support and get their voices heard

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LGBT yOUTh Service – The Brunswick Centre

The yOUTh service delivers services across Calderdale and Kirklees, providing support to LGBTQ+ young people aged 11-21, their parents and carers.

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Barnardo’s – Positive Identities Service

The Barnardo’s Positive Identities Service provides support to children, young people, families and professionals around sexuality and gender identity.

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Gender Outreach Workers

Supporting trans, non-binary and gender diverse people on the Leeds Gender Identity Service waiting list and care pathway.

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Proud ‘N’ Diverse

Their aim is to raise awareness on LGBTQI+ issue concerning current rights the LGBTQI+ community are facing.

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Yorkshire MESMAC

Offer services to various communities across Yorkshire, including men who have sex with men, people of colour and other marginalised races, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGBT+ young people and adults.

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Thank you

Thank you to Lippy People, a charity in Leeds, for sharing their personal stories with the Partnership.

Watch the short films from Leeds Men’s Suicide Bereavement Service and Kaleidoscope+ Group (Midlands suicide postvention and prevention support): Steve’s story, Darrell’s story, Paul’s story, Julie’s story, Melanie’s story, Hanka’s story and Tracy’s story.

Promote the

Are you in a position to roll out Check-In across your organisation? If so visit the campaign toolkit and help spread the campaign message.

Already signed up? Access the toolkit here.

Campaign toolkit