We’ve produced a new regular ‘zine called UnLocked which is packed with information and home entertainment for everyone who is in Lockdown, particularly anyone at risk of (self) harm or suicide due to isolation.
We’ll distribute UnLocked across Leeds safely, and leave copies with our Manbassadors in local shops that are still open. These times can be both worrying and boring – and we hope to combat both of these things. The idea is to keep you safe, distanced but connected.
Pick up a paper copy from
Shaftesbury Fisheries, 603 Harehills Lane, Leeds, LS9 6NQ
Lloyds Lloyds Pharmacy, East Leeds Primary Care Centre, Osmondthorpe Ln, Leeds LS9 9EF
Jayne, Lloyds Pharmacy, 399 Harehills Lane, LS9 6AP
D News, 448 Harehills Lane LS9 6HJ
Ollie’s Fisheries, 8 Easy Rd, Leeds LS9 0AZ
We have also left copies with food delivery centres who will send it with their parcels.
Would you like to help us with our next edition?
Do you have a picture to share?
A story to tell?
Tips on beating the Lockdown Blues?
A puzzle for readers?
Send us your ideas – or even your half-ideas, to Damian 07701 338841 / firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!
Here’s a quick look at the sort of information available…
Online Support Groups
Because everything we would usually signpost to is either closed, or working online, we are building up a directory of useful links of helpful online social groups that have started to appear and are great for a chance to chat, a bit of cheering up, some support or some information. If you have a phone, tablet or laptop with internet access, then there is no need to miss out! You will probably need install Zoom, or other programmes, to take part in these. People in Action, based in Leeds, have set up a simple guide to setting up Zoom on youtube here.
Telephone Support for the Elderly
The SWIFt Service is for people aged 50+ living with frailty or having complex health issues and who are at risk of being socially isolated. The service offers one to one support to help people living in the Chapeltown area to identify their needs and to improve their wellbeing.
Doing it online is all the rage as we get used to being isolated from our friends, families and usual activities and of course, you are allowed out, under certain circumstances. Take care, stay healthy and stay happy.