Leeds sits in the heart of Yorkshire and is the biggest city in the region, with over three-quarters of a million residents making it the third biggest city in the UK by population.
There are 109,000 companies based in Leeds City Region as well as eight universities and strong transport links. Growth industries include manufacturing, the digital industry and the financial and legal sector.
However, the director for public health in Leeds has pointed to a worrying trend of worsening levels of deprivation, and a decline in life expectancy for women compared with increased life expectancy nationally. In Leeds infant mortality is increasing; young women are increasingly affected by mental health problems and self-harm, as well as alcohol related deaths; and more men are dying from drugs overdoses and suicide.
We enhance the wellbeing of children, young people and families. We aim to work in an integrated way with other services and organisations within Leeds. We receive support from organisations and individuals who care about Leeds and seek to invest in the community and its future wellbeing.
Explore some of our great stories from the area:
We have teamed up with the Leeds based company, Herowellbeing, to offer a full package of support to businesses who want to improve wellbeing.Find out more
Pupils in Leeds get mental health and wellbeing support through exciting partnership.Find out more