What's on at the centre

Reception Volunteering

We're looking for people to join our reception team, giving 4hrs per week to help out on reception.  Greeting visitors, handling calls, helping with simple queries.

We can provide training, bus ticket vouchers and a reference relevant to the work you're doing - if you're looking to gain experience in admin work, reception volunteering could be very useful to you.

You'll need good communication skills and an understanding of the importance to treat all our visitors with care and dignity.

If you're interested, sign up using this form.


Thriving Together 

Thriving Together is a new project supporting local people to start their own groups and projects for other local people in Little London, Woodhouse & Hydepark.
More info available here.

English for speakers of other Languages - Conversation Cafe

Thursdays  1030-1130.
All levels welcome to our ESOL conversation cafe!  Come along and practice your English, have a cup of tea and make new friends.

More info: lily@oblong.org.uk


7 week Peer-Support Mental Health & Wellbeing Course Online and Face-to-Face 

Starting Thursday 8th September , 10.30am-12.30pm Face-to-Face at Woodhouse Community Centre 

Or on Zoom every monday 11.00am-1pm from September 12th

The 7 weeks include... 

Stress and Relaxation 

Connection and Isolation 



Self-Care and wellbeing 

Spaces are limited. 

Please contact Lucy@oblongleeds.org.uk 0113 2459610



Starting September 7th for 6 weeks only

Every Wednesday 10:45 - 11:45 am

Meeting at Woodhouse Community Centre and returning there for some refeshments.

More info - call Jahanara on 07587035295 or email bettertogetherwest@barca-leeds.org


Mums and Tots Well-being

6-week well-being group - Every Wednesday from September 14th 2022.  0930-1100

Free for mums 

Free for local mums who want to learn how to nurture their health and well-being, whilst having their little tot (preschool) playing in the child friendly area/creche next to them. 

Come and chat, share and make new friends over a cuppa!

  • Self care & wellness
  • Scheduling & routine
  • Exercise & Yoga
  • Affirmations
  • Nutrition
  • Hand Massage
  • Relaxation techniques & meditation
  • Arts & Crafts

Walk in or email milly@oblong.org.uk for further info, and if you would like to become a volunteer.


Leeds Land Mappers Gathering

Wed, 28 September 2022, 09:30 – 14:00
Run by Hyde Park Source, SEEkonomics, Climate Action Leeds

Are you involved, or would like to be involved with food growing in Leeds? Are you working with communities to access land or mapping land assets? If so, join us for a fun and hands-on event to learn about access to land and land mapping in Leeds for food growing purposes.

Book here.

Full Moon Circle - Women Support Group (Sep 8th, Oct 6th, Nov 3rd, Dec 1st 2022)

Thursday 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Align your mood with the moon and build friendships. Email milly@oblong.org.uk or call 0113 2456910 

Thriving Together Arts (Ended - Due to restart Sep 2022)

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

Learn and explore your style of creating art through different drawing & painting techniques.




Wednesdays 12 noon - 2pm

A 'Pay What You Can' restaurant run by local people, for local people to come together & eat together.

We are looking for volunteers to help run the lunch club so please get in touch.


IT Suite 

Open Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm

Excluding bank holidays

We have PCs, printer, scanner and photocopier.



Positive Minds - Online


Positive Minds is a mental health support group developed for people of colour living in Leeds to improve access to mental health services for this demographic. The project considers all aspects of the group members' needs including their spirituality, mental health, culture, interpersonal relationships and physical health. It empowers group members to understand their unique and shared needs and create goals for improving their wellbeing. Positive Minds allows for group members to engage in conversations around race, culture and identity within a safe space with facilitators with shared lived experience. Positive Minds will be launching in Autumn 2021, online and face-to-face dependent on government guidelines.

For more info wellbeing@oblong.org.uk


Headspace is a 7 week, peer-support, mental health and wellbeing group. Each week we focus on a different theme related to our mental health (see below). Available online and in-person.

    Peer Support
    Stress & Relaxation
    Resilience and Mental Health
    Connection & Isolation
    Looking After Yourself
    Keeping it Going

Email wellbeing@oblong.org.uk if you are interested

Leeds Community Clothing Exchange

Refresh your wardrobe and recycle your clothes! Bring up to 20 items of
unwanted clothes to swap.  Booking essential due to covid capacity requirements.

Next events: Saturday October 22nd (more info) and every 4th Saturday after that.


Leeds Zen Group

Zazen is silent, seated, objectless meditation. Contact John on 07946 476471 to find out more.
First session is free, then £5 / £3 per session.

Monday 19.00 - 20.30, Thursday 18.30 - 20.00 & Saturday 9.00 - 10.30


After School club

W Childcare Learning Centre - 'Working holistically, to make a difference today for generations to come.'
After school club for 5 -15 year olds. Tuition, trips, games, free play, crafts, meals and more.
OFSTED registered. Contact Amendeep on 07790684852 for more information, or to book.

Monday to Friday; term time 15.00 - 19.00