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.


Community Champion Leeds is a new 6 month project working with local migrant communities, to lead on positive health and wellbeing messaging by running groups and activities that will promote:

  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Better self-manage long term conditions
  • Support the long covid pathway
  • Increased access to health and care
  • Reducing health inequalities

For more information please email: Milly@oblongleeds.org.uk and look out for this logo and groups you can be a part of.

SEVA the morning cafe  

Wednesdays 10 am - 12 pm 

‘Pay what you can’ Wellbeing Cafe.  Come in for a drink, keep warm & recharge.  November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th. December 7th, 14th, 21st.  January 11th, 18th, 25th

Kosy Krafts

Tuesdays 10 am - 12 pm (Free group)

Get Kosy, creative & make great conversation. November 8th, 15th, Monday 21st November (not Tues), 29th. December 6th, 13th. January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st.

Life after Stillbirth 

A Saturday group to support the healing journey after stillbirth (Free group)

A combination of zoom and in person craft sessions from Nov 8th for 12 weeks. Walking mindfulness sessions from Feb 25th for 6 weeks at Hyde Park & Woodhouse Community Centre. 

Head to bit.ly/lapls to register

International Language Exchange

Thursdays 11:45 am - 1 pm (Free group)

A friendly & practical place to speak & improve your language skills. November 17th, 24th. December 1st, 8th, 15th. January 12th, 19th, 26th. Feb 2nd & 9th.


Let’s Dance!

Thursdays 12 - 1:30 pm (Free group)

A fun contemporary dance session for adults to take part & get active. January 2023 26th. February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd. March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th


 Thriving Together Volunteering

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.

ESOL 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 19th January 2023 , 10.30am-12.30pm Face-to-Face at Woodhouse Community Centre 

Or on Zoom dates to be confirmed

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

Parents and Tots Play Group

Well-being group for you bring your toddler - Now every Wednesday from February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd. March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th. April 5th 2023. 


Free for local parents who want have a drink, make friends & light conversation, whilst having their little tot (preschool) playing in the child friendly area/creche next to them. 


We would love to know if you would like to incorporate any of the following at the sessions.

  • 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 be involved or become a volunteer.


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 




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