Being You Leeds Win Award for Public Mental Health

Being You Leeds, via their funders in the Public Mental Health team in Leeds City Council, has been awarded the Faculty of Public Health’s Sarah Stewart Brown Award for Public Mental Health for 2024. Being You Leeds were recognised for their citywide work to develop the service. This award aims to encourage and promote leadership and innovation in public mental health in the UK among members of the public

2024-05-29T14:56:13+01:0029th May 2024|Awards, Blog|

Local men’s network celebrates funding and national award nomination.

A local network supporting men’s health is celebrating this week having been awarded over £300,000 by the National Lottery, as well as being nominated for a national Project of the Year award. Men’s Health Unlocked (MHU), a partnership between four local charitable bodies (Barca-Leeds, Forum Central, the Orion Partnership and Touchstone) and Leeds City Council, has received two years’ worth of funding from the National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, to

2022-02-02T15:15:47+00:002nd February 2022|Awards, Community, News, Partnership|

Charity Awards Roundtable: Better by co-design

A few months ago, Arfan was involved in a national roundtable discussion hosted by the Civil Society discussing 'Co-Design' and 'Co-Production' and what these terms mean in reality. See below an excerpt from the article: After this year’s Charity Awards, Charity Finance invited a group of charities whose applications highlighted their commitment to co-production and co-design to share their experiences and learning. Tania Mason listened in. A strong theme that

2022-01-17T11:26:19+00:0017th January 2022|Awards, Community, Coproduction, News, Touchstone Loves Food|

Touchstone’s former CEO, Alison Lowe, has been awarded an OBE

Alison Lowe, Touchstone’s previous Chief Executive Officer has been awarded an OBE for her services to mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Individuals from the worlds of sport, music, social care, the local community and local government are among those who have been awarded a string of honours in the Queen’s annual list, which recognises those who have gone above and beyond in their field and made a

2022-01-07T13:41:02+00:007th January 2022|Awards, News|

Yorkshire mental health charity Touchstone ranks 9th in The Sunday Times Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2020

The charity also received the Discovering Potential award for the fourth year running in recognition of their work to employ people with lived experience. As well as this, Touchstone won the Giving Something Back award for its community engagement and efforts to tackle climate change within the organisation and across the communities it serves. The charity was awarded this accolade for the second consecutive year. This is the eighth year

2020-04-02T13:47:28+01:0025th February 2020|Awards, News|

Charity Touchstone placed 4th at UK’s most inclusive employer awards

Mental health and wellbeing charity Touchstone has ranked 4th in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers’ at a ceremony in Manchester last month. he Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list awards UK-based organisations who promote employee inclusion at all levels of their businesses, including management, senior, executive and board level. Organisations entering the awards must demonstrate the promotion of all strands of diversity including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith and religion. Touchstone,

2019-12-18T11:04:40+00:0010th December 2019|Awards, Diversity, Equality and Diversity, Leadership, News|

Touchstone achieves Best Companies – Three star accreditation for the second year running!

Yorkshire mental health charity Touchstone celebrates achieving a coveted three star accreditation in the annual Best Companies – Sunday Times to Work for employee engagement, which is for extraordinary levels of employee engagement and is the highest star rating you can achieve. Touchstone has been a top 10 Best Company since 2017 and has been in the top 100 since 2013. Kathryn Hart, HR Director at Touchstone commented “We are

2019-12-17T16:50:56+00:0025th November 2019|Awards, News|

Touchstone “truly excels” as an employer

Yorkshire mental health charity Touchstone celebrates achieving coveted three star accreditation in the annual Sunday Times Best Companies to Work survey in recognition of its extraordinary levels of employee engagement. The charity, ranked 8th in The Sunday Times Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2019, was also given the Discovering Potential award for the third year running and the Giving Something Back award for first time. This is the seventh

2019-03-11T16:04:51+00:0011th March 2019|Awards, Community, Diversity, Equality and Diversity, News, Yorkshire|

Touchstone shortlisted for Investors in People Awards 2018

Yorkshire based wellbeing charity Touchstone has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted in the Excellence in Leadership and Management category of the Investors in People Awards 2018. Alison Lowe, Touchstone's chief executive, said: "I am delighted our philosophy of distributed leadership has been recognised by this award nomination. Everyone is a leader at Touchstone and this acknowledgement from IiP proves this to be the

2020-04-17T10:58:44+01:0019th July 2018|Awards, Leadership, News|

Touchstone has been shortlisted for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

Touchstone has been shortlisted for the Diverse Company category at the National Diversity Awards 2018. Over 20,000 people submitted nominations for the awards this year. Amongst those being honoured are freedom fighters, domestic violence campaigners and trans rights activists, all of whom work tirelessly to combat injustice and discrimination in very different ways. Designed to highlight the country's most inspirational and selfless people, the NDA's continue to gain endorsements from high

2020-04-17T10:58:26+01:0029th June 2018|Awards, Equality and Diversity, News|