Anti-Stigma Leeds – The Fight Against Mental Health Stigma in Leeds

Mental health problems are common. They affect thousands of people in the UK, and their friends, families, work colleagues, and society in general. In Leeds around 106,000 people experience a common mental health problem, such as anxiety or depression (Leeds in Mind, 2017). Local hospital admissions for self-harm have been increasing for young women over the last 5 years (Young Women’s Mental Health Outcome Based Accountability Report, 2020). In Leeds, men are five

Apps for Mental Health & Wellbeing

There are loads of apps out there aimed at promoting wellbeing and good mental health. Here are 6 free apps that we have come across at Touchstone IAPT to get you started. This list is by no means exhaustive. Please feel free to add your free app recommendations in the comments below!   Catch it: Allows you to record your mood, the situation you were in, your thoughts and then

2019-03-20T14:05:33+00:0020th March 2019|Blog, CBT, Depression, Stress|

Blue Monday 21st Jan: How Blue Are You?

The 3rd Monday in January is said to be the most depressing day of the year due to the weather, financial pressures and debts accumulated over the holiday season and low motivation levels.   Blue Monday was first publicized by Sky Travel in 2005. You can find out more about how it was calculated and the companies who have publicized it here:   Whether Blue Monday is more PR

2020-04-16T18:02:30+01:0014th January 2019|Blog, CBT, Depression, Diversity, Equality and Diversity|

Clients' Experiences of Touchstone IAPT

Coming into therapy for the first time can be daunting and it can be difficult to know what to expect. Some of our past clients have kindly answered some questions or written about their experiences of Touchstone IAPT to give an insight into what therapy is like and how it may help.  So if you are wondering if Touchstone IAPT can help you, we hope these stories will inspire you

2019-12-17T12:28:53+00:008th January 2018|Blog, CBT, Depression, Stress|

World Mental Health Day 10th October: Workplace Wellbeing

10th October 2017 is World Mental Health Day. Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10th October is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing. The theme for World Mental Health Day 2017 is workplace wellbeing. Mental health problems at work are common. At least one in six workers is experiencing common mental health

2020-04-16T18:02:29+01:0010th October 2017|Blog, Depression, Mental Health Awareness Week, Stress|

Mental Health Awareness Workshop at Leeds Grand Mosque

Touchstone's IAPT team are running a Mental Health awareness workshop on Monday 9th October at 12.30pm at Leeds Grand Mosque. It will be for around 2 hours to cover: ​Touchstone IAPT How common mental health concerns are.  To identify how someone can be feeling/behaving but not linking it to low mood or anxiety.  To explain confidentiality, assessment process and questionnaires required for therapy. To briefly go through the upcoming course about learning skills

2020-04-17T10:45:53+01:006th October 2017|Community, Depression, Events, News|

Take a minute, change a life

World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September 2017  “Take a minute, change a life” Every year, nearly 1 million people die by suicide and up to 20 times as many make a suicide attempt. Behind these statistics are the individual stories of those who have, for many different reasons, questioned the value of their own lives. Each one of these individuals is part of a community. Some may be well

2017-09-11T15:55:58+01:0011th September 2017|Blog, Depression, Suicide|

Depression Recovery course at Leeds Grand Mosque

Depression is much more common than we often think; sometimes we do not even recognize what it is... Depression is debilitating and it can hit anyone of us: male or female, young or old, regardless of our social circumstances. The important thing to realize is that there is hope and things will get better - recovery is a reality. Leeds Grand Mosque is happy to announce that it will be

2020-04-17T10:28:58+01:0028th July 2017|Depression, Events, News|