Q&A with our new Recruitment and Inclusion team

Our Recruitment and Inclusion Team have been working with three NHS trusts in Yorkshire to improve their workforce diversity and inclusion. Below, the team have completed a Q&A on their project to explain how you can get involved and get support... Names:   Ruth Armitage (they/them) - Recruitment Inclusion Officer   Emilie Akselsen (she/her) - Recruitment and Inclusion Coordinator  What support does the NHS Employment project offer?   The project is a

2023-01-18T15:24:50+00:0018th January 2023|Blog, Diversity, Equality and Diversity, Recruitment and Inclusion|

WY&H HCP anti-racism movement toolkit

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) supports 2.7million people, including over 300,000 unpaid carers, living in urban and rural areas. 570,000 are children and young people. 20% of people are from minority ethnic communities. A WY&H HCP review in 2020 identified the need for an anti-racism movement aimed at WY&H HCP staff, organisations and communities. Our objective is to unite WY&H HCP colleagues and communities in

2021-06-04T11:00:09+01:004th June 2021|Diversity, Downloads, Equality and Diversity, News, Partnership|

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 “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|

LGBT History Month – Laverne Cox

In celebration of LGBT History Month, Touchstone is profiling a different LGBT celebrity each week in the month of February. The chosen celebrity this week is Laverne Cox: twin; actress, television producer and LGBT advocate. Born in Mobile, Alabama, Laverne was bullied constantly as a child and describes how she attempted suicide when, aged 11, she realised she was attracted to boys but knew this would be seen as sinful

2019-02-25T09:00:30+00:0025th February 2019|Blog, Diversity, Equality and Diversity, LGBT History Month, LGBT*|

LGBT History Month – Vicky Beeching

Victoria Louise "Vicky" Beeching (born 17 July 1979) is an English musician and religious commentator. She is best known for her work in the American contemporary worship music genre, and has been described as "arguably the most influential Christian of her generation" due to of her Twitter following and appearances on BBC's Thought for the Day. Vicky Beeching is an avid blogger, writing on many difficult Christian issues such as

2019-02-22T15:00:49+00:0022nd February 2019|Blog, Case Study, Diversity, Equality and Diversity, LGBT History Month, LGBT*|

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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Monday_(date)   Whether Blue Monday is more PR

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

Touchstone Honoured at UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

Touchstone - a Yorkshire based mental health and wellbeing charity - is celebrating winning the National Diversity Awards in the Diverse Company category at a star-studded night at the breathtaking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The awards were held on 14th September and saw individuals and organisations from across the UK crowned the best in British diversity. A record 24,584 people nominated this year alone with an astonishing 124 nominees being recognised

2020-04-17T10:59:14+01:0025th September 2018|Diversity, Equality and Diversity, News|

Leeds IAPT Diversity Audit Findings

Dear colleagues Some of you  are aware that over the past 6 -8 months, I have been working alongside Richard, Steve, Arfan and our consortium partners to audit and review the workforce diversity profile of Leeds IAPT. This piece of work is now complete and I’d like to share some of our findings with you. You might be wondering, why you? Well, from a personal perspective I had always been

2019-12-17T12:22:43+00:0017th July 2018|Blog, Diversity, Equality and Diversity|

Love a Muslim Day

Touchstone IAPT would like to share some words of support and love on Love a Muslim Day.   I place immense value on the contribution of the Muslim community to Leeds and indeed to the whole country. At work I value and respect the immense contributions made by colleagues across the whole range of Touchstone services, from the Senior Management Team to the amazing diversity of our front line staff

2018-04-03T13:47:39+01:003rd April 2018|Blog, Diversity, Equality and Diversity|