WY-FI – one year on

The WY-FI project started its work on 1st June 2014. During its first year of operation, it has: Been in contact with 142 people Half of those people are now receiving full support from the programme Trained 21 Peer Mentors Touchstone is just one of the partners within the project. Particular achievements by our staff have been: BME Engagement Worker successfully overturned a welfare payment sanction. Multi-agency release plan put

2020-04-17T10:05:25+01:004th August 2015|Downloads, News, Partnership|

Diabetes education programme for Urdu and Punjabi speakers

Touchstone is delivering a structured education programme to people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and those already living with the condition. The course is written by an NHS diabetic dietician and nutritionist (Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust) and has been specifically adapted for South Asian Punjabi and Urdu speaking communities. It will incorporate healthy eating and meal adaptations for the South Asian diet. The course is named: SADEE SMILE

2020-04-17T10:04:46+01:008th July 2015|Downloads, Events, News|

Kirklees Advocacy Service annual report 2014-2015

The Kirklees Advocacy Service have now published their annual report for 2014-2015. You can see highlights, including some fantastic feedback from service users, below, or you can download the complete report.  2014-2015 has been a busy and exciting year for Touchstone in Kirklees. Whilst we have continued to deliver the community mental health advocacy service that we began back in April 2011, we have also now integrated the new Independent

2020-04-17T10:04:43+01:006th July 2015|Annual Report, Downloads, News|

Dementia Conference Report

Images from the 2014 BME Dementia Conference Today more than 800,000 people are living with dementia. By 2021, it's expected to rise to more than a million. More people than ever are now getting access to a diagnosis, are being given the right information to help them cope, and are receiving real person-centred care. But there are thousands of people living with dementia every day who are not

2020-04-16T18:03:17+01:0020th April 2015|Dementia, Downloads, News, Partnership|

New View Project – churches combating mental health stigma

New View project participants - portraits by Peter Hudspith Touchstone's Community Development Team worked in partnership with local churches to investigate how faith communities can work together to raise awareness of mental health issues and to support community members who may be struggling with their own mental health. The project was funded by Time To Change. The aims of the New View project were: To change attitudes towards Black

2020-04-16T17:56:34+01:002nd December 2014|Downloads, News, Partnership|