Live Well Leeds LGBT+ Social Group

Live Well Leeds LGBT+ Social Group 12:30-14:30 Wednesdays @ BHA Skyline, Gallery House, 4th Floor, 131 The Headrow, Leeds, LS15RD There’s loads of evidence that getting out & spending time with other people can improve a persons mental health…but it can feel daunting, being in a new place with new people. This group is for LGBTQI+ people who want to meet other people and improve their mental well-being in an

2019-09-20T11:15:24+01:0020th September 2019|Events, LGBT*, News|

International Women’s Day 2019 by Alison Lowe

International Women’s Day events are held worldwide on March 8 to celebrate women and their global contribution. Various women, including political, community, and business leaders, as well as leading educators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and television personalities, are usually invited to speak at events on the day, highlighting their successes to illustrate how much progress has been made, and often how much further there is till yet to go. Many students in

2019-03-08T10:05:46+00:008th March 2019|Blog, Community, Equality and Diversity, Events, Leadership, Yorkshire|

International Volunteers Day: 5th December

The Touchstone Volunteers Project is very open, diverse and service user (SU) friendly.  Not only do our SU benefit from the contributions of volunteers, but some also take on the role themselves.   Volunteers have the opportunity to volunteer in a number of roles across Touchstone and with partner organisations. Some of our volunteers are befrienders for SU's. This has resulted in SU's reporting an increase in attending social activities, a

2020-04-17T11:00:41+01:005th December 2018|Case Study, Community, Events, News, Volunteering|

Depression Recovery Class – new dates for September!

Learn skills to protect from and overcome depression with a unique Islamic perspective! Our latest Depression Recovery Class is a free 6 week course which starts on Monday 17th September at Leeds Grand Mosque from 5.15-7.15pm. On the course you can learn to: Look after and improve your well-being Understand the common signs of low mood including common thoughts and feelings Learn techniques to improve how you feel Manage and

2019-12-17T12:21:53+00:006th August 2018|Blog, CBT, Events|

The Great Get Together in Holbeck

“We have more in common than that which divides us” Monday 25th June, 1 - 2:30pm St. Matthew’s Church, Holbeck Touchstone’s MAP+ (Migrant Access Project Plus) and Holbeck Elderly Aid in partnership Join us for the biggest international foodie fuddle in Holbeck! Come and meet your neighbours and bring a plate of something to share Raffle prizes to be won! Try food from all over the world Everyone welcome Call Touchstone: 0113 2484880 or

2020-04-17T10:58:20+01:0019th June 2018|Events, Food, News|

Events for Carers Week from Carers Leeds #CarersWeek

Carers Week begins on Monday 11th June. Our partners at Carers Leeds have compiled the following list of events for the week. Some of these events require advance booking. If in doubt, please call Carers Leeds on 0113 246 8338. Touchstone will also be running events for members of our staff who have caring responsibilities outside of work. This will be the beginning of an ongoing effort to support working carers at

2020-04-17T10:57:06+01:008th June 2018|Carers, Events, News|

Making Mental Health Sustainable – Mindful Employer Leeds Conference 2018

This year’s Mindful Employer conference will give employers advice and guidance on how to embed positive mental health into the workplace and create sustainable employee wellbeing. Be part of challenging perceptions about mental health within your organisation, look at the different ways you can start your journey and develop good practice further. This event has been made possible by Leeds City Council funding and is not your usual conference; we’ll

2018-05-20T08:00:54+01:0020th May 2018|Equality and Diversity, Events, News|

Touchstone's Alison Lowe to address leadership event for women working in higher education

As part of their International Women’s Day 2018 celebrations Leeds Beckett University will be hosting the Aurora + 1 event on 7 March. Aurora + 1 has been designed to give women working at the university an opportunity to hear from expert speakers, panel members and subject matter leaders to help them develop their leadership knowledge and skills and to enable them to share ideas, challenges and successes. Touchstone's Chief

2020-04-17T10:55:06+01:0023rd February 2018|Equality and Diversity, Events, Leadership, News|

Co-Production, Not Faux Production

We are at the next exciting stage of developing a Co-Production standard for Leeds! This one day workshop will put together the Co-Production standard, which will be launched at our third Co-Production conference on 5th July. The workshop will include: Co-design and develop co-production quality standards Share your expertise and experiences Establish a Co-Production Network for Leeds Contribute to joint working across agencies, sectors and services Free lunch provided. We

2020-04-17T10:54:37+01:0020th February 2018|Coproduction, Events, News|

Have you, or someone you care for, ever been detained under the Mental Health Act?

Touchstone are holding three focus groups to gather feedback for The Mental Health Act Review. Get in touch to book your place. Dewsbury: 28th February, contact 01924 460211 or Leeds: 2nd March, contact 0113 2192727 or Bradford: 17th April - details to be confirmed.  

2020-04-17T10:54:43+01:0017th February 2018|Carers, Equality and Diversity, Events, News, Research|