Depression: tips to fight back.

Experiencing  depression or low-mood is very common. The World Health Organisation estimates that in a given year, one in four of us will experience it. With such figures in mind it is becoming more and more important to know what we can do to fight back against low-mood or depression and protect our wellbeing. In this article, Geraldine M, who is a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for Touchstone IAPT, talks about how to

2015-07-04T13:51:33+01:004th July 2015|Blog, Healthwatch|

The Pursuit of Happiness

We can all feel down and fed up from time to time, which is a normal part of life. However when this gets too much, and we notice we are falling into the trap of dwelling and worrying, it can be useful to use certain coping strategies to help pick us back up!   So what types of things may work?   Let others help you When things get stressful,

2020-04-17T10:04:07+01:0019th June 2015|Blog, Healthwatch|

Healthwatch Leeds appoints Chair

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our first chair of Healthwatch Leeds: Linn Phipps. Linn has a strong background in the NHS, in Leeds, and in patient and public engagement. She has over 14 years’ experience of serving as a Non-Executive Director of NHS mental health and learning disability services, and as Chair of NHS Primary Care services. During that time, Linn has taken a leading role in

2020-04-16T17:47:34+01:0012th April 2013|Healthwatch, News, Partnership|

Healthwatch Leeds – Update

  Touchstone are proud to announce their membership of the consortium chosen to manage  Healthwatch Leeds, together with Health Together, Inclusion North, and Leeds Involving People. Healthwatch Leeds will be the local voice of people who use health and social care services in Leeds from 1st April 2013, and will build on the work of Leeds LINk. Although our website isn’t quite ready yet, you can get regular updates

2013-02-13T20:27:10+00:0013th February 2013|Healthwatch, News, Partnership|