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*Potentially triggering blog* Raising awareness of maternal health disparities amongst Black Mothers

Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17 2021, was established in the United States to raise awareness about the alarming rate at which Black mothers face life-threatening experiences while pregnant. In November 2020, the Joint Committee on Human Rights released a report titled Black People, Racism and Human Rights. At the time, it found black women were five times more likely to die during pregnancy, childbirth and up to six weeks post-partum, than white women. Between 2020 and

2021-04-12T15:06:33+01:0012th April 2021|Blog, Mental Health Awareness Week|

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

Touchstone is a member of the Yorkshire and Humber #ThisIsMe Mental Health Campaign

Touchstone is a member of the Yorkshire and Humber #ThisIsMe Campaign which will be formally launched in our region on 23rd October in an event at Leeds Civic Hall.  This is a presentation developed especially for Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW20 by the Lord Mayor of London’s Office which explains what #ThisIsMe is all about and the accompanying #GreenRibbon campaign. Click here to see This is Me - What is

2020-05-12T16:41:38+01:007th May 2020|Mental Health Awareness Week, News|

The Well-Bean Crisis Cafe – Hope in a crisis blog: October 2019 – World Mental Health Day

(Written by Matthew Hall – LSLCS Crisis Support Worker at WBC) Thursday this week represents World Mental Health Day. At the Well Bean Café, you will not be judged because of your mental health. You will not be stigmatised if you have a mental health diagnosis. You will not be made to feel different because of how you are currently feeling. We don’t see negative mental health, a diagnosis or

2020-04-17T11:35:35+01:0010th October 2019|Blog, Crisis support, Mental Health Awareness Week, Suicide|

World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Here are 5 top tips for maintaining good mental health from Touchstone IAPT: Create a protected space in the week to be spontaneous. Be kind to yourself no matter how you think you have done that day. Don't put off doing the things that really matter to you. Remember it is OK not to be OK sometimes. We all have mental health in

2018-10-10T08:00:20+01:0010th October 2018|Blog, Mental Health Awareness Week|

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|

Introducing Better in Kirklees new Peer Champion – #MHAW17

“Meeting up with you was the first thing I did to get out and about...” “In the past, other groups made me feel like I was a patient. You made me feel like I was worthy of doing something!” A bit of background… Patricia is a former secondary school teacher and head of year. She has a massive range of skills and experience after teaching Art & Design Technology, Art, Textiles, Religious Education and Personal, Social and Health Education. She has been successful

2020-04-17T10:28:13+01:0012th May 2017|Blog, Mental Health Awareness Week|

Feedback from CST clients – #MHAW17

When we asked people who use the Community Support Team (CST) service how they felt about the support they'd received, here are some of their responses “Very happy about it. It's given me back a life. It has helped to understand myself. If it wasn’t for Touchstone I think I would have gone back, its given me back my get up and go” “Champion! I’ve got a lot from the service,

2017-05-11T11:18:41+01:0011th May 2017|Blog, Mental Health Awareness Week|

"The future looks much brighter" – a Peer-Led Brokerage Service client's story – #MHAW17

The following is a testimony from an individual using Touchstone’s Peer Led Brokerage Service. This person has a diagnosis of Schizoaffective disorder, anxiety and suspicious personality which has resulted in being sectioned and detained numerous occasions for long periods of time since 2000. The state of her accommodation was highlighted as one of her Psychosocial stresses and relapse indicators. The referral to Touchstone asked us to help source carpets for

2017-05-10T09:00:44+01:0010th May 2017|Blog, Mental Health Awareness Week, Peer Support|