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My Plan – New Perinatal Mental Health Service for Women in Bradford starting November

We are excited to announce that we have received funding to provide a new Perinatal service in Bradford. The My Plan Perinatal Service is funded with a grant from NHS Charities Together, the national charity partner of the NHS. The service will support Women in Bradford who are suffering with perinatal mental health issues as a result of a recent pregnancy or in the postpartum year or as a result

2021-11-12T12:17:02+00:0012th November 2021|Families, News|

Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM) November 2021

What is IAM? IAM began in 2012 to deconstruct and challenge the stereotypes about Islam and Muslims and to create a much-needed workplace voice and counter narrative. This annual campaign aims to work with different organisations across society including Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC), local councils, journalists, local media outlets, councillors, local MPs, mosques, universities, schools, community organisations and others to raise awareness of the pernicious threat of Islamophobia, ways

2021-11-04T14:35:39+00:004th November 2021|News|

Leeds LGBT+ Minds Community Wellbeing Festival

Leeds LGBT+ Minds are excited to announce our Community Wellbeing Festival, co-hosted by Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service and Trans Leeds. The festival will take place virtually and in-person between 29th November and 4th December 2021. This event is open to anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+, lives or works in Leeds and has experience of using or needing mental health services. Join us to share your experiences and to talk about

2021-11-03T12:23:03+00:003rd November 2021|News|

Digital Ways of Women Centred Working

WomenCentre’s new report focuses on the ways Connecting Opportunities tried to meet the challenges for women and organisations at a time when measures in the UK meant that face-to-face service provision is not always possible. The report is based on lived experiences and contributions from women who were working, studying, volunteering and learning on Connecting Opportunities during the pandemic. The report can be read online here: https://womencentre.org.uk/connecting-opportunities/digital-ways-of-women-centred-working/digital-ways-of-women-centred-working-report/ The summary report

2021-10-25T15:41:44+01:0025th October 2021|News, Partnership|

World Mental Health Day 2021 #WMHD21

Sometimes World Mental Health Day seems like a slightly strange idea – as if there were ever a day when mental health wasn’t a significant issue. What we hope that World Mental Health Day provides is an opportunity for people to begin conversations about their mental health, which can then continue for as long as they’re needed. It’s also an opportunity for organisations like Touchstone to reach new people, who

2021-10-10T12:30:42+01:0010th October 2021|News, Partnership, Stress, WMHD, World Mental Health Day|

Save the date: Leeds LGBT+ Minds Community Wellbeing Festival

Leeds LGBT+ Minds are excited to announce our Community Wellbeing Festival, co-hosted by Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service and Trans Leeds. The festival will take place both virtually and in-person (Covid restrictions permitting) between 29th November and 4th December 2021. Join us to share your experiences of using or needing mental health services and to talk about what mental wellbeing means to you. We want to hear your honest thoughts and

2021-10-06T14:11:58+01:006th October 2021|LGBT*, News|

LGBTQI+ Wellbeing Course

Humans Being are offering a free six-week online course for the Live Well Leeds LGBTQI+ Social Group. We have extra places available for the wider LGBTQI+ community. Join us for relaxed 90 Minute Sessions on: Self care - learning to put yourself first when you need to and treating your mind and body as if you were acting like your own best friend. Focusing on the positives in our lives

2021-09-17T14:54:26+01:0017th September 2021|LGBT*, News|

Bereavement and Loss Survey

Over the last couple of years many of us have lost loved ones and been unable to grieve as we normally would. Touchstone is trying to learn how this has affected people around Leeds - we're offering an opportunity to share your experiences and help us understand how we can support our communities through this period. If you want to take part in this research then please take a few minutes

2021-09-17T13:39:52+01:0017th September 2021|News|

Touchstone Support Centre Renewed

The Support Centre in Harehills holds a special place in the hearts of many staff and service users and members of the Harehills community. Built in 1902, it has been home to the Live Well Leeds Service since it began in 2019. Touchstone has been delivering services from the double fronted building for many years. Its past includes being a probation Hostel. The rendering has been renewed and new windows

2021-09-03T15:45:57+01:003rd September 2021|News|

Police and Crime Plan consultation launch

Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire has today officially launched the consultation to inform her first Police and Crime Plan. The Mayor is urging everyone in West Yorkshire to get involved and #TellTracy about your policing and community safety priorities. The consultation will feed directly into the new Plan which sets the strategic direction for West Yorkshire Police, community safety partners and commissioned services over the next three years.

2021-09-03T14:04:43+01:003rd September 2021|News|