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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|

As Alison Lowe steps down, Touchstone is awarded a second consecutive platinum award

At Touchstone, a Yorkshire based mental health and wellbeing charity that works in partnership with many other organisations, our first priority is always the results that we achieve with and for our service users. But to do this, we invest and commit to supporting our diverse and talented staff to reach their potential. That support has been recognised by Investors In People for the second time, who has awarded Touchstone

2021-08-18T11:42:11+01:0018th August 2021|News|

Annual Service User Survey 2021 results

"Live Well Leeds saved my life. My worker is very understanding and is always there when I need her." - Live Well Leeds Service User "I've used the café a lot during the pandemic. Struggling with physical disabilities, domestic abuse as well as isolation. I've had support with a lot of the workers throughout all nights. I can honestly say that you are life savers. I will be forever indebted

2021-08-06T15:28:38+01:006th August 2021|Annual Report, Data and Statistics, News, Service News|

Yorkshire mental health charity Touchstone has appointed Arfan Hanif as its Chief Executive Officer

Touchstone’s Operations Director, Arfan Hanif, has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer following the departure of Alison Lowe. Arfan originally came to Touchstone on a temporary contract as a Community Development Worker in late 2012. He quickly demonstrated his leadership abilities and was recruited to the Senior Management Team just 9 months later. Arfan has over 25 years of senior leadership experience in the Public and Voluntary

2021-07-06T13:05:14+01:006th July 2021|Leadership, News|

Touchstone wins at the Charity Awards 2021

Touchstone is delighted to announce that it has taken one of three top honours at this year’s Charity Awards for its outstanding response to the Covid-19 crisis. The Charity Awards is the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector, and this year the organisers decided to open up a special new category specifically to recognise the fantastic contribution of the charity sector in responding to the coronavirus

2021-06-11T10:21:03+01:0011th June 2021|Food, News|

Places Called Home funding programme opening 22 June – info on eligibility criteria

Advance notice of small grant programme for up to £5,000 per project to improve community spaces and deliver sustainable activities for communities across the UK On 22 June, we will open a new funding programme called Places Called Home which is a partnership between The National Lottery Community and the world’s largest home furnishing retailer. Places Called Home will offer eligible groups funding awards of between £1,000 and £5,000 for

2021-06-09T13:50:49+01:009th June 2021|News|