Touchstone’s vision is to inspire communities and transform lives.  We are supporting the community, but we can’t do it on our own. 

Please help us stop hunger during the Covid-19 crisis by fundraising or making a donation here. Many of the people and families we support are finding it difficult or impossible to get to food banks.  They are hungry, isolated and unwell. Your support for Touchstone is never more needed #nevermoreneeded. With a £25 donation, service users who are self isolating and are very vulnerable will have an essential food

2020-04-27T09:53:02+01:0027th April 2020|Community, Food, News|

Touchstone COVID-19 August 2020 Update

This is an update summary position on Touchstone’s support and services.  If you would like to get further information please email ABCD (Leeds): Asset-based community development in Leeds are still open and offering regular check-ins & mentoring with Community Builders via WhatsApp or Skype, catch ups & opportunities for local residents to stay connected to each other while maintaining social distancing. More information here. Ask 4 Advocacy (Kirklees): We

2020-08-20T15:23:15+01:006th April 2020|News|

Touchstone COVID-19 update

Touchstone’s aim is to continue to provide vital support and services with people, in the way that they would prefer, throughout the COVID 19 pandemic.  We understand that service users and our staff will be feeling anxious and vulnerable at this time.  Working with partners, Touchstone managers have developed well thought out plans for each of our services and teams. Touchstone understands that the need for our mental health and

2020-04-02T13:28:41+01:0018th March 2020|News|

Yorkshire mental health charity Touchstone ranks 9th in The Sunday Times Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2020

The charity also received the Discovering Potential award for the fourth year running in recognition of their work to employ people with lived experience. As well as this, Touchstone won the Giving Something Back award for its community engagement and efforts to tackle climate change within the organisation and across the communities it serves. The charity was awarded this accolade for the second consecutive year. This is the eighth year

2020-04-02T13:47:28+01:0025th February 2020|Awards, News|

Charity Touchstone placed 4th at UK’s most inclusive employer awards

Mental health and wellbeing charity Touchstone has ranked 4th in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers’ at a ceremony in Manchester last month. he Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list awards UK-based organisations who promote employee inclusion at all levels of their businesses, including management, senior, executive and board level. Organisations entering the awards must demonstrate the promotion of all strands of diversity including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith and religion. Touchstone,

2019-12-18T11:04:40+00:0010th December 2019|Awards, Diversity, Equality and Diversity, Leadership, News|

Touchstone achieves Best Companies – Three star accreditation for the second year running!

Yorkshire mental health charity Touchstone celebrates achieving a coveted three star accreditation in the annual Best Companies – Sunday Times to Work for employee engagement, which is for extraordinary levels of employee engagement and is the highest star rating you can achieve. Touchstone has been a top 10 Best Company since 2017 and has been in the top 100 since 2013. Kathryn Hart, HR Director at Touchstone commented “We are

2019-12-17T16:50:56+00:0025th November 2019|Awards, News|

Yorkshire mental health charity Touchstone has appointed Jess Parker as its Deputy Chief Executive

Jess has worked for Touchstone since 2008 in a business development role.  Touchstone has an annual turnover of almost £8m, employs 300 staff and volunteers to deliver mental health and wellbeing services to over 2,000 people across West and South Yorkshire. Jess has worked collaboratively with a broad range of community, voluntary and statutory organisations to develop a number of partnerships and projects which reduce mental health inequalities.  These include

2019-10-08T16:01:57+01:008th October 2019|News|

Female genital mutilation (FGM) support clinic launches in Leeds

NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care have announced the launch of new community-based clinics to support non-pregnant women who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), with Leeds being chosen to host the clinic for the North of England. The funding has come from NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group and the service will be delivered by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, working alongside Touchstone who will provide

2019-09-20T16:30:51+01:0020th September 2019|News, Partnership|

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|

Celebration service for talented PR director and charity champion

Yorkshire’s businesses, charities and public relations organisations are invited to attend a service to remember Carol Rennard (Arthur) - a highly talented and popular communications director who recently passed away following a long illness. A service to celebrate Carol’s life and career will take place at Trinity Church, Tunstall, Tuesday August 27, 2.30pm followed by a gathering at The Kings Head, Richmond. The family is encouraging attendees to wear colourful

2019-08-22T17:02:50+01:0022nd August 2019|Friendship, Leadership, News|