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World Mental Health Week events from the Touchstone Community Development team

Next week the Community Development Service and new Migrant Access Project  Plus Teams are going to venues across Leeds to talk to people about workplace mental health. This is to mark World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10 October and we’ll be doing activities throughout the week. As well as running sessions for staff working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust at three hospitals and NHS England and Department for

2020-04-17T10:45:34+01:004th October 2017|Events, News, Stress|

Black History Month trip to Wilberforce House in Hull

October is Black History Month - Let’s Celebrate! Join us on a coach trip to Wilberforce House in Hull on Wednesday 18th October 2017 Who was William Wilberforce? William Wilberforce (1759 – 1833) was a politician who campaigned to end the slave trade and lived to see the abolition of slavery in 1807 and the freeing of all slaves in 1833 in what was then the British Empire. There are also many more interesting things to do and see

2020-04-17T10:45:31+01:003rd October 2017|Black History Month, Carers, Events, News|

MindWell website user survey

The MindWell team are celebrating their first anniversary with a survey to find out how we are doing. The link below will provide us with vital feedback from users of the site so that we can continually improve the content and how the site works. The survey will take a few minutes to complete and is mostly tick boxes. There is also an opportunity for people to volunteer for a short interview with the mHabitat Research

2017-10-02T09:00:01+01:002nd October 2017|News|

The beautiful game

Barnsley Futures (Holden House)  put a team together to enter a 6 a side football tournament for suicide awareness week.  The tournament was organised through the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to raise awareness and funds for this serious issue.  It was held on Saturday 9/9/17 at the Barnsley Academy indoor ground (due to the poor weather).  Although we did not win the tournament everyone had a fantastic

2020-04-17T10:45:14+01:0021st September 2017|News|

Latest newsletter from Sikh Elders Service

The latest newsletter from Sikh Elders Service is now out. This issue includes: SES will be holding a consultation for all service users on 6th November There's a fundraising Dinner and Dance on 13th October As Summer fades, there's some advice for getting ready for Winter The newsetter also contains information about ongoing projects, including Cha Da Cup, Bhoole Bisre Yaadein, Befriending and Silver Surfers To find out more, download the

2020-04-17T10:42:35+01:006th September 2017|Community, Downloads, News, Newsletter|

Baby Week at Dewsbury Road Community Hub

14TH AND 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017 Free activities/taster sessions and information stalls Celebrating Baby Week Creating Relationships Enjoy the fun and find out more about local services and activities available for babies, children and families. Places are limited for some activities, so please book by visiting: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents DEWSBURY ROAD COMMUNITY HUB 190, Dewsbury Road, Leeds LS11 6PF Thursday 14/9/17: 11.00am to 11.30am: Mum and Baby Yoga (Please book a place) 12.00pm to 12.30pm: Toddler Yoga (please book

2020-04-17T10:42:33+01:0025th August 2017|Events, Families, News|

Diwali Dinner and Dance Fundraising Event

Bhangra Dancers - Raffle - Auction Money  raised will go to the Sikh Elders Service Friday 13th October 2017 White Rose Banqueting Suite 67 Tong Road, Leeds, LS12 1HQ 6.00pm - 11.00pm DRESS TO IMPRESS To book your ticket call on 0113 216 3143 Charanjit: 07842481270 Chani: 07825438376 Zeba: 07823448429   Ticket prices: Adults £15 Children under 12 £8 Children under 5 go free NO TICKET NO ENTRY

2020-04-17T10:41:53+01:0024th August 2017|Events, News|

Find out about volunteering at Touchstone

TOUCHSTONE’S VOLUNTEER MARKET PLACE INFORMATION AND RECRUITMENT EVENT LEEDS POLISH CENTRE CHAPELTOWN ROAD LS7 4JE THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 10AM-2PM Are you a passionate and supportive individual? Looking for work experience in the field of mental health and wellbeing? Interested in becoming a Touchstone volunteer? Come along to our volunteer market place! Contact Zeba Khan on 0113 2192727 for more information. Download poster

2020-04-17T10:41:41+01:0023rd August 2017|Events, News, Volunteering|

Touchstone awarded new Peer-Led Brokerage contract in Kirklees

We are delighted to announce that Touchstone has been awarded the new Mental Health Peer Led Brokerage contract by Kirklees Council, to commence on 1 October 2017. Touchstone has been delivering the pilot of this innovative service for the past four years, enabling people living with mental health difficulties to use their Direct Payments to access a wide variety of Self Directed Support (SDS) solutions. With this new contract we

2020-04-17T10:41:28+01:0011th August 2017|News|

Staff diversity at Touchstone

Touchstone supports people from a wide range of backgrounds and we aim to reflect the same diversity among our staff. To check how we're doing, each year we ask staff to complete a brief survey. The results of our 2017 survey are summarised below. 16% of staff have a disability, compared to 14% the previous year. Our current objective is 15%. 9% of our current service users have a disability. 47% of

2020-04-17T10:18:44+01:004th August 2017|Equality and Diversity, News|