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The Power of Small by Alison Lowe

As a child I experienced trauma which affects my mental health today. I did not acknowledge the impact this trauma had had on my life and I tried to ignore the feelings of overwhelm, anxiety and occasional panic attacks I sometimes experienced.  As I got older, the anxiety and panic attacks increased and eventually, I had to face my demons and deal with the things that were affecting my mental

2021-02-02T12:59:37+00:004th February 2021|Blog, Time to Talk|

It’s Ok Not To Be OK

In November 2020, Barclays gave Touchstone Loves Food £100k so that we could keep feeding people and supporting their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.  As part of our partnership, Barclays are helping us to get out the message that It’s Ok Not To Be OK and that Mental Heath is everyone’s business. If you – or someone you know – are struggling this year, please ask for help.  The

2021-02-02T12:27:27+00:0028th January 2021|News, Partnership, Time to Talk|

Time to Talk Coffee Morning with Anti-Stigma Leeds

Anti-Stigma Leeds is bringing together our city's mental health advocates to celebrate Time to Talk Day with this virtual coffee morning. Time to Talk Day is an initiative from Time to Change, a social movement led by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness that aims to end mental health stigma and discrimination. It is a day to get the nation talking about mental health. The theme for Time to Talk Day

2021-01-27T13:56:41+00:0027th January 2021|News, Time to Talk|

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

Time to Talk Day

Very often in my work as a psychological therapist, I talk to people about being along a continuum of their mental health difficulty. We all fall somewhere along a continuum of depression, worry, anxiety and stress and we can all move up and down these continua at different times in our lives. I am no exception to this. So, on Time to Talk Day I would like to be open

2018-02-01T08:00:16+00:001st February 2018|Blog, Stress, Time to Talk|