16 Days of Action 2023

27th November 2023|Categories: 16 Days of Action, Blog|

16 Days of Action to End Gender-Based Violence takes place from the 25th November-10th December. In this blog, we will outline what 16 Days of Action is and Touchstone's plan to raise awareness of domestic abuse and violence during this time.  Please note: some of the content below may

Trans Day of Remembrance

20th November 2023|Categories: Blog, LGBT*|

At Touchstone, we believe everyone should be able to live full lives as their true selves. We know that this is only possible if we create environments where people are safe to do so. This Trans Day of Remembrance, we join the calls for a better world where trans

Celebrating Bandi Shor Divas

10th November 2023|Categories: Blog, Faith and religion|

Bandi Shor Divas (Prisoner Release Day) Sikhs celebrate Bandi Shor Divas (Liberation Day), which coincides with the Hindu festival of Diwali. On 12 November this year, Sikhs around the world will celebrate the day of liberation. This year, a Touchstone colleague has shared some information about what Bandi Shor

Touchstone’s BME Dementia Service Wins Alzheimer Europe’s Anti-Stigma Award

3rd November 2023|Categories: Blog, Dementia|

In October 2023, Touchstone’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Dementia Service received Alzheimer Europe’s Anti-Stigma Award. The award recognises an “outstanding initiative aimed at combating stigma and promoting a positive image of dementia and people living with dementia”. The team also presented their work during the Networking Dinner of

Black History Month: Profiles of Great Black Britons

20th October 2023|Categories: Black History Month, Blog|

This Black History Month, we have put together profiles on some Black British people with histories of campaigning for social justice and equity in mental health support for Black communities. Read on to find out more about Olive Morris, Dr. Aggrey Burke, and local icon Gertrude Paul...