The Power of Power In Co-Production

10th August 2022|Categories: Blog, Coproduction|

Our new Coproduction and Service User Involvement lead, Scotty, has written this blog on the power of power and the need to change unequal power dynamics in our organisations: It is very easy when working with Coproduction to go onto autopilot and become an evangelist under the pretext that everybody

“There’s a Huge Gap in Services that Meet their Needs”: Touchstone’s BME Dementia Service Calls on ITV Calendar News

9th August 2022|Categories: Blog, Dementia, News|

On Monday 8th August, Touchstone’s BME Dementia Service featured on ITV calendar news to call for more funding for BME-specific support and care for those living with dementia. Here is a summary of the report, with the full link below:   The segment includes clips from the service’s weekly Hamari

Perinatal Mental Health and Feeding Your Baby

4th August 2022|Categories: Blog, Mental Health, Parents|

To mark World Breastfeeding Week, Jayne, from Touchstone’s My Plan Perinatal Mental Health service, has put together some information on breast and chest feeding* and perinatal mental health. 20% of women are affected by mental illness either during pregnancy or in the 12 months after giving birth, which is known

Raising Awareness of Non-Visible Disabilities

1st August 2022|Categories: Blog, Disability Pride Month|

July was Disability Pride Month. As July comes to an end and we enter August, some of Touchstone's staff and volunteers have shared their personal thoughts and experiences to raise awareness around non-visible disabilities and how others can offer better support. Before reading on, please note the following on the