Mental Health Awareness Week 9th – 15th May 2022

13th May 2022|Categories: Blog, Mental Health Awareness Week|

Produced by Katie Toulmin - Peer Support & Volunteer Development Worker Hi All, Following in the footsteps of our SLT team, I wanted to share my reflections around the topic of loneliness, particularly whilst living with persistent/chronic pain. (4) Mental Health Awareness Week - Chronic Pain and Loneliness - YouTube

What is Ramadan and how to support colleagues who are fasting

24th March 2022|Categories: Blog|

When is Ramadan? The Islamic calendar is calculated according to the lunar cycles, so the month of Ramadan begins when the new moon is sighted. As a result, the start and finish times change from year-to-year, usually advancing 10 days earlier every year. Ramadan lasts for 29-30 days and ends

A night in Wortley Well-Bean Café

10th February 2022|Categories: Blog, Crisis support|

Blog by Mark Robinson - Touchstone Business Development Officer As a Business Development Officer, I spend a lot of time writing about the services that Touchstone deliver.  I usually get my information from our website, quarterly reports and from phone conversations with service managers.  We are doing quite a bit

Touchstone turning #BlueMonday to #YouMonday

20th January 2022|Categories: Blog|

The third Monday of January has been awarded the gloomy name 'Blue Monday' due to a combination of post-festive blues and cold dark nights. At Touchstone, we're challenging the title by asking our amazing service users, volunteers and staff what things they do to keep well. Let's turn this Blue