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Making Chapeltown a Dementia Friendly Community – Wednesday 22nd July

Making Chapeltown a Dementia Firendly Community

Leeds BME Dementia Workers Forum invites you to Making Chapeltown a Dementia Friendly Community 9.30 – 11.30 on Wednesday 22nd July at the Reginald Centre, 263 Chapeltown Road   To book your place, or for further information, please contact: Ripaljeet Kaur on 0113 219 2727 or Email: office@touchstonesupport.org.uk download poster

Diabetes education programme for Urdu and Punjabi speakers

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Touchstone is delivering a structured education programme to people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and those already living with the condition. The course is written by an NHS diabetic dietician and nutritionist (Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust) and has been specifically adapted for South Asian Punjabi and Urdu speaking communities. It will incorporate healthy… Read more »

Mental Health in Muslim Communities

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The Community Development Service at Touchstone are promoting a project to increase understanding and awareness of mental health within Muslim communities. Stephanie Lewis gave this interview on community radio station Fever FM to help people understand how to talk about mental health and who to ask for help and support. Touchstone are recruiting volunteer coordinators… Read more »

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Leeds Pride – celebrating diversity and acceptance

Rainbow flags at Leeds Pride: photo by Clare Bell, published under a Creative Commons license.

The 9th Leeds Pride takes place this Sunday (2nd August 2015) – a celebration of diversity and acceptance. Kimberley Saggu and Stephanie Lewis from the Community Development Service reflect here on how acceptance and non-acceptance are learned at different stages of life and how we can choose to make a difference.   We both have… Read more »

Friends for Life: International Friendship Day

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Vanysha Sahota from Touchstone’s Community Development Service wrote this article to mark International Friendship Day – and to talk about the role of friendship in personal and family life.   When I think about the word ‘friend’, images of certain people take over my mind along with memories of good and bad times. Many people… Read more »

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