We are thrilled to announce that one of Touchstone’s Black and Minority Ethnic Community Development Workers, Kimberley Saggu, has won a Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust Award. The annual Trust Awards offer staff and members the chance to recognise and celebrate the talented people working and volunteering for the Trust. Kim has worked tirelessly [...]
Peer support for people accessing self directed support in Kirklees Touchstone has been successful at winning a new contract to support people with mental health problems who live in Kirklees. From October 2013, we will be helping people with lived experience of mental health problems to volunteer as Peer Brokers. This is a really important [...]
Touchstone has been awarded a Time to Change grant to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination in black communities inLeeds. Time to Change isEngland’s mental health anti-stigma programme run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness and funded by the Department of Health and Comic Relief. The programme is distributing grants to [...]
Touchstone and PAFRAS collaborated on action research project last year, looking at the mental health needs and experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds. We are proud to publish the final report – which contains the findings and actions of the action learning sets, and priorities for action, based on analysis of lived experiences [...]
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"The good thing is that Touchstone don’t take it all away from you and do things for you. They support you to do things."
Gemma, service user.
"I never thought that I could get back into life and work, but Touchstone has shown me that anything’s possible."
Fran, service user.
"I still have many problems plus I do not know what my future holds, but because of Touchstone and its staff I don’t have to face it on my own."
Gavin, service user.
"If it wasn’t for you I’d be in prison now, or dead! You were the first person to listen to me, but more than that you also did something about what I was telling you…"
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