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37 hours per week, NJC Scale 6 + 1 point – Spinal Column 26-29, Starting Salary – £22,937 pa  This post is permanent subject to funding The Community Support Team supports people with mental health problems who have been excluded from other services due to particularly difficult or challenging behaviour and/or the lack of suitable resources to… Read more »

New Care Act Will Radically Overhaul Support For Both Users and Carers


Touchstone’s Chief Executive Alison Lowe outlines the impact of new legislation on carers and the services provided for them. Last year the Department of Health injected an additional £4 million in funding to enable councils to train their staff in readiness for the implementation of the Care Act from 1 April 2015. Funds were primarily earmarked to… Read more »

Join in and Follow our Chief Executive’s Twitter Chat with @Forward Ladies!


Negative self-talk is this holding women back in business?  Wednesday at noon Building on her success last year as  Not for Profit Businesswoman of the Year in the Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards, our Chief Executive Alison is hosting a twitter chat with @ForwardLadies on Wednesday 1 April about negative self-talk, is this holding women back in business? The… Read more »

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Mental health advocacy on hospital ward rounds

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Part of the service offered by Kirklees Advocacy Service is to support people who are detained in hospital because of their mental health to get clear answers about their treatment and to have their own opinions and concerns heard and acknowledged. Even for those with considerable confidence, the unfamiliar environment and routines of a hospital… Read more »

Mental Illness and the Media: The Curse of Flight 4U 9525


Following the loss of Germanwings flight 4U 9525, the media once again gluttonously feasts on the alleged mental ill-health of the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, – believed to have caused the death of 150 people- so putting back the campaign against stigma and discrimination by several years. These stories can have a big influence on the… Read more »

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