Positive Care Programme

pcp massageWho does it support?

* People with Long Term Conditions, including mental health problems

* Unpaid Carers

What does it do?

The PCP is a 12-week course designed to empower participants to live more positively. It combines three essential elements:

* One-to-one complementary therapies such as Massage, Sports Massage, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Healing and Alexander Technique

* Group activities such as Tai Chi, Yoga, Theraputic Art and Self Defence

* Group workshops which cover a wide variety of topics about looking after your mind, body and spirit

Click here for a list of the available therapies and workshops


Many participants find the PCP life changing. Evaluations (2006-2009) demonstrated:

Feedback from current participants include:

This holistic approach is far better  than meds

Each week just keeps getting better and better

Looking forward to the rest of the course!  Already feels much better! Thank you

Feel super relaxed – remarkable what a difference a couple of hours of targeted activity can make – thank you so much!

This course is fantastic and really well run. It has allowed me to come and meet people and helped me deal with my illness a lot better

I am really noticing the benefit now. Thanks

Look forward to this group every week

Future programmes

The past three years of the Positive Care Programme has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund. Five programmes have run across Leeds working with over 300 participants who are living with complex and difficult long term conditions or people who are unpaid carers.

Conditions have included ; ME, MS, Cancer, Fibromyalgia, Parkinsons, Bi Polar, schizophrenia, anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD amongst others conditions.

The impacts have been significant. Many participants report significant improvement to their wellbeing and go on to volunteering, returning to work, feeling empowered to live positively with their conditions.

This funding has now come to an end, however new avenues are being explored continuously. We continue to operate our waiting list. If you are interested in being placed on this waiting list for any future programmes, please download our Referral Form or to find out more information please contact Karen Marshall on 0113 271 8277 or email her at karenm@touchstonesupport.org.uk

Course dates

Please download the guide of the dates for the next course.

PCP Dates September – December 2016



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