Find out about volunteering at Touchstone

TOUCHSTONE’S VOLUNTEER MARKET PLACE INFORMATION AND RECRUITMENT EVENT LEEDS POLISH CENTRE CHAPELTOWN ROAD LS7 4JE THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 10AM-2PM Are you a passionate and supportive individual? Looking for work experience in the field of mental health and wellbeing? Interested in becoming a Touchstone volunteer? Come along to our volunteer market place! Contact Zeba Khan on 0113 2192727 for more information. Download poster

2020-04-17T10:41:41+01:0023rd August 2017|Events, News, Volunteering|

Local Time to Change Champions needed to shape campaign!

Time to Change Leeds is looking for passionate volunteers who have experienced mental health problems. Joining the Champion Campaign Group is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and campaign together to celebrate mental health in the city. You are essential to making a difference.   If you want to find out more, please attend the information session on: Wednesday 9th August, 1.30pm – 3.30pm West Room, Civic Hall, Calverley Street,

2020-04-17T10:29:09+01:003rd August 2017|Events, News|

Depression Recovery course at Leeds Grand Mosque

Depression is much more common than we often think; sometimes we do not even recognize what it is... Depression is debilitating and it can hit anyone of us: male or female, young or old, regardless of our social circumstances. The important thing to realize is that there is hope and things will get better - recovery is a reality. Leeds Grand Mosque is happy to announce that it will be

2020-04-17T10:28:58+01:0028th July 2017|Depression, Events, News|

Everyone Has Great Ideas! Report from the Leeds Co-production Conference

On 6th July 2017, Touchstone hosted Leeds’ second coproduction conference.  This time to coincide with national coproduction week. The aims of the conference were 3 fold: To shine a light on the existing examples of coproduction in the region To introduce more people to the “I Statements” and their place in mental health commissioning in Leeds To start the process of developing a coproduction kitemark for Leeds (and hopefully wider) by establishing a

2020-04-17T10:28:56+01:0025th July 2017|Blog, Coproduction, Events, Partnership|

Leadership Masterclass: Steph Calvert

Steph Calvert will be speaking at the Touchstone Leadership Masterclass on Wednesday 26th July 12noon to 2pm at Hillside, Beeston Road, Leeds, LS11 8ND Steph was born in 1958, and only realised she was officially a boy on seeing her first brother in the bath when she was two. Decades of confusion and distress followed, along with two suicide attempts, before she decided to attempt to live as the most masculine

2020-04-17T10:28:51+01:0017th July 2017|Equality and Diversity, Events, Leadership Masterclass, LGBT*, News|

WY-FI Peer Mentor Training – begins August 2017

What do I need to become a WY-FI Peer Mentor? To become a WY-FI Peer Mentor you must have: previous experience of volunteering or peer mentoring (supporting people) lived experience of at least two of the following: homelessness addiction to drugs, substances and/or alcohol re-offending behaviour mental ill health How do I become a WY-FI Peer Mentor? The next WY-FI peer mentor course will begin in August 2017. Closing dates

2020-04-17T10:28:38+01:0020th June 2017|Events, News, Peer Support, Training, Volunteering|

Setting the Standard for Coproduction #coproweek

At Touchstone we strive to model all that is great about coproduction.  In 2016, we delivered Leeds’ first ever coproduction conference which included contributions from all sectors and - of course - experts by experience as a given. We also wrote a blog about the conference for SCIE, which can be found here: On 6th July 2017, to coincide with Coproduction Week, Touchstone and our partners Leeds Involving People,

2020-04-17T10:28:36+01:0016th June 2017|Coproduction, Equality and Diversity, Events, News, Partnership|

Dementia Information Event – 18th May

As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Touchstone (in partnership wit the Reginald Centre and Feel Good Factor) is organising a dementia information event for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities on Thursday 18th May. We'll be at the Reginald Centre on Chapeltown Road in Leeds from 9:30am to 1pm. Join us at this free information event and hear from: Tim Sanders, Integrated Commissioning and Transformation Manager, Dementia, NHS Leeds Clinical

2017-05-12T10:00:54+01:0012th May 2017|Dementia, Dementia Awareness Week, Events, News|

Thanks to Brudenell Groove

Last Friday Brudenell Groove – the not-for-profit dance party held an event at HiFi raising money for Touchstone and Yorkshire MESMAC. We’d like to say a huge thank to you Brudenell Groove, for supporting us and for challenging discrimination and for creating safer party spaces. To find out more about Brudenell Groove head over to where you can read their pieces on Touchstone and Yorkshire MESMAC.   Thank you!

2017-05-09T12:08:59+01:009th May 2017|Events, News|

Best Start peer support launch event

Do you work in South Leeds with pregnant women and parents and carers of children aged 0-2? Come and find out about our new Peer Support Programme. Are you pregnant or a parent or carer yourself? If so why not come along and see how you can get involved. Thursday 18th May, 11am-2pm Come and join us for: Therapy and treatments available Soft play area Free food and drinks Information

2020-04-17T10:27:35+01:0027th April 2017|Carers, Events, Families, News, Partnership|