Mental Health Awareness Week – the stress bucket

Vanysha and Adriana from the Mentally Healthy Leeds team use the stress bucket model as a visual aid, to show how we each have limited capacity for everyday stress factors, and that capacity may be different, depending on our life circumstances. This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (14th-20th May) is focussed on the theme of…

Understanding Gender Identity: Titles and Pronouns

In the run up to Trans Day of Visibility (31st March), Leeds City Council have released a series of short video presentation about gender identity. Watch the third video on “Titles and Pronouns” below.

Understanding Gender Identity: Sex or Gender

In the run up to Trans Day of Visibility (31st March), Leeds City Council have released a series of short video presentation about gender identity. Watch the first video on “Sex or Gender” below.

#coproweek A Coproduced Poem on Coproduction

At our recent coproduction conference, we asked all the attendees to write down some of the words that they felt were most important when considering coproduction (design of services in a way which allows equal input from the people who use those services as well as those who deliver, fund or facilitate them). The finished…

“Living Well With Dementia” video

Leeds Involving People have put together this video on living well with dementia. The short film features June from Rothwell talking about her life with dementia, and shows how groups in Leeds are working to become dementia friendly. It showcases the work of a number of great organisations, including Touchstone’s South Asian dementia cafe.

Migrant Access Point project in 4 minutes

Touchstone’s Community Development Service has produced this video to explain the work of the Migrant Access Point project, empowering community members to improve access for their communities to services in Leeds. Migrant Access Point Project in 4 minutes from Touchstone on Vimeo.

Living well with Dementia in Leeds

This video from Leeds Involving People features June from Rothwell talking about her life with dementia, with illustrations of how groups in Leeds, including Touchstone,  are working to become dementia friendly.

Highlights of Women In Management – International Women’s Day 2015

Seven Video Productions have created a short video talking to some of the delegates and presenters from this year’s Women In Management conference for International Women’s Day. Watch the video on YouTube to hear from speakers including Charlotte Sweeney, Alison Bunn (TwelvePeaks Management) and Touchstone’s Alison Lowe. “It reminds people that, yes, we’ve come a…

Positive Care Programme – Tai Chi

Carol – one of the tutors from the Positive Care Programme – demonstrates tai chi movements that can be used even by people with chronic health conditions.

Interviews with Positive Care Programme participants

The following excerpts are from interviews taken with Positive Care Programme clients as they neared the end of their time with the Programme. Mac: “Be totally open minded about it and get as much out of it as you possibly can.” Marie: “Knowing I was coming here just gave me the incentive to get up.”…

Touchstone, Working in Partnership

In December 2010 WYLDA (the West Yorkshire Learning and Decelopment Agency) produced its Working Together for Equalities Resource Pack. The Pack explains how different organisations across West Yorkshire promote equal access to their services.

Saga Project Webcast

  The Department of Health came to Touchstone and asked how they might publicise delivering race equality amongst the Black Caribbean communities of Leeds. Touchstone said that the best people to ask were members of the communities themselves.  So this musical collaboration took place. Saga and Rap Conscious Productions wrote and produced a track called…

Touchstone World Mental Health Day

A short film, made by the BME Community Development Team, to celebrate World Mental Health Day, shown on The Big Screen in Millennium Square.

Wah Wah le Yuan

  The story of Happy Baby Garden, Chinese Mums and Tots Group in Leeds – originally shown at our Annual Celebration

St Patrick’s Day Celebration

  A group of Touchtone’s Indian service users attend the celebrations with the aim of promoting and sustaining a positive message about mental health to the community as a whole. Changing individuals’ perceptions and Increasing awareness of matters of concern to the community. Creating greater opportunities for the community and encouraging individual involvement in attending…