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…
Watch the keynote presentations from WY-FI’s 2017 learning event, discussing how the project encourages and embodies system change.
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.
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 second video on “Gender Identity and Gender Expression” below.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Listen to Dr Sewa Singh Kalsi and his wife Hardeep Kaur Kalsi and their experiences of what it is like living with dementia. Video by West Yorkshire Police.
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.
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…
A couple of minutes from an Alexander technique session at Positive Care Programme.
Jane talks about and demonstrates how to use breathing as a way of remaining (or becoming) calm.
Colin talks about why he joined the Positive Care Programme and what he’s got out of it.
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.
Positive Care Programme service user Colin talks about his experience of acupuncture – one of the therapies available on the Programme.
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.”…
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.
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…
A short film, made by the BME Community Development Team, to celebrate World Mental Health Day, shown on The Big Screen in Millennium Square.
The story of Happy Baby Garden, Chinese Mums and Tots Group in Leeds – originally shown at our Annual 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…
Touchstone/NHS Leeds Health Consultation 2008
CSIP Video drawing on Rotherham’s experience