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 https://brudenellgrooveleeds.tumblr.com where you can read their pieces on Touchstone and Yorkshire MESMAC. Thank you!
Positive Care Programme What is this? A 4 week programme of complementary therapies and workshops How can this help? The treatments can help with: Depression Loneliness Anxiety Chronic physical pain Fibromyalgia Chronic stress Sleep Issues And a range of other conditions… What will be available? One to one Complementary Therapies to de-stress and deal with both physical and mental health conditions Workshops to help with stress relief and coping mechanisms, including
We want to express our huge appreciation for Meenakshi Parmar, who not only volunteers for Touchstone, but who is also running the Leeds Half Marathon to raise money for the organisation. We hope that many of Touchstone's friends and supporters will choose to sponsor Meenakshi or turn out to support her on Sunday 14th May. Sponsor Meenakshi here.
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
BDPL (BME Diabetes Programme Leeds) Do you have Type 2 Diabetes? Join our course to learn how to manage and take control of your diabetes. Learn in Urdu, Punjabi and English with your own community. Free Structured 8 week diabetes education for Black , Minority & Ethnic communities. This course will increase your knowledge, skills & confidence to better self manage your diabetes. Small changes with a big difference. Diabetic
Touchstone to support the expansion of Wakefield’s award winning Liaison and Diversion service into Leeds
We are excited to announce a new Touchstone partnership with Wakefield Youth Offending Team. Along with Together Women Project, Leeds Police and Leeds Youth Offending Service, we are expanding the already successful Wakefield service into Leeds. Funded by NHS England, this will be an innovative support service for people who have contact with the criminal justice system; the team are based at Elland Road Police Station. The Liaison and Diversion
Touchstone is excited to announce the launch of “Barnsley Futures” - a new service providing support for individuals experiencing complex needs in Barnsley. The new service will be delivered in partnership with West Yorkshire CRC (managing the service) and Foundation, and is funded by Barnsley Council. Barnsley Futures will work with individuals over 25 who are experiencing complex needs, including mental health, reoffending, substance misuse, homelessness and family breakdown. The
FREE COOK 4 LIFE COURSE Free 4 week cooking course Provides a free Health Check Simple healthy meals to help lose weight How to reduce risks of cancer, diabetes & heart disease Wednesday 26th April 2017 Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm at The Meeting Point Café 409 Harehills Lane, LS9 6AP Everyone is welcome, just come along. Call East Leeds Health For All 0113 2484880 for more information Download Cook for
IN:CHARGE is a new and exciting project by Touchstone and PATH Yorkshire, bringing together people from African, African Caribbean, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Mixed Heritage backgrounds on a FREE 24-week Training Course to learn and develop as a ‘Mental Health Coach’. The project will give participants the chance to improve their employment prospects and leadership skills through work experience placements and the opportunity to shadow people in high level leadership positions.
Sat Sri Akaal and Hello! Welcome to the Sikh Elders Service Newsletter. I know that it has been quite some time since you last heard from me, but I am happy to say that I am back from maternity leave! I am really pleased to see that while I have been away the SES Team and volunteers have done a terrific job, taking the service from strength to strength, even