Support Centre

Service User at Touchstone's Support CentreWho does it support?

  • Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people who live in Leeds
  • People with mental health needs
  • People who care for those with mental ill health
  • People at risk of developing mental ill health

What does the Support Centre do?

  • Has a person-centred approach
  • Enables people to have a better quality of life in the community
  • Enables individuals to access other services that aid recovery
  • Increases individuals’ levels of independence and confidence
  • Holistic approach to addressing needs – health and well-being, social, cultural, educational, spiritual, housing and employment
  • Jointly works with other agencies

 How is this achieved?

  • One to one support for those with greater needs who have a history of poor take up of services
  • Activities – such as complementary and creative therapies, exercise, day trips, walking, social events, separate men’s and women’s group, art group
  • Information provision
  • Drop-in
  • Staff are from similar backgrounds to the people we support
  • Staff fluent in community languages
  • Dementia Service
  • BME Carers Services

Weekly groups

  • Women’s group – every Tuesday:
    • Morning group 10:30 am to 12 noon
    • Lunch group 12 noon to 1 pm
    • Afternoon group 1 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Men’s group – every Wednesday 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Social group (for men and women) – every Friday 10 am to 2 pm

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Support Centre Contacts

Laura Giles BME Day Services Manager

Sarah So Mental Health Support Worker

Yaseen Baz Mental Health Support Worker

Juana Kwok Mental Health Support Worker

Joanne Ryan Mental Health Support Worker

Nazia Hussain Mental Health Support Worker

Nabeela Shafiq Mental Health Support Worker

Kath Allert Mental Health Support Worker

Fran Tredget Administrator

Skye Golding Administrator