As we reported back in November, one of the winners of Touchstone’s MAP+ project small community grants, was Yanks Sawo’s community trip to visit the Houses of Parliament. Here, Anne Wilson describes the trip, which she joined with volunteers from SLATE, the learning disabilities charity. In the early part of
Leeds mental health charity Touchstone has appointed Gordon Aickin as its financial director and deputy chief executive. Mr Aickin joins Touchstone from Northpoint Wellbeing where he was the financial controller. Beeston-based Touchstone, which has an annual turnover of almost £8m, employs 300 staff and volunteers to deliver mental health and
Leeds’ Well-Bean café offering a lifeline to people during a mental health crisis in South Leeds Touchstone, in partnership with Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service, is building on the success of the Well-Bean café in Lincoln Green, with the opening of a second café in South Leeds later this month.
St Luke’s Church was packed last Saturday (24 November 2018) as local people came along to find out about new local projects and vote on which ones should get a grant. The U Choose event was organised by local mental health charity Touchstone’s Migrant Access Project Plus (MAP+). 160 people
Have you got a great idea for your local area? Touchstone, the mental health and wellbeing charity, are launching a new community project initiative across Beeston Hill, Holbeck, New Wortley and Armley. Individuals and groups are invited to submit applications for up to £500 for small community events or projects.
Two new online guides providing people who have recently moved to Leeds from another country with a wealth of important information on how to access a variety of services that are available in the city, have been officially launched. Undertaken as part of Leeds City Council’s ambition with partners from
This summer saw Trentham Park in Beeston Hill transformed from a dull, unsafe, uncared-for space into a vibrant family-friendly play area, through a community-based project called ‘Green up Your Life – For Art’s Sake’. The project – coordinated by Nick Lalvani from Touchstone, and funded by Leeds City Council –
Touchstone – the Beeston based mental health and wellbeing charity – is celebrating winning the National Diversity Awards in the Diverse Company category at a star-studded night at the breathtaking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The awards were held on 14 September and saw individuals and organisations from across the UK crowned
Becoming a new parent or carer can be very isolating and confusing. But help is at hand from Touchstone’s Best Start Peer Support Project. Our focus is on enabling parents to feel happier and healthier, so that they can meet their children’s needs and raise happy healthy children. By bringing together
A group of migrants from South Leeds met with theatrical students from the city to enjoy a unique musical treat in one of Yorkshire’s iconic settings. Volunteers who are working with Touchstone’s Migrant Access Project Plus (MAP+) teamed up with students from the Level 3 Musical Theatre course at Leeds