April 3, 2020

We are so excited to announce that everyone in our Touch Network community now has access to Togetherall! Mental health support online, anonymous and 24/7. At Togetherall you can speak to someone who understands what you’re going through, anytime & anywhere.   There are chat rooms, resources, creative tools to express yourself, and self – […]

Funding from The National Lottery Community Fund

March 4, 2020

We are very grateful to have been awarded a development grant from The National Lottery Community Fund. The aim of this is to enable Touch to develop and to put the structures and systems in place for us to be sustainable for the future. We are going to be able to engage some brilliant expertise […]

Harikesan’s first experience of a Touch Storytelling Event

January 13, 2020

Walking into Coffee Lab, I was engulfed in the friendly environment which surrounded me. As an intern who had just started that week, I had heard great things about the event, but felt like I could only understand the full impact experientially. After a warm greeting, I found myself sitting at a table, chatting to those who had come to these events before, and […]

Introducing… My Amazing Story.

October 12, 2019

We are so excited to officially launch My Amazing Story – a brand new Touch Network community.  My Amazing Story is a safe, supportive, online hub built to provide support and hope when it’s most needed. It’s a space where people can share their stories of overcoming challenges, and the lessons learnt, and hope found on […]

Storytelling in Keynsham

October 5, 2019

I am at the mid-way point through the 6 storytelling sessions, where funding has been granted for my little town of Keynsham (between Bristol and Bath), for me to run, organise, find storytellers, find an audience, find volunteers, pretty much do everything, with support from Touch Network… At the beginning I found this prospect daunting […]

Southampton Event 27th September 2019, Hannah’s experiences!

September 30, 2019

It was a wet and windy night, and I didn’t think that we would have that many guests coming to our event – our advance ticket sales had been particularly low, so I was slightly worried! I arrived at the lovely Coffee Lab Bargate to set up with Rachel, as usual the staff were so […]

Thank you Team Trago!

June 18, 2019

I’ve just been looking on the internet for ‘thank you gifts’. I wanted to personally thank the team at Trago Lounge for choosing us as their Lounge Aid non-profit 2019. But, I can’t find anything that truly reflects how much it has meant that the team worked so hard to raise money for Touch Network. […]

Touch Event, Eastleigh, November 2018

November 26, 2018

Another guest blog, by our wonderful volunteer, Eleni!   “It was a crispy cold, dark, Sunday night… Hannah and I arrived at the Point in Eastleigh around 6:30pm to set up for the evening’s Touch event. Their Christmas decorations were already up and it looked beautiful, cosy, almost magical. It was unusually quiet, probably because […]

Tea, cake and life stories in Hamble

November 1, 2018

A lovely blog post, written by our amazing volunteer, and host for the Hamble event, Eleni – find her blog, which this is taken from, here. _________   The day finally arrived for the next Touch event, one of the highlights of my month.  I love everything about it, the atmosphere, the venues, usually at intimate, […]

Touch Network is Expanding!

September 24, 2018

We are feeling very excited here at Touch Network, as we successfully applied to Tesco Bags of Help for a number of small grants to run pilot Touch events in multiple locations across the South of England. The ideas is we will expand Touch across the South of England into those locations where the events […]