Building upon challenges

February 4, 2018

Ever since people walked the earth, we have always told each other stories, this is how we learnt and grew as individuals. In today’s modern age of mobile phones, instant messaging and Whatsapp, people have access to more “stories” than ever before, but perhaps have missed the “core” of what it is to share a […]

Launch of Ideas for Wellbeing

November 15, 2017

We had a wonderful night last night at the Ideas for Wellbeing Launch. We were treated to some refreshments, while filling in the new Ideas for Wellbeing questionnaires, sharing opinions about how local people can have better days. We then watched some short films made by local people about their experiences of mental health services. […]

Hampshire School of Social Entrepreneurs Graduation

October 13, 2017

Huge Congratulations to Debs and to Clare who both graduated from the Hampshire School of Social Entrepreneurs yesterday and were presented with their awards by Professor Stuart from Winchester University. It was a lovely night celebrating their social enterprises and that of their fellows.   If you are have an idea for your own social […]

Latest Touch News

October 3, 2017

An Evening of Live Storytelling at BySea on 8th September   We had an amazing evening on 8th September listening to Clare, Esther and Duncan share their stories of overcoming and enjoyed live music from The Diamond Age. We were very grateful to the lovely BySea for stepping in and hosting us at the last […]

Song and Stories with the Love Soul Choir

August 18, 2017

On the 28th July, we presented an evening of Song and Stories with the talented Love Soul Choir at Hanger Farm Arts Centre. It was a unique evening, bringing together the uplifting music of the choir, with some amazing people’s real stories. 120 people listened to inspirational stories from incredible people about overcoming post natal […]

We had a great evening!

February 6, 2017

Just a quick note to say we had a great evening on Friday 25th January at Coffee #1 in Portswood. Ben, Rebecca, Hannah and James all did a fantastic job of telling their real life stories of moving forward. Topics included a mental health breakdown and moving forward as a film maker, moving forward with […]

Group of friends holding hands in unity

What a fabulous evening!

December 2, 2016

Our recent Evening of Live Storytelling, as ever, had a lovely atmosphere, with around 50 guests excited to hear real life stories. Paul kicked us off by telling us about his relationship with his father and how he helped him be at peace in his last days. Then Kate told us about what it is like to […]

Hands forming a heart shape to frame the sunset

Free charity worker taster session

October 20, 2016

Touch Network is running a free workshop taster for charity workers and volunteers so that staff can think about ways in which their clients can talk about the skills, abilities and resilience they have gained from life’s challenges. We’re really excited to be working with the charity sector on this event, as we know from our own experience, being […]

Great event at Coffee #1, Southampton.

September 29, 2016

Thanks to everyone who attended and took part in the event at Coffee #1 in Southampton last Friday evening, it was great to see so many people there. For those who didn’t make it, we had a fab time, with speakers covering topics including mental wellbeing, identity and the impact of adoption on adult life. […]

Tapas and storytelling in Bournemouth

June 28, 2016

Tapas and storytelling went down extremely well at Platform 19 in Bournemouth. We had four storytellers, Debs, Adele, Sandra and Michael. Daisy Carr hosted us in a lovely, welcoming and insightful way. Thanks so much to all of you! We heard about mental health challenges, freedom from a 9-5 job, setting up a business having moved to the […]