Touch consults with charities, Social Services, NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and GP surgeries about how storytelling can be used to improve health and wellbeing. We hope to take on contracts with these agencies surrounding health and wellbeing, as well as share good practice. We hope to share our stories with NHS and social care professionals to help managers and workers understand needs and wants from our community in terms of health and wellbeing.
We feel that Touch Network addresses wellbeing needs, in a non stigmatizing way. We enable people to talk about stories, connect and have fun in a positive and inspirational way, without it feeling or looking like a ‘wellbeing’ or ‘mental health’ event, that can often put people off of attending in the first place.
We want to demonstrate good practice in de-stigmatizing mental health conditions, and provide help, support and wellbeing outcomes in a more subtle and ‘normal’, non-institutional way.