We analysed all our feedback forms since our first event in 2016, looking at how people felt during and after our event, as well as what they thought of Touch Network, and how coming to one of our events made them reflect on their own lives.

This page will show you the impact that we are having, and how our Touch community describe us and our events.

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What did people think?

In total, we received 1136 comments specifically about people’s thoughts and reflections either on our events or our overall project. We analysed these comments and identified six key points our attendees made after coming to one of our storytelling events:

Good Ideas

I learnt something.

139 people said they learnt from each other or found the event interesting / useful.

Positive Spirit Project

I felt inspired.

141 people said they felt inspired after attending one of our events.

Exciting

I felt uplifted.

70 people said our events made them feel hopeful or uplifted.

Feeling Connected

I felt connected.

70 people commented that they felt connected to the storyteller, or that it was an honour / privilege to take part.

Feeling Welcome

I felt welcomed.

147 people agreed that they liked the atmosphere / venue, or felt comfortable / safe and in a friendly environment.

Powerful

I felt empowered.

88 people commented on feeling empowered; through self belief, conscious action, the project itself or honesty and openness.

What did people take from our events?

We received 308 comments about things people will take away and reflect on from our events. We have broken these into categories in the chart below:

What did people take from our events?

Sense of Community 86
New Perspectives 110
Self Belief 25
Connection with honesty 66
Ideas to apply to own life 21

What did people like about the event?

We received 781 comments from our community telling us specifically what they liked about our events. We have put these into categories in the chart below:

What did people like about the event?

It was inspiring 141
It was varied 99
It was moving 37
It was uplifting 70
It was honest 26
It was useful 53
It was comfortable 147

Our Impact.

Our events are at the heart of what we do, so we make sure to keep records of how many people have attended and become part of our community. Here are our key figures for both our neighbourhood events and our additional support services.

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Total Events Held

Since 2016

167

Total Speakers

Since 2016

1630

Total Attendees

Since 2016

334

Coaching / Support Hours Provided

Since 2016

What people think about Touch.

We took the words our community used to describe us and our events from the feedback forms and made a word cloud to show you what people think about Touch.

RespectfulNumber of Respondents: 1
EncouragingNumber of Respondents: 15
LoveNumber of Respondents: 36
InsightfulNumber of Respondents: 4
BraveNumber of Respondents: 18
RelaxedNumber of Respondents: 26
HeartwarmingNumber of Respondents: 4
Thought-provokingNumber of Respondents: 19
GiftNumber of Respondents: 4
EnjoyableNumber of Respondents: 9
InclusiveNumber of Respondents: 5
TherapeuticNumber of Respondents: 1
LovelyNumber of Respondents: 30
TouchingNumber of Respondents: 20
RealNumber of Respondents: 10
WorthwhileNumber of Respondents: 1
EmotionalNumber of Respondents: 9
RefreshingNumber of Respondents: 3
WonderfulNumber of Respondents: 24
MotivatingNumber of Respondents: 3
UniqueNumber of Respondents: 10
Self-beliefNumber of Respondents: 6
OptimisticNumber of Respondents: 2
FriendlyNumber of Respondents: 51
EnlighteningNumber of Respondents: 1
ProudNumber of Respondents: 3
UsefulNumber of Respondents: 2
ExcellentNumber of Respondents: 16
HealingNumber of Respondents: 2
InspiringNumber of Respondents: 153
FantasticNumber of Respondents: 13
RewardingNumber of Respondents: 3
OpenNumber of Respondents: 12
InterestingNumber of Respondents: 57
PositiveNumber of Respondents: 39
EnergisingNumber of Respondents: 1
HonestNumber of Respondents: 30
PersonalNumber of Respondents: 3
GreatNumber of Respondents: 66
AmazingNumber of Respondents: 37
WelcomingNumber of Respondents: 39
HumanNumber of Respondents: 3
InformativeNumber of Respondents: 3
UnforgettableNumber of Respondents: 2
HopefulNumber of Respondents: 26
FascinatingNumber of Respondents: 5
SupportiveNumber of Respondents: 13
UpliftingNumber of Respondents: 36
ValuableNumber of Respondents: 1
GorgeousNumber of Respondents: 1
ChallengingNumber of Respondents: 2
MeaningfulNumber of Respondents: 2
LiberatingNumber of Respondents: 1
VariedNumber of Respondents: 6
PowerfulNumber of Respondents: 14
MovingNumber of Respondents: 24
BeautifulNumber of Respondents: 13
JoyfulNumber of Respondents: 8
ReflectiveNumber of Respondents: 6
PrivilegeNumber of Respondents: 3
SafeNumber of Respondents: 7
ComfortingNumber of Respondents: 12
ThanksNumber of Respondents: 66
SpecialNumber of Respondents: 5
BrilliantNumber of Respondents: 18

Our Events.

This is the Touch Network calendar. A place where you can find out more information about all of our past events.

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February 8, 2021.

In Touch Zoom

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February 5, 2021.

In Touch Zoom

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February 1, 2021.

In Touch Zoom

55

January 25, 2021.

In Touch Zoom

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January 22, 2021.

In Touch Zoom

53

January 20, 2021.

In Touch Zoom

52

January 18, 2021.

In Touch Zoom

51

November 25, 2020.

Zoom

50

November 18, 2020.

Mini Zoom

49

October 28, 2020.

Central Hall

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October 21, 2020.

Mini Zoom

47

October 14, 2020.

Mini Zoom

46

October 7, 2020.

Mini Zoom

45

September 2, 2020.

Shirley Warren Action Church

44

August 5, 2020.

Robin's Nest Emporium

43

March 5, 2020.

Coffee Lab Bargate

42

January 31, 2020.

Mettricks Guildhall

41

January 20, 2020.

Mango Thai Tapas Bar & Restaurant – Above Bar

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January 19, 2020.

Southampton Common

39

January 14, 2020.

The Old Chemist

38

November 29, 2019.

Coffee Lab Bargate

37

November 22, 2019.

Temple Street Canteen

36

November 5, 2019.

The Sanctuary, Keynsham

35

October 25, 2019.

Coffee Lab Bargate

34

October 18, 2019.

Temple Street Canteen

33

September 27, 2019.

Temple Street Canteen

32

September 27, 2019.

Coffee Lab Bargate

31

August 30, 2019.

Temple Street Canteen

30

July 19, 2019.

Temple Street Canteen

29

June 19, 2019.

Coffee Lab Bargate

28

June 14, 2019.

Coffee Lab Bargate

27

May 10, 2019.

Coffee Lab Bargate

26

December 6, 2018.

Board in the City CIC

25

December 3, 2018.

The Coffee House

24

November 22, 2018.

Bysea, Portswood

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November 19, 2018.

Cafe iMBiZO

22

November 18, 2018.

The Point Theatre Stage Door

21

October 30, 2018.

Hamble-le-Rice

20

October 18, 2018.

Nuffield Southampton Theatres

19

September 9, 2018.

Harbour lights

18

June 14, 2018.

Bysea, Portswood

17

May 17, 2018.

Sonar Cinema

16

April 18, 2018.

The Talking Heads

15

March 19, 2018.

Solent University

14

February 16, 2018.

Hanger Farm Arts Centre

13

January 19, 2018.

Mettricks Old Town, Southampton

12

November 24, 2017.

Bysea, Portswood

11

October 25, 2017.

Mettricks Guildhall

10

July 28, 2017.

Hanger Farm Arts Centre

9

June 16, 2017.

Coffee#1 Shirley

8

March 24, 2017.

Coffee#1 Portswood

7

January 20, 2017.

Coffee#1 Portswood

6

November 25, 2016.

Coffee#1 Portswood

5

September 23, 2016.

Coffee#1 Portswood

4

June 17, 2016.

Platform 19, Bournemouth

3

May 20, 2016.

Coffee#1 Portswood

2

May 13, 2016.

The Songbird Ice Cream Cafe and Creative Space

1

March 11, 2016.

The Songbird Ice Cream Cafe and Creative Space