Make your nomination for any individual, group or organisation in Calderdale working in voluntary capacity to reduce isolation & loneliness and keep people healthier, happier and staying well.
Are you planning on having an egg hunt this Easter? How about a mystery route Midnight March on a trail past famous Calderdale landmarks?
Throughout time, Easter celebrations, however interpreted, represent Hope and New Beginnings . Especially for all these reasons, Easter is also a great time for surprises!
The Halifax Long March is a Midnight walk unlike any other. Starting at 12.00am midnight, aiming to finish at 10am the next day, this 26 miles night hike is a themed route that will take you past famous landmarks of Calderdale. The route will not be revealed until the start of the event!
Challenge yourself achieving an incredible milestone or walk for a cause you believe in. There is over 40 amazing charities to choose from. You can even propose your own reason for doing this!
If you don’t fancy the walk but would still like to get involved, marshals are needed along the way to support and help those walking with practical and emotional support.
There are 3 rest centres along the route offering free refreshments. The route will be monitored by First Aid qualified marshals and covered by GPS for peace of mind.
Come join us for a challenge and a good cause – or just to take a break from all the chocolate eggs!
More information here:
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team
ESF Community Grants Meet the Funder Event
Grants of £5,000 – £20,000 available in West Yorkshire
- Are you a small or voluntary organisation?
- Do you deliver in West Yorkshire?
- Do you work with unemployed people in your local area?
Grants are available to fund your project.
Thursday 5th March, 9.30am – 2.30pm
VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY
9:30-11.00am: Drop in for any organisation
11.00am-1:30pm: 1-to-1 appointment (book a 20 minute slot to discuss the fund)
1:30pm-2:30pm: Drop in for any organisation
To book a slot please contact Anushka: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 238 060
ESF Community Grants are funded by the European Social Fund, co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and delivered in partnership with Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership.
Talking therapies help people manage anxiety and depression through self-guided help, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and counselling. It is about providing people in Calderdale with accessible and appropriate psychological support to help improve and maintain their mental wellbeing. There are currently two providers of talking therapies in Calderdale – Insight Healthcare and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT).
The CCG wants to review how talking therapies are delivered in Calderdale. The engagement will look at what’s working and what opportunities there are to provide low level mental health interventions in different ways.
It wants to obtain feedback and ideas from people who have used talking therapies since June 2018 along with staff, referrers and people who feel talking therapies are not for them. This will support the CCG to shape talking therapies in the future.
We would like to know more about:
- How you manage your mental wellbeing
- What patient’s and staff’s experience are of the talking therapies
- Exploring the use of digital technology to support managing your mental wellbeing
Your feedback will be used to inform and shape a service that meets the needs of local people.
For more information and to access the survey, please click on the link below.
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team
Please find information about the following training event run by VSI Alliance
VSI Alliance March Training
Tuesday 17th March, 10am-1pm
Venue: The Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DB
Trainer: Helen Galvin, WYCAS/VSI Alliance
In this workshop you will learn how to use our free Excel template to give you the confidence to set up a bookkeeping system on a spreadsheet.
- Be shown the structure of the linked spreadsheet
- Set up a fictional organisation, with categories of income and spend, restricted funds and bank and cash accounts
- Reconcile the bank transactions to the spreadsheet
- Review how the inputs produce a finance report for use in the year
Laptops and materials are provided; a basic ability to use a spreadsheet is needed.
Your WYCAS tutor will lead the session, working through a practical exercise, so that you will be able to set up and use a spreadsheet recording method for your organisation.
Book your place: https://northbankforum.org.uk/event/vsi-diy-accounts/
Booking Terms & Conditions
We will require payment in advance in order to secure booking.
Where booked attendees are unable to attend they can nominate a colleague to attend in their place.
Bookings are made online via the Forum website. Links to each course are included above.
Where booked attendees are unable to attend they must notify the VSI Alliance via email email@example.com or telephone 01422 438722 to notify of the cancellation.
Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
We operate a 7-day notice period to cancel a booking. The payment will not be refunded on failure to attend the course without at least 7 days’ notice.
We provide light refreshments (tea & coffee).
Are you aged between 9 – 25?
Do you live or go to school/college in Calderdale?
If so, please could we ask you to take part in this opportunity to have your say on helping shape local mental health services. The survey is open from Friday 7th February until Friday 6th March 2020. Please find the link to the survey here
The information gathered is confidential, meaning we can’t identify you from what you tell us.
We will use the information to help us further improve mental health services
for children and young people in Calderdale.
We, the young people’s Tough Times Reference Group, have released this survey during Children’s Mental Health Week. This is to collect views from all children and young people on emotions and mental health support with the aim to help shape and improve services. We would like everyone who takes part in this survey to know its anonymous, and the results will be shared with managers of services that will listen and take these results from this survey seriously.
We hope to get a 1000 voices and would appreciate everyone’s help to achieve this
Calderdale’s Young People’s Tough Times Reference Group
Part of Calderdale Open Minds
New workshops for children with visual impairments
To celebrate British Science Week on Sunday 15th March we’ll be running FREE workshops for children with visual impairments aged 7-11 to explore the solar system.
Join us for our Tactile Universe workshops and use 3D models and sensory activities developed by astrophysicists from the University of Portsmouth to explore the wonders of space and astronomy.
Children will get to create their own mini 3D models of the solar system to take home. Find out more on our website.
Places are free for visually impaired children aged 7-11 years and their families but must be booked in advance. Places are limited, so call Trizia on 01422 330069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Discovery Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Tel: 01422 330069 or Visit our website
The WomenCentre invite you to the Northern Quarter in Huddersfield for an evening celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Come join us on this free event, including food, talk and a musical event showcasing local female talent, as well as an after party!
This is a charity event and all performers will be giving their time for free. There is no fee on the door but donations will be ecouraged & gratefully received. They will then proceed to the Huddersfield WomenCentre – a fabulous organisation that supports mental health wellbeing of women in Kirklees.
For the day schedule and list of acts, visit the Event’s Facebook page.
Everyone is very welcome to join us for this special evening and we look forward to seeing you there!
Venue: Northern Quarter, 28 Wood Street, Huddersfield HD1 1DU
Women of Calderdale are invited to join us for a celebration of International Women’s Day 2020 on Thursday March 5th, from 11am to 2pm at Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre.
There will be hot buffet lunch, refreshments, free raffle as well as local services and lots of free information.
Plus an interactive workshop run by All 1 Collective & Lab and a Free Yoga taster session.
Please dress accordingly and express yourselves!
To find out more contact Halifax Central Initiative on 01422 365945 or email email@example.com
Venue: Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queen’s Road, Halifax HX1 4NE
Facing the Music – Dame Patricia Routlegde & Edward Seckerson
It is still one of the best kept secrets in show business that Dame Patricia Routledge trained not only as an actress but also as a singer and had considerable experience and success in musical theatre, both in this country and in the USA.
Her many awards include a Tony for her Broadway performance in the Styne-Harburg musical Darling of the Day and a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. Her one woman show Come for the Ride toured the UK in 1988 and in 1992, she played Nettie Fowler in the highly acclaimed production of Carousel at the National Theatre. In 1998, she was honoured with the Gold Badge of Merit by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.
Matthew Harrison-Lord, Brighouse Arts Festival Director, said “This is the first time we have been able to book someone with such prestige, both in title and awards, and it is an honour to announce Dame Patricia as our headliner for our festival in October.”
Dame Patricia, 91, is best known best known for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, for which she was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award. Her film appearances include To Sir, with Love (1967) and Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968). More appearances on television, include the monologues by Alan Bennett and Victoria Wood; appearing in Bennett’s A Woman of No Importance, as Kitty in Victoria Wood as Seen on TV, and being nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for Bennett’s Talking Heads: A Lady of Letters. She also starred as the lead Hetty Wainthropp in the British television series Hetty Wainthropp Investigates.
Steven Lord, Arts for Brighouse Charity Chairman, said “The conversation will be a beautiful evening of culture in the heart of Brighouse, and it is on my birthday, it’s not every birthday you get to spend it with a Dame who has an Olivier and Tony Award – this will be a top event”
Edward Seckerson, is well known for presenting BBC Radio 3 series Stage & Screen, in which he interviewed many of the most prominent writers and stars of musical theatre. He also regularly produces podcasts of interviews with notable musical and theatrical artists and makes regular appearanceson the BBC Radio 2 Arts Show, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4. Edward has also had a successful career in journalism and was the Chief Classical Music Critic for The Independent and The Sunday Correspondent as well as being the Classical Music Critic for The Guardian.
Facing the Music is a fascinating encounter with the writer, presenter and broadcaster Edward Seckerson, as Dame Patricia recalls this very special part of her career with access to some rare and treasured recordings.
Facing the Music with Dame Patricia Routlegde & Edward Seckerson, Saturday 10th October 2020, 7:00pm, St Martins Parish Church, Brighouse, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. £22.
Festival website: www.brighouseartsfestival.co.uk
Online Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/brighouseartsfestival