Events at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland

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The following events will be taking place at Southgate Methodist Church this month and everyone is welcome to get involved.

Sunday 18 December – 6pm  
Carols by Candlelight, followed by Coffee and Mince Pies  –  Free  – All Welcome

Saturday 24 December – 6pm  
Family Carols for All  – Free – All welcome

Thursday 29 December – 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Family Christmas Party   Games – Craft work – Food and Father Christmas!!   Free  All Welcome.  No need to book please just turn up and join in!

Friday 30 December – 6pm to 8pm  
Soup and Sandwiches.  Free event open to all who need food or need company and conversation.  All Welcome.

Christmas Crafts at Field Lane Children’s Centre

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Take part in Christmas Craft activities including bauble decorating, christmas cards and making fruit kebabs. Meet Mrs Claus for a FREE gift, buy reindeer food and much more.

Wednesday 14 December 2016 – 2.45pm to 3.45pm
At Field Lane Children’s Centre, Burnsall Rd, Brighouse HD6 3JT

For more Sure Start events and activities to get involved in

FREE festive activities at Orange Box for ages 11+

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If you know a young person aged 11 or over, then tell them to head down to Orange Box young people’s centre this Christmas holiday for some free festive activities.

Monday 19 to Thursday 22 December – 2pm to 4pm and Friday 23 December – 2pm to 9pm at Orange Box Young People’s Centre, 1 Blackledge, HX1 1AF

Participants can make their own Christmas crafts, sing their favourite karaoke tunes, act out a Christmas scene, cook an alternative Christmas dinner, enter a table tennis tournament, climb to new heights in the bouldering tunnel or make Christmas party treats.

For information and a full timetable of activities visit

Youth Dance Class at the Brooksbank School

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A new community dance project for young people aged 14 – 21, focusing on enhancing their overall health and wellbeing. Physical skills such as strength, flexibility and co-ordination will be developed whilst vital aspects for wellbeing such as self esteem, motivation and concentration are enhanced.

  • Ballet for Wellbeing – 6pm to 7pm
  • Floorwork – 7pm to 8pm

Classes will run weekly for 8 weeks starting Monday 9 January 2017 at the Brooksbank School, Victoria Road, Elland, HX5 0QG.

The cost is just £2 per class and bookings should be made in advance by phone or email to Samantha McCormick (Lead Dance Artist) on 07740 366365 or


Well Aware: 6 Week Day Time Course at Brighouse Library

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Well Aware is a recovery course developed and delivered by workers and volunteers with lived experience of mental distress.

Stars Tuesday 10 January 2017 – 12.30pm to 3pm
At Brighouse Library, Halifax Road, Brighouse HD6 2AF

The course will help participants identify, challenge and change unhelpful thinking, learn new coping strategies, improve resilience, and regain control of their life as well as improving general wellbeing.

All sessions will be held in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space.

In the six weeks we will look at a range of topics including:-

  • What recovery in mental health means to me
  • Understanding beliefs and values
  • Reflecting on and identifying strengths and key learning points
  • Exploring emotions, beliefs and thoughts
  • The locus of control and practical strategies
  • Using reflection as a tool to develop self awareness and understanding

Anyone wishing to come on the course should contact Recovery and Support Team at Healthy Minds to arrange an informal chat.

Attendance on the course is FREE and if you would like to attend contact Nicola or Kath on 01422 345154 or email or