Improving Access to Talking Therapies – Calderdale CCG survey open till 6th March

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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.

Brighouse Central Methodist Church Lent Lunches

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Brighouse Central Methodist Church is running a series of Thursday Lent Lunches during the period of Lent, with the first one on Thursday February 27.

Brighouse Lent Lunches


You are welcome to come to the Brighouse Central Methodist Church.

Lunch costs £5.00 per person and it includes a choice of two home-made soups, roll and butter, followed by cake or scone. There is unlimited tea and coffee provided.

Dinner is served between 12.30 – 1.30.


We look forward to seeing you!


Venue: Brighouse Central Methodist Church, Commercial St, Brighouse HD6 1AQ Tel01484 714854


Community Foundation for Calderdale Launch Flood Appeal

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Calderdale Flood Appeal Launched

The Community Foundation for Calderdale has launched an appeal for people to give to a fund to help those affected by the devastating floods on 9th February.

Storm Ciara created significant damage through severe flooding across the Calder Valley, where a month’s rain fell in just 12 hours. Days later Storm Dennis swept over the flood-hit towns still recovering from the disaster. This is the third time in eight years that our resilient community has been devastated by flooding. It is estimated that 500 homes, 400 businesses, eight schools and two care homes have been affected. We are leading the response to support the local community.

How the funding will be spent

The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) is a registered charity with 30 years experience of fundraising and giving out grants to people in need across the Calder Valley. We have led the response to all of the significant floods in the area. We are awarding emergency grants to householders, charities and businesses affected. More information will be posted on our website and on social media.

How this will benefit the community

The financial support that we will be offering the communities affected will help people to get back on their feet after the devastating impact of the floods. The more funds that we raise through this appeal will enable us to have a greater impact.

More information and to donate:

Next Shoppers lunch March 6th at Southgate Christian Centre

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The next Shoppers’ Lunch at the Southgate Methodist Church will be on Friday March 6th at 12pm.


Tickets are £5.00 per person for a two course meal and a drink.


Meal is served at 12 noon at Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street Elland HX5 0JL. All areas are accessible for people with disabilities.

For more information please ring Wilma on 07772123058.
You can book your tickets or just come on the day.


We look forward to seeing you!


Volunteers wanted to help at the Shopper’s lunch Southgate Christian Centre Elland

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Southgate Christian Centre have been hosting their popular Shoppers lunch on the first Friday of each month. In order to continue, they need your help.

If you have some time to spare, they are in need of volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up after this very well received community event.

This is a very rewarding experience and an opportunity to meet like minded people, making a positive contribution to the lives of others around you.

All orientation will be provided and subsidised lunch included. If you have some time to help others, they would be very grateful.

The Shopper’s lunch starts at 12pm on the first Friday of each month at the Southgate Methodist Church in Elland. For £5.00 you can receive a two course meal and a hot drink.

Please contact Wilma Paton on 07772123058 for information and to register your interest.


Venue: Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL

Cartwheel Luncheon Club every Monday at 12pm

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The Monday Luncheon Club at the Cartwheel is back and running, offering a set three course meal for £4.00 per person.

The sessions begin at 12.00pm.

For queries and booking please contact Rachel Swaby, Staying Well team on 01422 392708.

Cartwheel Luncheon Club
Cartwheel Youth Club
Huddersfield Road

Southgate Christian Centre Shoppers lunch first Friday of the month at 12pm

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Come down at the Southgate Methodist Church and unwind at our Shopper’s lunch on the First Friday of each month at 12pm.


Enjoy a two-course meal and a drink for £5.00 per person. Enjoy a meal and a good chat!


Meal is served at 12 noon at Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street Elland HX5 0JL. All areas are accessible for people with disabilities.

For more information or to look at the proposed Shoppers Lunch menu, please visit and look under events.


You can ring Wilma on 07772123058 to book your tickets or just come on the day.


We look forward to seeing you!


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World Celebration Days:


  • 4th January – World Braille Day
  • 24 January – International Day of Education
  • 27th January – International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust


  • 1 – 7 February: Children’s mental health week
  • 4th February : Time to talk Day
  • 6th February – International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
  • 11th February – International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • 20th February – World Day of Social Justice
  • 21st February – International Mother Language Day (celebrating linguistic diversity)
  • 22nd February – Fairtrade Fortnight


  • 1st March – Zero Discrimination Day
  • 3rd March – World Wildlife Day
  • 4th March – World Book Day
  • 8th March – International Women’s Day
  • 20th March – International Day of Happiness
  • 21st March – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • 21st March – World Poetry Day
  • 21st March – International Day of Forests
  • 22nd March – World Water Day
  • 24th March – International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
  • 25th March – International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade


  • 2nd April – World Autism Awareness Day and International Children’s Book Day
  • 5th April – International Day of Conscience
  • 7th April – World Health Day
  • 21st April – World Creativity and Innovation Day
  • 22nd April – international Mother Earth Day
  • 23rd April – World book and Copyright Day
  • 24th April – International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
  • 28th April – World Day for Safety and Health at Work


  • 3rd May – World Press Freedom Day
  • 8-9 May – Time of Remembrance and reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War
  • 15th May – International Day of Families
  • 16th May – International Day of Living Together in Peace
  • 20th May – World Bee Day
  • 21st May – International Tea Day
  • 21st May – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • 22nd May – International Day for Biological Diversity
  • 31st May – World No-Tobacco Day


  • 1st June – Global Day of Parents
  • 3rd June – World Bicycle Day
  • 4th June – International Day of innocent Children Victims of Aggression
  • 5th June – World Environment Day
  • 8th June – World Oceans Day
  • 12th June – World Day Against Child Labour
  • 14th June – World Blood Donor Day
  • 15th June – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • 18th June – Sustainable Gastronomy Day
  • 20th June – World Refugee Day
  • 21st June – International Day of Yoga
  • 23rd June – International Widows’ Day
  • 26th June – International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
  • 27th June – Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises day
  • 29th June – International Day of the Tropics


  • 4th July – International Day of Cooperatives
  • 15th July – World Youth Skills Day
  • 20th July – World Chess Day
  • 30th July – International Day of Friendship


  • 9th August – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
  • 12th August – International Youth Day
  • 19th August – World Humanitarian Day
  • 23rd August – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition


  • 5th September – International Day of Charity
  • 7th September – International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies
  • 8th September – International Literacy Day
  • 15th September – International Day of Democracy
  • 17th September – World Patient Safety Day
  • 18th September – International Equal Pay Day
  • 23rd September – international Day of Sign Languages
  • 27th September – World tourism Day
  • 29th September – International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste
  • 30th September – International Translation Day



  • 1st October – International Day of Older Persons
  • 2nd October – International Day of Non-Violence
  • 5th October – World Teachers’ Day
  • 10th October – World mental Health Day
  • 11th October – International Day of the Girl Child
  • 15th October – International Day of Rural Women
  • 16th October – World Food Day
  • 17th October – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • 31st October – Halloween and World Cities Day


  • 8th November to 15th November – Inter Faith Week
  • 14th November – World Diabetes Day
  • 16th November – International Day for Tolerance
  • 20th November – World Children’s Day
  • 25th November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women


  • 1st December – World AIDS Day
  • 2nd December – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • 3rd December – International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • 5th December – International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
  • 10th December – Human Rights Day
  • 11th December – International Mountain Day
  • 12th December – International Universal Health Coverage Day
  • 18th December – International Migrants Day
  • 20th December – International Human Solidarity Day