The Spirit In Mind project has been established to promote collaboration between the NHS and different faith communities and is being developed in line with the NHS plan to achieve an integrated system of health promotion and preventative care which is necessary to meet the future health needs of the population. The project seeks to build on the experience of faith organisations in responding to social and health care needs i.e. their deep understanding of local health needs and priorities as well as their strong local presence and direct channel in to deprived and hard to reach neighbourhoods.
The project is now looking to recruit Volunteer Lay Chaplains (Mental Health) as an exciting opportunity for involvement in NHS pastoral ministry.
There will be a 12 week course commencing Monday 2 September 2019.
They are seeking people with a strong faith background and enthusiasm, openness, sensitivity and commitment to join a lively and highly motivated team of chaplains, trainers, counsellors and volunteer support.
There will be:
- Comprehensive training
- Ongoing support and professional development opportunities
- Experience of working within a vibrant and caring NHS healthcare team
- Participation in innovative faith and healthcare projects
- Involvement in a very rewarding sphere of pastoral ministry
Following an initial informal discussion with members of the chaplaincy team, suitable applicants will be invited to complete the Trust’s volunteer recruitment process. This includes a reference from their local minister or faith leader as well as clearance checks for safeguarding purposes.
If you are interested or would like further information, please contact the Pastoral and Spiritual Care Department on 01924 316282 to speak to Revd Stephen Oakley or Revd Mike Gartland
The training will be at Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield WF1 3SP and will follow the timetable below;
|Week 1||2 September 2019||9am – 4pm||Welcome to the course
Mental health awareness
|Week 2||9 September 2019||9am – 4pm||Volunteer mandatory training
|Week 3||16 September 2019||9.30am – 12.15pm||Reflective practice
|Week 4||23 September 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Verbatim
|Week 5||30 September 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Verbatim and role play
|Week 6||7 October 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Communication in difficult circumstances
|Week 7||14 October 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Developing an understanding of Islam|
|Half term break
|Week 8||28 October 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Speakers from wards, staff and service users|
|Week 9||4 November 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Grief and bereavement
|Week 10||11 November 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Understanding the bigger picture
|Week 11||w/c 18 November 2019
Dates/times to be arranged
|Week 12||25 November 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Final day, allocation, feedback and thoughts|
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- Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers Open Day at Ravenspring Park
- Spamalot at the Victoria Theatre
- Buy Your Bird Boxes from The Phoenix Shed
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Citizens Advice Calderdale has launched a new service called ‘Help to Claim’ for those who need to apply for Universal Credit in Calderdale.
They are working in collaboration with the Citizens Advice Network and more locally with Calderdale Council and Job Centre Plus (Calderdale) to support people in submitting their Universal credit application to get their first full payment.
Help will be tailored to the individual and be available; face to face, over the phone (0800 144 8444) and online through webchat and advice content (www.citizensadvice.org.uk). This may include assistance with the online application form or help with providing evidence like childcare costs.
The main drop-in has now moved to Customer First so that they can work with the existing Council team to help people start a claim and get ready for their work coach appointment. They will be there Monday to Friday, 10:00am-1:00pm for clients needing help with making a claim and generalist advice needs.
Just as a reminder, they continue to offer bespoke debt advice via their team of specialist debt caseworkers, who help people manage problem debt and the Improving Lives team who help clients make appeals in relation to ESA, PIP and DLA.
If any partners would like further information about the Help to Claim service or any other services available at Citizens Advice Calderdale, please contact Caroline Jones on 01422 340303 or email@example.com
Bored? Need a new challenge? Meet new people – Gain work experience – Increase your confidence.
At Elland Children’s Centre on Tuesday 11 June, 10:00am-12:00pm.
This session will provides you with all the information you need about becoming a
volunteer with North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres.
Refreshments (tea and coffee) will be provided.
To book, please ask at you local Children’s Centre or call on 01422 251090.
An RSPCA Snip & Chip event in Elland is fast approaching!
If you receive any of the listed benefits, you qualify for snipping and chipping (pets only 😄)
Also available is neutering vouchers, flea and worm treatments
And a FREE goodie bag.
Appointments only on Tuesday 30 April 2019, 11am – 3:30pm
To make an appointment, please call the RSPCA Animal Centre on 01422 365628.
Dirty Dancing is coming to the Victoria Theatre Halifax this April!
The classic story will be performed on stage, Wednesday 17–Saturday 20 April, 7:30pm-9:30pm.
Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.
Don’t miss your chance to see this sensational new production.
To book tickets from £31.75 go to https://www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/whats-on/dirty-dancing-classic-story-stage or call the Box Office on 01422 351158.
Pond Life (15) will be shown Friday 3 May-Thursday 9 May at various times in the Copper & Red Brick Auditorium at Square Chapel Arts Centre.
It’s summertime 1994 in a quiet ex-mining village in Yorkshire. Trevor is treading on everyone’s toes at home as misfit Pogo is trying to make sense of the world. Lovesick Malcolm is trying to mend his broken heart and best friends Shane and David have nothing better to do. When rumours of a giant carp at the local ponds begin to swirl about town, this young community, led by Trevor, embark on a fishing expedition they will never forget.
With breakout performances by a cast of rising stars, and an evocative original score by Richard Hawley, this bittersweet debut feature sits alongside Billy Elliott and Brassed Off in the great British tradition of films about post-industrial communities.
This event is part of the Square Chapel Up North: Film & Television Festival.
For more information and to book tickets at £7-£5 visit https://www.squarechapel.co.uk/whats-on/pond-life/
Where shopping comes to life… at your local markets.
Calderdale is a place where there is a real buzz in the air. People talking, shopping, meeting friends and buying from local people they trust.
Calderdale markets are not like typical supermarkets where you get what you need and go, they are bursting at the seams with energy and friendliness. The traders are always looking out for new products to bring to our markets and many cook, bake and sew themselves, so you know you’re getting local quality at great prices.
The famous market halls have everything you need, when you need it.
Take a trip to your local market and see for yourself. Great products, great value and great people to talk to!