You can access Healthy Minds services in Rastrick at TheSpace in Field Lane every Wednesday 12.30 – 2:30 pm.
Healthy Minds will be there to give advice and support on a variety of issues, offer helpful information or just a cuppa and a chat.
You may need to make an appointment to attend the sessions so please confirm with Healthy Minds before turning up to avoid disappointment.
Healthy Minds Calderdale
t: 01422 345 154
The Space @ Field Lane
Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT
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Waring Green Community Centre in Brighouse are on the look out for new trustees. People don’t need to be from the Lower Valley to join the trustee board.
Waring Green Community Centre : A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Brighouse
From Highland reels to shuttlecocks, from curling to musical bumps, Waring Green Community Centre has got so much going on! With the warmest of welcomes, the centre boasts a large hall with a sprung dance floor and a theatre stage. With a range of other spaces, including a lecture room and a well-equipped kitchen, the space lends itself to so much activity it would be a challenge to find something it couldn’t accommodate!
Fast approaching its 150th birthday, the centre which started out as a Sunday School before becoming a church, has a unique glazed roof (patented by local architect TW Helliwell in 1878) as well as beautiful stained glass windows which gifts the building a wonderful atmosphere. It has been a community centre since 1953, providing a safe and warm venue for local people, activities and interest groups.
Run by the community for the community, the volunteers & Trustees who have kept the centre thriving are now looking for support from local people to join the Committee to keep this vital community resource going for generations to come.
Joining the Trustee board
This new opportunity for new Trustees to join arose as some of the existing board members have been carrying the baton for many years and some are now looking to pass it on to a new generation of dedicated local people. The centre would particularly love to hear from people with financial and/or administrative experience.
Being a Trustee is one of the most powerful ways in which you can give back to your local community and support a cause you really care about. By volunteering your time on the committee, you can help steer the centre to new heights and a bright future. The benefits to you in giving back includes boosting your confidence and self-esteem as well as allowing you to feel more connected to your community
This is an exciting chance to share your knowledge and experience whilst building on your skills further. Furthermore, this role is an opportunity to develop your sound judgement, interpersonal and strategic experience. Committing to this charity will give you incredible opportunities to develop your problem solving and organisational & leadership skills.
Bring your enthusiasm and fresh ideas to a centre that is at the heart of its community and reap the rewards of knowing you are contributing to a stronger dynamic place for all the area and beyond.
Full support and all essential training will be offered from the existing experienced & dedicated Board of Trustees. Board meetings are held bi-monthly, and out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed.
For more information and an informal chat about the roles, please contact the Chair, Tony Mead, by emailing email@example.com
We are seeking someone with enthusiasm, strong values, and a passion for empowering others.
As part of a neighbourhood-based team, the EHWB workers will be recruited from their local area and bring their knowledge and links within the community to the role. We require workers who live in following localities to apply. Part time hours and flexible working will be considered.
- North Halifax (Mixenden / Ovenden / Illingworth)
- Calder & Ryburn (Elland / Sowerby Bridge / Ripponden)
- Upper Valley (Todmorden /Hebden Bridge)
- Lower Valley (Brighouse / Rastrick)
Community Emotional Health & Wellbeing Workers are vital new roles created as part of
Calderdale’s ambition to change how mental health services work across the borough.
Ideal candidates will:
- Be passionate about reducing isolation and barriers to accessing health and
wellbeing services in your local community
- Enjoy being part of a team and making improvements in your local community
- Can build supportive and trusting relationships with people of all ages and
- Have a person-centred approach to working with people to support them in
accessing what they need
For more details please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01422 345154
Closing date for applications: 14 February
Interviews w/c 28 February
Part time hours and flexible working will be considered.
If you would like support with completing the application form, please contact Lisa Connelly from Halifax Opportunities Trust Employment Team – email@example.com or phone on 07891831740
As you may be aware, the NHS Healthy Start scheme is changing. By March 2022, paper applications will be replaced by applying digitally, along with some other key changes to the scheme.
Healthy Start families get help from the government to buy healthy food and milk and free Healthy Start vitamins. It is important that in our roles working with families, we are aware of the scheme and how families can sign up.
The supporting digital access to the NHS Healthy Start Scheme in Calderdale is a bespoke training session focused around Healthy Start. It will equip you with the knowledge to support the families you meet to register for the Healthy Start scheme.
Whilst the vaccine will not make you immune to coronavirus, it will significantly reduce the severity of the symptoms and prevent hospitalisation.
- It’s never too late to get your first and second dose.
- Your vaccine is waiting for you, book online, call 119. Over 18s should get boosted now.
- Boosters will be offered to 16 and 17 year olds once national prescribing arrangements are in place.
- Recent data shows two doses of the vaccine are not enough to stop people becoming unwell from Omicron but suggests a booster significantly increases protection against the variant.
- There are lots of appointments and walk-in clinics available to get your vaccine in Calderdale.
- 1st and 2nd doses should be the same vaccine type. In line with JCVI advice Pfizer or Moderna is being given for boosters. If people are unable to have this vaccine type due to a medical reason it may be possible to have AstraZeneca, after discussion with a health professional.
- If you have had COVID-19 you need to wait before getting the vaccine. 4 weeks for over 18s and 12-17 year olds at high risk of COVID-19, and 12 weeks for 12-17 year olds.
- Calderdale continue to offer enough capacity to offer everyone over 16 years a booster and anyone who wishes to obtain their evergreen dose
- On behalf of its volunteers Luddenden Foot Community Pharmacy has made a donation of £5,000 to Overgate Hospice
- Boots, Halifax marked their first vaccine anniversary on the 14 January
- We are planning further pop-up clinics to offer vaccines to: Homeless; those accessing Foodbanks; Asylum seekers and Refugees; those with Serious Mental Illness, People with Learning Disabilities (PWLD); Black and Minority Ethnic communities; Pregnant women.
- Offer boosters to housebound and care home residents who were unable to get the vaccine at first or second visit.
- Offering 2nd dose to 12-15 year olds in school and local offers out of school.
- Working with more Community Pharmacies to increase opportunities for people to get their vaccine.
- Will be working on a medium to long-term plan for the Calderdale Covid Vaccination programme to ensure we have the most effective and efficient model in place.
Key contact and useful links
Arts Council England are investing £5million into a new programme distributed by UK Community Foundations.
Application deadline is February 28th.
Further guidance UK Community Foundations website
Our Recovery & Support team at Healthy Minds is excited to bring the people of Calderdale a new-and-improved offer of peer-support groups, drop-ins, activities, workshops and ‘Walks for Wellbeing’ in our January – March 2022 programme!
Find out more about whether our services might be for you at our website: https://www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk/recoverysupport.html