Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing Zoom sessions from Healthy Minds

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The next term’s Arts and Crafts sessions by Healthy Minds are announced and you are welcome to join. No experience is necessary, just the willingness to have a go in a friendly, supportive environment.


Mon 19th Oct            Autumn Leaf rubbings/collage

Mon 2nd Nov            Quilting

Mon 16th Nov           Seasonal Decorations

Mon 7th Dec              Seasonal Decorations

Mon 21st Dec            Decorating Glass tealight holders (Winter Solstice)


The Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing Zoom group was set up in response to Healthy Minds participants expressing that they felt lonely, isolated and bored during lockdown. It was noticed there was a desire for people to occupy their time in a way that is positive, providing a break from the news and a chance to share and learn new skills in order to keep busy and active in their own time in and away from the group.

The Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing group therefore aims to provide this space; a safe and welcoming environment for people to make some ‘creative connections’ and is intended to provide some ‘light relief’ to improve our sense of wellbeing.

Workshops run via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 6pm-7.30pm Places are limited and allocated on a first come first serve basis.

The session link will be emailed close to the date of the session. Please book your place at least a week in advance as materials may need to be posted to you.


For more info and to book contact


Lower Valley Friday Flyer 20 December 2019 – Merry Christmas and we’ll be back in the New Year!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…


The Friday Flyer will be on holiday over the Christmas period. A big thank you from all of us for your continued support. We wish you a fun festive season and look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2020!

Our Friday Flyer will return on Friday 10th January. Before we sign off for 2019 we’d like to wish you a happy and peaceful holiday.

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from NHP

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Before we sign off for the holidays and a few mince pies we’d like to thank everyone for their support over the last year. That includes staff and volunteers; partner agencies, schools and local community organisations; and supporters and service users.

Sure Start Children’s Centres in the Lower Valley will close on Tuesday 24th December 2019 and will reopen on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

Our Staying Well team will be back in work from Monday 6th January. 

Lower Valley Friday Flyer will resume on Friday 10 January.

We’ll see you again in 2020 but in the meantime here’s a snapshot from our latest annual report….

Find out more here… 


Merry Christmas from the Staying Well team!

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ELEMENT XMAS BAUBLEBefore we sign off for the holidays we’d like to say a Merry Christmas to everyone especially the community groups and organisations who have supported Staying Well over the last year – we couldn’t do what we do without you kindness and generosity!

Please keep an eye on our website and social media as we will be bringing in the new year with details of our Staying Well Awards. And maybe while you’re enjoying your turkey or vegan nut roast, start thinking about the people and groups in your community who deserve some recognition for all they do.

Staying Well staff will be back in the office from Monday 6th January 2020 but you can also find information about events and services in Calderdale in our latest newsletter.

Have a peaceful and relaxing holiday!

Promote your physical activity session for free by joining the Active Calderdale Activity Finder by January 2nd!

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As part of Calderdale’s mission to become the most active borough in the North by 2024 we want to make it as easy as possible for everyone in Calderdale to find out about the opportunities to be active on their doorstep.

Following community feedback, we have created an online activity finder website, to showcase all of the great ways to be active in the borough from clubs and sessions of all sizes, and of all different levels of physical activity!

As someone who provides physical activity in Calderdale, you’re already a part of Active Calderdale – thank you for helping to get our borough moving! We’d love for you to log your session on our finder, so that we can do our bit to promote you and your activity. If you are a Friends of Park Group or run a location where other physical activity events occur please pass this to activity providers who run sessions in your park/space. Feel free to send this on to other physical activity providers you are aware of.

Signing up is simple, free, and should only take 5-10 minutes. The perfect task to be done in that strange time between Christmas and New Year!

For more information, including how to sign up, you can watch our video or check out the attached flyer.

Log your session on Open Sessions via this link

Check out the Activity Finder Flyer!

We’re in the process of filling the finder with as many sessions as we can. Once we’re happy that we’ve created a useful tool for the people of Calderdale we’ll be promoting it via a marketing campaign and through our networks across the borough. Please stick with us as we work to produce the best results possible for everybody.

If you have any questions on the finder, or Active Calderdale more generally, contact us at

Healthy Minds Christmas Opening Times

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healthy minds logoAll of Healthy Minds Offices will be closed from 4.30pm on Friday 20 December and will reopen on Monday 6 January 2020.

There will be no groups or drop ins running throughout this period.

If you need support, Spacespace at 1 King Street, Halifax, HX1 1SR, will be open on the following days:

  • Fri 20 Dec 6pm – 10pm
  • Sat 21 Dec 6pm – 10pm
  • Sun 22 Dec 6pm – 10pm
  • CLOSED Wed 25 Dec
  • Fri 27 Dec 6pm – 10pm
  • Sat 28 Dec 6pm – 10pm
  • Sun 29 Dec 6pm – 10pm
  • Wed 1 Jan 6pm – 10pm
  • Fri 3 Jan 6pm – 10pm
  • Sat 4 Jan 6pm – 10pm
  • Sun 5 Jan 6pm – 10pm

If you are in need or urgent crisis support please call NHS Mental Health Services 24 hours on 01924 316830.

National Helplines:

  • Samaritans 116 123
  • NHS Direct 111
  • Saneline 0300 304 7000 for anyone 16 or over; open 4.30 – 10.30pm
  • Papyrus HOPELINE 0800 068 4141 for young people up to age 35; open until 10pm daily.

Staying Safe – WomenCentre Drop-In Session Venues and Dates

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If you are affected by any aspect of Domestic Abuse the Staying Safe team can help. We provide Drop-In sessions offering

  • Domestic abuse support
  • Safety Advice
  • Access to Legal Advice


WomenCentre, 23 Silver Street, Halifax, HX1 1JN
Every Wednesday 10am – 12noon

Please note, the WomenCentre is a female only space. Men can call the Staying Safe team on 01422 323339 to make an appointment with a male victim support worker.

– Todmorden Community College, Burnley Road, Todmorden, OL14 7BX
1st Friday every month 10am – 12 noon.
3rd Friday every month 10am – 12 noon.

Please note – January only two dates, 10/01 & 24/01
Then 07/02/2020, 06/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 01/05/2020, 05/06/2020
Also 21/02/2020, 20/03/2020, 17/04/2020, 15/05/2020, 19/06/2020

National Domestic Violence Helplines

  • Women’s Aid: 0808 2000 247
  • Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
  • In an emergency, always ring 999 / 112
  • To report an incident to the Police, ring 101

For more information about what we do, please read:

Staying Safe Open Access Venues 2020

Calderdale Staying Safe Flyer Information


Sure Start Children’s Centres are recruiting now!

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We are delighted to be able to advertise a number of vacancies within our Children’s Centres across North and East Halifax and the Lower Valley.


Many of these opportunities have become available due to staff progression internally within the organisation:

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner x 3
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus x 2
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Receptionist/Administration Assistant
  • Advanced Administrator
  • Projects Administrator – North Halifax Partnership Ltd

The posts are Temporary until the 31st July 2020.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 10th January 2020

 For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply, please visit our website at:


Last day for posts in the Friday Flyer: Friday December 20 at 12am

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As we will be away over the Christmas period, the last day for article submissions before we close is Friday December 20th at 12am.

We shall resume as usual from Monday 6th of January 2020.

On behalf of everyone working on the Friday Flyer, we would like to thank you for your continued support. This flyer wouldn’t be possible without you.

We wish you a fun festive season and look forward to seeing you in the New Year!