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
- Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve, Elland
- Carer-Focussed Rapid-Learning Pandemic Legacy Projects
- Healthy Minds Drop-in sessions @ TheSpace in Field Lane
- Take the Halifax Railway Station consultation by January the 30th
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The University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Yorkshire and the Humber Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Community of Improvement Network are conducting a research study to better understand self-harm in the region and to explore the barriers and facilitators to accessing support.
Who can take part?
If you are aged 18 or over, have experience of self-harm (e.g. by injury, self-poisoning or taking an overdose) and live in the Yorkshire and Humber region, we would like to speak to you about your experiences of this and of any help or support you have had.
What do I have to do?
We would like to interview people, for about an hour, about their experiences. Our interviewers are shown below – you can tell us if you prefer a male or female interviewer.
If you would like more information or would like to take part, please contact Jack Marshall:
Mobile no – 07380896205
£10 voucher available to every participant.
This study has received ethical approval from the University of Sheffield’s Psychology Research Ethics Committee
If you are thinking about hurting yourself or having suicidal feelings, you may need to talk to someone straight away:
Childline . Call us FREE on 0800 1111
Samaritans . FREE to caller helpline number 116 123
Calderdale’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Open Minds website
Carer-Focussed Rapid-Learning Pandemic Legacy Projects – Up to 10k Available for Successful Projects – Deadline Monday 31st January at 17:00!
The Commitment to Carers Programme team of NHS England & NHS Improvement is looking forward to receiving project bids from Voluntary Sector organisations on the theme of capturing learning and best practice around supporting unpaid carers / family members during the COVID pandemic response, including increasing uptake of vaccination of unpaid carers.
Our belief is that there have been innovative approaches developed at a local/ community level for which some funding will help to evaluate, sustain, communicate and spread best practices for wider benefit and inform and embed more collaborative ways of working going forward.
Submission deadline: 17.00hrs Monday 31st January 2022.
For More Information – Click Here to Download the Supporting Document!Click Here to Download the Project Bid Form! If you have any queries email: email@example.com and put NHS E&I Carer Spring 2022 Project in the subject line for easy identification.
We are a friendly, welcoming group and we love to try new things.
- Feel positive and uplifted
- Exercise your body and keep your mind lively
- Be part of something meaningful
- Express yourself
- Make new friends!
When : Wednesdays 1pm – 2.30pm
Where : The Lounge at Mytholm Court, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6DT
Feel free to come along and try it out or give Kaye a call on 07591157841 to find out more.
- It’s never too late to get your first and second dose.
- Your vaccine is waiting for you, book online, call 119.
- You should get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine gives most people a high level of protection against COVID-19 even in people who have already been sick with COVID-19.
- 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.
- 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.
- The NHS is getting ready to roll out vaccination to those age 5-11 years who are at risk.
- 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.
- Calderdale continue to offer enough capacity to offer everyone over 16 years a booster and anyone who wishes to obtain their evergreen dose
- Searches being conducted by primary and secondary care to identify eligible at risk 5-11 year olds.
- Additional sites offering out of school vaccination.
- Continue to develop out of school offer for children and young people.
- Starting in-school vaccinations visits again from 28th Jan.
- Developing a medium to long-term plan for the Calderdale Covid Vaccination programme to ensure we have the most effective and efficient model in place
- Providing more pop-up vaccination clinics, in-particular to focus on tackling vaccine inequalities to improve the convenience of the vaccine being on your doorstep and in conjunction with working with trusted local community members.
- Offer boosters to remaining housebound and care home residents who were unable to get the vaccine at first or second visit.
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Calling all males whose mental health is suffering – It’s time to bounce back!
Calder Community Squash is delighted to announce a new project – ‘Bounce Back’, designed for men accessing mental health services that will run from the beginning of February every Thursday afternoon (12pm – 1.30pm) in Halifax for twelve months.
The project has been generously funded by Community Foundation for Calderdale who work tirelessly with local charities and organisations to address inequalities and promote opportunities for those who need it most in the valley.
Bounce Back sessions will be held at Old Crossleyans Squash Club, home of Calder Community Squash. Each session will involve a 60 minute squash coaching session followed by an opportunity to socialise over refreshments. Sessions will be for all abilities, allowing participants to gain the benefits of exercise whilst being in a supportive and friendly environment.
For more information or to book your place please contact Aron@caldercommunitysquash.com
Calder Community Squash was set up last year by Aron Harper-Robinson in an effort to make positive changes within the community and society at large. Since becoming a community interest company CCS has gone from strength to strength working with people from all walks of life. This year CCS has secured funding to continue working with the young people from the Madni Mosque community in Park Ward through its ‘Squash from the Mosque’ project as well as a project delivering sessions to those who have worked tirelessly as carers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, CCS will be working with local youth clubs as part of an early crime intervention programme, as well as continuing its work with people with disabilities and local schools.