June

Join the Healthy Minds Volunteer Team!

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Charities in the voluntary sector are facing more and more challenging times, and we need our incredible volunteers now more than ever.We have THREE different volunteering opportunities at Healthy Minds, one of them could be right up your street!💭 Befriending Volunteer for our Like Minds Peer Support Project, supporting a peer to improve their mental health.💭 Walk Leaders for our Walks for Wellbeing programme💭 Volunteers for our Time Out project for children and young people, helping to deliver mental health education workshops in schools.Interested? Please pop Cath an email or call/text:cath@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk07960 972685

Become a Volunteer for Healthy Minds!

     

VSI Alliance news : Local business offering voluntary help this summer

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VSI Alliance wish to share that a local business has approached them and are interested in offering some time over the summer to support  a local charity or not for profit group.

The company wishes to help with any aspect of manual work needed, from gardening to decorating or another project if you have one in mind, ideally over the weekends in the summer.

They could prefer to donate this time to an organisation based or operating in Sowerby Bridge or the Upper Valley area.

If you would like to know more, please email Charlie at charlie.johnston@vsialliance.org.uk

West Yorkshire Police recruitment event July 7th

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Download flyer here

Are You looking for a new career?

West Yorkshire Police is looking for people from our under-represented groups to apply to be Police Officers.

We are holding a recruitment event on July 7th at Calderdale College from 6pm to 9pm.

More information and Eventbrite link here

This event is open to women and people from ethnic backgrounds aged 18 years and over as West Yorkshire Police is under-represented by these groups and is working towards better representing the communities we serve.

Spaces for this event are limited. If you are interested please email Recruitment.support@westyorkshire.police.uk

 

More information and Eventbrite link here

 

Summer of Live music at the OSCA Foundation Bar

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Live music is back on at the OSCA Foundation bar with gigs planned every two weeks for the next three months.

Unless otherwise stated, there is no entry fee.

Saturday July 9th  : A & E, Duo :  Albert Stott / Ewan ( See Facebook page)
Music/Songs from the past up to present day.
From 7:00pm

Admission is Free, No tickets .

Saturday July 23rd

 Altered State Rock Band
AC.DC. Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Thin Lizzy, Guns N Roses. Green Day.

From 8pm. Free Admission  No tickets..

 

OSCA FOUNDATION
Forest Cottage
Cousin Lane
Ovenden
Halifax, HX2 8AD

Focus Fest – Focus 4 Hope July 2nd

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This Saturday July 2nd come to The Cock of the North in Hipperholme for Focus Fest, an evening of outdoor live music and entertainment to support Focus 4 Hope.

There will be live bands, DJ, BBQ & Pizza as well as stalls and games for all.

The event starts at 17:30.

Visit here for tickets and information

Venue : The Cock Of the North, Hipperholme, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 8EF

easyfundraising – additional funding opportunity for your organisation

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VSIAlliance are keen to support the VCSE Sector with funding ideas throughout 2022, so we have partnered with fundraising platform easyfundraising to give you the ability to earn free funding through online shopping

How does it work?Providing access to an easy, free, and low-effort way to fundraise, easyfundraising turns online purchases into free donations for your voluntary organisation, charity, CIC or third sector group. Free to sign-up and free to use, it’s an easy way to get additional funds from something everyone is already doing – shopping online.Through easyfundraising, over 6,000 online retailers including Amazon, eBay and M&S, Sainsbury’s, Booking.com, Aldi, Trainline and Argos will give your organisation a free donation when your volunteers, staff and supporters shop with them. Anything from a weekly grocery shop to a family holiday can generate a free donation for your organisation.Getting StartedTo get started, set up a free easyfundraising page for your organisation – this only takes a couple of minutes. easyfundraising will give you lots of support to help you get up and running and raising as much as possible. You can even have a free 1-2-1 call with one of the team for a demo of the site, advice and fundraising Don’t miss out on free funding; register your organisation today.Introduction to easyfundraising – free webinarCome along to a webinar where Becky from easyfundraising will explain how it works, help you get set up and answer any questions you have.

Tuesday 28th June10am – 11.30amVia Zoom

VitaMinds – a free and confidential NHS service

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Vita Health Group works in partnership with the NHS to provide mental wellbeing services to support local residents in various districts throughout the UK. Known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).
VitaMinds is a talking therapy service designed to support individuals by providing the tools needed to get things back on track. It’s a free service. We offer a range of short-term psychological therapies to adults 18-years and over, who live and are registered with a GP in Calderdale.

We all experience times when we feel like we can’t cope, sometimes this can start to affect our everyday lives and prevent us from doing the things we normally do.

Depression affects around 22% of men and 28% of women aged 65 years and over, yet it is estimated that 85% of older people with depression receive no help at all from the NHS. “This figure doubles in the presence of physical illness and trebles in hospitals and care homes”.  In relation to those who don’t access support, this could also be enhanced with “People aged 65+ have an overall recovery rate of 64% following treatment, compared to 51% of adults aged 18-64.”

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry or low mood, then VitaMinds can help.

VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

How we can help

We aim to help improve the mental wellbeing of people suffering from:

 

 

Start now by using our digital referral assistant. This will guide you through some questions and take up to 15 mins. Call us on 0333 0153 494 during these hours 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday 9am – 12.30pm Saturday.

Migration Yorkshire – Local Migration Data update up to March 2022

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We have updated our Local Migration Data Dashboards with data up to March 2022 on our statistics webpage. You can follow the links under the ‘interactive data dashboards’ section to find a dashboard with accompanying video and text user guide for:

  • Refugees arriving through a government resettlement scheme
  • Children who arrived here unaccompanied and are seeking asylum
  • People who are seeking asylum
  • Applications and outcomes in relation to the European Union Settlement Scheme [EUSS]

The dashboards include key counts of the population in local areas, provide characteristic breakdowns as well as long term trends and comparisons to other local authorities and regions.

Please note we have updated the ‘people who are seeking asylum’ dashboard to now include data about asylum seekers supported under Section 4, previously this only covered asylum seekers supported under Section 95. We were also expecting to add data about the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) in the ‘refugees arriving through a government resettlement scheme’ dashboard, however this data has not yet been released.

We have also produced a summary of key migration trends from the latest Home Office and ONS statistics released last week.