Movember is one of the leading charities changing the faces of men’s health and addressing associated stigmas.
This year for Movember I am growing out my moustache. This is raise the awareness and money for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Prostate Cancer and Testicular Cancer.
This year has been an unprecedented year and has impacted people in many ways. Men are not as likely to open up, talk about their feelings or seek help when they need to in normal circumstances. Therefore, I wish to raise at least £100 to help donate to some great projects as well as empower men to open up and take action. It is okay to be not okay and recognising this can impact your mental health and wellbeing. I would greatly appreciate any donations. Spread the word and Happy Movember!
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- Your Views Matter 2020 Annual consultation survey
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Calderdale Council are writing to everyone in Calderdale who has been identified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) to make sure they know where to go if they need any advice and support.
If you have been told by the NHS that you are clinically extremely vulnerable you need to take extra care to avoid coming into contact with COVID-19 by staying at home except for exercise or essential medical appointments.
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You can also contact the government online for help at gov.uk/coronavirus-shielding-support
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Welcome to our weekly round of Thank You notes.
Each week we will be publishing notes submitted to us, thanking those who have made a difference or a positive impact to somebody.
Community Gymnastics- Hailey and Sarah
Thank you Hailey Dundavan for getting this started and keeping it going through lockdowns and holidays! Big thanks to Sarah Duffin for all you do to support Hailey too.
FROM LAWRENCE FEAR
We have reached a critical point in the COVID-19 pandemic we need your help.
Firstly we want to thank you for all that you are doing to keep yourself and our community safe. We know how difficult the period of local restrictions and national lockdown has been, but these sacrifices are a really important part of what is needed to reduce COVID-19 in Calderdale.
However, it is important that we are honest about the situation. The rates of infection have increased in recent weeks. Calderdale is ranked 19th in England for COVID-19, with an infection rate of 488 cases per 100,000. This is the highest the rate has ever been in Calderdale. We expect that it will continue to rise in the coming days.
Sadly, we are seeing large increases in the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 including many under the age of 60, and this is putting significant pressure on the NHS locally. At least 24 Calderdale residents have died from COVID-19 so far in the second wave.
The situation is urgent and we all need to act now if the national lockdown is to have the impact that is needed. We must do everything we can to follow the lockdown rules if we are going to save lives, protect our NHS and social care services and avoid severe restrictions over the Christmas period.
We all need to play our part in reducing the spread of the virus. There are three big things that we can all do to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities:
- Limit contact with other people to the absolute minimum
- Wear a face covering if we have to go indoors where there are other people we don’t live with, such as when food shopping
- Stay at home without visitors and complete the full isolation period if we have symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result, or if we have been in contact with someone who has
If you need more information or support to isolate, please visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/coronavirus.
We never fail to be inspired by the kindness and resilience of Calderdale’s communities during this pandemic. We all know what to do to bring the infection rate down. We’ve done it before and we can do it again.
Councillor Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader
Deborah Harkins, Director of Public Health at Calderdale Council
Please view the following important message from Calderdale Council about controlling the spread of coronavirus.
It is important we all follow these instructions to prevent tougher restrictions being in place for longer.
- Avoid contact with people you don’t live with
- Wear a face covering in indoor public places
- Isolate if you or someone you live with has symptoms
For further information visit Calderdale Council at www.calderdale.gov.uk
Curious e-Motion, our very first podcast, has launched! Hear fascinating stories from the people in arts, culture, and wellbeing – those who create it, shape it, present it and enjoy it!
We have 3 episodes ready and waiting for you! You can find them here:
Make sure to subscribe and let us know what you think!
1. Our Story – with me! In this introductory episode I share with you my story, how Curious Motion came about, and what you can expect from this podcast.
2. Laura Johansen on Calderdale, Gentleman Jack, and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Hear how Laura has supported culture and tourism in Calderdale, including some amazing stories from the BBC & HBO production of Gentleman Jack, plus her lesser known role as a diplomat!
3. Maisha Kungu & Jess Woodhead on creativity, self care, and friendship. A heartwarming episode from two local dance artists who grew up together. Hear their childhood memories of arts and creativity and what this means for them today, plus some great wellbeing ideas!
I do hope you enjoy listening! Episodes will be released weekly on Tuesdays from now until Christmas.
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This Thursday, 19 November 2020 at 7pm, Calderdale Council will be hosting a COVID-19 LIVE Q&A, all about how we can all help to bring Calderdale’s infection rate down to the national average.
The YouTube link below will take you to the live Q&A session.
Tune in from 7pm on our Twitter, Facebook or YouTube channel and have your questions answered live by the panel:
- Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health at Calderdale Council.
- Dipika Kaushal, Chief Executive at Voluntary Action Calderdale.
- Owen Williams, Chief Executive at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
- Toni Williams, Consultant in Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England.
Click above for the Covid-19 Live Q&A session on Thursday November 19th at 7pm