Health and Wellbeing

Verd De Gris present the Calderdale Community Cookbook

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We have just finished a community cookbook, celebrating local food culture across the borough.

All of the recipes come from local people, from Park, Elland, Todmorden, Brighouse, Ovenden and Mixenden.

We also celebrate the local shopkeepers + market traders who sell fresh fruit + veg in Calderdale and remain a part of local communities – butchers, bakers, fishmongers and greengrocers. This includes celebrating the wonderful international food stores along Queens Rd …

We also touch on the often difficult relationship some local people have with food / diet etc.

You can view the cookbook here :

Healthy Minds Managing Anger and Frustration workshop

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Is your anger affecting your mental health and wellbeing? Want to do something about it?

Join our Managing Anger and Frustration workshop

This course will provide an opportunity to explore our experience of personal anger and frustration and how we can work towards taking the first steps in learning to manage strong emotions, through discussion, learning from others and practical techniques.

Friday 1st, 8th and 15th Oct

11-1pm @ Industrial Museum Halifax

Download event flyer here

Booking and further information

t: Or call: 01422 345154

For wider information of Healthy Minds services, events and regular groups please visit our website:

Rhythm and Brews new class from Curious motion

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Looking for some joy and relaxation?
Join our new class!

Introducing… Rhythm & Brews

Join us for this fun and informal session to explore a range of music and movement styles – from the uplifting rhythms of traditional African Zulu music and dance to the relaxing notes of the piano as we stretch.

The perfect ‘pick-me-up’ for your body and mind!

Each session involves 45 minutes of movement and live music (bliss!), followed by time to chat over a brew. Open to adults of all ages and no experience necessary. And… it’s FREE!

1st – 22nd October & 5th – 26th November
12pm – 12.45pm: music and movement workshop
12.45pm – 1.30pm: time for a brew

Southgate Church, Langdale Street, Elland. HX5 0JL


A variety of music and movement styles are on offer, including:

Traditional African music and dance – release the tensions of the week in this uplifting and inspirational session exploring traditional drumming and movement from South Africa!

Relax, stretch & breathe – a calm and gentle series of stretches and movements accompanied by live piano. You’ll float out of the room after this one!

More to be announced shortly.

Come to all sessions, or just some, but please book in advance – spaces are limited.



Hope to see you there!


Rhythm and Brews brought to you in association with:


Local Walkers Go The Extra Mile For Mental Health

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Calderdale mental health charity is lucky to have three local people ready to step up to the challenge and walk 26.2 miles in the first ever 100, 000 person Marathon: this year’s official Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon.

On Sunday 3rd October, Anneliese, Jim and Louise will take on the world’s greatest marathon ‘virtually’ and walk Healthy Minds’ own marathon route through Calderdale.

The gutsy walkers will be completing the official Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon in Calderdale to raise funds for the local mental health charity, Healthy Minds, who provide vital support for people across Calderdale.

Team Healthy Minds are just three of the 50,000 participants taking part in the virtual event. Another 50,000 will run the traditional Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to The Mall.

Instead of heading to London, our local team will be walking from Todmorden to Halifax, passing through the local communities that Healthy Minds work with and provide for.

Poor mental health has and continues to be a huge challenge for many across England, with economically disadvantaged and younger people suffering more throughout the pandemic. The three local people taking on the Marathon challenge hope to shine a light on the local needs for mental health services.
To donate and support Healthy Minds ‘Marathon for Mental Health’ – visit
or text 70470 to donate:


Text MARATHON 5 to donate £5
Text MARATHON 10 to donate £10
Text MARATHON 15 to donate £15

Texts cost the amount of your donation plus one standard rate message.


If you need the help and support of Healthy Minds or know someone who does, please email

Visit Healthy Minds’ website for more information about their services:

Elland and District Men’s Probus Club invites you

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The Elland and District Men’s Probus Club are meeting once again at the Elland Working Men’s Club on alternate Tuesday mornings.
The first meeting will be held on Tuesday the 28th of September at 10am
The speaker will be Mr Paul Addey on the subject, The History of the British Motor Industry.
An invitation is given to all Men old and new members to come along and share friendship while listening to interesting speakers.
Just Come.
The Elland and District Men’s Probus club is a social club going on for over 40 years, for retired men of the town to meet and socialise.

Vaccination Walk in Clinics around Calderdale 20th-25th September

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These walk-in clinics are subject to change due to demand and vaccine availability.
Please check the type of vaccines being administered at each site.

Click here for the latest updates.

You can also book a vaccination appointment at


Monday 20 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Rosegarth Surgery 2.30-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Tuesday 21 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
The Boulevard Practice 2.30-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Wednesday 22 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Todmorden Health Centre, 2pm – 7:30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 10am – 2pm & 3pm – 8pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
King Cross Practice 2.30 – 5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Thursday 23 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)

Friday 24 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Spring Hall Group Practice 2.30-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Saturday 25 September 2021
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 11.00am – 3.00pm & 4.00pm – 8.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna, over 16)


Full information on clinics

Download the information here

Safe & effective adapted exercises to suit a range of abilities

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Exercises 4 Everyone offers a wide range of online gentle exercise sessions that you can access at any time to suit your schedule. Our exercises are varied in length, level, and style to suit everyone. Whether you are new to exercise, returning after a break, or are comfortable with low impact style workouts.


Our VIP package gives you premium access to our online member’s area plus a private Facebook community group with a library of long and short exercise classes and sessions.


Download the brochure here

Sophie runs weekly exercise classes at the OSCA Foundation sports Centre every Thursday morning. For more information, view the OSCA schedule of activites

Exercise 4 Everyone contact details can be found here


YH Falls Awareness Week 2021 online on Wednesday 29th September

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In support of this year’s Falls Awareness Week and Older People’s Week 2021, we will be running a Free Virtual LIVE Strength and Balance Class.  The event has been organised in partnership with the Yorkshire and Humber Falls Prevention Network.


The event will take place on Wednesday 29th September at 1pm.  The 1hr exercise class will be delivered by me (Leon Wormley – Level 4 Exercise Specialist) and will be streamed LIVE over ZOOM.  My mum will also be joining me so that we can provide a variety of seated and standing exercises.



Click on the link below to watch our event PROMOTIONAL VIDEO:


To REGISTER and BOOK a place just click on the following event link:


There are three simple registration instructions:


1) Register for the Event – Fill in details with an email address

2) View confirmation email of your booking

3) Click on the ‘JOIN EVENT’ link at the time of the class (from 12.45pm)



Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch with Leon:


T.  07740188212



Yorkshire and Humberside Public Health Network