Health and Wellbeing

Project Colt offering Warm Space facilities Monday – Saturday

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Project Colt/Colt Enterprise are now a registered Warm Space.

If you are finding it difficult to warm your home, you are more than welcome to come to us.

We have free wifi, Barista made hot drinks and a lovely and cosy ready corner.

You can find us Monday to Saturday from 8:00am – 17:30pm

Come along and see what else there is available for you!

Project Colt : Bridgefield Mills, Elland Bridge, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0SG

Greener Together short walks for women in 2023. Connect with the environment, meet new people.

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Greener Together will deliver further Sustainability Workshops and Walks for Women from the WomenCentre in Halifax starting January.

Sustainability Workshops 

Information on Workshops 2023 (PDF)
 
The team will be delivering short walks, taster sessions and short courses aimed at advising women who may be on limited incomes, how to approach living more sustainably. They will be introducing sustainability and making it more relevant on a day-to-day basis, looking at reducing costs, sustainable shopping and saving energy in the home amongst other approaches. Environmentally friendly goodies will be given out at each session!

The Sustainability courses are running January-February and February-March 2023.

Next 4 week Workshop starting 20th February

Walks for Women

Information on Walks 2023 (PDF)
 
Short, weekly lead Walks for Women starting Thursday 12th of January 2023 from the WomenCentre. 
These are short walks with the emphasis being very much on meeting new people, re-connecting with the environment, reducing social isolation, improving health, exploring the green spaces of Halifax and introducing women to the range of activities at The Outback Community garden and the services of the Women’s Centre. We will be walking at a relaxed pace; tailored to individuals. 

Free short 1,5hrs walks for women this winter

Continuing through to March 2023, there will be short walks with the emphasis being very much on meeting new people, re-connecting with the environment, improving health, exploring the green spaces of Halifax and introducing women to the range of activities at The Outback Community garden.

The walks will be at a relaxed pace, tailored to individuals.

 

Please call the WomenCentre for more Information and to book your place: 01422 386500

All walks start from WomenCentre, 23 Silver Street, Halifax, HX1 1JN

Support for all dealing with domestic abuse from Calderdale Staying Safe

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Calderdale Staying Safe is here for any individual aged 16+ who experience domestic or relationship abuse.

Our service is free and confidential, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, disability, religion or ethnic origin.

A diverse, experienced and skilled staff of female and male advisers is here to listen and where necessary, signpost you to the right organisations.

If English isn’t your first language, we may have advisers who can speak your language or access a team of interpreters.

You do not have to suffer in silence

The service is open to female and male victims as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Men can call 01422 323339 to make an appointment with a male victim support worker and can arrange a suitable venue at that time.

We know that is can be difficult for male victims to ask for support  but please reach out if you need help.”

For more information or to make an appointment please call us.

Calls are answered between 9am & 5pm. There is a voicemail facility to leave a message at other times.

 

Free Drop In sessions for Women every Wednesday 10-12noon at the Women Centre

 

These drop-in sessions focus on:

  • Domestic abuse support
  • Safety advice
  • Link to legal advice

VENUE : WomenCentre 23 Silver Street, Halifax, HX1 1JN

Please note: WomenCentre is a female only space.

 

 

Calderdale Staying Safe, Women Making Changes and Calderdale Counselling Team

Telephone: 01422 323339 

CREW Heart Support guided walks for wellbeing

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CREW walk Colden
CREW walk in Colden

CREW Heart support are back with their guided walking groups of about 5 miles (over 2 hours) to help improve your physical health and mental wellbeing.

CREW Heart Support guided walks January – March 2023

The walks take place around Calderdale and are graded according to difficulty and accessibility.

All walks are guided. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes.

Join and give yourself the opportunity for gentle exercise, socialising and enjoying the outdoors in a safe, friendly environment.

When attending the walks you will be asked to fill out a membership form and a disclaimer. You can request a paper copy or download the PDF from their website and bring it with you already filled out.

CREW Heart Support guided walks January – March 2023

New Year New Us – Healthy Minds Winter Taster Fayre – January 27th

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Healthy Minds Calderdale are excited to invite you in their open day, where they want to introduce you to all their amazing services!

Come chat with our volunteers and staff about what our NEW Warm Space Drop Ins, Volunteer-Led groups and Befriending Service can offer you or the people you work with.Enjoy some warming food and drink and take part in yoga, mindfulness, allotment and arts & crafts taster sessions.

You can also learn about our other fabulous projects, like:

  • Safespace – One-to-one support for anyone in distress (Ages 16+)
  • Link – Intensive support for people ‘stuck’ in a crisis loop
  • & Welfare Rights

Drop in anytime from 10am – 1pm on Friday, 27 January.

Yoga sessions will start at 10:30am and 11:30am; Welfare Rights service information talk at 12:30pm.

The event will be held at our main office: 1 King Street, Halifax, HX1 1SR

This is a unique opportunity for professionals to gain first-hand insight into our holistic mental health provision, services and activities so that you understand what patients and service users experience when referred to Healthy Minds. 

In particular, you can learn about:

  • Our new, volunteer-led Peer Support programme

  • Warm space drop-ins

  • Like Minds befriending service

  • Safespace – One-to-one support for anyone in distress (Ages 16+)

  • Link – Intensive support for people ‘stuck’ in a crisis loop

  • Welfare Rights
  • & more!

Find a Warm Space near you in Calderdale

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One of the ways Calderdale community is trying to help with the current cost of living crisis is by running Warm Spaces.

Warm Spaces are initiatives where a company, group or organisation open their centre to the residents of their community, offering a place for them to stay warm and where possible, have a warm drink, enjoy a chat, even engage in activities.

The link will take you to Calderdale Council’s Directory for Warm Spaces in the Calderdale Area.

Warm Spaces Directory – Calderdale

All the Warm Spaces listed are registered with Calderdale Council.

Does your organisation provide a Warm Space service? You can register your details through this portal and ensure your local community is aware of it.

The page has links for nationwide Warm Space directories and searching facilities as well.

 

Knitting group at Project Colt in Elland every Friday morning

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We are looking for ladies (or gentlemen!!) to join our knitting circle to knit some teddies for Zarach.

Zarach is a charity that provides and delivers beds and basics to children in Poverty.

This helps families in crisis rise up from surviving to thriving.

Eat. Sleep. Learn.

So if you would like to be part of our knitting team, in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere please contact

helen@projectcolt.org.uk or call our office on 01422 377176 or you are more than welcome to just turn up, on Fridays 11am-1pm at Project Colt, Elland Bridge, Elland, HX5 0SG

Rastrick Pole-to-Pole New Challenge for a New Year!

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Following the success of the Rastrick Around the World Challenge, we are delighted to announce that we have an exciting new challenge planned for the new year! Once again we will be asking the residents of Rastrick to move their way around the globe in the Rastrick Pole-to-Pole Challenge!

All details can be found on the link below.

https://active.calderdale.gov.uk/blog/rastrick-pole-pole-challenge

The Pole-to-Pole Challenge is shaping up to be our most ambitious challenge yet and will involve two teams competing against each other in a race to be crowned Pole-to-Pole champions!

Beginning on the 3rd of January 2023, one team will set off (virtually) from the North pole and aim to reach the South pole, while the other will set off from the South, heading North.

Anyone is welcome to join at any stage of the challenge!

Did you know? You can record your progress with The Space @ Field Lane!

Each week, the distance travelled will be updated, with a visual provided to see who is on course to reach the opposite pole first. It’s envisaged it could take anywhere between 6-12 weeks for both teams to reach their poles and complete the challenge.

To find out more, including how to join and several helpful links to improve your fitness, no matter your level, visit the Rastrick Pole-to-Pole challenge page!

Winter Wise 2022/2023 booklet to every Calderdale Household

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If you live in Calderdale, look out for your Winter Wise booklet coming through your door, jam packed with useful advice and contact details that will support you through the colder months.Our guide covers how to stay well, travel safely, protect your home and prepare for flooding. We’ve also included the support available to help with the cost of living increases.

A digital version of the booklet can be found here.