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Children’s Mental Health Week – Help Shape Local Mental Health Services – Young persons survey

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Are you aged between 9 – 25?

Do you live or go to school/college in Calderdale?

If so, please could we ask you to take part in this opportunity to have your say on helping shape local mental health services. The survey is open from Friday 7th February until Friday 6th March 2020. Please find the link to the survey here

Open Minds

 

The information gathered is confidential, meaning we can’t identify you from what you tell us.

We will use the information to help us further improve mental health services
for children and young people in Calderdale.

We, the young people’s Tough Times Reference Group, have released this survey during Children’s Mental Health Week. This is to collect views from all children and young people on emotions and mental health support with the aim to help shape and improve services. We would like everyone who takes part in this survey to know its anonymous, and the results will be shared with managers of services that will listen and take these results from this survey seriously.

 

We hope to get a 1000 voices and would appreciate everyone’s help to achieve this

Thank you

Calderdale’s Young People’s Tough Times Reference Group

 

Open Minds Calderdale

 

Part of Calderdale Open Minds 

 

Would you rather kiss a jellyfish…

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…or talk to a friend who feels all at sea?

Surprisingly, for many the jellyfish is the preferred option.

But it need not be.

One in 4 of us experience a mental health problem each year.

It is not unusual.

It is not contagious.

A few words could be all it takes.

Time to Change work to promote discussion around the issues and preconceptions surrounding Mental Health.

It may be that the issue frightens you. It may be that it resonates within you for personal reasons.

It may be Time to Talk.

Visit Time to Change and find out how you can be the difference.

HALI-CON, Halifax’s own Comic Con is back! March 1, 2020

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Promising to be a great day out and entirely family friendly event, Halifax’s own comic convention, Hali-Con is back!

This is the fourth year this event is running and as always it promises to be full of exciting stalls of comics, toys and collectables, events and celebrity appearances!

Confirmed attractions and guests include:

Miltos Yerolemou (GoT) \\ Alan Austen (Star Wars) \\ John Mogridge (Star Wars) \\ Pam Rose (Star Wars)

Ghostbusters \\ Star Wars \\ Lightning McQueen \\ Superheroes & Amazing Display \\ Jurassic Park \\ UK’s only Gyrosphere \\ Comic traders \\ Collectibles

The event takes place on Sunday 1st March 2020 at the Inspire Centre of Calderdale College. Gates open at 10am for ticket holders or 11:30 for those paying on the door.

Event closes at 5pm.

Tickets are £7.00 per person if prebooked, excluding special events and pictures with guests, or £9.00 on the day.

For more information and to book your tickets, visit the Hali-Con official website. https://www.hali-con.co.uk/

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Introduction to Childcare Level 2 – 6 week accredited course February 10

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There are still places for the Introduction to Childcare level 2 course, starting February 10 at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre.

This course is accredited and a great starting point for anyone interested in a career in childcare.

This course is leading to 3 qualifications:

  • Level 2 accreditation in Childcare
  • Level 2 certification in Safeguarding Children
  • Level 2 Basic First Aid Awareness

Plus experience of working in a  childcare setting.

Course runs from Monday February 10 – March 16 from 9.30am – 2.30pm.

Venue: Illingworth Community Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane, Illingworth, HX2 9RL

To book a place please complete the online application at www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

Booking form found here: https://bc.formstack.com/forms/form_1_fsform3525422flt

For any queries please contact Leanne Barlow on 01422 266197

Sure Start Children’s Centres
North Halifax Partnership

Bookstart Busy Babies at Brighouse Library – Ages 0 to 2 *next February 4*

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Songs and rhymes are the best introduction to the magical world of language and literature.

Come along to Bookstart Busy Babies for 40 minutes of songs and rhymes led by our Early Years Librarian and Early Childhood Music Specialist, Ben Lawrence.

You and your baby will explore traditional songs and rhymes and add new ones to your repertoire.

Sessions run from 10.30am to 11.10am on the following dates;

  • Tuesday 4, 11, 23 February 2020
  • Tuesday 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March 2020
  • Tuesday 7, 21, 28 April 2020

Just £2 per child or FREE with a passport to leisure

All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Booking is not required, please pay on the day. For more information please contact Ben Lawrence on 01422 392620.

Introduction to Childcare Level 2 – 6 week accredited course January 27

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Sure Start Children Centres are hosting a 6 week half day accredited course for anyone interested in a career in childcare at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre.

Enrolment is on Monday January 27 from 9.30am – 11.30am

Course runs from Monday February 10 – March 16 from 9.30am – 2.30pm.

Venue: Illingworth Community Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane, Illingworth, HX2 9RL

This course is leading to 3 qualifications:

  • Level 2 accreditation in Childcare
  • Level 2 certification in Safeguarding Children
  • Level 2 Basic First Aid Awareness

Plus experience of working in a  childcare setting.

Due to the very high popularity and demand for this course, book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

To book a place please complete the online application at www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

Booking form found here: https://bc.formstack.com/forms/form_1_fsform3525422flt

For any queries please contact Leanne Barlow on 01422 266197

Sure Start Children’s Centres
North Halifax Partnership

After School Fun Fridays – New club at The Space @ Field Lane

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After School Fun Fridays is a new group starting this January, aimed at primary school children, run at The Space @ Field Lane.

Come join us in our play area, and enjoy our pool tables, and computer room.

Wii games and Free WiFi are also available.

The cafe is open providing hot food and drinks.

Sessions run every Friday 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

 

For information please get in touch

The Space @ Field Lane tel. 01484 556924 or email mail@thespaceatfieldlane.org.uk

 

Tots and Dots – Baby and Toddler Group Tuesday mornings at The Space

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Please note the updated day and time for Tots and Dots, the baby and toddler group at The Space @ Fieldlane.

Come join us for two hours of fun with art and craft activities suitable for babies and toddlers. There is a cafe open, so parents can enjoy a cuppa and a chat.

Sessions run every Tuesday 9:30am – 11:30am, starting January 7, 2020.

Each session costs £2.50 – pay on the day.

 

Find us at:

The Space, Field Lane, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, Brighouse, HD6 3JT

or ring Leanne on 01484 556924

 

Sparks! Half term fun at the Bankfield Museum – various dates

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As part of the Calderdale Photography exhibition come and create your own landscape picture.

The event takes place on three separate dates during the Spring Half term:

February 18, 19, 20 from 11:00 – 16:00.

Suitable for 4-12 years old. £4 per child or £3 for Passport to Leisure.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/979825569068364/

 

Part of the Calderdale Local Offer