During lockdown, some children and young people may be being abused and exploited at home.
These children need your help! As a neighbour or key worker visiting homes for any reason, you may be the only person able to spot abuse and report it.
Sure Start North Halifax Partnership are pleased to be able to deliver the following courses to you at home.
- Baby Massage
- Baby Yoga
- Parents and Baby Pilates
- Parenting Teenagers
- Top tips for remaining positive during uncertainty
- Top tips for managing children’s behaviour
Download course list FLT online courses May and June 2020
Classes will be brought direct to you online via Zoom. Zoom is a simple app for your phone, tablet, laptop or computer. It allows us to still hold classes face to face but in a virtual space. Everyone can see and hear each other, we can still learn, laugh, smile and gain the all-important social contact that you and your babies need.
If you are offered a place on the course you will be notified by text on around a week before the courses is due to start. You will then be contacted by the trainer a short time later by emailed with instructions on how to join the session.
To apply for a place please complete the booking form below please remember places are limited. Our usual allocation procedures still apply. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lower Valley Family support team have put a cheerful video together in the hope to lift your spirits and to remind you that they are still there for you.
You can contact the Lower Valley Support Team on 01484 368821.
And you can join them in a little dance with this uplifting video!
A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children.
With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.
The book – aimed primarily at children aged 6-11 years old – is a project of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, a unique collaboration of United Nations agencies, national and international nongovernmental organizations and international agencies providing mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings.
During the early stages of the project, more than 1700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world shared how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. The input was invaluable to script writer and illustrator Helen Patuck and the project team in making sure that the story and its messages resonated with children from different backgrounds and continents.
In order to reach as many children as possible, the book will be widely translated, with six language versions released today and more than 30 others in the pipeline. It is being released as both an online product and audio book.
Healthy Futures Calderdale has introduced a new way for school-aged children and young people and families to access advice and support about any physical health or emotional wellbeing
ChatHealth is an NHS-approved secure and confidential text messaging service. To access ChatHealth, TEXT 07480 635297 (young people) or 07507 332157 (parents/carers) to start a conversation. Texts will cost the same as a standard text or will come out of your contract message allowance.
From 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, experienced clinicians are waiting to help. Messages outside this time frame will receive an automated response letting you know when you will receive a reply, and who to contact to get immediate help.
Healthy Futures Calderdale specialist teams can support families with things like: sleep, bullying, healthy eating, allergies, continence, safeguarding, sexual health, behavioural problems, emotional wellbeing, relationships, drugs and alcohol, bereavement, puberty and growing up, complex health needs, and body worries, and can signpost or refer on to other services as appropriate.
Clinicians can also be contacted by calling 0303 330 9974.
Noah’s Ark Centre have now successfully transitioned all their counselling services to online formats.
Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, the centre had suspended all their face-to-face consultation.
Since Monday the 11th of May 2020, they have been able to offer help and support online via videochat or over the phone.
Read the following excerpt from their Facebook page:
For anything from careers advice to emotional support, there are services aimed specifically to young people offering digital or telephone support.
- Youth Works – https://www.facebook.com/Youth-Works-Calderdale
Housing and benefits advice, or anything else!
- https://www.kooth.com/ – Online mental wellbeing community
Free, safe and anonymous support for young people
- CK Careers – https://ckcareersonline.org.uk/
Support advice and guidance, mostly around education and employment
- Open Minds Calderdale – http://www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk/
Advice, signposting for young people and children
- The hub @ Pellon – TheHubPellon@newground.co.uk
- Branching out – https://www.facebook.com/Branching.Out.Humankind
Advice on drugs, alcohol, sex and smoking
- Calderdale Council / OrangeBox / West Yorkshire Positive Futurescalderdaleyoungcarers@calderdale.gov.uk
Youth works timetable of sessions – check for opening times for non virtual sessions
At Healthy Futures Calderdale we know this is a worrying time for everyone.
Helping children and young people cope with the information and changes related to the Coronavirus can be a huge challenge. From school closures and social distancing to increased awareness of infection and hygiene, there is a lot for children and families to process.
This guide brings together trustworthy information and resources to support you and your family during these difficult times.
Included in this list:
– Local help and wellbeing support
– What to do if your child is unwell
– Helping children and young people to understand COVID-19
– Responding to children and young people’s anxiety about COVID 19
– Bereavement support for children and young people during COVID 19
– Looking after parent and carer wellbeing during COVID 19
– Staying safe online during COVID 19
– Support for children and young people with additional needs
– Things to do while staying at home during COVID 19
Calderdale Disability Sports inclusive dance partner, Flamingo Chicks have created new, free, professional online classes that will help get SEND children & young people moving and are also linked to the curriculum.
Adaptations are also provided throughout, including ways for parents and carers to support their child/children and ways of translating different movements (including Makaton signing). Two classes are available now, with more coming very soon; One example here Space Theme.
To find out more about the ‘Flamingo Chicks Virtual Classes’ and other inclusive activities, visit their website: