Staying Well

Cloud Youth Project Easter activities for children and young people

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Cloud Youth Project, part of Reach4ward have prepared a series of Easter activity sessions for young people, starting the Easter term period and beyond.

Download list of activities here

All events are FREE and delivered safely under COVID guidelines.

More details on the activities

Self Portraits Art Project starting 7th April 2021
Join our professional artists in creating a series of 3 self portraits using different materials. Nothing too difficult but lots of fun!

Woodland Capers for 5 – 9 year olds – 6th April 2021, 10am to 2 pm
Come and explore local woodland areas and learn survival skills at our one day Forest School workshop with accredited Level 3 Forest School leader, Nessa Dear.

Walk on the Wild Side – for 9 up to 24 yrs, 14th April 2021, 10am to 2 pm
Come and explore local woodland areas and learn survival skills at our one day Forest School workshop with accredited Level 3 Forest School leader, Nessa Dear.

Street Art Project in Calder Holmes Park
Led by our Detached Youth Worker and Artist Phil Hunter and three other local artists.

Project funded by Hebden Royd Town Council and the LotteryAwards for All
Visit www.reach4ward.com

Staying Well is now on Instagram!

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The Staying Well Hub has its own dedicated presence on Instagram!

https://www.instagram.com/staying_well_team/

We hope to become more interactive this way, sharing images and updates.

 

We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that we are still here if you need us to lend a listening ear. You can refer yourself to us or request a referral from a GP, your support worker or even family and friends if you need some help.

Referral process information

No one needs to be alone.

How the Staying Well team can help you – Telephone Befriending Service

The Staying Well Hub Team are here to listen to your concerns and help you make sense of what is happening. Whatever you are dealing with, we would like to hear from you because help is always at hand.

We can offer assistance in a variety of different languages, please enquire to see how we can assist.

Referrals can be made over the telephone or you can visit the Staying Well website to fill out the referral form.

Individuals can refer themselves. In order to refer someone you will need their consent.

Contact us on 01422 392767 if you, or someone you know is isolated or vulnerable,
or if you are a community group and would like some advice.
Email: stayingwellproject @calderdale.gov.uk
Find us on Facebook: @StayingWellCalderdale

For more information visit the Staying Well Telephone Befriending service page

Staying Well is here for you

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January is a hard time for many of us and as we face our 3rd National Lockdown people may be struggling more than ever. As dark nights and shivery mornings become the norm Staying Well want to reiterate that no one needs to feel alone at this time.

 

Just like Michael
Michael is in his late 80s and approached Staying Well earlier this year as the groups he attends had closed and he was feeling quite isolated. He spent most of his career in the Army or similar endeavours and regularly enjoys talking about his experiences. Michael has family but because of COVID has spent most of his time on his own this year. Michael has been getting regular calls from our workers this year and appreciates this contact. Particularly talking to someone who has spent time with the military, as there’s a commonality. Michael misses his normal groups and looks forward to them reopening but for now Staying Well is a needed and friendly ear.

How the Staying Well team can help you too – Telephone Befriending Service

The Staying Well Hub Team are here to listen to your concerns and help you make sense of what is happening. Whatever you are dealing with, we would like to hear from you because help is always at hand.

We can offer assistance in a variety of different languages, please enquire to see how we can assist.

Referrals can be made over the telephone or you can visit the Staying Well website to fill out the referral form.

Individuals can refer themselves. In order to refer someone you will need their consent.

Contact us on 01422 392767 if you, or someone you know is isolated or vulnerable,
or if you are a community group and would like some advice.
Email: stayingwellproject @calderdale.gov.uk
Find us on Facebook: @StayingWellCalderdale

For more information visit the Staying Well Telephone Befriending service page

Staying Well is just a phonecall away

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With the nights drawing in and lockdown still in place with the potential that it may be extended, more people may come to experience loneliness.

According to the BBC, Lockdown loneliness has reached record levels. The numbers of adults who state they are frequently or always lonely has increased since the first lockdown earlier in March 2020.

There are several organisations who work towards reaching out to individuals coping with being alone throughout Calderdale. The Staying Well Hub team is one of them.

How the Staying Well team can help you

The Staying Well Hub Team are here to listen to your concerns and help you make sense of what is happening. Whatever you are dealing with, we would like to hear from you because help is always at hand.

The telephone befriending service is how the Staying Well Team can be contacted during the COVID-19 period.

 

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service

Isolation has never been such a concern and risk as it currently is but a chat with a Volunteer Befriender can make all the difference to someone who is lonely. So get in touch to find out how we can help you.

We can offer assistance in a variety of different languages, please enquire to see how we can assit.

This service aims to match clients with volunteers who have similar interests and common ground, aiming to offer a listening ear to those who feel isolated.

How you can request assistance

You can call the Staying Well team on 01422 392767.

Referrals can be made over the telephone or you can visit the Staying Well website to fill out the referral form.

Individuals can refer themselves. In order to refer someone you will need their consent.

 

For more information visit the Staying Well Telephone Befriending service page

Related article: BBC: Lockdown loneliness reaches record levels

Walk this way… into Walking Rugby

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Halifax RUFC are delighted to announce that Walking Rugby has arrived in Halifax.

In partnership with Premiership Rugby Club, Sale Sharks, Halifax RUFC will be running weekly Walking Rugby sessions at Ovenden Park. 

Walking Rugby is a slower-paced game of touch rugby that is ideal for those who are aged 50 years and older or those who cannot play contact rugby anymore. This is a less physical, slower-paced version of touch rugby with adapted laws to suit participant needs. 

The sessions are aimed to give rugby playing opportunities for those who may have never played rugby before and those who played previously played and cannot play anymore and want to re-engage with rugby at a slower pace. Sessions are a great way to increase your social activity and make friends with like-minded people. 

The sessions at Ovenden Park, Keighley Road (HX2 8AR) are open to ALL – both men and women and there are no age limits. Best of all, this activity is absolutely FREE! 

Sessions will begin at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays from the 16th September and the Clubhouse will be open afterwards for refreshments. All activities will be COVID Secure.

For more information email halifaxwalkingrugby@gmail.com

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale

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The Staying Well Hub Team would like to remind you that we are still here to listen to your concerns and help you make sense of what is happening. Whatever you are dealing with, we would like to hear from you because help is always at hand.

The telephone befriending service is how the Staying Well Team can be contacted during the COVID-19 period.

As face to face may not be an option for a while, this service offers a more personal contact to people struggling with isolation.

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service

Isolation has never been such a concern and risk as it currently is but a chat with a Volunteer Befriender can make all the difference to someone who is lonely.

Right now we are working with volunteers to provide a Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale who want someone to talk to regularly or just want to to hear a friendly voice. And we have volunteers from across Calderdale who can speak a variety of different languages!

This service aims to match clients with volunteers who have similar interests and common ground, aiming to offer a listening ear to those who feel isolated.

If this sounds like what you’re after, ring 01422 392767 to make a referral or visit the Staying Well website to fill out the referral form.

Individuals can refer themselves. In order to refer someone you will need their consent.

All volunteers must go through the safeguarding process run by Calderdale council and the entire process is closely monitored to ensure everyone’s safety.

For more information visit the Staying Well Telephone Befriending service page

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale

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Sometimes just a brew and a chat would just do and the Staying Well Hub team have found a way to bring this simple yet vital service back.

Although face to face may not be an option at the present, the new telephone befriending service offers a more personal contact to people struggling with isolation.

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service

Isolation has never been such a concern and risk as it currently is but a chat with a Volunteer Befriender can make all the difference to someone who is lonely.

Right now we are working with volunteers to provide a Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale who want someone to talk to regularly or just want to to hear a friendly voice.

This service aims to match clients with volunteers who have similar interests and common ground, aiming to offer a listening ear to those who feel isolated.

If this sounds like what you’re after, ring 01422 392767 to make a referral or visit the Staying Well website to fill out the referral form.

Individuals can refer themselves. In order to refer someone you will need their consent.

All volunteers must go through the safeguarding process run by Calderdale council and the entire process is closely monitored to ensure everyone’s safety.

For more information visit the Staying Well Telephone Befriending service page

Need some support?

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Locked down or self isolating? —You are not alone.

If you or someone you know is struggling with isolation, financial hardship or cannot get out for essential provisions during this difficult time there are people working across Calderdale who can help.

Click here to request support online.    

If you need urgent help and don’t have internet access call 01422 392890.