Young People

Youth Club – New at The Space @ Field Lane every Monday

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There is a Youth Club every Monday at the Space @ Field Lane for kids aged 13 to 19 years old.

We play pool, ping pong, listen to music and eat pizza. There is a computer room available including Wii games!

WiFi also available.


Sessions run every Monday 6:30pm – 9.00pm and are £1 per person.


For information please get in touch

The Space @ Field Lane tel. 01484 556924 or email


XANAX (Alphazolam ) Misuse Concerns

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We have concerns about the use of Xanax in Calderdale and the risks associated with it, sadly including death.

Xanax is not available on NHS prescriptions in the UK, it is only prescribed privately, generally purchased on the Dark Net.

Other areas of the country that have undertaken local campaigns have found that young people tend not to like fakes and that this information, backed by the negatives and dangers of bonafide products can discourage experimentation.  Dependent use, as with any substance, is harder to affect but the narrative of where and why Xanax became popular can help form relationships to assist with this

If you are in touch with someone who needs support please contact Calderdale Recovery Steps and/or Branching Out on 01422 415550

Calderdale in Recovery | Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction

The following information may be useful in discussing Xanax with young people and adults between 15-25 years. It is important that we consider the motivations of use and try to have informed conversations with young adults that we are in touch with about what is ultimately a counterfeit market.

If you have any information that you think may be of use in targeting our prevention strategies to specific groups using Xanax that you are aware of please contact

Niamh Cullen (
Public Health Manager (Drugs & Alcohol)
Tel: 01422 266160
Mob: 07714922673

Public Health,
2nd Floor,
Princess Buildings,
Princess  Street,
Halifax  HX1 1TP

Do Something February – April 2020 issue out now!

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The Do Something guide is packed with fun activities and events for children and families, organised by Calderdale Council services. The latest issue for February to April 2020 is out now!


Feb – Apr 2020 Issue

To read or download the latest guide, click here.

Printed copies are also available from libraries, museums, sports centres and visitor centres.

For more information about our Do Something guides visit our web page here


Click to subscribe to Do Something! or any of our newsletters here





Be Scam Aware – The 12 scams of Christmas…

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Please read this important advice from the SAFER team regarding current telephone scams – Please also pass on the information to friends / relatives that may not have internet access.

With the festive season upon us, we would like to draw your attention to our twelve scams of Christmas.

At this time of year people can let their guards down as the festive fun starts and the criminals try to take advantage.

We hope you keep scam aware this Christmas and have a fun filled, scam free new year!

  1. Subscription Trap: Offering a free gift or trial offer in return for Postage and packaging and your bank details…
  2. Bogus Charities: Make sure the marketing you receive is genuine.
  3. Pop-up shops: Often sell counterfeit and/or faulty items.
  4. HMRC: Phonecall claims you have over/underpaid taxes. Never give out bank details and hang up immediately.
  5. Bank scam: Call claims to be the bank, reporting suspicious activity. Hang up and phone your bank on a trusted number.
  6. Police scam: Similar to the bank scam, it will claim suspicious activity of your bank account. Hang up immediately, WAIT 15 minutes or use another phone and call 101.
  7. e-Greeting/online cards: They can contain malware
  8. Bogus gift cards: Be sure you are buying from a trusted retailer as they can be illegitimately replicated.
  9. Seasonal travel scams: Only use trusted online travel agents.
  10. Delivery scams: ‘Sorry we missed you!’ card with a premium number. Check it is a genuine delivery card. Trusted retailers will name the courier delivering your parcel.
  11. Smishing: Text messages pretending to be the bank requesting immediate response. Never contact your bank via text.
  12. Romance scams: Only use well established and trusted dating websites. Do not contact anyone away from the website. Trust your gut feeling.

For the detailed list, download the PDF: 12 Scams of Christmas

Be aware of the following:

  • BT phone call –  ( You may be called by an old BT phone number – These  phone numbers can apparently be bought by scammers), it’s an automated call that will you to press option 1……..DO NOT DO THIS AS YOU’LL BE CHARGED £35!
  • HMRC – You may be called to say that you owe £600 to the tax man and that they will arrest you. Don’t be fooled – Tell them you are already in prison!  HMRC never contact by phone or email.
  • Internet Provider  (Whomever that may be) – If you receive a phone call telling you that there is something wrong with your laptop / computer. Simply tell them you don’t have internet – If in doubt, you can always confirm later by contacting your internet provider yourself.
  • Call from your bankNow this is probably the most dangerous one – You might get a very convincing call from someone claiming to be your bank. You may think you’ve put the phone down to contact your actual bank when in actual fact the other caller has intercepted this call and you end up talking back to the scammers.

There are a number of FREE apps available to download to your smartphone which can detect and block unwanted calls as well as automatically identify & stop spam, scam and fraudulent calls. One of those is Mr. Number – Caller ID & Spam Protection

Mr. Number is the most powerful call blocker on the market. Block calls from people, businesses, and hidden numbers. Browse comments from other users when you get a spam call. Automatically block potential fraud and suspected spam calls.

Available for FREE (offers in app purchases) on both the Apple Store and devices that support Google Play

If you have been a victim of a scam or have come across suspicious behaviour, contact The Safer Team – West Yorkshire Joint Services for advice.

As a rule: If something seems too good to be true… it probably is.

New Suicide Bereavement Service across West Yorkshire and Harrogate

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A new service to support people bereaved or affected by suicide goes live on Monday (2 December) across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. The service is a response to the fact that people bereaved by suicide are more likely to suffer from severe depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, or even adopt suicidal behaviours themselves.

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service will provide support through one to one peer support, peer support groups and advocacy.

The new service, an extension of the Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service, is central to West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s plan to improve bereavement support, while it works to reduce the numbers of suicides too.

Support on offer, which will enhance suicide bereavement support services across the region, will include practical advice and signposting to other much needed services, for example counselling or financial advice.

A number of workshops are running throughout December and are open to all, irrespective of a coroner’s conclusion. People will be able to self-refer to the service or be referred by other people such as funeral directors, police, coroners, or NHS staff across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

Additional support will also be available to staff affected by suicide in the course of their duties; for example health, social care or emergency service staff. Help will also be available to people who have been bereaved historically yet feel they may benefit from peer led support.

Yorkshire and Humber has one of the highest suicide rates in the country. West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership is driving a collaborative approach to reduce suicide and improve services. It is working towards reducing suicide by 10% across the region and by 75% in targeted areas.

Referrals can be made by visiting or by calling 0113 305 5800. Practitioners will be based in Bradford, Harrogate, Huddersfield and Leeds but meeting locations will be flexible.

Support groups will begin in December at the following locations:

  • Kirklees group: Thursday, 5 December, 6pm-7.30pm at Support to Recovery – S2R CREATE SPACE, Brook Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1EB
  • Bradford group: Friday, 6 December, 6pm-8pm at Mind in Bradford – KenBurgh House, 28 Manor Row, Bradford BD1 4QU
  • Calderdale group: Wednesday, 18 December, 6-8pm at Halifax Fire Station, Skircoat Moor Road, King Cross, Halifax, HX1 3JF
  • Craven group: Wednesday, 18 December, 6-8pm at Settle Victoria Hall, Kirkgate, Settle, BD24 9DZ
  • Harrogate group: Monday, 9 December, 6pm-8pm at Mind in Harrogate – Acorn Centre, 101A Station Parade, Harrogate HG1 1HB
  • Wakefield group: Wednesday, 11 December, 6-8pm at Lightwaves Leisure Centre, Lower York St, Wakefield WF1 3LJ

People bereaved by Suicide in Leeds are able to access the linked Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service, funded by Leeds City Council. Referrals can be made by visiting or by calling 0113 305 5803. Leeds drop in group is first Tuesday of every month, Civic Hall in Leeds City Centre, 6-8pm.

Rob Webster, CEO Lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and CEO for South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said: ‘As someone personally affected by suicide, I understand the impact it can have on individuals, families and other people too. This service will provide essential help to those facing one of the hardest issues to face. This is something that I hope becomes less needed as we reduce suicides through our other work to help more people’.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership focuses on the health and care needs of local people across Bradford District and Craven; Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. The partnership is made up of a number of organisations who work together to help 2.7 million people in the area including the NHS, councils, Healthwatch, voluntary and community organisations. You can find out more at

You can read our Suicide Prevention Strategy and the Annual Report here.

Free Get Digital course from Potential4skills: Help to get back into work.

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Potential4skills is getting Digital this December


We’re offering a free Get Digital course to people in receipt of benefits


Candidates will learn:

  • ICT skills to manage your universal credit claim
  • How to find work digitally with online job search
  • Complete job applications form online
  • Create/edit and upload CV’s
  • Become more confident and motivated to progress into the job market

On completion of the course we will order the candidate either a Laptop or a Tablet which they can then keep so they can put into practice what they have learnt on the course


We’re taking bookings for the course now so don’t miss out. Please give us a call on 01757 322017 (option 1)

Dance Ability Calderdale – Children Dance classes every Tuesday at the Space

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Dance Ability Calderdale Dance classes aimed at children between 4 – 11 years old have started at The Space, every Tuesday, starting November 5th.

A chance for children to experiment and get involved in dancing, including cheer dance, modern Bollywood, dance improvisation and combinations.

The classes are run every Tuesday The Space, Field Lane, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, Brighouse, HD6 3JT. Classes start at 3:45pm – 4:45pm but please arrive by 3:30pm.

Each course is £5 or £25 for a block of 7 classes (paid in full upfront).

All abilities welcome!

To book please contact Karen on 07760 246724 or email


Greetland Goldstars Disability Football

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Try something new, get fitter, learn skills and meet new people!

Every Saturday, 11am -12 noon at the 3GI The CLock Tower, Shaw Lodge Mills, HX3 9ET

Age 7 and up but children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and adult.

Please contact John King on 07982 801988 or email for further information.


Greetland Football Club looking for players for Girls teams

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Our very popular Under 8’s girls team (year 2 and 3 at school) are on the lookout for new players. They train Thursday outside at Greetland Community Centre 5pm to 6pm

We also require players at for our girls Under 11’s (school year 6) and girls Under 12’s (school year 7). Both train Thursday evenings outside at Greetland Community Centre 6pm til 7pm.

Please contact John King on 07982 801988 or email for further information.

Greetland FC are a FA Charter Standard Community Club and offer football for all.

Brass lessons for children with Elland Silver Band

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Is your child interested in learning to play a brass instrument?

We have instruments available and places in our Beginner’s Class for children aged 7 upwards. Complete beginners are welcome, no experience necessary.

We also welcome children who may have some experience of playing through school to our Starter Band.

Classes are held on a Monday evenings, 6.30pm – 7.30pm for £10 per month. Why not pop along for a FREE taster session?

TO book your place, please send Elland Silver Band a message on Facebook and we will send you an application form. Or contact our Musical Director, Samantha Harrison on 01484 717126.

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