Young People

New Digibete Website Giving Information About Type 1 Diabetes for Young People and Families

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Digibete is a newly launched website / video platform to share videos and educational resources about Type 1 Diabetes. The content is designed to help support children, young people and families self manage their own diabetes by extending the reach of clinical teams online. The aim to increase Education, Awareness and Training for Type 1 but not a substitute for your own diabetes specialist HCPs.

This is a true collaboration between a clinical team and a parent led initiative. The creation of this site together is a reflection of the wider values of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust:

The site is patient centred – this site is for all children, young people and families living with diabetes. The content of the site will evolve in response to patients’ requests

There is a free to access site for everyone; no registrations, no payment

The team is collaborative – we are all one team with a common purpose, working in partnership with patients and families

The team is accountable – the content is all co-designed with patients and families, clinically accurate, peer reviewed and in line with the NHS Digital safety standard SCCI0129

The site is meant to be empowering celebrating positivity and success by sharing stories.

Whilst there is a clinical team behind the DigiBete site, no personal advice can be given. Individuals should always contact their own diabetes team for information.

Update on Saturday Splat at Wellholme Children’s Centre

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Saturday Splat is a group for Parents and Carers of children with additional needs and their siblings of any age.

It is a fun environment where families can engage together in varied activities for just £1.50 per family.

This is a drop-in session and therefore no booking is required.

Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

First Saturday in every month (second Saturday if the first falls on a Bank Holiday weekend except for April and August – no session)
10.00am–11.30am

For more information contact Wellholme Park Children’s Centre on: 01484 714768

Saturday Splat will be held on the following dates:

  • 6 January
  • 3 February
  • 3 March
  • No Saturday Splat on 7 April – closed for Easter Break 
  • 12 May
  • 2 June
  • 7 July
  • No Saturday Splat on 4 August – closed for summer break 
  • 1 September
  • 6 October
  • 3 November

Protect Your Children Online – Be Share Aware with NSPCC

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It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe.

NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to help parents untangle the web. And teach their children to be Share Aware.

Because, just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online.

Talk about their online world

We talk to children about crossing the road, bullying and speaking to strangers. But what about staying safe in the digital world?

Having regular conversations about what your child is doing online – just like you would their day at school – is the best way to keep them safe.

You’ll be able to spot any problems, encourage them to come to you if they’re worried and make sure they know what’s ok to share online – and what’s not.

You can find out more about the social networks, apps and games your child uses with the NSPCC’s Net Aware tool.

3 tips to help start the conversation

  1. Explore sites and apps together and talk about any concerns.
  2. Ask your child if they know how to stay safe online.
  3. Talk about personal information and what to share online.

Flat Stanley at Elland and Rastrick Libraries

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Stanley Lambchop is just a normal healthy boy, but ever since a large notice board fell on him, he’s been only half an inch thick. But amazing things can happen to you when you are flat! Enjoy the magical and brilliantly funny adventures of Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. You will make your own Flat Stanley and Airmail envelope.

This activity is suitable for children aged 5-8.

Tuesday 20 February, 10:30-11:30 at Elland Library.

Tuesday 20 February, 2pm-3pm at Rastrick Library.

Tickets are £3 per child and are available through Ticketsource.

All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For further information email Elland library at elland.library@calderdale.gov.uk or call on 01422 374472.

For the Rastrick session email Rastrick library rastrick.library@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01484 714858.

Children’s Mental Health Week 2018

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Just a reminder that 5-11 February 2018 is Children’s Mental Health Week.

This year the week was launched by the Royal Patron the Duchess of Cambridge who spoke to pupils, parents and teachers about ‘Being Ourselves’

 

Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to support children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. Now in its fourth year, they hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word.

Children’s Mental Health Week 2018 – #BeingOurselves

Some children and young people can find it difficult to think positively about themselves. Low self-esteem affects more than 8 in 10 of the pupils who have Place2Be one-to-one support.

That’s why this Children’s Mental Health Week (5-11 February 2018) Place2Be is highlighting the importance of ‘Being Ourselves’. Place2Be is inviting everyone – children, young people and adults – to come together and celebrate the unique qualities and strengths in themselves and others.

When we have a positive view of ourselves, it can help us to cope with life’s challenges and make better connections with others.

At the same time, celebrating the unique strengths of the people around us can enable us to come together in our schools, workplaces and communities.

Whether you’re a parent, someone who works with children, or even just someone who is passionate about supporting children and young people’s mental health – you can support the campaign by getting involved and spreading the word.

Let’s celebrate ‘Being Ourselves’ together.

 

Barnardo’s Positive Identities: Celebration Event

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Barnardo’s Positive Identities Service is holding an event to celebrate the achievements of their service and service users in Calderdale.

As part of the experience the young people will guide you through a journey, showcasing our work, celebrating our partnerships, and providing further information about the service.

The experience will include:

  • Visual and audio art by young people
  • Performances by young people
  • Carousel resource sharing
  • A marketplace for partnership organisations
  • Discussion panel with our young people
  • Discussions, in small groups, with key figures in local LGBTQ work

Join Barnardo’s to celebrate the achievements of young people, volunteers and services in Calderdale at The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre on Wednesday 8 February, 12:00-4pm. Tickets are FREE but please register with Eventbrite.

Lunch will be provided – please advise of any dietary requirements.

GFB seasonal work opportunity (part-time, flexible)

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Green Future Building (GFB), a not for profit social enterprise, supplies an innovative range of nature conservation products from its Elland Bridge manufacturing workshop.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone with practical skills to work with GFB on a part-time (flexible hours to suit both the candidate and GFB) fixed term basis.

You will be a self-starter with a hands-on background (joinery preferred), within easy reach of Elland (M62 J24), and able to work with young people, communities and outdoors on eco ‘design & build’ projects.

This would best suit a “birder” or “naturalist”, or someone with an interest in wildlife conservation looking to progress into the wider employment market – due to our social enterprise ethos and the types of products we produce, however this is not a requirement.

Enquiries to John Beaumont 07917 167779 or via greenfuturebuilding.org.uk

 See GFB’s website and social media for bird and photography hides, screens and platforms, tern rafts, sand martin banks, boxes for species of conservation concern, rain garden planters, box sluices and wetland management services.

GFB are leading suppliers of specialist conservation products designed and built to a very high standard to meet all the rigours of life in some of Britain’s wildest landscapes. They are committed to their founding principles of building with recycled and sustainable materials where and whenever possible and to social inclusion focusing on learning, training and employment creation, working with disadvantaged communities, groups and individuals.

Their ethos is “Working together to make our countryside a richer place for wildlife and people”.

Childminder Support Meeting – Updates on 30 Hour Funding

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Facilitated by Kathy Norris and Emma Wood, the meeting will be at the Heath Campus on Tuesday 6 February, 6:30pm-9:45pm. 

Nikki Wood will discuss updates on 30 hours funding followed by a question and answer session. There will also be a discussion around recommendations made by Ofsted.

All childminders are welcome.

To book a place email QISO@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 394109.

Have Your Say: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision

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Consultation on the Government green paper will close at noon on Friday 2 March 2018.

The consultation on this green paper on children and young people’s mental health sets out this Government’s ambition to ensure that those who need it are able to access the right help for their mental health, in the right place and at the right time.

The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention particularly in or linked to schools and colleges.

A green paper is a document where the Government states what it wants to do, so that people can tell the Government what they think.

There is a quick read version of the children and young people’s mental health green paper to explain what changes the Government want to make. The changes will affect:

  • pupils, students and staff at schools and colleges
  • specialist mental health services
  • families and communities

More in-depth information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision-a-green-paper but the actual consultation process is through another website.

Emotional Health & Wellbeing – Survey for Parents, Carers and Family Members

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Calderdale Council are consulting with parents, carers and family members to inform the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Local Transformation Plan. If you are a parent/carer or family member then please complete the anonymous survey using the link below. On average the survey takes less than 5 minutes, which I hope encourages you to fill it out.  If you wish to make any general comments about the survey or want to know more about the Local Transformation Plan, please contact Joanna.marshall@calderdale.gov.uk  

Survey Link:   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CMBC-EHWB