VitaMinds – a free and confidential NHS service

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Vita Health Group works in partnership with the NHS to provide mental wellbeing services to support local residents in various districts throughout the UK. Known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).
VitaMinds is a talking therapy service designed to support individuals by providing the tools needed to get things back on track. It’s a free service. We offer a range of short-term psychological therapies to adults 18-years and over, who live and are registered with a GP in Calderdale.

We all experience times when we feel like we can’t cope, sometimes this can start to affect our everyday lives and prevent us from doing the things we normally do.

Depression affects around 22% of men and 28% of women aged 65 years and over, yet it is estimated that 85% of older people with depression receive no help at all from the NHS. “This figure doubles in the presence of physical illness and trebles in hospitals and care homes”.  In relation to those who don’t access support, this could also be enhanced with “People aged 65+ have an overall recovery rate of 64% following treatment, compared to 51% of adults aged 18-64.”

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry or low mood, then VitaMinds can help.

VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

How we can help

We aim to help improve the mental wellbeing of people suffering from:

 

 

Start now by using our digital referral assistant. This will guide you through some questions and take up to 15 mins. Call us on 0333 0153 494 during these hours 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday 9am – 12.30pm Saturday.

Migration Yorkshire – Local Migration Data update up to March 2022

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We have updated our Local Migration Data Dashboards with data up to March 2022 on our statistics webpage. You can follow the links under the ‘interactive data dashboards’ section to find a dashboard with accompanying video and text user guide for:

  • Refugees arriving through a government resettlement scheme
  • Children who arrived here unaccompanied and are seeking asylum
  • People who are seeking asylum
  • Applications and outcomes in relation to the European Union Settlement Scheme [EUSS]

The dashboards include key counts of the population in local areas, provide characteristic breakdowns as well as long term trends and comparisons to other local authorities and regions.

Please note we have updated the ‘people who are seeking asylum’ dashboard to now include data about asylum seekers supported under Section 4, previously this only covered asylum seekers supported under Section 95. We were also expecting to add data about the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) in the ‘refugees arriving through a government resettlement scheme’ dashboard, however this data has not yet been released.

We have also produced a summary of key migration trends from the latest Home Office and ONS statistics released last week.

Free Energy Saving Workshop – save money on your energy bills

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Want to stop wasting money on your energy bills?
Want a warmer, cosier house?

As energy prices are rising and set to continue doing so, you may benefit from tips on becoming more energy efficient or find out what help there is. Join the free Citizens Advice Calderdale workshop at Todmorden Learning Centre on Thursday 23rd June 2022 from 10:30 – 12:30.

Get energy saving tips and a FREE bag of energy saving goodies, including LED bulbs and draught excluders.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential. To book, please email susan.thorpe@calderdalecab.org.uk

Venue: Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub, Community College, Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 7BX

NHS Trusts recruiting in Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism

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NHS Trusts in West Yorkshire are recruiting people to a range of roles in Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism

 

 

West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Collaborative Recruitment Day
(Register : vfairs.com)

30 June 2022 11am – 7pm

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Leeds & Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have announced they will be jointly delivering a virtual careers fair.  The event is being supported by the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership and a wide range of external partners who work in the field of mental health, learning disabilities and autism.

The free online event will be delivered on 30 June 2022 11am – 7pm.

Job seekers and volunteer applicants can register here: West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Collaborative Recruitment Day (vfairs.com).

The event will provide people looking for jobs and volunteering roles with and exciting opportunity to:

  • find out about the wide range of jobs on offer
  • hear directly from Trust staff about what it is like to work in mental health, autism and learning disability roles
  • apply on the day for jobs and volunteering roles.

People can attend the event conveniently from any location as it will be accessible through mobile devices.

There will be a range of current open positions available through the virtual career fair, including both clinical and non-clinical roles, at a range of salary levels.  The event programme also includes seminars, aimed at the graduate and college leavers audience.

Interested candidates, or those who know of potential candidates are also invited to register for the event and refer other professionals within this space.

Rob Webster, CEO-Designate, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership commented:

“I am pleased we are supporting this event and encouraging people to work in three fantastic local organisations. We recognise that in the post Covid-19 pandemic climate, people are looking for opportunities to change and progress their careers and the NHS offers a multitude of roles and opportunities. West Yorkshire is also a vibrant and diverse area to live and work. Whether starting your career or seeking to lead in our system, there is something for everyone.

 Greg Moores, Chief People Officer, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust commented:

“This event is a fantastic opportunity for us to reach and recruit people who would like to work in the interesting and rewarding field of mental health, autism and learning disabilities.  As people continue to work remotely, the virtual fair is a convenient way for job seekers to find out more about available roles.”

 Muhammad Younas, CEO of vFairs commented:

“We are very happy to supply the technology that will help drive meaningful work that supports the community in West Yorkshire. We look forward to seeing all the wonderful outcomes that this event produces.  If your organisation is interested in working with us, please visit: www.vfairs.com ”

Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 17 June 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Dads Event: Woodland Explorers June 18th
  • Calderdale Forum 50 Plus – Next meeting June 20th
  • Brighouse Charity Gala June 25th
  • Safeguarding Week 20-24th June events

Have a great weekend!

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You can also contact us on 01422 252 209

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Brighouse Charity Gala June 25th

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The Annual Brighouse Charity Gala will take place on Saturday 25th June from 12pm.

It will start with the float parade which will conclude at Wellholme park.

There will be family friendly entertainment, stalls, food and music. Many charities will have their stalls to provide information on what services they provide.

Live performances from local artists have been confirmed through Creative Music promising this to be a sizzling event!

 

The event is organised and run by local charities and volunteers.

If you would like to become involved, please visit the event’s page.

 

Brighouse Charity Gala

VSI Alliance Update 17 June 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on local events and available training, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and consultations.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Partnership hosts Health Inequalities Academy – one year on June 21-22

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West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) will host a two-day virtual event on 21 and 22 June to celebrate one year of their Health Inequalities Academy.

Bringing together partners to explore progress and share learning, the event will highlight the work taking place to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged people living in West Yorkshire.

Initiatives include:

  • A cardio-vascular disease (CVD) targeted project
  • Early diagnosis for Gypsy and Traveller people for cancer and CVD
  • Access to maternity and mental health services for refugees and asylum seekers
  • A ‘Waiting Well’ initiative to support people experiencing pain whilst waiting for hospital treatment for bone and joint conditions
  • Work with Leeds Hospitals Charity on the allocation of £1.15 million NHS Charities monies for a range of projects from supporting asylum seekers and mental health care to support for young carers and improving access to health for people who are rough sleeping
  • A Health Equity Fellowship programme to equip colleagues with the skills and knowledge to tackle health inequalities, whilst delivering projects across WY HCP that take positive action to reduce inequalities

Robin Tuddenham, CEO for Calderdale CouncilAccountable Officer for NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and Co-Chair of the WY HCP Improving Population Health Programme said:

“We must guard against the inequalities gap widening further as we anticipate the lasting impact of the pandemic on the physical and mental health of the people of West Yorkshire.

The event will bring colleagues working in health inequalities together to tackle enduring challenges facing people in our society as we work to close the health and care gap, to share learning and make progress at pace.”

Dr James Thomas, NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board Medical Director-Designate, who is also the Co-Chair for the Improving Population Health Programme said:

 “Working together has been fundamental to what we have been able to achieve and provides a platform from which we can build, accelerate progress and improve people’s health for better futures. The commitment of national and regional leaders to our Health Inequalities Academy is confirmation of how serious these issues are and our determination to address inequalities.”

Dr Sohail Abbas, Deputy Chair of NHS Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group and Chair for the WY HCP Health Inequalities Network said:

 “The Health Inequalities Academy is part of our ongoing commitment to reduce the stark inequalities people continue to face. We’ll be looking at how the Academy has addressed health inequalities across the area and answer the fundamental question of what we can all do to tackle health inequalities through our specific actions”.

You can find out more about the event and the guest speakers taking part on eventbrite where you can also register your place and choose the workshops you’d like to attend.

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus – Next meeting June 20th

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Calderdale Forum 50 Plus meets bi-monthly to provide a voice for older people in Calderdale and an opportunity for everyone in Calderdale to contribute their views, tell us about their work or raise issues of concern.

Our next meeting is on Monday 20 June at 10.30am at The Shay Stadium in Halifax and is expected to last around one and a half hours.

If you live or work in Calderdale and have an interest in the lives of older people, we warmly invite you to attend.  We’d like to hear about your issues and concerns.  This will help to give direction to our website, newsletter and surveys.

If you are part of a community group serving older people – come along and tell us about your activities.

To join our next meeting, RSVP info@calderdaleforum50plus.com

NHP and Sure Start Children’s Centres recruiting – July 6th

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North Halifax Partnership (NHP) Sure Start Children’s Centres are excited to be recruiting for qualified and unqualified early years practitioners to work in our Children’s Centres in Calderdale. We have a variety of roles available.

Our Children’s centres are exciting places to work. All the staff are committed to supporting their local communities to provide high quality learning for children. We provide an excellent working environment where children and staff thrive.

We are currently recruiting staff for the following posts

Early Years Practitioner Plus

This post is for qualified and experienced practitioners with a passion for helping children develop to their full potential. This role will have the responsibility to lead an area in child development, such as speech and language, SEND, safeguarding.

Early Years Practitioner

This post is for newly qualified or unqualified staff, or staff returning to childcare following a break or staff who are looking for a new and meaningful new career in childcare. You will be working with children and their families to support them to develop and have the best start in life.

All our posts have an attractive annual leave package including a period of closure at Christmas, staff voucher incentives and access to an excellent and innovating training programme. There are multiple internal career progression routes within the different children centres.

 

Current Early Years posts

 

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green Children’s Centre
  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Innovations Children’s Centre
  • Advanced Early Years Practitioner – Elland Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – term time only – Creations
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Creations
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – term time only – Innovations
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – term time only – Wellholme
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Elland Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre

Other posts

  • Site Supervisor – Creations Children’s Centre

Closing date for these applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 6th July 2022

For an application pack visit our website www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

Or contact Julie in our recruitment team on 01422 251090

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.