Children and Young People

February Half Term activities from Time Out Calderdale

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February half-term is already upon us, and Time Out Calderdale have got an adventurous programme in store. From archery to acting, there’s something for everyone!All are free to attend for children and young people in Calderdale.BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment👇🏽Full timetable: https://www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk/timetable.htmlAnd don’t forget to tell your friends!

Fun & Games at Cricket Asylum, Sowerby BridgeWeds 15th Feb, 9am – 12pm
Ages 7-14

Valley Theatre Workshop at Calder HighWeds 15th Feb, 10am – 3pm
Ages 10-16

Outward Bounds (indoors) at C I Adventures, HalifaxFri 17th Feb, 10am – 3pm
Ages 10-14

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week 6-12 February

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This year’s #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek (6-12 February 2023) theme is ‘Let’s Connect’.

1 in 6 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health condition.

We’re proud to be supporting Place2Be #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek campaign, raising awareness of the importance of children and young people’s mental health.

Join us and help shine a light on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.

For local support, you can contact your Children’s Centre. Our Family Support Team are only a phone call away:

https://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/core-services/family-support-team/

Place2Be free resources will help children, staff and parents explore how to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways.

 

Learn more: childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk

Time Out free Christmas holiday workshops open for bookings!

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Time Out’s free programme of Christmas holiday workshops for children and young people is now open for bookings. Join us for a week of chaotic Christmas creativity and fun, with workshops in creative writing and drawing, boxing, making explosive Christmas gifts, an acting masterclass and ending with a singalong Christmas party. A free hot lunch is available for activities at the Orangebox. 
 
Booking is essential so check out our flyer for all the information

New ‘Choose Well for Mental Health’ guide helps local young people find the right support

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A new guide to help children and young people in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield choose well for mental health has been launched by the local NHS.

The ‘choose well for mental health’ guide helps children and young people, under the age of 18, find the right service for their mental health and wellbeing needs. It supports them to look after their mental health and wellbeing, how to access the right services when needed, and lets people know what to do if they, or someone they know, experience a mental health crisis or emergency.

The new guide has been developed by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and co-designed by children, young people with lived experience, and specialist healthcare teams who work with them, carers and their families.

Parents, carers, families and friends can also use the guide to look out for children and young people close to them and help them get the right support and advice.

Information about support and services across Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield are covered in the ‘choose well for mental health’ guide. This includes, practical things children and young people can do to look after their own mental health, emotions and wellbeing, to how to access family help and support, and how to contact specialist mental health services.

Find out more : bit.ly/CYPchoosewellformentalhealth

You can download a copy of the ‘choose well for mental health’ guide for children and young people, and the version for adults, from the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust website: bit.ly/CYPchoosewellformentalhealth

Covid-19 vaccination for children and young people

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The following table gives information on what vaccination is available to children and young people, depending on their age group and health condition.

Vaccination gives you and those around you the best protection against COVID-19. If you are eligible, please come forward for your vaccination now.

Visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119 for the latest information, to make a booking or find a convenient local walk-in service.

Download the poster here (PDF)

NHS Childhood MMR vaccination campaign 2022

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The NHS and Public Health England encourage parents to get their children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.

Parents and carers of small children are encouraged to ensure the children receive their vaccinations against Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

All three diseases are highly contagious and can cause serious health complications in unvaccinated children, teenagers and adults.

For more information please read the following (from the Gov.uk) website:

Measles, Mumps, Rubella explained (PDF 12 pages)

Measles: Don’t let your child catch it (PDF 2 pages)

Time Out network meeting to be held online on 26th January

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It will probably come as little surprise that we have decided to hold our network meeting online, as it feels too risky to bring together a group of people in an inside space at the moment.

However, we do hope that you will join us by Zoom for a shortened meeting on:

Wednesday 26th January, 10:30am-12.00pm

Although we will miss the coffee and cake element of proceedings, it will be fantastic to see you all and to share information about what’s going on for children and young people in our area.

We will aim to keep the meeting concise (as per agenda below) and, depending on how many people come, we aim to finish in the allocated time.We would appreciate if you could complete this form for numbers: https://forms.office.com/r/qBHPhMQVGn 

Apologies if you have already emailed but this form is very short and is the online booking.

  • Introduction to meeting
  • Update from Time Out – new and existing staff
  • Activity for Children’s Mental Health Week on the theme of Growing Together
  • Update (three minutes max please!) from all partners
  • Next meeting date
  • AOB

Join Zoom Meeting on this link: http://bitly.ws/nCunMeeting ID: 896 0311 8938Passcode: 740978

With very best wishes

The Time Out Team

Also of interest:

Join Time Out Calderdale network and take part in our meeting

Join Time Out Calderdale network and take part in our meeting

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If you work in any way with children and young adults in Calderdale, you may want to join the Time Out network, an organisation looking after the health and wellbeing of young people in our region.

There are plans for a meeting, inviting all the contacts of the Time Out network network.

The date has provisionally been set as Wednesday 26th January, 10:30-12:30.

Depending on the Covid situation, this meeting may be face-to-face at the Orange Box, or online, or a bit of both. Whichever way it goes, it will be great to come together and talk about what’s happening for young people in Calderdale.

The meeting will focus around Children’s Mental Health Week, which falls the week after and has a theme of Growing Together.

Time Out network meetings are unique, in that they bring together everyone who provides a service or activity for 10-19 year olds, whether that be a theatre, a support service or a local football club. It’s been fantastic to watch connections being made over the years, and unlikely partnerships forming which extend opportunities for young people. Sadly, these meetings have been a casualty of the pandemic and we’re really excited to be welcoming you back.

We also have several new team members, who are looking forward to meeting you all. Please let us know if you will be able to attend, and we’ll send you an agenda and more information nearer the time.

Please visit Time Out Calderdale for contact information.

Celebrating Uniqueness Photography Project for young people

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Celebrating Uniqueness is a Photography Project for young people, inviting them to share themselves through their pictures. You are encouraged to use any filter or technique to make your picture as unique as possible!

Send images that celebrate how unique you are, what you love and what you like to see. Pictures will be posted weekly as a gallery on the Time Out website and the related social media.

Follow this link for more information and for guidelines:

http://www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk/celebrating-uniqueness.html

This project is ideal to do alone, or with others (in a socially distanced way) and we will be posting, liking, sharing and re-tweeting.
We hope we will be able to continue this project in person once meeting restrictions are lifted, if there is enough interest in the project.

The images will be sent to a partner organisation and added to websites, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can be credited or not as you wish.

For more information including suggested Apps to use, download the PDF

Celebrating Uniqueness Photo Project.pdf

or read it below:

Open Minds is becoming Time Out

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Open Minds has been delivering mental health education and anti-stigma sessions in Calderdale’s schools and community groups for the past five years.  With a welcome and growing focus on children and young people’s emotional wellbeing, our work on Open Minds has been joining up with lots of other organisations’ work for young people – all of which has brought Calderdale to this point.
The name “Open Minds” has been adopted for the overall programme that includes all the various projects that support emotional wellbeing in children and young people, so we are changing our name to avoid confusion and what we’ve been doing under the Open Minds name is becoming part of Time Out.

We’ll be running introductory workshops for organisations who may be interested in being part of Time Out:

  • Monday 19 June 11am – 1pm
  • Tuesday 20 June 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Wednesday 21 June 10:30am – 12:30pm

At VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax HX1 5AY. You only need to come to one of the workshops.

Find out what Time Out is all about and how your organisation can get involved.  This is open to any organisation that offers activities that support young people’s wellbeing, to whatever extent.  If you work with young people, we’d like to talk with you about Time Out.

All are welcome but please book a place on 01422 345154 or by email to tara@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

 

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