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.
Being a parent is not always easy, that’s why Parenting Support Provision run courses to give you ideas and tips to help. They have dedicated teams that can provide structured and tailored family support that suits you. They offer practical, friendly advice to help you deal with any aspect of family life.
The next course starts on 13 July at North Bridge Leisure Centre. Mellow Babies is a 12 week course following ideas of Mellow Parenting which promotes positive parent-child interaction. Mellow programmes allow parents to take the lead in exploring their relationships and provide a structured environment where they can learn how to improve their relationship with their child.
For further information on this course call 01422 392689.
FREE half term activities for ages 11+ return to Orange Box Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June between 2 pm and 4 pm. Get all arty in our arts and crafts sessions; beat your friends at table tennis; sing your favourite tunes with karaoke in the atrium; climb to new heights in our bouldering tunnel; see what you can do wearing a bumper ball in our zorbing sessions; and come help us celebrate the half term break with an end-of-week DJ party.
No need to book, just turn up (you will need to register when you arrive, if you haven’t already, or you can fill out a registration form here and bring it with you when you come) For more information call 01422 433200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Orange Box young people’s centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF (next to the Piece Hall)
The Grow Your Own Potatoes scheme is a hands-on classroom experience and with almost 2 million primary school children benefiting from this classroom experience that is linked to the UK curricular, children learn how potatoes grow and how they fit in to a healthy balanced diet.
All you have to do is register your school to receive a FREE potato growing kit, use the supporting lesson plans and worksheets and for a chance to win fabulous prizes for your school, enter the competition once you have harvested.