Children and Young People

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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Upcoming Parenting Support Courses

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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.

Details of all upcoming courses available can be found in the Parenting Support Provision Leaflet.

Animal Adventure – Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

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Hop, fly or gallop to Eureka! for an Animal Adventure

Animal lovers will be furry-ous if they miss half term at Eureka! They are welcoming a bevy of beasts for an Animal Adventure from 27 May through to 4 June 2017.

Paws, trotters or wings – whatever your mode of transport – make sure you don’t miss out as it’ll be paw-some…

Event Highlights

FREE Half Term Activities for Ages 11+ at Orange Box

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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 hello@orangeboxhalifax.org

Orange Box young people’s centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF (next to the Piece Hall)

FREE activities at Eureka for Playday 2016

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play-day-logo-420x280Join Calderdale Play Service and Eureka! The National Children’s Museum to celebrate the national day for play.

Wednesday 3 August 2016 – 11am to 3pm
In the grounds of Eureka! National Children’s Museum, Discovery Rd, Halifax, HX1 2NE

All activities in the Eureka! grounds are FREE and include a variety of fun for all the family, including: hat making, den building, climbing wall and an assault course to name but a few.

For information contact Jenny Goodall at jenny.goodall@eureka.org.uk

Do Something! Summer activities for all the family

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Do SOmething Summer 2016 CoverThe Do Something guide helps you to plan an action packed holiday with your children in Calderdale.

Whether you want to get out on your bike, stream dip for minibeasts, hunt for fossils or get down to the park for a bear hunt there’s lots to explore.

Find an activity in the latest edition…

If you’re batty about bats, curious about museums or mad about football, there’s so much to do the only problem you’ll have is fitting everything in.