Children and Young People

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…

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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.

Bookstart busy babies at Brighouse Library

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Baby bounce and rhyme sessions for babies and toddlers aged 0-2 just £2 per child or FREE for Passport to Leisure card holders on the following Tuesday mornings.

Tuesdays 1, 8, 22, 29 March and 5 April
At Brighouse Library, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2AF – From 10.30am to 11.10am

All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer and booking is not required, so please pay on the day – For more information please contact Ben Lawrence on 01422 392620.

Free potato growing kits for schools

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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.

Click here if your school would like to register for your free potato growing kits or visit gyop.potato.org.uk for further information.