The Signs4Life scheme is to help people to communicate and engage with children and adults who may have hearing impairments and are offering a FREE 6-week British Sign Language (BSL) programme, which you can enjoy and access from the comfort of your home, delivered through Zoom.
For more details on the free community programme, due to start after February half-term, please email Hana, on firstname.lastname@example.org
For information and further details, visit signs4life.org
I love watching cyclists and for a long time wanted to learn how to ride a bike safely on the road. With everything COVID related, I wanted to get out more and try cycling but still this fear of being on the road was putting me off. I had mentioned to Suzy, our Active Calderdale engagement co-ordinator for North Halifax about wishing there were something linked to cycling that was easy to access in my local area. I was put in touch with a new free project run by Bikeability which provides adult one to one or family training in riding a bike.
The Bikeability instructor called beforehand to discuss what I needed and where best to meet; she was great to speak with on the phone (a real getting to know you phone call). This put me at great ease. We met up at the moor at Manor Health one week later and learned how to safely ride a cycle on the road. Her calm and clear persona made me feel comfortable and confident enough to go out on the main roads. I will be having an additional session, just to make sure I would be confident enough to take my children out on the roads.
I would highly recommend this service to anyone who is looking to get out more, build their confidence or to learn a new skill. Even if it is just to refresh your memory. It is a fun, free, 2 hour service, delivered in line with current Covid-19 Government Guidance. What have you go to lose?
Well Aware is a recovery course developed and delivered by workers and volunteers with lived experience of mental distress.
Stars Tuesday 10 January 2017 – 12.30pm to 3pm
At Brighouse Library, Halifax Road, Brighouse HD6 2AF
The course will help participants identify, challenge and change unhelpful thinking, learn new coping strategies, improve resilience, and regain control of their life as well as improving general wellbeing.
All sessions will be held in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space.
In the six weeks we will look at a range of topics including:-
- What recovery in mental health means to me
- Understanding beliefs and values
- Reflecting on and identifying strengths and key learning points
- Exploring emotions, beliefs and thoughts
- The locus of control and practical strategies
- Using reflection as a tool to develop self awareness and understanding
Anyone wishing to come on the course should contact Recovery and Support Team at Healthy Minds to arrange an informal chat.