Health and Wellbeing

Get Fit 4 Mental Wellness is here for you

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Your body achieves what your mind believes

With a unique approach to encouraging physical fitness as a means to improve wellbeing, Get Fit 4 Mental Wellness provides a space where you can work on your physical and mental health at the same time.

We have several weekly activities to promote this and you are welcome to visit our Wellness Centre, where you can make new friends, talk to someone who understands or just chill in our ample coffee lounge.

 

Some of our recurring events :

 

Cheerful Tuesdays
Drop in @ the Wellness Centre
10AM – 7PM

Wellness Wednesdays
Doors open 5:30PM | Walk @ Talk 6:30PM

Super Sundays
Scammonden Steps Challenge | Then back to Wellness Centre
9AM

For more information on the events, visit our website or contact us via the contact form on our website.

 

Our facilities can be rented out for your event or training day. We are within walking distance from Sowerby Bridge bus and train station with excellent links to bus routes.

 

For more information, get in touch!

Get Fit 4 Mental Wellness – Charity Number: 1190604
www.getfit4mentalwellness.com
f: https://www.facebook.com/GetFit4MentalWellness

Community Emotional Health and Wellbeing workers with Healthy Minds

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A fantastic opportunity has appeared to work for Healthy Minds.

They’re looking to employ Community Emotional Health and Wellbeing workers for Central Halifax, Calder and Ryburn and North Halifax, ideally each from their locality:

  • Central Halifax area: 2x full time workers (bi-lingual would be advantageous)
  • Calder and Ryburn area: 2x full time workers
  • North Halifax area: 2x full time workers

More details on the job :

NHP Employment and Volunteer support :
Community Emotional Health and Wellbeing workers
Healthy Minds Calderdale  : Community Emotional Health and Wellbeing workers

Community Get Together – Pizza, Activities, Information – November 18

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Healthy Minds, Staying Well and Focus4Hope would like to invite you to a day of mindful and relaxing activities, fun and food!

Our community Get Together will be at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland on

Thursday 18 November between 10am – 2pm

There will be mindful movement activities, arts and crafts, pizza making and lots of information about local services.

Please call 01422 392767 to book your place or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Alternatively contact Healthy Minds or Focus4Hope.

 

 

Healthy Minds Recovery and Support Oct – Dec 2021 publicity

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Please find a variety of free groups and activities across Calderdale to help you feel well. Whether you need emotional support, information, resources or relaxing activities, we can help you find the right fit for your needs. Get in touch with your local Recovery & Support Worker to enquire about any of our groups or activities:

Halifax area: nicola@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Upper Calder Valley: deborah@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Download the publicity here to find out about:

Support Groups/Drop-ins
Regular Activity Groups
Workshops & Learning

Feel part of the Healthy Minds community this weekend!

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Join Anneliese, Jim and Louise as they walk the extra mile for mental health this Sunday the 3rd of October. Here’s how:

Join our special Walk for Wellbeing

To celebrate our three amazing Marathon walkers and to give you a taste of our Walks for Wellbeing here at Healthy Minds, we are inviting our wonderful community to come for a walk with us!

Sunday 3rd October (Marathon day!) 10am from Mytholmroyd. Please contact cath@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk to join the walk and get meeting instructions.

Cheer our Marathon Walkers on their route

Come see us at:
9.15am – Hebden Bridge Park (by Parklife Cafe)
11.30am – Outside The Moorings Pub in Sowerby Bridge
2.15pm – Canal Side ‘Parklet’ next to Blakeleys of Brighouse in Brighouse
3.45pm – Shibden Park Cafe, Halifax
4.45pm – Woolshops Shopping Centre, Halifax
AFTER PARTY – refreshments & music at 5pm @ Woolshops
ENTRIES OPEN: Thought bubble mascot name competition!
Is it a bird.. is it a plane.. no, its our very own Healthy Minds thought-bubble mascot, soon to be modelled by our very own volunteer Pat Dale this weekend. 💭

BUT we need your help… our new mascot is in need of a name! Send us your suggestions and we will reveal the winning name on the big day this Sunday.

Watch out for the mascot making its debut across Calderdale this weekend, and if you spot it, catch a snap and tag us on social media @healthymindscalderdale and use the hashtag #TeamHealthyMinds
Sign a ribbon & decorate our finish line!
@ Woolshops Shopping Centre Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun this week!
We will be at Woolshops signing ribbons with our names and well wishes to add to our garden archway finish line.
We want our walkers to feel like all of Calderdale is behind them, so pop down for a chat about Healthy Minds and to sign a ribbon to show your support for local mental health services!
Give a donation and add your name to our archway of supporters!

Read more about Anneliese, Jim and Louise taking on the Virgin 100,000 persons marathon here:

Local Walkers Go The Extra Mile For Mental Health

Active Calderdale advice on improving your sleep

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Getting enough sleep is so important to ensure that we feel replenished and ready for the day.

There are many reasons why we may be struggling to sleep, including working from home, stress, illness, alcohol consumption and the inability to relax.

If you need advice, have a look at these sleep guides. It is amazing how much better we all feel after a good night’s sleep!

Basic Introduction to Sleep
Introduction to the neuroscience of sleep and effects of sleep deprivation

Top 13 tips
13 tips on how to improve the quality of your sleep

Food for Thought
List of foods that help you get better sleep – and those that don’t!

Carers Week 2017 – 12 to 18 June

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Carers Week (12-18 June) is an annual awareness campaign to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers.

At the beginning of Carers Week Monday 12 June there will be a Complimentary Therapies Day held at the Neighbourhood Centre, Queens Road, Halifax. Between 10 am and 2 pm there will be treatments available for registered carers including shoulder/neck massage, Indian head massage, reflexology. There will also be henna hand painting and face painting for children.

Different professionals will be available to answer your questions and you will be able to obtain advice from other organisations.

If you wish to book in for any of the treatments be sure to book a place by Wednesday 7th June as places are limited.

To get further information call Julie on 01422 369101, Natasha on 07815 493442.

Free Quality for Health Course at VAC

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Quality For Health® is a quality assurance system developed by VAC specifically to support Voluntary and Community sector groups and organisations delivering local health services – and their funders – to clearly identify the difference they are making to their users through quality service delivery.

VAC will be running a FREE training session ‘An Introduction to Quality for Health’ on Jun 6 between 10:00 and 12:30. This session is aimed at organisations delivering health and health related services who want to find out more about the Quality For Health® quality assurance system. It will be held at their offices in Hall Street, Halifax. Further details can be found at http://cvac.org.uk/product/introduction-to-qfh/. If you have any problems accessing the training via their website, please contact the training administrator on: training@cvac.org.uk or by phoning 01422 348777.

Talking Therapies from Insight Healthcare

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Calderdale Talking Therapies is part of Insight Healthcare and provide free talking therapy services on behalf of the NHS. They are able to help those registered with a GP in Calderdale that are aged 18 and over.

The service provides help to people experiencing common difficulties such as: low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, panic, anger, phobias, trauma, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties and family problems.

They aim to complete an assessment with clients within 3 days and some types of therapy are available within 2 weeks.

For further information contact Insight Healthcare on 0300 555 0191 or you can email calderdale@insighthealthcare.org

You can also see their website at www.insighthealthcare.org