Health

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

Overgate Hospice Choir

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Join the Overgate Hospice Choir and Hammonds Saltaire Band for an evening of magical music – “Breezin’ Down Broadway” at All Saints on Savile Road, Elland Saturday 3 June 7:00 pm.

 

Tickets are £12 and can be purchased from Overgate Hospice by calling them on 01422 373252. Tickets are also available from http://www.wegottickets.com, http://www.overgatehospicechoir.co.uk Harveys Department store or Shoesmiths in Halifax.

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)

Lanterns on the Lake

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Overgate Hospice invite you to help us light up Shibden Park Lake by sponsoring a lantern, which will be floated on Shibden lake at sunset on 3rd June. You are welcome join them from 8:30pm for reflection and remembrance of loved ones at this special event.

LOTL Poster

For further information, contact the Fundraising Department
Tel: 01422 387121 – E-mail: fundraising@overgatehospice.nhs.uk

NEW! Diabetes Support Group in Elland? Starts 26th April

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Go along and join the Diabetes Support Group and exercise class started by CREW Heart Support in Elland where you can discuss different topics around your diabetes and try a different style of exercise each week ranging from gentle circuit to walking – Just £3 per session

Every Wednesday – 1pm to 2.30pm (Starting 26th April)
At Elland Golf Club, Hammerstones Road, Elland, HX5 0TA

For info visit www.crewheartsupport.co.uk, call Julie on 07584 901236 or email crewpartners.hsg@gmail.com

 

Know your CO this No Smoking Day

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This No Smoking Day (Wednesday 8 March), people in Calderdale are invited to ‘Know your CO’ with free Carbon Monoxide testing available.

From now until Friday 10 March, Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale is offering free testing of people’s Carbon monoxide levels, every morning from 9.30am to 12 noon at the Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre, Great Albion Street, Halifax.

You can also have your FREE CO test at:

  • New Road Children’s Centre, Sowerby Bridge – 7th March
  • Jubilee Children’s Centre, Lightowler Road – 8th March
  • Elland Children’s Centre – 9th March

Carbon monoxide is one of the 4000 chemicals inhaled from tobacco smoke. It is a colourless, odourless and highly poisonous gas better known as a hazard given off by faulty gas appliances.

The carbon monoxide test takes just a few minutes, and involves holding the breath for at least 10 seconds, then blowing into a monitor.

For more information about help to stop smoking or the CO test, call Yorkshire Smokefree on 0800 612 0011 or 0330 660 1166 or visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk