Healthy Minds Calderdale

New Year New Us – Healthy Minds Winter Taster Fayre – January 27th

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Healthy Minds Calderdale are excited to invite you in their open day, where they want to introduce you to all their amazing services!

Come chat with our volunteers and staff about what our NEW Warm Space Drop Ins, Volunteer-Led groups and Befriending Service can offer you or the people you work with.Enjoy some warming food and drink and take part in yoga, mindfulness, allotment and arts & crafts taster sessions.

You can also learn about our other fabulous projects, like:

  • Safespace – One-to-one support for anyone in distress (Ages 16+)
  • Link – Intensive support for people ‘stuck’ in a crisis loop
  • & Welfare Rights

Drop in anytime from 10am – 1pm on Friday, 27 January.

Yoga sessions will start at 10:30am and 11:30am; Welfare Rights service information talk at 12:30pm.

The event will be held at our main office: 1 King Street, Halifax, HX1 1SR

This is a unique opportunity for professionals to gain first-hand insight into our holistic mental health provision, services and activities so that you understand what patients and service users experience when referred to Healthy Minds. 

In particular, you can learn about:

  • Our new, volunteer-led Peer Support programme

  • Warm space drop-ins

  • Like Minds befriending service

  • Safespace – One-to-one support for anyone in distress (Ages 16+)

  • Link – Intensive support for people ‘stuck’ in a crisis loop

  • Welfare Rights
  • & more!

Free Singing Workshop and Christmas Party with Time Out December 22

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There are still spaces available for the Time Out Christmas event of festive fun for children and young people at the Orangebox in central Halifax on Thursday 22nd December, from 10am – 3pm. Come and learn some alternative Christmas songs with singing teacher, Georgia, followed by card making and party games with Nikki. A free hot lunch is available on the day.
Most of the TimeOut Christmas activities are now fully booked. You can still make enquiries to see what is available!
Booking is essential. Visit: Events Timetable – TimeOut Calderdale

Time Out free Christmas holiday workshops open for bookings!

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Time Out’s free programme of Christmas holiday workshops for children and young people is now open for bookings. Join us for a week of chaotic Christmas creativity and fun, with workshops in creative writing and drawing, boxing, making explosive Christmas gifts, an acting masterclass and ending with a singalong Christmas party. A free hot lunch is available for activities at the Orangebox. 
 
Booking is essential so check out our flyer for all the information

Comfort and Joy : An evening of Carols with local musicians supporting Healthy Minds

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We invite you to joins us for a fabulous Christmas ‘Comfort & Joy’ concert at the Halifax Minster on Saturday 10th December.All proceeds will go to Healthy Minds! We’re so lucky to be involved in this wonderful event.Everyone is welcome. This promises to be a glorious and uplifting evening of festive music and carols.

Enjoy the sounds of Christmas performed by talented local performers of all ages. The inspirational Elland Silver Youth Band will be there along with the award-winning Bradshaw School Choir.Young choristers from the Minster choir will also be making an appearance, filling the Minster with their good cheer. Supporting these young performers will be the joyful and amazing performances from other musical locals.

This heartwarming ‘Comfort & Joy’ concert is organised by Rotary Club of Halifax and they have chosen to support Healthy Minds.

Come along with the family, this is a concert for all ages.Saturday 10th December 7pm – 9.30pmTickets are £5, entry FREE for under 16 years.Tickets are available on the door or online.See accessibility information for the Minster here.

 

Get Your Tickets Here!

 

 

September/October News from Healthy Minds! 🍁

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” As we begin October, we leave behind an important service that has been at the heart of Healthy Minds for a long time. We know Recovery & Support has meant a great deal to many of you, and so we want to pay tribute to this amazing service and team.But although we say goodbye to Recovery & Support, we know there is still so much in our future at Healthy Minds, and we will continue to work towards our mission to improve the wellbeing for everyone in Calderdale. ”

Read newsletter here

Healthy Minds are hiring this September

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Applications are now open for all our current job vacancies at Healthy Minds!To find out more about the posts and how to apply, please visit www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk/jobsCommunity Health & Wellbeing Service ManagerFull-time (37.5 hours), fixed-term to 31st March 2024Rate of Pay: (2021-22): £28,574 per annum + 5% pension​Deadline to apply: 9.00am Wednesday 14th September 2022We anticipate that interviews will be held on 21st September.Membership & Engagement CoordinatorFull-time (37.5 hours per week), fixed-term for 12 monthsRate of Pay: (2021-22): £26,245 per annum + 5% pension​Deadline to apply: 9.00am Monday 19th September 2022We anticipate that interviews will be held week beginning 26th September.Link Project Worker22.5 hours per week, fixed-term to 30th June 2024More details coming soon…Safespace Relief Project WorkersRate of pay: £13.46 per hour/£80.76 per 6-hour shift​Deadline to apply: Relief worker applications are taken on a rolling basis.  You can submit your application any time.  We will review all applications received every three months so please be aware that you might not get an immediate response.To find out more about the posts and how to apply, please visit www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk/jobs

Children’s Meditation Course at The Outback Community Garden August 14th

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Children’s Meditation Course at The Outback Community Garden on Sunday 14th August

A one-day course in Anapana Meditation for 8 – 15 year olds is coming up at The Outback Community Garden during the summer holidays.

Meditation can help improve focus and concentration, help with making good decisions, manage stress and emotions and provide a tool for life to help live more happily and peacefully. As well as learning to meditate, there will be fun and creative nature-based activities and games in the lovely environment of the Outback garden and education space.

The Outback Community Kitchen and Garden is situated behind the Jubilee Children’s Centre at Lightowler Rd, Halifax HX1 5NB.

The course will run from 9.30am – 4pm.  

Booking is essential and to register a child for the course, you can apply on the UK course schedule under ‘Children and Teenagers’ courses: Vipassana Meditation Course (dhamma.org)

There is no fee for the sessions but donations are welcome.

For any enquiries, please contact: kate.edwards@dhamma.org