Healthy Minds Calderdale

Join the Healthy Minds Volunteer Team!

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Charities in the voluntary sector are facing more and more challenging times, and we need our incredible volunteers now more than ever.We have THREE different volunteering opportunities at Healthy Minds, one of them could be right up your street!💭 Befriending Volunteer for our Like Minds Peer Support Project, supporting a peer to improve their mental health.💭 Walk Leaders for our Walks for Wellbeing programme💭 Volunteers for our Time Out project for children and young people, helping to deliver mental health education workshops in schools.Interested? Please pop Cath an email or call/text:cath@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk07960 972685

Become a Volunteer for Healthy Minds!

     

TimeOut FREE Half Term Workshops at The Orangebox

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Time Out Calderdale have lined up a number of fun events for young people throughout the Half Term week! From a Jubilee Street Party from Hell(!) to various arts and crafts activities and dancing sessions at the Orange Box, there is something for everyone!

     

 

If you are between 10-19 and you would like to come and have some fun with the Time Out staff/Volunteers and other young people – have a look at the website:

www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk 

Booking is essential so please reserve your place: Book Here Now

To find out what we do, take a look at our schedule here

 

A Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health Wednesday May 11th

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Halifax Minster in partnership with Calderdale Interfaith and Healthy Minds are hosting a Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health on Wednesday the 11th May as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

The session is FREE to attend. There will be talks from Jim Mc Manus, director of Public Health Hertfordshire and Calderdale’s Healthy Minds, Jonny Richardson.

A vegetarian Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

Calderdale College will present a drama and there will be workshops in the afternoon.

Please register for your free place through Eventbrite here:

Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health at Halifax Minster

All most Welcome.

 

 

April News from Healthy Minds!

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” Spring is officially here! A time of new beginnings and fast growth, our teams have been working hard to bring the people of Calderdale quality mental health support. “

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Read newsletter here

 

Highlights include the Healthy Minds London Marathon, fundraising campaigns, Safespace becoming accessible to over 16s, Mental Health Awareness week events, Allotment news and much more.

Time Out’s April newsletter

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We thought we would update you on the fantastic week of Easter holiday activities we have had here at Time Out: Healthy Minds’ project for children and young people.The Time Out project has been co-designed by young people, who told us that ‘finding your thing’ – finding something you love to do or connect with – helps them with feeling good and staying well.

To the newsletter

Find out how their Easter Holiday activities went in An Eggcellent Easter Holiday! and more information about the Underlands Exhibition showcasing the artwork of the children attending.

 

Staying Well community event outcome March 30th

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On the 30th March, our Lower Valley Staying Well Workers linked with Healthy Minds and Focus 4 Hope to deliver an event in Brighouse, showcasing local community provision as well as developing a chance for community consultation.

 

Community stalls included the Memory Lane Cafe, Our Place, Turning Point, The Space at Fieldlane, Rastrick Big Local, Salvation Army and their craft group, Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve, and a local Theatrical group.

Beside the stalls, a number of other people came to the event including the community champion from Morrisons in Elland, the Lower Valley Active Calderdale worker and the Lower Valley Better Living trainer.

The event took place from 11 – 2pm, with plenty of time for people to come in from the snow and have a lovely warming drink and a cake, take part in decorating heart shaped biscuits and painting rocks, talk to the many stall holders and discover how what is available in their area can enrich their lives.

Richard and Louise introduced the event in a fun, friendly way, and people relaxed and enjoyed themselves. A tasty sausage casserole and vegetarian chilli was provided by Focus 4 Hope, as well as fresh wood fired pizza from Alex at Crust and Crumb.

Once the food had time to settle, Marsha and David of Tai Chi Tigers got everyone moving.  The effect of gentle movement, tapping and breathing made everyone feel more relaxed and positively energised.

We have received positive feedback from the event with many participants saying they felt uplifted.

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Arts and crafts

 

Some of the guests

   

Information stalls

Food

 

Tai Chi activity

 

Feedback

“It was a wonderful event run by all. Meeting new people, not feeling as anxious and just nice to manage to leave the house”

“This is the first time I’ve been in a group meeting since losing my husband to Covid 18 months ago. Thank you”

“Good event well organised. Thank you for your hard work”

“A good all-round event enjoyed the time spent with lots of info. Thank you”

 

Stay tuned to the Calderdale Lower Valley Blog and Staying Well for similar upcoming events!

A Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health in Calderdale

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A Calderdale Interfaith ‘Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health’

Wednesday 11 May, 10am – 2.30pm, Halifax Minster

The last 2 years have put particular strain on the health and wellbeing of individuals and organisations and this conference aims to be inspiring as well as informative. It will be a real opportunity to connect with different faith approaches to wellbeing and mental health in our local area and meet and network together for mutual support.

There will be 2 keynote speakers, Jim McManus (Dir Public Health, Hertfordshire) and Jonny Richardson Glenn (CEO Healthy Minds Calderdale); and a drama presentation from Calderdale College in the morning, followed by a free vegetarian sandwich lunch then themed workshops in the afternoon.

When : Wednesday 11th May (during Mental Health Awareness Week)
10am-2.30pm

Venue : Halifax Minster

FREE Vegetarian Lunch provided

The conference is open to everyone, especially the faith communities and mental health agencies.

Register for FREE at Eventbrite via this link:

www.halifaxminster.org.uk/eventbrite

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Take the Healthy Minds Wellbeing Measures Survey

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We are seeking views on how mental health services can record and measure what difference they make in people’s wellbeing.If you have had treatment or support from mental health services in the NHS or through organisations like Healthy Minds, you are likely to have been asked questions about your feelings and how well you’re doing on different areas in your life.We have launched a survey to get your views on two examples of these “outcome measures” that are currently being considered for use in mental health services throughout West Yorkshire (and possibly further afield). We want to gather views so that we can tell NHS England what people think, and they can take this into account in deciding what measures to use.

Please take a look at the two example sets of wellbeing measures on the webpage and complete the survey questions via the link.

It should only take a few minutes to complete the survey. You won’t be able to fill in the wellbeing measures – they’re just shown to illustrate the questions they ask.  We would like you to compare the two sets of measures and tell us what you think. You might want to consider how they look, how easy they are to fill in, and the language they use – but you can say as much as you want and all comments will be useful.Please feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested.  Please complete the survey by 11th April 2022​We will update this page with the results from the survey and news of any developments as this work progresses!Thank you for your feedback.

Fill out the survey here

Staying Well Community Get Together March 30th

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Staying Well, joined by Healthy Minds and Focus 4 Hope would like to invite you to a day of mindful and relaxing activities. We will share activities in the local area and are keen to hear from you about what is missing.

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Come Join us at St John the Divine for a fun day of activities, information and pizza!

Wednesday 30th March 11am to 2pm

 

For more details, please contact
Staying Well
t: 01422 392 767
e: stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk
w: www.stayingwellhub.com

Venue: St John the Divine, St John Street, HD6 1HN