Take a look at the March courses and regular workshops and groups from Healthy Minds Calderdale.
For the present everything is run over zoom with joining instructions emailed before the sessions.
Workshops, Courses and Groups March 2021
Exploring Personal Values (two-part course)
Tuesday 16th & 30th March, 11am-12.30pm
When we are connected to what’s important to us, we are more likely to have meaning in our lives. Personal values are essential in guiding us to make positive decisions and they support overall wellbeing. In this workshop we will take some time to explore your personal values; consider what is important and identify ways of how we can become more in tune with our values.
Tuesday 23rd March, 1.30pm-3.00pm
The past year has been a challenging one for most. Events out of our control have increased feelings of frustration, fear and anxiety and helplessness to overwhelming levels. In this workshop we will explore emotions, why we have them and the lasting effects. We will practise simple but effective techniques to manage emotions which affect our mental wellbeing.
Paper-based postal versions of workshops are also available.
Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing – 1st and 3rd Monday of the month,
6.00pm – 7.30pm
A light hearted space for people to make some creative connections. Each session is themed. Past activities have included mask making, Zentangling and origami.
“Outdoors-in” 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month @ 2.00 -3.30pm
Due to current restrictions (and the weather!), opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with others is limited. In this group we will discuss outdoor topics, share our outdoor experiences, photos and learnings about allotments and nature.
Anxiety and Depression Peer-Support groups, twice monthly
A peer-support telephone group for those who would like to access peer support but prefer not to use Zoom (live video service). The groups are a safe and non-judgmental space and offer structure, guidance and support for those experiencing anxiety and depression.
Recovery group (CHIME) once every month
The group will explore key themes about recovery in mental health: Connectedness, Hope and Optimism, Identity, Meaning in Life and Empowerment; exploring how these themes relate to our personal recovery journey. Please note: this is a closed group for people who have attended workshops, groups and courses with Healthy Minds.
Booking and further information
To book or to access further details about any of workshops, courses or
groups please email:
Healthy Minds Calderdale are putting together a series of informative, helpful workshops, designed to assist during the challenging times we’re facing.
Their workshops happen over zoom and give the opportunity for all participants to get together and work through issues, finding ways of dealing with difficult situations and improving wellbeing.
There are social groups and art workshops too. You’re bound to find something of interest!
Making Connections Tuesday 9th February, 11.30-1.00pm
Staying connected with who we are and with others can be difficult in these uncertain
times, where we can lose touch with what we enjoy and what keeps us well. As well
as being a fun exercise, mind mapping can help us to figure out what’s important and
gain new understandings. No previous experience or a flare for creativity required,
just bring yourself, a pen and paper.
Media and Mental Wellbeing – Tuesday 16th February, 11-12.30pm
A space to discuss the impact media can have on us; from social media, watching
the news and reading newspapers. We will look at its limitations and the
positive/negative effects, with the chance to share and discuss self-care tips on how
we can develop a healthy relationship with media for better mental health.
Paper-based postal versions of all workshops are also available.
See below details on how to book or request a workshop.
Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing – 1st and 3rd, 6.00-7.30pm
A light hearted space for people to make some creative connections. Each session is
themed. Past activities have included mask making, Zentangling and origami.
Workshops, Courses & Groups February 2021
Outdoors-in – 1st and 3rd, 2.00 -3.30pm
Due to current restrictions (and the weather!), opportunities to enjoy the outdoors
with others is limited. In this group we will discuss outdoor topics, share our outdoor
experiences, photos and learnings about allotments and nature.
Anxiety and Depression Peer-Support groups, twice monthly (Call conferencing)
A peer-support telephone group for those who would like to access peer support but
prefer not to use Zoom (live video service). The groups are a safe and nonjudgmental space and offer structure, guidance and support for those experiencing
anxiety and depression.
Recovery group (CHIME) once every month
The group will explore key themes about recovery in mental health: Connectedness,
Hope and Optimism, Identity, Meaning in Life and Empowerment; exploring how
these themes relate to our personal recovery journey. Please note: this is a closed
group for people who have attended workshops, groups and courses with Healthy
A major piece of work is underway to invest in community mental health services. The aim is to improve people’s experience by creating a new system that closes the gaps. Importantly, this new system will properly value the role of the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in mental health support. The VCS have been lobbying for this recognition for many years – the community MH transformation presents a genuine opportunity to make this happen. If your organisation has a role to play in community mental health support, it is time to get involved!
Healthy Minds Calderdale want to start the conversation about how this could work in Calderdale with a Zoom meeting for local VCS providers on Tuesday 15th December at 3.30pm.
NHS England has set extremely short deadlines for the proposal, which is why this initial meeting is at such short notice. A draft proposal has been submitted to NHS England. A final proposal needs to be submitted in January 2021. If Calderdale is successful and awarded funding, the transformation work will start in 2021 and take place over a three-year period.
Tuesday’s meeting will not be the one and only discussion as plans develop but a start needs to be made.
Things to bear in mind:
The transformation programme is to improve care for adults and older adults with severe mental illness (not including dementia).
Some priorities have been set by NHS England. They are:
Provide better care to people already receiving mental health support in the community;
Increase access to these services;
Improve pathways for people with eating disorders, people who have community rehab needs and people have a personality disorder diagnosis;
Increase the number of people with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) receiving a comprehensive physical health checks.
Making Meaning – Wednesday 14th October 2.00PM – 3.15PM
Aspects of our lives have changed and it can be difficult to make sense of change and adjust to new ways of living when events our out of our control.
The good news is, we do have the control to create meaning. In this workshop we will explore change and making new meanings of our experiences to promote positive mental health
After listening to how lots of you are feeling, and how the current pandemic has affected you, the Recovery & Support teams have developed a number of workshops, to help you develop skills and resources to support your emotional wellbeing through these difficult times.
Our next workshop is ‘Social Anxiety’ which takes place on Tuesday 29th September 11 – 12.30pm. **Booking is essential**
Healthy Minds are providing online Arts and Crafts session via Zoom.
No experience is necessary, just the willingness to have a go! Join us in a friendly, supportive environment.
Sessions are as follows:
– Mon 3rd Aug – 6-7.30pm (Please book on by Tues 28th July)
– Mon 17th Aug – 6-7.30pm (Please book on by Tues 11th Aug)
– Mon 7th Sept – 6-7.30pm (Please book on by Tues 1st Sept)
– Mon 21st Sept – 6-7.30pm (Please book on by Tues 15th Sept)
As we may need to post paper copies, please book on your chosen session by the cut off date.
Just a reminder that on Sunday 28 April, Team Healthy Minds will be collectively running 26 miles (on a treadmill at the piece hall) in support of Jilly, who at the same time will be running the London marathon, for Healthy Minds.
This young lady is just one of the kind volunteers, who is generously giving up some of her time to help to reach the target on the treadmill. If you would like to help with part of the 26 mile run, feel free to join them at The Wellbeing Festival – taking place at The Piece Hall, they will be there 10:00am-4:30pm.
They are hoping to raise £260 for their efforts, that’s just £10 per mile! Please support this worthy cause by donating what you can by visiting the Facebook page!
Don’t forget Safespace the Out-of-hours weekend support for adults in Calderdale is open Friday, Saturday & Sunday every week from 6:00pm until late. Safespace is a place of safety for people experiencing mental distress or approaching crisis.
Access to the town centre premises is by appointment only.
You can contact Safespace via Facebook on 01422 345154 or text 07388 990227. Lines open at 6:00pm and the last appointment time is 11:00pm.
The team will take some basic details from you and offer one or more options of either a Face-to-Face appointment an offer of group support or support over the phone.
Upon arrival you will be greeted at the door and a worker will be ready to start your appointment, you will have the opportunity to talk about what’s happening for you and agree the next steps. In the group area you can engage in various activities and interact with others if you wish.
Depending on capacity you may be able to access more than one type of support.
Safespace is now also open Monday & Wednesday evenings (telephone support only) 5:00pm-10:00pm.
Safespace is run by workers and volunteers who all have personal experience of emotional distress.