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Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing Zoom sessions from Healthy Minds

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The first online Arts and Crafts sessions from Healthy Minds were met with success. Following this, there will be more of these online sessions in September and October.

 

Sessions are as follows:

– Monday 21st September 6-7.30pm – Japanese stitching – Sashiko
– Monday 5th October 6-7.30pm – Making Sock Puppets

More sessions will be announced shortly.

The sessions run online via Zoom. The session link will be emailed close to the date of the session. Please book your place at least a week in advance as materials may need to be posted to you.

Participants had the opportunity to tap into their creativity and many reported that the process of making and connecting with others have been helpful with their wellbeing.

No experience is necessary, just the willingness to have a go! Join us in a friendly, supportive environment.

 

For more info and to book contact nicky@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

 

Garden Birds and You back by popular demand! Friday July 31st

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Back by popular demand: ‘Garden Birds and You’ on Friday 31st July 11am-12.30pm!

Healthy Minds brings a light-hearted but informative Zoom look at the nation’s Top Ten Garden Birds.

Reviews for the first run were a mixed flock:

🙂 “We got through it on a wing and a prayer…”
🙂 “It didn’t come cheep…”
🙂 “It clearly was a fly-by-night presentation…”

To book a place contact Jonny on 07845 014930 or email jmorrison@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

ALL WELCOME 😁

Have Your Say: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision

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Consultation on the Government green paper will close at noon on Friday 2 March 2018.

The consultation on this green paper on children and young people’s mental health sets out this Government’s ambition to ensure that those who need it are able to access the right help for their mental health, in the right place and at the right time.

The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention particularly in or linked to schools and colleges.

A green paper is a document where the Government states what it wants to do, so that people can tell the Government what they think.

There is a quick read version of the children and young people’s mental health green paper to explain what changes the Government want to make. The changes will affect:

  • pupils, students and staff at schools and colleges
  • specialist mental health services
  • families and communities

More in-depth information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision-a-green-paper but the actual consultation process is through another website.

Healthy Minds ‘Well Aware’ Course at Brighouse Library

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Healthy Minds is a small local mental health charity. We understand the problems people face on day to day basis and offer a place where you can get support to manage life’s ups and downs. The course is facilitated by workers and volunteers who have had their own lived experience of mental distress.

During this 6 week ‘Well Aware’ course you will explore personal mental health and ways in which we can develop a deeper sense of awareness about ourselves, our experiences and our wellbeing. You will cover themes such as strength based approach, identifying values and beliefs, managing emotions and much more.

‘Well Aware’ will be running at Brighouse Library on Mondays 5, 12 & 26 February and 5, 12 & 19 March between 12:30 and 2:30 pm.

Refreshments will be provided. To find out more information about this course or any other support that Healthy Minds Calderdale provide you can speak to Nicola on 01422 345154, visit the website at healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
A full list of courses on offer from Healthy Minds from January to March can be downloaded here.

Healthy Minds ‘Visual Story Telling’ Workshop at Southgate Methodist Church

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Healthy Minds is a small local mental health charity. We understand the problems people face on day to day basis and offer a place where you can get support to manage life’s ups and downs.

Visual Story Telling is a creative workshop where you will explore what makes us unique; our experiences, strengths, abilities and what matters to us through using art and imagery.

The workshops will run for 2 hours per week at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland on Thursdays 8 and 15 February between 12:30 and 2:30 pm.

To find out more information about this course or any other support that Healthy Minds Calderdale provide you can speak to Nicola on 01422 345154, visit the website at healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
A full list of courses on offer from Healthy Minds from January to March can be downloaded here.

Healthy Minds ‘Head Space’ course at Brighouse Library

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Do you want to improve how you’re feeling in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere?

– Then the NEW course –

Head Space

might be just what you’re looking for!

Healthy Minds is a small local mental health charity. We understand the problems people face on day to day basis and offer a place where you can get support to manage life’s ups and downs. The course is facilitated by workers and volunteers who have had their own lived experience of mental distress.

The 3 week course will run for 2 hours per week and will cover topics such as

  • Dealing with stress
  • Improving confidence and self esteem
  • Moving forward – goals and aims
  • Getting what you need and taking control

Head Space will be running at Brighouse Library on Mondays 9, 16 and 23 January between 12:30 and 2:30 pm.

Refreshments will be provided. To find out more information about this course or any other support that Healthy Minds Calderdale provide you can speak to Nicola on 01422 345154, visit the website at healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
A full list of courses on offer from Healthy Minds from January to March can be downloaded here.

Healthy Minds ‘Head Space’ course

Posted on

Untitled

Do you want to improve how you’re feeling in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere?

– Then the NEW course –

Head Space

might be just what you’re looking for!

Healthy Minds is a small local mental health charity. We understand the problems people face on day to day basis and offer a place where you can get support to manage life’s ups and downs. The course is facilitated by workers and volunteers who have had their own lived experience of mental distress.

The 3 week course will run for 2 hours per week and will cover topics such as

  • Dealing with stress
  • Improving confidence and self esteem
  • Moving forward – goals and aims
  • Getting what you need and taking control

Head Space will be running at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland on Mondays 18, 25 September and 2 October 2017 between 12:30 and 2:30 pm.

Refreshments will be provided. To find out more information about this course or any other support that Healthy Minds Calderdale provide you can speak to Nicola on 01422 345154 or visit the website at healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

XenZone Online Counselling through Kooth and Qwell

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XenZone was founded in 2001 to make it easy and safe for all generations to access the best mental health and emotional well-being services as and when they need them.
They use technology to remove the barriers hindering children, young people and adults from seeking mental health support. Technology helps to increase access and removes the stigma associated with reaching out for help. They work closely with the NHS, CCGs, local authorities and other health and social well-being organisations to deliver an innovative approach to mental health delivery.
They are pioneers of online counselling and emotional well-being support. In 2004, they founded Kooth, the first online counselling and therapy service for children and young people in the UK.
Following on from Kooth’s success they launched an online counselling and well-being platform for adults, Qwell.
Digital is at the heart of all they do, underpinned by their deep-rooted philosophy of co-production and joining-up with traditional services.
While digital increases accessibility, is native to many young people and convenient for all, there are times when face-to-face is more appropriate. They work with  stakeholders, commissioners and partners to develop an integrated approach, taking the benefits of digital and coupling them with face-to-face services.

More information about XenZone can be found by downloading their brochure

Managing Mental Health in your Organisation

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Thursday 20 July 10:00 – 13:30 at the VAC offices, Hall Street, Halifax.

This half day session will look at managing your mental health in your organisation: identifying problems and finding coping mechanisms that could help. We’ll hear from a Healthy Minds volunteer with personal experience of managing a mental health condition at work, and explore a range of strategies with a view to identifying which might suit us best as individuals.

We will also look at mental health in the wider workplace: how might we realise that someone we work with is struggling with their mental health, and how might we respond and support them, including looking at local services.

– Learners become more confident in identifying mental health issues

– Learners are better informed and have more confidence in how to respond

This session is for voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations who would like to find out more about managing mental health in their organisation.

For more information call 01422 348777 or email training@cvac.org.uk