Join the Healthy Minds Forum Re-launch & Membership Workshop! Feb 21
Come and co-design our membership offer as we re-launch the Healthy Minds Forum!The Healthy Minds Forum is a shared space to discuss issues that matter to you in mental health, to listen, collaborate, and look at what we can do to improve the wellbeing of our communities together. We are very excited to now be able to re-launch the Healthy Minds Forum and look forward to 2023 being a year where we re-build the ethos of this platform!
Tuesday 21 February, 1.30 – 3.30pmwww.orangeboxhalifax.orgRefreshments provided! This first meeting will include:At: Orange Box, 1 Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1AF The building is wheelchair accessible and the venue is on the ground floor with disabled toilets available. Venue website:
- A workshop for people involved in Healthy Minds to co-design our membership offer.
- Deciding together on the future of our Forum, what topics you want to explore and how we can make our space accessible to everyone in the Healthy Minds community.
To book to attend, please fill out the booking form here, or contact Georgia: Event contact:email@example.comWhatsapp: 07541690128 Call our main line: 01422 345154
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week 6-12 February
This year’s #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek (6-12 February 2023) theme is ‘Let’s Connect’.
1 in 6 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health condition.
We’re proud to be supporting Place2Be #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek campaign, raising awareness of the importance of children and young people’s mental health.
Join us and help shine a light on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.
For local support, you can contact your Children’s Centre. Our Family Support Team are only a phone call away:
Place2Be free resources will help children, staff and parents explore how to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways.
Learn more: childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk
New Year New Us – Healthy Minds Winter Taster Fayre – January 27th
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
New ‘Choose Well for Mental Health’ guide helps local young people find the right support
A new guide to help children and young people in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield choose well for mental health has been launched by the local NHS.
The ‘choose well for mental health’ guide helps children and young people, under the age of 18, find the right service for their mental health and wellbeing needs. It supports them to look after their mental health and wellbeing, how to access the right services when needed, and lets people know what to do if they, or someone they know, experience a mental health crisis or emergency.
The new guide has been developed by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and co-designed by children, young people with lived experience, and specialist healthcare teams who work with them, carers and their families.
Parents, carers, families and friends can also use the guide to look out for children and young people close to them and help them get the right support and advice.
Information about support and services across Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield are covered in the ‘choose well for mental health’ guide. This includes, practical things children and young people can do to look after their own mental health, emotions and wellbeing, to how to access family help and support, and how to contact specialist mental health services.
Find out more : bit.ly/CYPchoosewellformentalhealth
You can download a copy of the ‘choose well for mental health’ guide for children and young people, and the version for adults, from the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust website: bit.ly/CYPchoosewellformentalhealth
Wellbeing Week 2022: 10-16 October 2022
Wellbeing Week 2022: 10-16 October 2022World Mental Health Day (October 10th) is an opportunity to focus on our mental health and wellbeing and spread awareness about the importance of looking after it. Research shows that there are five simple things we can do to boost our mental health and wellbeing, these are called the Five Ways to Wellbeing.
Connect || Be Active || Take Notice || Keep Learning || Give
The Links between Inequality, anxiety and stress – Professor Richard Wilkinson 10.30 -11.30amJoin here at 10.30amArt of Brilliance’s Andy Cope is facilitating a virtual workshop ‘Shift Happens be the change’ 2pm -3pmJoin here at 2pmState of Mind Sport – ‘Mental Health Awareness’Join here at 11amMeeting ID: 815 4839 5607 Passcode: 756227 Wellbeing ‘Take 30 minutes’ We all have busy lives, but it is so important for our mental health and wellbeing to take time out and be active. So, whether it’s a walk, wheel, ride, run or ramble we can all take an additional 30 minutes this week for fresh air and activity – to help us develop better habits and reduce our screen time. What did you do? Share a photo of your activity or the view you enjoyed Share your ‘Take 30’ viewsRichard Wilkinson is a researcher in social inequalities in health and co-founder of the Equality Trust. He is emeritus professor of public health at the University of Nottingham and co-author, with Kate Pickett, of The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Wellbeing. We are really pleased that Richard has agreed to join us today as we mark World Mental Health Day. Please join Richard at 10.30am on the zoom link below as he talks about his research and the links between inequality, anxiety & stress.
Updated Wellbeing Pageswellbeing page on the intranet. Don’t miss: Health drop-ins – Nurse-led clinic for basic health checks, advice and guidance on a range of issues whether mental health or physical health. 12 October 9.00am – 12.30pm & Monday 17 October 13.00 – 16.30pm both drop-in Princess Buildings, John Leeming room Andy’s Man Club 12 October meet Andrew Greenway Project Development as he talks about the vital support work Andy’s Man Club facilitateJoin Zoom Meeting 10am 12 OctoberMeeting ID: 832 9678 0383 Passcode: 305124 Menopause, Cognition and Mood sessions – Interactive group session on managing changes to mood and brain fog symptoms. It will also provide an opportunity to find out what has/hasn’t worked for people. 18 October 10 am and 28 October 10am please book on through ITRENT Art Of Brilliance ‘Brilliant strengths’ 4 November is a journey of self-strength-discovery. In our signature fun and interactive way, we will re-kindle inherent strengths – and uncover new ones. The result is revitalised and re-energised individuals who are able to operate as a high-performance team. Book on through ITRENT Meet the Staff Networks – an opportunity to drop in and meet representatives from the staff networks, chat, and find out a bit more about the inclusion work staff led networks focus on. Click here to join the meetingGo to our Wellbeing page for our full updated programme.Good mental health is essential to living happy and healthy lives. Our Wellbeing pages have been updated with new workshops, resources, new ‘Midday Me Time’ dates and venues. All aiming to support everyday wellbeing themed under the Five Ways to Wellbeing and running through October and November. For more details, dates, times, links or booking instructions please go to our
Join the Healthy Minds Volunteer Team!
Charities in the voluntary sector are facing more and more challenging times, and we need our incredible volunteers now more than firstname.lastname@example.org 972685We 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:
Become a Volunteer for Healthy Minds!
VitaMinds – a free and confidential NHS service
Vita Health Group works in partnership with the NHS to provide mental wellbeing services to support local residents in various districts throughout the UK. Known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).
VitaMinds is a talking therapy service designed to support individuals by providing the tools needed to get things back on track. It’s a free service. We offer a range of short-term psychological therapies to adults 18-years and over, who live and are registered with a GP in Calderdale.
We all experience times when we feel like we can’t cope, sometimes this can start to affect our everyday lives and prevent us from doing the things we normally do.
Depression affects around 22% of men and 28% of women aged 65 years and over, yet it is estimated that 85% of older people with depression receive no help at all from the NHS. “This figure doubles in the presence of physical illness and trebles in hospitals and care homes”. In relation to those who don’t access support, this could also be enhanced with “People aged 65+ have an overall recovery rate of 64% following treatment, compared to 51% of adults aged 18-64.”
If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry or low mood, then VitaMinds can help.
VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.
How we can help
We aim to help improve the mental wellbeing of people suffering from:
- Low mood due to a physical condition (such as diabetes or pain)
- Excessive Worry or Anxiety
- Excessive worry about your health
- Panic Attacks
- Sleep Problems
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Experience of a traumatic event
Start now by using our digital referral assistant. This will guide you through some questions and take up to 15 mins. Call us on 0333 0153 494 during these hours 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday 9am – 12.30pm Saturday.
Request for Insight: Mental Health, Neurodiversity, Autism and Learning Disabilities
NHS Calderdale CCG is undertaking a mapping exercise to understand what insight we have of peoples experiences of services that provide support around mental health, neurodiversity, autism and learning disabilities. This includes services provided by the NHS, other health providers and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations.
If you have collected any insight, or are aware of any engagement / consultation activity that has taken place or reports developed across Calderdale about these services, please could you share this with email@example.com by Monday 30 May.