Mental Health

Squash bounce back men’s mental wellbeing project

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Calling all males whose mental health is suffering – It’s time to bounce back!

Calder Community Squash is delighted to announce a new project – ‘Bounce Back’, designed for men accessing mental health services that will run from the beginning of February every Thursday afternoon (12pm – 1.30pm) in Halifax for twelve months.

The project has been generously funded by Community Foundation for Calderdale who work tirelessly with local charities and organisations to address inequalities and promote opportunities for those who need it most in the valley.

Bounce Back sessions will be held at Old Crossleyans Squash Club, home of Calder Community Squash. Each session will involve a 60 minute squash coaching session followed by an opportunity to socialise over refreshments. Sessions will be for all abilities, allowing participants to gain the benefits of exercise whilst being in a supportive and friendly environment.

For more information or to book your place please contact Aron@caldercommunitysquash.com

Calder Community Squash was set up last year by Aron Harper-Robinson in an effort to make positive changes within the community and society at large. Since becoming a community interest company CCS has gone from strength to strength working with people from all walks of life. This year CCS has secured funding to continue working with the young people from the Madni Mosque community in Park Ward through its ‘Squash from the Mosque’ project as well as a project delivering sessions to those who have worked tirelessly as carers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, CCS will be working with local youth clubs as part of an early crime intervention programme, as well as continuing its work with people with disabilities and local schools.

   

Healthy Minds Drop-in sessions @ TheSpace in Field Lane

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You can access Healthy Minds services in Rastrick at TheSpace in Field Lane every Wednesday 12.30 – 2:30 pm.

Healthy Minds will be there to give advice and support on a variety of issues, offer helpful information or just a cuppa and a chat.

You may need to make an appointment to attend the sessions so please confirm with Healthy Minds before turning up to avoid disappointment.

Healthy Minds Calderdale
t: 01422 345 154

The Space @ Field Lane
Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT

Become a Healthy Minds Trustee!

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We are recruiting new volunteers for our board of Trustees at Healthy Minds.
Being a Trustee is a rewarding role, in which you can offer your own skills and expertise, as well as learn new things and give back to your community.
We believe that by becoming a trustee of Healthy Minds, you have the opportunity to help us continue to support the mental health and wellbeing of the people of Calderdale, and your experience, insights and expertise will help us to improve that support even more. We will work with you to provide induction, training and support, as you take up this exciting role.
We welcome applications from all backgrounds, regardless of quantity of experience at board level, to support the board’s drive for quality, inclusive decision making, problem solving and creativity.
Find out more about the role and how to apply in the application pack on our website.
Deadline to apply: 7th February 2022
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. Interviews are scheduled for 22nd and 23rd February 2022 (online or face-to-face, to be confirmed and subject to Government guidelines).

Healthy Minds January – March 22 Recovery & Support ​Offer!

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Our Recovery & Support team at Healthy Minds is excited to bring the people of Calderdale a new-and-improved offer of peer-support groups, drop-ins, activities, workshops and ‘Walks for Wellbeing’ in our January – March 2022 programme!

There is a big range of support on offer across Calderdale to help you stay well, whether you are looking for emotional support, relaxing activities, information, advice, or a way to stay active, we will help you find the right fit for your needs.
To book or enquire about any of our services, please contact your local Recovery & Support Worker:
Halifax/Lower Valley area: nicola@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
Upper Calder Valley area: deborah@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
For Walks for Wellbeing contact: liz@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
Or call us on 01422 345154

Find out more about whether our services might be for you at our website: https://www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk/recoverysupport.html

Often called the ‘spine’ of Healthy Minds, the service that provides a range of opportunities for people in Calderdale to explore different ways of looking after their wellbeing, from attending peer-support groups to doing gentle activities such as art, meditation, allotment, craft, walking, yoga and more.
Click on the images below to download them in PDF format

Game in Mind 5-a-side football sessions for boys 14-17 years

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[Taken from Invictus Wellbeing website]

Invictus Wellbeing and FC Halifax Town are planning a new pilot initiative aimed at  boys aged 14-17 year old.

Football and Coaching will be led by Halifax Town and their professional coaching team whilst Invictus Wellbeing will provide its interventions through highly skilled and qualified mental health professionals.

Running three sessions of 5-aside football and peer led intervention sessions  between February and March (dates to be confirmed) these sessions will use football as a way of addressing issues such as anxiety, low mood, anger management and emotional regulation.

It is our belief that football can be an effective tool and vehicle for building confidence, self-esteem, community cohesion, resilience and importantly for this project, opening conversations around mental health and wellbeing.

For more info and to book, visit:

These sessions will run at the Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax HX1 2YS

Time Out network meeting to be held online on 26th January

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It will probably come as little surprise that we have decided to hold our network meeting online, as it feels too risky to bring together a group of people in an inside space at the moment.

However, we do hope that you will join us by Zoom for a shortened meeting on:

Wednesday 26th January, 10:30am-12.00pm

Although we will miss the coffee and cake element of proceedings, it will be fantastic to see you all and to share information about what’s going on for children and young people in our area.

We will aim to keep the meeting concise (as per agenda below) and, depending on how many people come, we aim to finish in the allocated time.We would appreciate if you could complete this form for numbers: https://forms.office.com/r/qBHPhMQVGn 

Apologies if you have already emailed but this form is very short and is the online booking.

  • Introduction to meeting
  • Update from Time Out – new and existing staff
  • Activity for Children’s Mental Health Week on the theme of Growing Together
  • Update (three minutes max please!) from all partners
  • Next meeting date
  • AOB

Join Zoom Meeting on this link: http://bitly.ws/nCunMeeting ID: 896 0311 8938Passcode: 740978

With very best wishes

The Time Out Team

Also of interest:

Join Time Out Calderdale network and take part in our meeting

Offload: Build a winning mindset at OSCA

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Every man needs support to make ground in his life.

OSCA Foundation hosts this Rugby League Cares organised workshop where past and current Rugby League players share how they cope with the everyday demands of life whilst being a professional athlete. They share their personal real experiences to important topics. They are giving men genuine real-life examples that they can relate to and learn from.

Read about the Offload programme

You don’t need to be a Rugby League fan, or even a sports fan to benefit from Offload.

These sessions will help you build your own mental fitness and a better mindset, as well as support others around you who may be struggling.

Sessions take place every Monday at 6pm from Monday 7th February to Monday 14th of March 2022

For more information and to book your place, please contact Chris Mitchell (chris-mitchell@live.co.uk)

Join Time Out Calderdale network and take part in our meeting

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If you work in any way with children and young adults in Calderdale, you may want to join the Time Out network, an organisation looking after the health and wellbeing of young people in our region.

There are plans for a meeting, inviting all the contacts of the Time Out network network.

The date has provisionally been set as Wednesday 26th January, 10:30-12:30.

Depending on the Covid situation, this meeting may be face-to-face at the Orange Box, or online, or a bit of both. Whichever way it goes, it will be great to come together and talk about what’s happening for young people in Calderdale.

The meeting will focus around Children’s Mental Health Week, which falls the week after and has a theme of Growing Together.

Time Out network meetings are unique, in that they bring together everyone who provides a service or activity for 10-19 year olds, whether that be a theatre, a support service or a local football club. It’s been fantastic to watch connections being made over the years, and unlikely partnerships forming which extend opportunities for young people. Sadly, these meetings have been a casualty of the pandemic and we’re really excited to be welcoming you back.

We also have several new team members, who are looking forward to meeting you all. Please let us know if you will be able to attend, and we’ll send you an agenda and more information nearer the time.

Please visit Time Out Calderdale for contact information.

NEW January – March 22 Recovery & Support ​Offer!

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Our Recovery & Support team at Healthy Minds is excited to bring the people of Calderdale a new-and-improved offer of peer-support groups, drop-ins, activities, workshops and ‘Walks for Wellbeing’ in our January – March 2022 programme!

There is a big range of support on offer across Calderdale to help you stay well, whether you are looking for emotional support, relaxing activities, information, advice, or a way to stay active, we will help you find the right fit for your needs.
To book or enquire about any of our services, please contact your local Recovery & Support Worker:
Halifax/Lower Valley area: nicola@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
Upper Calder Valley area: deborah@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
For Walks for Wellbeing contact: liz@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
Or call us on 01422 345154

Find out more about whether our services might be for you at our website: https://www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk/recoverysupport.html

Often called the ‘spine’ of Healthy Minds, the service that provides a range of opportunities for people in Calderdale to explore different ways of looking after their wellbeing, from attending peer-support groups to doing gentle activities such as art, meditation, allotment, craft, walking, yoga and more.
Click on the images below to download them in PDF format

Helping you stay safe, well and Winter Wise

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[taken from Calderdale news]

Winter wise

 

Residents in Calderdale will soon receive important advice to support them to stay warm, safe and well throughout this winter.

The latest version of the Winter Wise guide is being sent to all households in Calderdale, with updated advice on a range of topics to help support residents through the winter period.

The guide has been created by Calderdale Council in partnership with the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and is also available to view at www.calderdale.gov.uk/winter. It contains important advice to help with issues that we may have during winter months, such as preparing for extreme weather events, energy saving tips and how to boost mental wellbeing.

This year’s guide also includes extra information about how we can boost our immunity this winter, with specific guidance on the COVID-19 booster campaign and flu jabs and the importance of getting these vaccines. There’s also a section providing further advice for those with health conditions such as diabetes and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

To support local health and care services and reduce pressures on these services, the guide also signposts people to the right care, in the right place, at the right time. This includes support on self-care and the use of local pharmacies, as well as advice about contacting GP surgeries or seeking urgent emergency care. More information is also available at https://togetherwe-can.com/

Read the full article on Calderdale news