Time Out is a project for young people, created by young people to give a space to allow you to develop in whatever way suits you best. Fortunately, mental health is no longer a taboo subject and Time Out are recruiting volunteers to spread awareness of the help available for those with issues of self-harm, body image or self-esteem.
There are creative opportunities in graphic design, web development or or other media such as film and photography. On a more physical level there are opportunities in sports, performing arts, music and gaming.
Perhaps even more importantly, is the experience of being part of a team that will help your CV as well as your life-skills.
Time Out is currently looking for volunteers who can not only develop their own skills but help others to do the same.
If you think that, with help and assistance, you could help others, or even would like to discuss without any commitment, then call Annie on 01422 345154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Minds has been delivering mental health education and anti-stigma sessions in Calderdale’s schools and community groups for the past five years. With a welcome and growing focus on children and young people’s emotional wellbeing, our work on Open Minds has been joining up with lots of other organisations’ work for young people – all of which has brought Calderdale to this point.
The name “Open Minds” has been adopted for the overall programme that includes all the various projects that support emotional wellbeing in children and young people, so we are changing our name to avoid confusion and what we’ve been doing under the Open Minds name is becoming part of Time Out.
We’ll be running introductory workshops for organisations who may be interested in being part of Time Out:
- Monday 19 June 11am – 1pm
- Tuesday 20 June 10:30am – 12:30pm
- Wednesday 21 June 10:30am – 12:30pm
At VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax HX1 5AY. You only need to come to one of the workshops.
Find out what Time Out is all about and how your organisation can get involved. This is open to any organisation that offers activities that support young people’s wellbeing, to whatever extent. If you work with young people, we’d like to talk with you about Time Out.
All are welcome but please book a place on 01422 345154 or by email to email@example.com
Calderdale Talking Therapies is part of Insight Healthcare and provide free talking therapy services on behalf of the NHS. They are able to help those registered with a GP in Calderdale that are aged 18 and over.
The service provides help to people experiencing common difficulties such as: low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, panic, anger, phobias, trauma, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties and family problems.
They aim to complete an assessment with clients within 3 days and some types of therapy are available within 2 weeks.
For further information contact Insight Healthcare on 0300 555 0191 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also see their website at www.insighthealthcare.org
Well Aware is a recovery course developed and delivered by workers and volunteers with lived experience of mental distress.
Stars Tuesday 10 January 2017 – 12.30pm to 3pm
At Brighouse Library, Halifax Road, Brighouse HD6 2AF
The course will help participants identify, challenge and change unhelpful thinking, learn new coping strategies, improve resilience, and regain control of their life as well as improving general wellbeing.
All sessions will be held in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space.
In the six weeks we will look at a range of topics including:-
- What recovery in mental health means to me
- Understanding beliefs and values
- Reflecting on and identifying strengths and key learning points
- Exploring emotions, beliefs and thoughts
- The locus of control and practical strategies
- Using reflection as a tool to develop self awareness and understanding
Anyone wishing to come on the course should contact Recovery and Support Team at Healthy Minds to arrange an informal chat.