Open Minds

Calderdale Open Minds Website for Children and Young People

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Calderdale’s multi-agency emotional health and wellbeing taskforce are delighted to announce that a new website for children and young people is now available. The website at www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk is intended to provide advice, information, support and signposting to young people about emotional health and wellbeing and has been developed after extensive input and consultation with young people, as well as a range of professionals.

Lots of students get support from their school when they’re going through a tough time. Young people can speak to anyone working in school about anything that’s bothering them, whether its school related or something different. In Calderdale, schools have a range of services including peer support, family support and counselling that can help.

Feeling distressed or unhappy from time to time is  normal, however if these feelings are persistent or are causing a lot of worry for a person your are concerned about then you may need to seek professional help. In Calderdale the Child and Adolescent Mental Health service will be able to help you.

For more information please contact Joanna.marshall@calderdale.gov.uk

Open Minds is becoming Time Out

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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 tara@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

 

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