Staying Well

Monday Kitchen Lunch Club at St. Andrew’s Church

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The Lunch Club meets on Mondays, 11:00am-1:30pm (except public holidays) at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church on Huddersfield Road, Halifax HX3 0AT.

Coffee and tea are served until mid-day when there is a short ‘God-spot’. After this there is a lunch of soup, sandwiches and cakes, nearly all home-made.

Running through the whole session is plenty of chat and laughter. Some of those who come are from St. Andrew’s, some from other churches and some with no church links at all. Everyone is welcome.

You don’t need to book, you don’t need to come every week, you can arrive and leave when you feel like it. Why not try it, and perhaps bring a friend?

There is a charge of £2.

You may also be interested in a one-off event on Saturday 15 September, 6:30pm when the Hoe Down will be held including a pie and peas supper. Tickets are £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and can be purchased by calling Leslie on 01422 250502.

Halifax Minster Summer Festival – Senior Citizens Orchestra

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Senior Citizens Orchestra – Friday 6 July, 10:30am

This FREE event is aimed at older people, especially those who are often housebound and isolated, who may benefit from the opportunity to get out and about and enjoy listening to a melody of popular tunes played by Calderdale’s own Senior Citizens Orchestra led by Judith McLean. If you know people who would benefit from such an event like this, please bring them along. We would like to encourage Care Homes to organise transport for their residents to attend. This event is in partnership with Calderdale Council’s Staying Well Project.

Refreshments will be provided and served at the end of the performance.

Halifax Minster has been holding the Summer Festival from Thursday 28 June to Sunday 8 July with a variety of music, art, poetry and tours. The full program can be downloaded here.

Staying Well Spring 2018 Newsletter

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Download the Staying Well Spring Newsletter here with details of lot’s of social activities to help you Stay Well and access health and wellbeing related services in the community.

Featuring;

  • Holiday at home, Bethesda Church – Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 July
  • Shroggs park Gala – Saturday 23 June
  • West View Park Fun Day – Saturday 14 July
  • ‘Welland Festival’ – Saturday 16 June
  • Daisy’s Café – Saturday June 2

and much more…

To find out more call us on 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Have a Chat with Staying Well at Heywood Church

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Calderdale Council and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group have launched a ground- breaking new project called Staying Well to help tackle loneliness.

In Northowram Staying Well are starting a meeting point at Heywood Church, on Tuesday 22 May and every Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.00pm.

Join them for a coffee, bun and a chat and talk about what you would like to do to stay well. You might like to learn how to use an iPad to stay in touch with your family and make new friends. At least you would be keeping up with the ‘young ones’!

You could have a longing to do something you have never had the courage to attempt but together we would have some idea of what to do. So let’s talk about your difficulties and see what we can do.

Let us listen to each other and see what we can do together! Staying Well will be on Tuesday 5, 12, 19  and 26 June. If you want more information ring Jean on 201475 or 07887 854153. We may be able to fix a lift if it is difficult to get to Heywood. Please talk about it to those you meet.

Staying Well – Tea, Cake and Funding Opportunities at Brighouse Methodist Church

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Find out what Staying Well can offer you – now working with individuals or groups 18+.

On Wednesday 2 May, 2:00pm-3:30pm at Brighouse Methodist Church, enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake and see how new funding is available to help groups and activities in the Brighouse and Rastrick area.

There will be details of the funding and how to apply.

For more information contact Rachel on 01422 392708 or email Rachel.swaby@calderdale.gov.uk

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.

Free Winter Home Energy Checks

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Age UK is working to support older people to keep safe and warm this winter by carrying out free home energy checks. The aim of the check is to deliver energy efficiency information and advice to older people, including small practical measures which could potentially reduce their energy bills. Some restrictions apply.
The home energy check will include :
– An assessment of the client’s circumstances, usage of energy, hot water system and insulation
– Basic advice on how to keep warm and save energy
– Supply and install simple energy efficiency measures (draught excluders ,letter box brushes, radiator foils, sockets timers, remote control sockets and cold alarms)
– Where applicable refer onto other Age UK and external services for further support
Call 01422 252040 to book your free home energy check.