Staying Well

Staying Well is now on Instagram!

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The Staying Well Hub has its own dedicated presence on Instagram!

We hope to become more interactive this way, sharing images and updates.


We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that we are still here if you need us to lend a listening ear. You can refer yourself to us or request a referral from a GP, your support worker or even family and friends if you need some help.

Referral process information

No one needs to be alone.

How the Staying Well team can help you – Telephone Befriending Service

The Staying Well Hub Team are here to listen to your concerns and help you make sense of what is happening. Whatever you are dealing with, we would like to hear from you because help is always at hand.

We can offer assistance in a variety of different languages, please enquire to see how we can assist.

Referrals can be made over the telephone or you can visit the Staying Well website to fill out the referral form.

Individuals can refer themselves. In order to refer someone you will need their consent.

Contact us on 01422 392767 if you, or someone you know is isolated or vulnerable,
or if you are a community group and would like some advice.
Email: stayingwellproject
Find us on Facebook: @StayingWellCalderdale

For more information visit the Staying Well Telephone Befriending service page

Cartwheel Luncheon Club every Monday at 12pm

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The Monday Luncheon Club at the Cartwheel is back and running, offering a set three course meal for £4.00 per person.

The sessions begin at 12.00pm.

For queries and booking please contact Rachel Swaby, Staying Well team on 01422 392708.

Cartwheel Luncheon Club
Cartwheel Youth Club
Huddersfield Road

Wellbeing and Support Meetings at Moorside School

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Staying Well and North Halifax Partnership’s Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative are holding a number of Wellbeing and Support sessions at Moorside Community Primary School, Keighley Road, Halifax HX2 8AP.

The sessions will be;

  • Friday 15 March, 9:30am-11:00am – Launch
  • Friday 5 April 9:00am-11:00am – Scams & Frauds
  • Friday 17 May 9:00am-11:00am – Consumer Savvy
  • Friday 7 June 9:00am-11:00am – Savvy Savings
  • Friday 28 June 9:00am-11:00am – Staying Well
  • Friday 19 July 9:00am-11:00am – Staying Well

For more information contact Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266 or email

Staying Well Newsletter!

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Golly – it hardly feels like 5 minutes since we had the last Staying Well newsletter but a lot has happened since then! We also need to keep you up to date with what is happening over the Christmas period and give you a chance to look at the full newsletter here.

There will be the Brew and a Chat Christmas party at St. Columba’s Church Hall, Pellon on Monday 10 December, 10:30am-12:30pm.

Tesco, Sowerby Bridge are sponsoring a Christmas party at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2EQ on Tuesday 11 December, 2:00pm. 

Following that we have the Memory Lane Christmas Party at the Maurice Jagger Centre on Monday 17 December, 12:00pm-4:00pm.

Not everyone has the best time at Christmas and Todmorden Central Methodist Church will be holding a short, reflective service / contemplation on Saturday 22 December, 2:30pm for those who struggle over the festive period.


Bertie’s Top 10 Tips for a Warmer, Healthier Home

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Winter is coming…are you prepared for cold weather?

Be as snug as Bertie Bug with his top tips to keep your warm healthier and warmer for less. Financial assistance – small grants and loans – are available for boiler replacements or repairs, loft/ attic room insulation and cavity wall insulation for eligible households.

If you’ve not switched your energy supplier for 2-3 years you may be able to get a better deal and save money.

Take a look at Bertie’s top tips and please pass them on to your friends and family too.

Contact the Council’s Affordable Warmth Team for more information on 01422 392199 or email us at


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.