Staying Well

Low cost and Free Christmas activities throughout Calderdale!

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The tea at Staying Well have outdone themselves yet again in bringing you tidings of comfort and joy for the festive period!

The following Christmas Guide is packed full of festive events and celebrations, all the way up to the big day and more!

Don’t be alone this Christmas. With many events, including community meals, you have options.

All these activities are either free of charge or have a small cost entry fee.

Take a look and see what you may find.

Feel free to spread the word and promote so more people can enjoy the festivities.

   

Don’t want to be alone over Christmas?

Staying Well may be able to help you by putting you in touch with someone who can be there for you.

Reach out to Staying Well and let us see if we can be there for you.

Staying Well Calderdale
t : 01422 392767
e : stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Staying Well with Curious motion : Carols and a mince pie December 12

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Staying Well and Curious motion invite you to join us for a little Christmas get together to get into the festive spirit!

Monday December 12 from 10am – 12pm

Southgate Methodist Church – Elland

We will be singing Christmas Carols and enjoy a mince pie (or more!) with a cuppa, discussing anything we would like to share.

For more information and to book, please contact Helen Brame
t : 07759 364917
e : Helen.Brame@calderdale.gov.uk

Southgate Methodist Church, Elland: Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL

Pre and Postnatal exercise programmes and more online resources

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From Couch to Fitness and gentle exercise routines for pregnant women or women who have just given birth, here are some useful links for new and expecting mothers as well as anyone who may wish to move more and increase their levels of physical activity.

Staying Well with Curious motion : Carols and a mince pie December 12

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Staying Well and Curious motion invite you to join us for a little Christmas get together to get into the festive spirit!

Monday December 12 from 10am – 12pm

Southgate Methodist Church – Elland

We will be singing Christmas Carols and enjoy a mince pie (or more!) with a cuppa, discussing anything we would like to share.

For more information and to book, please contact Helen Brame
t : 07759 364917
e : Helen.Brame@calderdale.gov.uk

Southgate Methodist Church, Elland: Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL

Staying Well is hiring! 2x Full Time Fixed Term vacancies

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From the first Sure Start Children’s Centre to the first Men in Sheds group in Calderdale and lots in between. North Halifax is an area with a history of successful volunteer and community led programmes. And you could be part of it!

The Staying Well, the team based within North Halifax Partnership, one of the three Community Anchor organisations in Calderdale, we are excited to announce that we are expanding and looking to hire two new Full Time, Fixed Term workers to join our team!

Full Job Description and Application details can be found here

 

The role involves:

  • Working with individuals to help find their own outcomes and solutions
  • Working with communities to develop local, sustainable social opportunities
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders

It is essential that you have:

  • Experience of working 1:1 with vulnerable people.
  • Skills in working with voluntary and community groups – developing activities and building capacity
  • Excellent time management of own timetable, including experience of managing a caseload

We are especially looking for someone who is passionate about working with communities to address wider health and wellbeing issues. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the issues effecting vulnerable people as well as experience of successful community development.

 

If you are interested and want to know more, we encourage you to get in touch and ask us about the role, all enquiries welcome. Contact Nicola Webster on 07951 941 091 or Nicola.Webster@calderdale.gov.uk

 

Wider information on Staying Well can be found at www.stayingwellhub.com

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 31st October

World Mental Health Day October 10th

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World Mental Health Day is on the 10th of October 2022 and the theme for this year is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.

[ Source: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/public-engagement/world-mental-health-day ]

We, at Staying Well, know that mental health is just as important as physical health, and there are things that can be done to help prevent mental ill-health.

Staying Well truly understand the importance of being open and challenging the mental health inequalities faced by our community. In these turbulent times protecting the mental health of ourselves, our families and our communities must be a priority.

One way that Staying Well hope to positively affect the mental health of the community is through our telephone befriending scheme. The telephone befriending scheme was created at a time of great isolation and loneliness and has developed and grown to be a way for people to connect to share their thoughts and feelings and have a good chat. The befriending client and volunteer both benefit from the relationship; “I feel befriending is one of the most enjoyable ways you can choose to volunteer your time. Opening up lines of communication between people can make such a huge difference to both people’s lives.”

About Staying Well Telephone Befriending

We are currently recruiting for volunteer befrienders and if you would like more information, please contact Carrie Stoker on carrie.stoker@nhpltd.org.uk.

 

What we’ve learned from the Community Get Together at Hove Edge Bowling Club

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On Tuesday 13th of September, Staying Well and Focus4Hope, arranged an event at Hove Edge bowling club.  The aim of the event was to provide information to local residents of Hipperholme and Hove Edge on services are locally available to help them lead a healthier and happier life.

On the day the following groups and services attended; Hipperhome Christ Church, Memory Lane Cafe, Active Calderdale, Better Living Service, Invictus Wellbeing, Calderdale Dementia Hub, Vita Minds, Cromwell Bottom Wildlife group and our very own NHP Neighbourhood team and Sure Start Children’s centres.

All these organisations offer fantastic opportunities to meet others, gain support around dementia, move more indoors and out, access emotional wellbeing services, achieve a healthier weight, access excursions and other local events. Many of those we endeavour to publish in our online blogs to which you can sign up to.

We enjoyed refreshments and cakes.  Focus4Hope delighted us with their culinary skills providing delicious hot food of Vegetarian Chili and Sausage casserole, Crust and Crumb offered delicious woodfired pizzas made on the day.

As well as valuable networking, we had a unique opportunity to listen to a talk from West Yorkshire Police about personal safety at home, out & about and current scams.  The event concluded with a meditation session from Tai Chi Tigers, concentrating on breathing and gentle stretching exercises.

 

The Hipperholme and Hove Edge residents who came, gave our Staying Well workers very positive feedback, saying they enjoyed the day, as well as encouraging requests for more such events in the future. People signed up for various services and there was active interest in taking up Tai Chi, while West Yorkshire Police received numerous requests for home safety visits following their talk on crime prevention.

Thank you to all for your contribution into making this event a success and thank you to all who visited.

For more information on the services available, please find links to the participating organisations below.

 

Hipperholme Christ Church 21
Brighouse Rd, Hipperholme, Halifax HX3 8EA

 Memory Lane Cafe

Active Calderdale

Better Living Team Service

Invictus Wellbeing

Calderdale Dementia Hub

  Vita Health Group – Calderdale

  Cromwell Bottom Wildlife group

North Halifax Partnership (NHP)

Sure Start Children’s centres

Crust and Crumb 77

Tai Chi Tigers

West Yorkshire Police

 

Reminder of the Event – look out for future events!

Join our Community Get Together at Hove Edge Bowling Club September 13th

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Staying Well and Focus 4 Hope would like to invite you to their Community Get Together on

Tuesday 13th September
10 am – 2pm

at Hove Edge Bowling Club in Brighouse

 

There will be information on local services promoting mental health help and wellbeing, talks from West Yorkshire Police around personal safety, a Tai Chi interactive demonstration, pizza and various art and craft activities to enjoy.

 

Come along and find out what is available in your local area to support you achieving mindfulness, improve your mental health and enjoy a better quality of life

 

For further details contact Richard 07824 838114 or Louise 07542 941636.

New Staying Well Men’s Group at The Space starting September 8th

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We have exciting news!

 

The Space @ Field Lane start a new Staying Well Men’s group every Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30 am.

The first session is on Thursday 8th September

Download Information (PDF)

Come along for a cuppa & a friendly chat, make new friendships

The group is also looking for new ideas and activities.

Regular activities will include:

– Kurling
– Dominoes
– Pool table (free)
– Table tennis
– Cards

plus occasional guest speakers & much much more!

 

The Space @ Field Lane
Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT
T: 01484 556924
E: mail@thespaceatfieldlane.org.uk

 

Could you become a Staying Well Telephone Befriender?

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Sometimes you want a brew and someone to talk to…

 

Here at Staying Well, we have our very own Telephone Befriending Service for people who for whatever reason might find chatting to someone regularly on the phone beneficial. We often find that the volunteers get just as much out of befriending as our clients. Volunteering with us requires no more than 30 minutes of your time every week for you to put your feet up, have a brew at the ready and have a light hearted conversation with our clients.

“I really enjoy giving something back and chatting to someone from a different generation – we have some great conversations all from the comfort of my own home” Matthew – Telephone Befriending Volunteer

No qualification or experience is needed for the role – it helps if you are empathetic, reliable, can listen well and have good banter! If you would like to know more, please contact us on stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 392767.

Induction and training will be provided and you will be supported every step of the way.

For more information visit Staying Well Telephone Befriending