Time Out Calderdale

Time Out network meeting to be held online on 26th January

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It will probably come as little surprise that we have decided to hold our network meeting online, as it feels too risky to bring together a group of people in an inside space at the moment.

However, we do hope that you will join us by Zoom for a shortened meeting on:

Wednesday 26th January, 10:30am-12.00pm

Although we will miss the coffee and cake element of proceedings, it will be fantastic to see you all and to share information about what’s going on for children and young people in our area.

We will aim to keep the meeting concise (as per agenda below) and, depending on how many people come, we aim to finish in the allocated time.We would appreciate if you could complete this form for numbers: https://forms.office.com/r/qBHPhMQVGn 

Apologies if you have already emailed but this form is very short and is the online booking.

  • Introduction to meeting
  • Update from Time Out – new and existing staff
  • Activity for Children’s Mental Health Week on the theme of Growing Together
  • Update (three minutes max please!) from all partners
  • Next meeting date
  • AOB

Join Zoom Meeting on this link: http://bitly.ws/nCunMeeting ID: 896 0311 8938Passcode: 740978

With very best wishes

The Time Out Team

Also of interest:

Join Time Out Calderdale network and take part in our meeting

Join Time Out Calderdale network and take part in our meeting

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If you work in any way with children and young adults in Calderdale, you may want to join the Time Out network, an organisation looking after the health and wellbeing of young people in our region.

There are plans for a meeting, inviting all the contacts of the Time Out network network.

The date has provisionally been set as Wednesday 26th January, 10:30-12:30.

Depending on the Covid situation, this meeting may be face-to-face at the Orange Box, or online, or a bit of both. Whichever way it goes, it will be great to come together and talk about what’s happening for young people in Calderdale.

The meeting will focus around Children’s Mental Health Week, which falls the week after and has a theme of Growing Together.

Time Out network meetings are unique, in that they bring together everyone who provides a service or activity for 10-19 year olds, whether that be a theatre, a support service or a local football club. It’s been fantastic to watch connections being made over the years, and unlikely partnerships forming which extend opportunities for young people. Sadly, these meetings have been a casualty of the pandemic and we’re really excited to be welcoming you back.

We also have several new team members, who are looking forward to meeting you all. Please let us know if you will be able to attend, and we’ll send you an agenda and more information nearer the time.

Please visit Time Out Calderdale for contact information.

Time Out Christmas Fun Days at the Orange Box

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The weather outside is frightful, but our festive kid’s activities are so delightful!

We are back at Orange Box on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st December with lots of fun, FREE activities!
Check out the full schedule of activities for our festive fun days, and book for individual workshops via the link: https://bit.ly/3rNMjZx
Or find out more about individual workshops at our website: https://www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk/timetable.html

Time Out are recruiting volunteers!

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Are you passionate about the wellbeing of young people in Calderdale?

Why not join Time Out, Healthy Minds emotional wellbeing project for 10-19 year olds and make a difference to young people’s lives!


If you are 18-40 (or 40+ with a youthful outlook!), have personal experience of mental health challenges, have explored ways to maintain your own wellbeing, willing to share your own experiences as part of workshops in schools and care about young people’s mental health and wellbeing, this may be for you.

You will be given full support and training to gain the required skills and confidence to become the voice for other young people.

Reasonable travel expenses will be covered.

Please note, these volunteer roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For more information or to receive an application form, please contact:


Free dance & movement workshop with Curious Motion October 27

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Wednesday 27 October | 10am – 12pm

Orangebox Youth Centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF

We have a fun and accessible dance and movement workshop for young people coming up in half term! An introduction to dance through fun sequences and activities, followed by time to create your own ideas and find out how you like to move!

The first half of the session will involve exploring some phrases and sequences inspired by contemporary dance, focusing on feeling energised and building confidence. Then, participants will explore a range of fun creative tasks to create their own ideas, finishing with combining their ideas together for a celebration of their achievements through a short group choreography.

To book either email: sam@curiousmotion.org.uk or call: 07740 366365
Check out the timetable below, find booking information for individual sessions in the event descriptions on our website here.

Check out the rest of our jam-packed timetable of events below, and find booking information for individual events on our website!📧 timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
📞 01422 345154
📱 FacebookInstagram and Twitter


Calling kids of Calderdale… your half term plans have arrived!

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Get creative. Get active. Find your thing!

We have some awesome activity sessions kicking off on Monday 25th October, from potion making to 3D character creations, boxing to yoga, cricket to cosmetic making, we have pulled out all the stops and partnered with some awesome local organisations to give all young people in Calderdale the opportunity to try something new this half term!

Check out the timetable below, find booking information for individual sessions in the event descriptions on our website here.

Any questions? Get in touch with us at:

📧 timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
📞 01422 345154
📱 FacebookInstagram and Twitter


Any further enquiries please email timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk with October Half Term Activites in the subject line.

Visit our website for more information about other FREE activities for children and young people across Calderdale!

Healthy Minds August Newsletter

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This past month at Healthy Minds has been a time of growth and reflection for us. A wonderful mixture of ideas have surfaced, revealing the strength in diversity of experiences that we hold. We are all looking forward to strengthening this identity, as we continue to learn how we can best represent the people of Calderdale.

Find out about their fundraising news, the allotment developments, events with TimeOut and much more!

Read the newsletter in their blog

Free Creative Writing Workshop at the Orange Box

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Would you like the chance to get your work published on the Time Out website? Come to our workshop led by author and Time Outer Tara Guha and learn how to express yourself through creative writing.


Wed 18th Aug 2 – 4pm
Orangebox Youth Centre,1 Blackledge,Halifax HX1 1AF

To book, complete the online booking form and quote the name and date of the workshop: https://forms.office.com/r/WqKNGYkeHt

Any questions? Get in touch by emailing us at: timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Time Out Free Kids Summer Activities

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Did someone say FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES? 😁
Time Out are bringing a summer schedule for children and young people 9+ in Calderdale, with sessions on art, boxing and creative writing.
Booking is essential and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
All activities except from boxing sessions are happening at Calderdale Young People’s Service Orange Box – Halifax.
To book for the creative activities, but not for boxing, please use the link below:
For the boxing sessions, book directly with Josie at the Northern Powerhouse Boxing Academy
You can text Josie on 07989 538044 for a booking form or email josie@northernpowerhouseboxing.org.uk
Any questions? Contact timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.ukFind out more about other free activities happening across Calderdale on our website: https://www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk/timetable.html

Look no further for free, fun activities this half term!

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Time Out is for all 10-19 year olds in Calderdale. With a focus on emotional wellbeing, we connect young people with activities, opportunities, learning and support.

This half term join us for a jam-packed week of fun activities (mainly accessed from home online) to get creative, get active and get musical!

These sessions are perfect for blowing off some steam, having a chance to relax from school work and meet new people.

Monday 31 May

11.30am 40mins: Boxing Workshop 9+ yrs (Online)
To book message/whatsapp Josie on 07989 538044

Tuesday 1st June

10am, 60mins: Taster Workshop 1: Virtual Graffiti wall

Wednesday 2nd June

10am, 60min: Taster Workshop 2: Character Avatars

2pm, 40min: Boxing Workshop 9+ yrs (In Person)
Perseverance Mill Unit 5, Halifax Road, Todmorden, OL14 6EG
To book message/whatsapp Josie on 07989 538044

Thursday 3rd June

10am, 60min: Taster Workshop 3: Crazy Faces!

Friday 4th June

10am, 60min: Home Made Samba: Drumming Workshop (online)
To book contact Mitch Oldham: mitch.oldham@hotmail.co.uk

To find out more and to book on the taster workshops contact:
Alex Abel – Time Out Project Worker on:
text/phone/WhatApp: 07516 030575
Booking Link: https://forms.office.com/r/1c5spJZgjq