Wellbeing

Become a Staying Well Telephone Befriender!

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If you are looking for a volunteering opportunity that can make a huge positive impact to someone, you may want to become a Staying Well Telephone Befriender.

We are looking for people from all walks of life, of any age, having a friendly, chatty approach, willing to reach out to someone who needs a chat.

You only need to commit 30 minutes a week but those 30 minutes can mean the world to someone.

Many of our telephone befrienders have shared that those sessions have improved their own wellbeing.

If you would like to know more, get in touch with Sharon Gibson, Telephone Befriending Co-ordinator on:
m:  07825 089288
t:    01422 392767
e: sharon.gibson@nhpltd.org.uk / stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

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

For more information visit Staying Well Telephone Befriending

 

Become a Staying Well Telephone Befriender

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If you are looking for a volunteering opportunity that can make a huge positive impact to someone, you may want to become a Staying Well Telephone Befriender.

We are looking for people from all walks of life, of any age, having a friendly, chatty approach, willing to reach out to someone who needs a chat.

You only need to commit 30 minutes a week but those 30 minutes can mean the world to someone.

Many of our telephone befrienders have shared that those sessions have improved their own wellbeing.

If you would like to know more, get in touch with Staying Well:
t: 01422 392767
e: stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Induction and training will be provided.

For more information visit Staying Well Telephone Befriending section

 

 

 

Healthy Minds ‘Values, Identity & Future’ event March 21

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After popular demand, a live, in person meeting is organised where there can be a discussion of the values and progression of Healthy Minds.
To book a place please email Thom: thom@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk and let us know if you have any dietary requirements or allergies. 
Healthy Minds ‘Values, Identity & Future’ Community Event
 
Monday 21 March – 4.30 – 7pm
Calderdale Industrial Museum, Halifax
 
We want to establish a set of Healthy Minds Core Values, which everybody involved in our organisation feels makes us who we are. These are the principles we want to set out to strive towards and live by in all the work that we do as we grow and develop our charity.
Continuing from our previous online workshop, this is an opportunity for those who haven’t yet been involved to share their insights on our proposed values, as well as develop ideas which came out of the previous online event.
This event will include:
  • A range of ways you can share your thoughts (verbal, written, visual etc)
  • Small table discussions to develop work done in the previous workshop – we know that ‘Transforming’ didn’t resonate with many of you, are there better ways of describing some of the ideas underneath this word?
  • Refreshment break – drinks, nibbles and cake (let us know if you have any dietary requirements!)
  • Interactive displays exploring some of our more established values – to capture your perspectives in a variety of forms including: craft, colouring, writing, voting, anonymous suggestion box.
  • A chance to meet others involved in our organisation and connect with different aspects of our work.
  • An opportunity to feedback on these engagement events – do you feel you have been genuinely involved?
  • Takeaway goodie bags! (who doesn’t love a party bag?)
*If you are travelling from the Upper Calder Valley – a minibus can be arranged if there are enough numbers, Sam will be coordinating this – samantha@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

We are looking forward to seeing you on the 21st!

Free 13 week SFSC Parenting Programme

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If you have children aged 3 – 18 years old, you are invited to take part in a 13 week study to help shape children targeted services in your area in the future.

Be part of a study on promoting family wellbeing!

Download the PDF advert here

For more information, contact
Noreen Safdar: 07790 949658 or
Beverley Thompson: 07741 671792

Venue: The Outback, Jubilee Children’s Centre, Lightowler Road, Halifax HX1 5NB

Free online Yoga courses for all every Wednesday and Friday

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WEA Adult learning have set two yoga sessions open to all ages and abilities.

These online courses aim to help learners experience a positive and long lasting effect on general health and well-being through the regular practice of yoga techniques with a particular focus on relaxation.

Gentle Yoga every Wednesday (Course reference: C3680076)

Starting Wednesday 9th February for 12 sessions from 12pm – 2pm

Relaxing Yoga every Friday evening (Course reference: C3680077)

Starting Friday 11 February for 12 sessions from 7.15 pm – 9.15 pm

To enrol please quote the course reference either online at
enrolonline.wea.org.uk or over the phone on
0300 303 3464

Grow Yourself LAB Wellbeing Course 3rd to 10th December

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Lost confidence during lockdown? Anxious about getting back to work? Or has isolation affected mental health, motivation, communication and planning skills?

This is how you might benefit from the free one week LAB  Wellbeing course

  • Gain additional confidence to get back to learning or work
  • Re  – connect with others and have some fun
  • Get a boost to mental wellbeing via learning CBT / NLP techniques   
  • Try out strategies for dealing with setbacks and stress

We have all faced difficult situations and this has been a time for reassessment.  Having some information and tools and techniques to deal with the effects of stress  can leave us feeling more in control.

Using the 5 Ways Wellbeing model this lively course, this aims to offer a look at strategies we can all  use to plan for a more positive future.

This course is delivered by award -winning Proper Job Theatre Company and uses fun theatre training and arts based techniques.

Seeking work or a change of career?  We can offer places on our flagship two week follow on LAB Project course Employability course ( leading to Level 1 Employability qualification) to  any suitable learner who completes this.

Find out about other Calderdale Adult Learning courses that might suit you at an on –  course progression session.

Course induction date: 3rd December 

Class dates: 6-10 December

 

Hours – 10 am – 4 pm 

Please contact Melissa for enquiries or to book a place at Eengagement@properjob.org.uk  or  Tel 07368291874

 

The course is available to any one with any Calderdale or Todmorden post code.

 

For more information on Lab Project view booklet here

Wellbeing and Community Festival at The Piece Hall on 27 and 28 April

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The Piece Hall will host its first ever Wellbeing & Community Festival this April; a free two-day event which will help the local community get active and creative, as well as offering much-needed support services.

The Courtyard will host four different ‘zones’ for visitors to explore themed around Active, Creative, Support and Wellbeing. From fitness fanatics to first timers, anyone looking to get moving can try their hand at a whole host of sports including all-adapted cycling, kurling, dance, tai chi, wheelchair basketball and yoga, and also pick up some tips from Sport For All and Threeways Sports Centre. Visitors with a creative flair can try their hand at mindful colouring and stone carving, amongst other calming artistic activities.

An array of Support services will be on offer across the courtyard from charities Basement Recovery Project, Healthy Minds and Samaritans, and there will be food pop-ups and music from community choirs and local musicians. Inspired by the contours and undulations of the local landscape, the public will be invited to collaboratively weave yarns and threads onto an interactive loom structure, building up natural elements through colour and texture. Visitors can add their own message of hope for Calderdale onto a range of surfaces, which will be incorporated into the structure as it grows.

Stop smoking clinic at Elland Childrens’ Centre

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Yorkshire Smokefree are running a stop smoking clinic available to pregnant women and their families and also to Children’s Centre users who want to beat the habit!

Every Thursday – 12.30pm to 3.30pm
At Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road, Elland, HX5 00B

For information or to book an appointment contact Yorkshire Smokefree on 01422 262373

Launch of Calderdale Wellbeing Heroes Awards

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Thursday 19 May marks the launch of a search for local Wellbeing Heroes, who are to be honoured at the Calderdale Wellbeing Heroes Awards ceremony on 10 October 2016. The ceremony is to be hosted by Insight Healthcare, in celebration of World Mental Health Day.

Is there someone in your life who helped you in your time of need? Someone who encourages you to do the things that are good for you, reminds you that you are not alone, or listens to you when you need them to? Wellbeing Heroes Awards wants your nomination!

You can nominate someone who has helped you in any way, no matter how big or small. It could be a family member, friend, colleague, or a professional who has made a difference to your wellbeing. Winners will receive an award and prizes during the ceremony in October. The deadline for nominations is Friday 29 July 2016.

The Calderdale Wellbeing Heroes Awards will take place to mark World Mental Health Day, which is celebrated on 10 October each year. Nomination forms can be collected from Insight Healthcare’s Calderdale service or downloaded here. More information about the event will be released nearer the time.

Everyone goes through difficult times and sometimes our problems affect our day-to-day lives and we feel that we can’t cope. Each year, nearly a quarter of us have difficulties with common psychological problems such as anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, stress, trauma, phobias, and anger, as well as problems with regards to relationships, work, or debt. If you are in this situation, you are not alone.

Insight Healthcare provides free and confidential NHS talking therapy services across the country. These therapies can help you understand what is happening to you, help you work through your difficult feelings, and develop strategies for coping better. Calderdale’s service is available to anyone who is aged 18 or over and registered with a Calderdale GP.

WMH day A5 leaflet

Parent Carers Support Grants available

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The Council, the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group and other partners are working to improve children and young people’s emotional wellbeing.

In Calderdale, when we talk about emotional wellbeing, we usually include:

  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Psychological wellbeing
  • Social wellbeing

The aim is to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people by making sure they have support from their parents and carers.

This scheme will give one-off cash grants to organisations working with or for parents, including public sector agencies, schools and voluntary organisations. This money will be used to strengthen or start up any projects that support parents and carers in a way that helps their children’s emotional wellbeing.

Any public sector, schools or voluntary organisation can apply for anything from £5,000 to £20,000 and a Grants Panel made up of people from the Council and from the Emotional Wellbeing Taskforce, which includes representatives from health, schools and other partners will decide who gets a grant.

If you are interested in applying for one of these grants, please read the supporting documents below for further information and complete the application form before returning it to: Naomi Whenham at Naomi.whenham@calderdale.gov.uk

Supporting documents – Please read before submitting your application

Deadline for applications is Friday 29 April 2016 and you will be informed of a decision in the week commencing Monday 23 May 2016.