Memory Lane Cafe 2020 dates

Memory Lane Cafe provides the place, space and opportunity for people to make connections with each other.

We are a local community group providing support for people affected by dementia, other memory problems, and isolation. Our regular cafes in Sowerby Bridge (St Paul’s Church) and in Halifax (Maurice Jagger Centre) offer a varied programme of games, crafts, information, support, cakes and conversation.

Find out more in our latest newsletter…click here.SB-Cafe-2020HX-CAFE-2020

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Spring & Summer 2020 Adult Learning Courses

Calderdale Adult Learning offers a range of courses across Calderdale in its latest Spring-Summer Brochure 2020.

Our courses are for anybody 19+. Let your friends, families, neighbours know! Here are just some of the courses on offer, at Heath Training Centre:

Digital Skills

Introduction to iPad21st January10.00-12.00
Improvers Computing21st January13.30-15.30
Using Word & excel26st February13.00-15.30


Step Up to English (Beginners)8th January09.30-12.00
ESOL Reading & Writing8th January13.00-15.00

Health, Well-Being, Leisure

Sewing Machine Skills8th January09.30-12.00
Make Up – Asian Glamour15th January18.00-20.30
Make Up – Asian Glamour17th January10.00-12.30
Bread Making25th January09.30-15.00
Family History8th February10.00-16.00
Afternoon Tea28th March09.30-15.00

For more details contact the office on 01422 8392820 or

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Chase away winter blues in 2020 with thoughts of people who make the good things happen…

For 5 years, Staying Well has been supporting adults to improve their health and wellbeing and reduce isolation and loneliness.  

The Staying Well Awards are about celebrating the fantastic volunteers and groups in Calderdale that make this possible… Find out more here…

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 20 December – Merry Christmas and we’ll be back in the New Year!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

The Friday Flyer will be on holiday over the Christmas period. A big thank you from all of us for your continued support. We wish you a fun festive season and look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2020!

Our Friday Flyer will return on Friday 10th January. Before we sign off for 2019 we’d like to wish you a happy and peaceful holiday. Last word goes to Daisy Chain Cafe in Ovenden rocking that Christmas feeling…


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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from North Halifax Partnership!

Before we sign off for the holidays and a few mince pies we’d like to thank everyone for their support over the last year. That includes staff and volunteers; partner agencies, schools and local community organisations; and supporters and service users.

Sure Start Children’s Centres in North East Halifax will close on Tuesday 24th December 2019 and will reopen on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

Our Neighbourhood and Staying Well teams will be back in work Monday 6th January. 

NE Friday Flyer will resume on Friday 10 January.

We’ll see you again in 2020 but in the meantime here’s a snapshot from our latest annual report….

Find out more here… 


Merry Christmas from the Staying Well team!

element-xmas-bauble.pngBefore we sign off for the holidays we’d like to say a Merry Christmas to everyone especially the community groups and organisations who have supported Staying Well over the last year – we couldn’t do what we do without you kindness and generosity!

Please keep an eye on our website and social media as we will be bringing in the new year with details of our Staying Well Awards. And maybe while you’re enjoying your turkey or vegan nut roast, start thinking about the people and groups in your community who deserve some recognition for all they do.

Staying Well staff will be back in the office from Monday 6th January 2020 but you can also find information about events and services in Calderdale in our latest newsletter.

Have a peaceful and relaxing holiday!

Healthy Minds Christmas Opening Times

Healthy Minds Calderdale

All of Healthy Minds Offices will be closed from 4.30pm on Friday 20 December and will reopen on Monday 6 January 2020.

There will be no groups or drop ins running throughout this period.

If you need support, Spacespace at 1 King Street, Halifax, HX1 1SR, will be open on the following days:

  • Fri 20 Dec 6pm – 10pm
  • Sat 21 Dec 6pm – 10pm
  • Sun 22 Dec 6pm – 10pm
  • CLOSED Wed 25 Dec
  • Fri 27 Dec 6pm – 10pm
  • Sat 28 Dec 6pm – 10pm
  • Sun 29 Dec 6pm – 10pm
  • Wed 1 Jan 6pm – 10pm
  • Fri 3 Jan 6pm – 10pm
  • Sat 4 Jan 6pm – 10pm
  • Sun 5 Jan 6pm – 10pm

If you are in need or urgent crisis support please call NHS Mental Health Services 24 hours on 01924 316830.

National Helplines:

  • Samaritans 116 123
  • NHS Direct 111
  • Saneline 0300 304 7000 for anyone 16 or over; open 4.30 – 10.30pm
  • Papyrus HOPELINE 0800 068 4141 for young people up to age 35; open until 10pm daily.