Place2Be events and resources for Children’s Mental Health Week 1 – 7 February

The first week of February 1-7 is dedicated to Children’s Mental Health.

Place2Be.org.uk have prepared a series of activities, workshops and information to promote awareness and direct to sources of assistance for those in need.

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/

Including an incredible half-day conference (watch live or buy ticket to watch the recording at your discretion) “Creativity as a healing tool: connecting mind body and imagination”. With keynotes from Lemn Sissay and Besseel Van Der Kolk.

 

For more information, visit Place2Be.org.uk

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme

Are you a parent with children aged 3-18?
Do you want to help shape services for the future?
Come and be part of a study to promote family wellbeing!

Halifax Opportunities Trust, Sure Start Children’s Centres & North Halifax Partnership are working with UCL and Race Equality Foundation to offer Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme.

This free, 13 week course aims to help you to

  • Build positive family relationships
  • Manage anger and stress
  • Implement effective discipline strategies
  • Gain confidence and communication skills
  • Understand your child’s development
  • Recognise and value your family and cultural traditions
  • Meet others and share ideas

The course is aimed at parents, step parents, grandparents and foster carers who have got a child aged between 3-18.

There will be two groups, starting on Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 at the Elsie Whiteley Innovations centre and Thursday February 4th, 2021 at the Holy Nativity Church in Mixenden.

Another course is scheduled for September 2021.

The programme is part of a research study from the University College London: The Together Study. This means that a researcher would like to talk to you before the programme starts and at three time points after the programme has finished. You will received £10 voucher for each questionnaire you complete with a researcher.

Part of the research is that parents are randomly allocated to either the group starting in February or allocated to a group starting in September. (The researchers can explain more about why) – a computer decides who takes part in the group now or in the group later and the decision cannot be influenced.

For more information please contact

  •  Noreen Safdar: 01422 434 980
  • Beverley Thompson: 07741671792
  • Julia Brierley: 07852174007

Programme details – A5 booklet Elsie Whiteley & Holy Nativity Updated version

 

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 28 February – OUT NOW!


Click here to view the latest North and East Friday Flyer…

New this week:

  • Staying Well Awards: Final call to nominate before midnight 1st March
  • Ward Forum Meeting Dates and Locations & Ward Forum Survey
  • HALI-CON, Halifax’s own Comic Con is back! March 1, 2020
  • International Women’s Day Wellbeing event in Lee Mount
  • VSI and Healthy minds workshops and training sessions

 Have a great weekend!

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Calderdale Council closure of flood hubs – Where to get support

The flood hubs will close on Friday 28th February. If you need support after this time you can: 

Contact us: calderdale.gov.uk/siteinfo/conta

Apply for funding online: calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/e

To view the hub opening hours for tomorrow and Friday visit: eyeoncalderdale.com/household-resi

Source: https://twitter.com/Calderdale/status/1232692347890282506

Calderdale Industrial Museum Easter opening times 2020

The Calderdale Industrial Museum will certainly be taking part in the Easter celebrations during the Easter break.

The usual displays will be available plus there is an Easter Trail planned with Prizes for the kids!

Opening times: 10am – 4pm
Dates: Saturday 4th April, Thursday 9th April, Saturday 11th April, Tuesday 14th April, Saturday 18th April

More details on CIMA Easter 2020 Opening Times

Normal admission charges apply: Adults £5; Concessions £4. Children under 16 free!

Calderdale Industrial Museum (opposite Central Library)
Square Rd, Halifax HX1 1QG
tel: 01422 384721
www: calderdaleindustrial.co.uk

VSI Alliance Event – ESF Community Grants Meet the Funder Event 

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

ESF Community Grants Meet the Funder Event 

Grants of £5,000 – £20,000 available in West Yorkshire 

  • Are you a small or voluntary organisation?
  • Do you deliver in West Yorkshire?
  • Do you work with unemployed people in your local area?

Grants are available to fund your project. 

Thursday 5th March, 9.30am – 2.30pm
VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY 

 
9:30-11.00am: Drop in for any organisation
11.00am-1:30pm: 1-to-1 appointment (book a 20 minute slot to discuss the fund)
1:30pm-2:30pm: Drop in for any organisation

To book a slot please contact Anushka: anushka.vinales@groundwork.org.uk or 0113 238 060

Find out more:
www.groundwork.org.uk/esfcommunitygrants | ESF.Grants@groundwork.org.uk | 0121 236 8565

ESF Community Grants are funded by the European Social Fund, co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and delivered in partnership with Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership.

DIY Accounts March 17 – VSI Alliance March Training

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Please find information about the following training event run by VSI Alliance

VSI Alliance March Training

DIY Accounts
Tuesday 17th March, 10am-1pm
Venue: The Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DB
Trainer: Helen Galvin, WYCAS/VSI Alliance

In this workshop you will learn how to use our free Excel template to give you the confidence to set up a bookkeeping system on a spreadsheet.

You will:

  • Be shown the structure of the linked spreadsheet
  • Set up a fictional organisation, with categories of income and spend, restricted funds and bank and cash accounts
  • Reconcile the bank transactions to the spreadsheet
  • Review how the inputs produce a finance report for use in the year

Laptops and materials are provided; a basic ability to use a spreadsheet is needed.

Your WYCAS tutor will lead the session, working through a practical exercise, so that you will be able to set up and use a spreadsheet recording method for your organisation.

Book your place: https://northbankforum.org.uk/event/vsi-diy-accounts/

Booking Terms & Conditions

We will require payment in advance in order to secure booking.

Where booked attendees are unable to attend they can nominate a colleague to attend in their place.

Bookings are made online via the Forum website. Links to each course are included above.

Where booked attendees are unable to attend they must notify the VSI Alliance via email info@vsialliance.org.uk or telephone 01422 438722 to notify of the cancellation.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

We operate a 7-day notice period to cancel a booking. The payment will not be refunded on failure to attend the course without at least 7 days’ notice.

We provide light refreshments (tea & coffee).

Costs: