Community Emotional Health & Wellbeing Workers (8 posts)

[ Full information on the Healthy Minds Jobs page ]

We are seeking someone with enthusiasm, strong values, and a passion for empowering others.

As part of a neighbourhood-based team, the EHWB workers will be recruited from their local area and bring their knowledge and links within the community to the role. We require workers who live in following localities to apply. Part time hours and flexible working will be considered.

  • North Halifax (Mixenden / Ovenden / Illingworth)
  • Calder & Ryburn (Elland / Sowerby Bridge / Ripponden)
  • Upper Valley (Todmorden /Hebden Bridge)
  • Lower Valley (Brighouse / Rastrick)

Community Emotional Health & Wellbeing Workers are vital new roles created as part of
Calderdale’s ambition to change how mental health services work across the borough.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be passionate about reducing isolation and barriers to accessing health and wellbeing services in your local community
  • Enjoy being part of a team and making improvements in your local community
  • Can build supportive and trusting relationships with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Have a person-centred approach to working with people to support them in accessing what they need

For more details please contact: or call 01422 345154

Closing date for applications: 14 February

Interviews w/c 28 February

Part time hours and flexible working will be considered.

If you would like support with completing the application form, please contact Lisa Connelly from Halifax Opportunities Trust Employment Team – or phone on 07891831740

Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 28 January 2022 – OUT NOW!

Click here to view the latest North and East Friday Flyer

This week:

  • IIlingworth Messenger February 2022 is out now
  • Need funding for a project or event? Apply for a Ward Forum Grant
  • Join the big Mosque Street Clean last Saturday of each month
  • Squash bounce back men’s mental wellbeing project

 Have a great weekend!

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VSI Alliance Update 28 January 2022

VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team


The latest VSI alliance News & Events has funding resources, job  and volunteering opportunities, coronavirus key messages, seminars and training events as well as news of the voluntary and community sector.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact, or visit for more contact details.

IIlingworth Messenger February 2022 is out now

Welcome to the latest edition of the Illingworth Messenger.

You will find information on church services in Illingworth and Mixenden, player recruitment news from Illingworth ARLFC, newest Yorkshire Smokefree groups, local businesses, Sudoku and so much more!

Read the Illingworth Messenger February 2022 newsletter here

Need funding for a project or event? Apply for a Ward Forum Grant today

Calderdale Council has made a total of £ 5,000 available for each North & East Halifax wards to be spent by 24 March 2022.

The fund must be spent on grants for activities and projects that benefit the ward and the maximum grant per application is £500. Any group can apply whether new or existing.

Perhaps you have a good idea for a group but unsure on how to go about setting up. We’re here to help with that too, so drop us an email at and we’ll get back in touch with you to offer some support.

Ideally grants will be used to support the following.

  • Environmental projects
  • Improve health and wellbeing
  • Community Group Recovery

A few examples of some of the things the ward forum grants have funded in the past include; Community clean ups such as purchasing a large skip to remove bulky waste in the community, equipment for various sports clubs, art clubs, things for established Community groups such as Christmas lunches, regular luncheon clubs, funding to host events that are open to the public and much more.

Back in 2019 a Ward Forum Grant was used to hire a large skip for a clean up day in Lee Mount

If you would like to apply for a ward forum grant you can do so online at

Don’t be put off by the application form and remember! If you think you’ve got a good idea for a project and require some support getting it off the ground just send us an email to or give us a call on 01422 252209 and we can help you.

Calderdale Primary Care Networks January 2022 Newsletter

This issue includes a Social Prescribing Link Worker professionals feedback survey on the first page, we would be very grateful for as much feedback from professionals in all sectors, whether you know a lot about the service or are still a little unclear, it should take no more than 10 minutes.

Download PCN January 2022 newsletter here



Yorkshire and the Humber Self Harm Research Project

The University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Yorkshire and the Humber Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Community of Improvement Network are conducting a research study to better understand self-harm in the region and to explore the barriers and facilitators to accessing support.

Who can take part?

If you are aged 18 or over, have experience of self-harm (e.g. by injury, self-poisoning or taking an overdose) and live in the Yorkshire and Humber region, we would like to speak to you about your experiences of this and of any help or support you have had.

What do I have to do?

We would like to interview people, for about an hour, about their experiences. Our interviewers are shown below – you can tell us if you prefer a male or female interviewer.

 If you would like more information or would like to take part, please contact Jack Marshall:
Mobile no – 07380896205

£10 voucher available to every participant.

This study has received ethical approval from the University of Sheffield’s Psychology Research Ethics Committee


If you are thinking about hurting yourself or having suicidal feelings, you may need to talk to someone straight away:

Childline . Call us FREE on 0800 1111

Samaritans . FREE to caller helpline number 116 123

Calderdale’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Open Minds website

More Calderdale based Mental Health Resources and helplines