Crafty Time at WomenCentre Halifax

WomenCentre Halifax is holding a Crafty Time workshop with writer and facilitator Emma Decent on Wednesdays, 10:30am-1:00pm (term time only) starting Wednesday 16 January 2019.

A safe space for women to express themselves creatively

  • Connect with others in a safe and supportive environment
  • Express yourself and build confidence through creativity
  • Have fun playing with words and art material

No experience necessary, all women welcome.

For further information contact Lesley Whiting, Learning Co-ordinator

23 Silver Street, Halifax, HX1 1JN  01422 386500 ext 220 or email Lesley.whiting@womencentre.org.uk

Confidence Lab Course at Halifax Women Centre

WomenCentre Halifax is holding a Confidence Lab Course on
Tuesdays 10:30am-1:00pm (term time only) Starting Tuesday 15 January 2019.

All women welcome to an informal and relaxed women only environment.

For further information contact Lesley Whiting, Learning Co-ordinator

23 Silver Street, Halifax, HX1 1JN  01422 386500 ext 220 or email Lesley.whiting@womencentre.org.uk

Dean Field School Junior Wardens at Illingworth Fire Station

Our firefighters have one of the most respected jobs within the community: responding to incidents, preventing them from happening and protecting people and property in West Yorkshire. Junior Wardens from Dean Field Primary School Ovenden were given the opportunity to visit Illingworth Fire Station to  find out more about what they do, how they promotion opportunities and technical areas they specialise within the daily role of a Firefighter

The Fire Fighters gave the Junior Wardens a fantastic and very informative tour of the Illingworth Station , explaining some of the jobs the fire fighters are called out to and even let them try on some of the fire fighters protective clothing and use the fire hose of the engine ,they even gave a call out for the Junior Wardens with the blues and twos

Thank you to Illingworth Fire Station at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for a brilliant afternoon of fun for more information look at  https://www.westyorksfire.gov.uk/your-safety/

Take Part in a Survey on Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Children Young People


Calderdale Youth Council and the Tough Times Reference Group have devised a survey on Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing to gather information about the experience of mental health and emotional wellbeing for children and young people aged 5 – 19 (up to 25 for those with learning difficulties or disability) in Calderdale.

The information we gather will be shared with Commissioners and Service Providers so we can influence services to make positive changes that will help children and young people in Calderdale.

We need as many children and young people in Calderdale to complete this survey as possible and therefore are asking for your help. Please can you share this link or QR code with children and young people and help them to complete this survey. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CalderdaleCYPMentalHealthSurvey

The survey will close at 5:00pm on Friday 15 February.

WEA Course – Psychology and Life

The WEA are offering a 7 week course starting Tuesday 22 January, 10:30am-12:30pm at Halifax Central Library HX1 1QG on ‘Psychology and Life’.

There will also be a FREE taster session on Tuesday 15 January, 10:30am-12:pm.

The course offers an opportunity to think about what makes people behave the way they do as shaped by genetics, upbringing, culture and life experiences.

The cost for the course is £49 but if you are entitled to certain benefits the course may be FREE.

Book online at enrolonline.wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464.

Have your say on the 2019/20 Policing Budget!

Have your say on the 2019/20 policing budget for West Yorkshire. Click here to access the survey.

Over 1000 responses have so far been received with public consultation due to close at 5:00pm on 16th January 2019.

It asks how you would like to see money raised for the police part of the local council tax, called the ‘precept’.

This follows the Government annual funding settlement announcement for policing in December, which has given PCCs flexibility to raise their precept by up to £24 on a Band D for 2019/20. For further information

PHEW: Parenting for Healthy Emotional Wellbeing

Unique Ways is hosting a FREE course on Parenting for Healthy Emotional Wellbeing on Saturday, 19 January 2019, 10:00am-3:00pm at their offices in Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Halifax HX1 5PG.

Book Online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/parenting-for-emotional-wellbeing-course-tickets-53640400883

Our Parenting for Health and Emotional Wellbeing (PHEW) course is for parents and carers of 11 to 18-year-olds with additional needs.

We don’t have all the answers about what’s best for your child – after all, you’re the one who knows them best.

The aim of the course is to share tools, ideas and insight that will help you to recognise and improve the mental health and wellbeing of your young person. It is then up to you how to best use this information to support your young person, and if you believe that your young person needs further professional support then we’ll be able to point you in the right direction.