Help for children and teenagers to cope with difficult emotions

Open Minds Calderdale are here to help children and young people cope with the difficult emotions of stress, anxiety and frustration.

A lot of these feelings have come about due to the several months of lockdown and disruption of the daily routine.

The following posters may prove useful in helping your child or teenager deal with such feelings of anxiety. They also provide links for further assistance.

Stressed, Worried or Uncertain?

Frustrated, Cross or Angry?

Back to school routine difficulties

Calderdale waste and recycling Easter Ezine 2021

Please find the Easter Ezine with information on recycling and collection dates.

Find updates on the recycling services over the past months, recycling and waste collection information and more.

Read eZine here

Welcome to the Spring 2021 Edition of Grow Calderdale News!


The latest Grow Calderdale Spring 2021 newsletter is out, packed with help and tips on gardening. Prepare your garden for spring and summer, what jobs you need to prioritise each month, not forgetting wildlife and tasty seasonal recipes.

Read the Grow Calderdale Spring 2021 newsletter here

Learn gardening tips by month, sowing times, plant care, wildlife patches and find gardening or allotment information as well as nature related events.

Northern Exposure – A research project April 2nd

School of Sociology and Social Policy
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT


Towns and cities in the North of England have experienced significant change during the last few decades, in terms of their economy, politics, housing and population. Northern Exposure is a major nationally-funded study which aims to understand how these changes have affected ordinary people’s lives. We are collecting around 200 oral history testimonies from residents who have seen these changes with their own eyes. The project is creating an important new national archive of voices from the North.

If you would be interested in sharing your personal story about your neighbourhood and community, and how your local area has changed during your lifetime, from Mrs Thatcher to COVID,  we would like to talk to you.

This project is based at the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the  University of Leeds and funded by the UK Economic & Social Research Council.


We will be interviewing 50 year old + residents from the following groups, from different neighbourhoods in Northern towns and cities.

  • White British
  • Black British
  • British Asian
  • Polish and Romanian EU Citizens


  • We would like to interview residents who have lived in the area since the 1970’s.
  • They be those who have migrated to the UK or those who are born or bought up in the UK.
  • These conversations will be in-depth focus on the personal oral history of local residents.
  • Each interview will take two hours. They are informal in style.
  • The interview will be recorded and anonymised.

The interview will probably take place over the phone due to the Covid pandemic.

  • The information you will give will be held in the strictest confidence.
  • Participants selected will receive a £50 Love2shop voucher when the interview is complete.
  • There will be a chance to participate in other local discussions and a final event at the University of Leeds .
  • The interviews will create a historical archive that will tell the story of your town as you see it.
  • The archive will be used by future historians and researchers. The archive will contain the approved transcript of the interview but not the audio recording. All sensitive personal information will be carefully removed and

You can find more information on our project website:


We are sociologists based at the University of Leeds:


 If you would like to take part in this research, or if you would just like to know more about it, please get in touch with us on either our email addresses above or telephone – 0113 436 0430 and please leave a message with your number.  Many thanks and we look forward to meeting you.


Final version questions – A list of the questions that you will be asked if you take part.



North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 26 March 2021 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • Africaniwa: She Chose to Challenge March 26
  • Saturday 27th March 8:30pm – 9:30pm is Earth Hour, Switch off.
  • Community Cleaning Day at Illingworth Sports Club March 27
  • Kritics YouTube pilot series Casting opportunity March 28
  • Final Call for Ward Forum Grants in North and East – March 31st

 Have a great weekend!

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Disability Partnership Calderdale newsletter 29 March 2021

The latest Disability Partnership Calderdale has information on the ease of restrictions, the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine, covid vaccination information and a call for the consultations of the walking and cycling routes of your area, reminder of the elections and a list of useful resources.

Read the Newsletter here


Community Cleaning Day at Illingworth Sports Club March 27

ISC look after the base at Mason Green, Keighley Road, Illingworth for Crossley Juniors AFC and Illingworth Junior Rugby Club who have hundreds of kids from age 6-18 playing sports every weekend.

During the lockdowns and with the club being closed, the areas around the club have become a hang out for local youths who despite our polite requests to put their litter in the waste bins at the club, continue to smash beer bottles and other rubbish around the site, making it dangerous for our children and volunteers to safely return to.

As the restrictions begin to reduce and the children look forward to returning to training and playing from early April,  we have organised a clean-up day on the Saturday 27th March, from approximately 10am onwards at the club.  All necessary social distancing will be maintained and the club volunteers will be on site to assist/guide any helpers as necessary.  All PPE and tools required to do the clean-up will be provided by the club on the day.  There is plenty of free parking at the club car park.  Refreshments will be provided for all volunteers.

We have a dedicated team of unpaid volunteers committed to ensuring the children and general community in North Halifax have accessible, family friendly facilities for their kids to play sports for years to come.   Please come along on the day and get involved !