Training Course for Volunteer Lay Chaplains (Mental Health)

The Spirit In Mind project has been established to promote collaboration between the NHS and different faith communities and is being developed in line with the NHS plan to achieve an integrated system of health promotion and preventative care which is necessary to meet the future health needs of the population.  The project seeks to build on the experience of faith organisations in responding to social and health care needs i.e. their deep understanding of local health needs and priorities as well as their strong local presence and direct channel in to deprived and hard to reach neighbourhoods.

The project is now looking to recruit Volunteer Lay Chaplains (Mental Health) as an exciting opportunity for involvement in NHS pastoral ministry.

There will be a 12 week course commencing Monday 2 September 2019.

They are seeking people with a strong faith background and enthusiasm, openness, sensitivity and commitment to join a lively and highly motivated team of chaplains, trainers, counsellors and volunteer support.

There will be:

  • Comprehensive training
  • Ongoing support and professional development opportunities
  • Experience of working within a vibrant and caring NHS healthcare team
  • Participation in innovative faith and healthcare projects
  • Involvement in a very rewarding sphere of pastoral ministry

Following an initial informal discussion with members of the chaplaincy team, suitable applicants will be invited to complete the Trust’s volunteer recruitment process.  This includes a reference from their local minister or faith leader as well as clearance checks for safeguarding purposes.

If you are interested or would like further information, please contact the Pastoral and Spiritual Care Department on 01924 316282 to speak to Revd Stephen Oakley or Revd Mike Gartland

stephen.oakley@swyt.nhs.uk / mike.gartland@swyt.nhs.uk.

The training will be at Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield WF1 3SP and will follow the timetable below;

Week 1 2 September 2019 9am – 4pm Welcome to the course

Mental health awareness

Week 2 9 September 2019 9am – 4pm Volunteer mandatory training

 

Week 3 16 September 2019 9.30am – 12.15pm Reflective practice

 

Week 4 23 September 2019 9am – 12.15pm Verbatim

 

Week 5 30 September 2019 9am – 12.15pm Verbatim and role play

 

Week 6 7 October 2019 9am – 12.15pm Communication in difficult circumstances

 

Week 7 14 October 2019 9am – 12.15pm Developing an understanding of Islam
Half term break

 

Week 8 28 October 2019 9am – 12.15pm Speakers from wards, staff and service users
Week 9 4 November 2019 9am – 12.15pm Grief and bereavement

 

Week 10 11 November 2019 9am – 12.15pm Understanding the bigger picture

 

Week 11 w/c 18 November 2019

Dates/times to be arranged

Ward visits
Week 12 25 November 2019 9am – 12.15pm Final day, allocation, feedback and thoughts

Find Out More About Transport at The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms

Jubilee Refreshment Rooms on Sowerby Bridge Railway Station HX6 3AB hold a number of transport related events through the year.

The next will be on Monday 15 April, 7:00pm where John Myddelton will be speaking about Tramways and a swinging railway.

See below for other events;

Beechwood Park Practical Dates

Join in with activities to improve your local park on Tuesday 7 May, 4 June,  2 July, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November and 3 December all sessions beginning at 9:45am.

Activities include ditching, drainage, tree work, walling, fencing, hedge laying, cutting back vegetation, litter clearance, pond work and surveying. All tools and training provided on the day along with the chance to work alongside like-minded volunteers.

Sessions are run by Calderdale Countryside Service. Please dress for the weather and bring your own gardening gloves, drinks, lunch and snacks for those who are wanting to stay all day.

Contact Chris on 07769 954956 for further information or email Chris.Sutcliffe@calderdale.gov.uk.

And don’t forget to put Saturday 7 Sept 2019 in your diaries for a great big fun day for all the family at the Beechwood Big Picnic.

Beechwood Big Picnic is back!

poster plain (web)Keep Saturday 7 Sept 2019 free in your diaries for a great big fun day for all the family.

And this year we want even more local groups and organisations to be involved!

Click here for booking your stall…

For more information, contact North Halifax Partnership on 0300 555 0266

Or email team@halifaxnorthandeast.com

New Hospitality Training Course at Pennine Magpie

Pennine Magpie have announce a new training course coming to Pennine Magpie this September!!

 

This course is in partnership with Access Hospitality, who specialise in delivering training to people with learning disabilities.

Learn realistic and transferable skills in hospitality; and increase your chances of gaining paid work.

You can choose from either a short course or long course, by completing either 1 or 2 sessions a week. This means you could fit it in around your weekly schedule and college days.

The course will be held at Pennine Magpie as part of the service and is available to both current and new service users.

For more information and to sign up, please email admin@penninemagpie.co.uk or telephone 01422 383550.

 

Calderdale Heritage Walks Summer Programme 2019

 

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

There are still a few walks from the Winter Programme with the next on;

Sunday 3 March – The North Side of Elland.

Elland goes back to at least 1086 yet in 1760 much of the land was open land. In the century that followed, the arrival of canal, railway, new roads, industry and more housing changed things radically.
Meet Ian Philp at 1:30pm by St. Mary’s Parish Church, HX5 0BW for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

Family ‘Let’s Get Moving’ Event from Sure Start at Threeways

Sure Start Children’s Centres NHP are holding another FREE event on Thursday 1 November, 1:30pm-3:30pm at Threeways Sports Hall on Nursery Lane, Ovenden HX3 5XS.

There will be a half day of activity to get the heart pumping with activities for all ages. The is soft play, ride alongs and a bouncy castle for the smaller children. For older children there is a penalty shoot out and a giant buzz wire.