Calling kids of Calderdale… your half term plans have arrived!

Get creative. Get active. Find your thing!

We have some awesome activity sessions kicking off on Monday 25th October, from potion making to 3D character creations, boxing to yoga, cricket to cosmetic making, we have pulled out all the stops and partnered with some awesome local organisations to give all young people in Calderdale the opportunity to try something new this half term!

Check out the timetable below, find booking information for individual sessions in the event descriptions on our website here.

Any questions? Get in touch with us at:

📧 timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
📞 01422 345154
📱 FacebookInstagram and Twitter

 

Any further enquiries please email timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk with October Half Term Activites in the subject line.

Visit our website for more information about other FREE activities for children and young people across Calderdale!

Are you interested in becoming a telephone befriender with Staying Well?

If you are friendly, chatty and would like to give some time to make a regular call and brighten someone’s day then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

The commitment can be as little as half an hour a week and the difference you can make to someone’s life is immeasurable.

If you want to know more about what the role would involve and would like to speak to the team about signing up then come along to our net online

Befriending Info session – Tuesday 26th October – 5.30pm

In the session we will cover some practical information about volunteering with us as well as giving you some background of the Staying Well project. We will also spending time talking about tips for being a good befriender and ways to keep the role safe and enjoyable.

Just click the zoom link below

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86275763402

Live music events at Forest Cottage with OSCA

OSCA are proud to present LIVE  Music  AT THE COTTAGE.

Some of the acts scheduled feature:

The Wind Up Birds

Craig & Megan
Mathew Patchett
Liam Wetherall
Terry Logan
When: Saturday November 6th
 Doors Open 1pm start 2pm
Tickets £5, available at the venue or through GoFundMe
Bar open.

For more information on any of the above, ring Steve on 07727860731

Forest Cottage Community Centre
Cousin Lane. Ovenden, Halifax HX2 8AD

Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 15 October 2021 – OUT NOW!


Click here to view the latest North and East Friday Flyer

This week:

  • Public Health COVID key messages for Calderdale
  • Calderdale College Walk in vaccination Clinic 20 October
  • Apply for a Ward Forum Grant in North and East Halifax
  • International Stammering Awareness Day October 22nd

 Have a great weekend!

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If you know someone who should also receive the Friday Flyer they can email us at team@halifaxnorthandeast.com with the Subject ‘Subscribe to NE Flyer’.

You can also contact us on 01422 252 209

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Harnessing Diversity Grant

We have put aside a modest sum, per annum, to fund small community activity/projects to promote diversity and community cohesion within Together Housing Group’s or Pendleton Together’s operating area.

The fund is open to residents, staff and members of the community. The minimum amount you can apply for is £100 and the maximum is £1,000. We can allocate no more than £10,000 of grant per year.

Who can apply?

Any group or organisation that operate and/or deliver projects within Together Housing’s or Pendleton Together’s area. Together Housing Group staff members who are not part of a formally constituted group can also apply.

Download full information and the Application Form :

Harnessing Diversity Grant Leaflet and Application Form blank

Apply for a Ward Forum Grant in North and East Halifax by November 26th

The second round of Ward Forum Grants is now open for applications.

Ward Forum Grants of up to £500 are available for projects that will benefit your ward area or local community. The deadline is Friday 26th November 2021.

 

If you need a grant for a Christmas celebration then a Ward Forum Grant could help.

 

These grants are available to organisations based in the North and East regions of Halifax, including Ovenden, Warley, Illingworth, Mixenden, Northowram and Shelf. We are keen on projects that improve the environment and the health and wellbeing of residents.

We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward. We are especially looking to provide support to groups, clubs and projects as they try to restart their activity;

Apply online here

Or Download an application form

Please ensure your application is thorough as insufficient information may result in your application being rejected.

If you have any questions about the Ward Forum grant process then please contact Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk who will give you the advice you need.

You may resubmit your application if you feel you have left information out.

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

1.            Improving the environment
2.            Improving health & Wellbeing;
3.            Community groups recovery.

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

Help and information:
t: 01422 252209.
e : Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

Spread the kindness by ‘Looking out for each other’

 

Partnership inspires young people across West Yorkshire and Harrogate to spread the kindness by ‘Looking out for each other’

Over 22 local organisations working alongside young people across West Yorkshire and Harrogate have signed up to support a new #SpreadTheKindness campaign.

In September, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) launched an exciting new phase of the ‘Looking out for our neighbours’ community campaign. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic the campaign had inspired over 49,000 people to get involved by making a positive difference to their neighbours’ lives through acts of kindness.

#SpreadTheKindness is reaching 15–24-year-olds living, in education or working across the area.  It aims to encourage young people to check in and share positive messages with friends either online or in person.

WY&H HCP wants to thank all organisations who have already signed up to the campaign and who are sharing it with local young people.  This includes: Coop Member Pioneer and Calder community cares, North Yorkshire County Council, The Brunswick Centre, Wakefield Youth Justice Services, Kirklees Council, Good News Yorkshire, Healthy Futures Calderdale ,Leeds University Union, Barca-Leeds, 12th Leeds Boys: Brigade, Joint Activities & Motor Education Service, Newground Together, The Holy Family Catholic School, The Youth Association, Calder Community Cares, Leeds College of Building, Young Lives Consortium, Healthwatch , Crofton and Sharlston Medical Practice, Children Inspired by Yoga, The Kindness Hub and North Huddersfield Trust School.

As more organisations continue to sign up each day it’s not too late to join them. If you work alongside local young people, you can sign up to the campaign today. It takes two minutes to complete an online form at: ourneighbours.org.uk/eachother/

The simplicity of the #SpreadTheKindness campaign means organisations can adapt the campaign to suit them and the young people they work alongside. Once organisations sign-up they receive a supporter’s pack containing the campaign materials and one of the campaign ambassadors will be in touch to talk you through some ideas of how you can use the pack. There’s lots of ways to work with young people and showcase how they are spreading kindness, this could be through a short video, taking photographs or sharing their activity online.

The Brunswick Centre provides community-based services across Calderdale and Kirklees and are actively supporting the campaign. The young people from the LGBT youth group created a video about how they are spreading kindness with each other and this can be viewed online .

Kate Ribchester a LGBT Youth Worker from The Brunswick Centre said: “At the Brunswick centre our young people have really embraced spreading kindness, from small gestures of making toast to listening and being there for each other. As a worker we are constantly seeing young people struggling with their mental health. Spreading acts of kindness, we know helps improve mental health and spreads happiness”

Beate Wagner, Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Services at Wakefield Council and Joint Senior Responsible Officer for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Children, Young People and Families Programme, said: “Looking out for each other has never been more important. A huge thank you to the broad variety of organisations, schools and settings working alongside young people that have so far signed up. Services in daily contact with young people such as the community groups, justice services and universities are already making such a positive difference and even more so by sharing this simple but important message”.

 

Dr Adam Sheppard, Chair of NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group, and the urgent and emergency care programme board, said “The many local organisations signing up gives this campaign the platform to make a real difference. Increasing the connectivity and personal resilience of young people are factors that can have a positive impact on their mental health and wellbeing. It’s great to know that so many local young people will be seeing it and inspired by it.”

Saleem a campaign ambassador for #SpreadTheKindness said “It has been great speaking to lots of different organisations and discussing how they can get involved with the campaign. Sign up today by visiting the website ourneighbours.org/eachother.”