Headspace Healthy Minds places still available

There are still a couple of places left on this Headspace course for anyone who is experiencing emotional distress and wants to improve their wellbeing

Mondays 12:30pm – 2:30pm at Todmorden Community College

Please contact Deborah on 01706 810311 or deborah@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Boxing Day Lunch at Illingworth Methodist Church

Unfortunately not everyone is lucky enough to have people to celebrate with over the festive season, so Amanda Hardy will be opening up the Illingworth Moor Methodist Church again this Boxing Day with a bunch of volunteers to provide a 3 course meal, entertainment and most importantly company! If you know anyone who may be alone this Christmas, who would benefit from this please use the contact form to send a message to discuss further. Transport can be provided. Amanda will also be collecting donations again. A list of what is needed to follow nearer the time.

Free Winter Home Energy Checks

Age UK is working to support older people to keep safe and warm this winter by carrying out free home energy checks. The aim of the check is to deliver energy efficiency information and advice to older people, including small practical measures which could potentially reduce their energy bills. Some restrictions apply.
The home energy check will include :
– An assessment of the client’s circumstances, usage of energy, hot water system and insulation
– Basic advice on how to keep warm and save energy
– Supply and install simple energy efficiency measures (draught excluders ,letter box brushes, radiator foils, sockets timers, remote control sockets and cold alarms)
– Where applicable refer onto other Age UK and external services for further support
Call 01422 252040 to book your free home energy check.

‘Brought to your Knees’ in the Warley Ward – Staying Healthy and Well

The Staying Well Team held another successful event at Pellon Social Club on Monday 9 October. Attended by over 60 local residents,  there were  talks by Sue Watson from High Five on keeping fit and well, Men’s United and The Phoenix Shed also attended to talk about the benefits of their groups, and how they can make a difference to  help men who feel lonely and isolated.  Other agencies who attended were Victim Support, Better Living Team, Better Lives and Calderdale DART, who were also on hand to offer advice and information regarding their services.  The highlight of the day finished with the very popular singer Sally Glennon, who managed to entice the attendees to show off their dancing skills!

The Staying Well project works one to one, with people who are isolated or lonely to link them to social activities in their area. These local events have been successful in reaching even more lonely and isolated people, and following the success of ‘Head over Heels’, ‘Look over your Shoulder’ and ‘Brought to your Knees’ events, Staying Well is now moving throughout the Warley district with the view to working alongside existing community groups/churches and also planning another community ‘Dip your Toe in the Water’ event in the New Year, with the theme of staying positive and motivated.

Staying Well is about helping you to stay healthy and improve wellbeing. Referrals are for anyone 18+ and can include a chat with a Staying Well worker, a home visit and information and support to attend activities in your area.

If you know someone who could benefit from our service in the Warley Ward, please contact the Hayley Conlon Staying Well Worker on 01422 393956 or email hayley.conlon@calderdale.gov.uk

Services and Events at Mixenden Parents Resource Centre

Mixenden Parents Resource Centre Nursery have a few half day places left for over 2’s
Open Monday – Thursday 9am-4pm
Sessional 9am-11.30am or 1pm-3.30pm £5.00 1 healthy snack and drinks provided.
Times can be negotiable. Please phone 01422 240043 for more information and to speak with one of our fully qualified Early Years Practitioners.

Lunch Club
We run a lunch club every Wednesday from 12 pm at Flat 3 Mixenden Court for a small cost of £1.50 where you will receive a meal all from fresh ingredients includes main, pudding and cup of tea/coffee. Everyone welcome just turn up at 12 noon.

Free Advice & Support
They have on site Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm their own advice and support workers who can help you with the Universal Credit claim any Benefit problems, form filling, debt, housing, household goods or just a general chat to off load a problem.
There are on site computers FREE to use for all your online accounts.
Don’t despair help is just a call away please ring 01422 249343 or 01422 240043 to book an appointment.
Child care available in our Nursery (up to the age of 5) if required when seeing the advice workers.


MPRC now have an excellent counsellor on a Monday morning so if you feel this is something that would help you, we have a spare session for self-referral please phone MPRC on 01422 240043 this is a FREE service.
Child care is available if required in our Nursery up to the age of 5 when seeing the counsellor.

Free Adults and Children Cooking Session at Illingworth Children’s Centre

FREE Adults and Children Cooking Session 10:30am till 12 noon on Friday
1 December 2017 at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane, HX2 9RL

To book this fun session please email liz.broadley@nhpltd.org.uk

or ring 07852 173723 by Friday 24 November 2017.

Book early as places are limited!


Reflective Women Sessions at Halifax WomenCentre

Reflective Women at WomenCentre will be a supportive, creative, mindful thinking environment inspired by the life and words of Maya Angelou.

If you don’t like something, change it.

If you can’t change it, change your attitude’ Maya Angelou

It will enable you to

  • Re-think your story
    • reflect on past experiences and how they have impacted on your sense of self
    • use & develop thinking skills
    • develop positive decision-making and self-esteem
  • Re-write your story
    • find your voice and tell your lived experience your way
    • set goals for the future to achieve your potential
    • use creativity such as writing, poetry and art
    • create materials to help others

Thursdays 11am – 2pm starting 16 November 2017

with Thinking Environment Practitioner Lesley Whiting and Writer and Facilitator Emma Decent.

Come along to any of the sessions or contact Lesley Whiting or Alison Lord at WomenCentre, 23 Silver Street, Halifax HX1 1JN. Telephone: 01422 386500 Ext 220