Find your voice with Community Singing at Grove Court

Come and join a new group which will get you singing and socialising!

Starting Monday 7th October 2019 – 2pm to 3.30pm – For 10 weeks at Grove Court, Ovenden, HX3 5QR

This project funded by Calderdale Adult Learning will be led by a professional, and aims to promote health and wellbeing through community singing.  No experience is necessary.  You will be helped to develop new skills and confidence through singing.

This is a FREE course and you don’t have to live at Grove Court to take part.

A new Staying Well class for Shelf – Pilates for All


Shelf and Northowram Staying Well Steering Group have commissioned this exercise for all class at Shelf Village Hall starting on Thursday 3 October.

With funding from Community Foundation for Calderdale through the Isolation Fund, this Pilates For All class will include standing and seated exercises so everyone can take part.

Enjoy a 45 minute class with a highly qualified instructor for just £5 a session.

For more information, call Eve on 07930 803229.

Older Person’s Holiday Fund 2020

holiday fund headerThe Community Foundation for Calderdale’s Older Person’s Holiday Fund makes going on a holiday more affordable for older people who do not have the opportunity through social isolation, ill health or disability or financial hardship.

A holiday can provide a change of scenery, a chance to sightsee or simply a relaxing break with loved ones.

Grants of £300 for a single person or £500 for a couple are available towards a holiday in the UK. If a single person needs a carer it is possible to apply as a couple to enable the carer to go too.

Applications are weighted towards:

  • Applicants who are 60+
  • People who live in postcode areas HX although people who live in other areas of Calderdale are encouraged to apply.
  • Those in financial hardship
  • Those who suffer from long term illness or disability.
  • People who have not benefited from the fund before

The application deadline for UK breaks in 2020 is 15th December 2019

Please return your completed application form to:
Post: Holiday Fund, Staying Well, 87 Turner Avenue South, Halifax, HX2 8EF
Apply online: click here for the online application form 

Decisions will be made within 4 weeks of the grant deadline and payments will be made directly to the holiday provider.

If you require support completing the application, please contact Staying Well on 01422 392767 or email

A BIG local vision of a mentally healthy North Halifax.

The North Halifax Community Wellbeing Partnership were at the Beechwood Big Picnic this month talking to as many people as possible about mental health, and creating our big drawing of a vision for North Halifax.

We want people’s personal experience to be at the heart of everything we do and we know that to improve health and wellbeing in North Halifax we need to work with local people from the very start.

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Right now the vision boards are touring various Council and NHS buildings to make sure that service managers and decision makers take note of what local people think.

And keep your eye out from October, as the boards will be visiting local libraries and community venues in north Halifax to carry on the conversation.

If YOU live or work in North Halifax, join in the #BigNHXConversation by sharing your thoughts on social media with @NHXPartnership

Or you can email

  • What does mental health mean to you?  
  • What could mentally healthy look like in schools, in families, in workplaces or outdoor spaces?
  • What should a mentally healthy North Halifax look like when someone is struggling?

North Halifax Community Wellbeing Partnership is a local Primary Care Network initiative bringing together health and social care providers to provide better personalised and preventative mental health care in the local community.

The partnership includes GPs and health and social care professionals, local community organisations, council and public health officers and ward Councillors. So, we’re also pleased to announce that North Halifax has been recognised nationally and nominated in 4 categories for an NAPC Award 2019, including Primary Care Network of the Year!

Winners are due to be announced on  9 October 2019 – so keep your fingers crossed for North Halifax!


YODA 2nd Anniversary Awareness Event

Meet and greet with bestselling author and Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, Wendy Mitchell – Somebody I Used to Know’.

On Wednesday 9 October 2019, 2pm – 4.30pm at Square Chapel Arts Centre, Cornerstone Room

Opportunity to buy signed copies of Wendy’s book.

This is a FREE event but booking is advised via Eventbrite

Get Back Onside and get back to enjoying exercise!

FREE sessions of sports, exercise and socialising for males aged 30 years plus.

Run by former Halifax and Leeds Rhinos star, Damian Gibson, get back into physical activity at a pace to suit you!

Every Monday evening, 6.30pm – 7.30pm at 3GI Soccer, Shaw Lodge Mill, HX3 9ET

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Latest from the Staying Well Team

The latest Staying Well newsletter is now out, filled with usual good news stories, advice and information! Grab a cuppa and have a flick through here.

As usual – please pass along to those you know!

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