Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale

The Staying Well Hub Team would like to remind you that we are still here to listen to your concerns and help you make sense of what is happening. Whatever you are dealing with, we would like to hear from you because help is always at hand.

The telephone befriending service is how the Staying Well Team can be contacted during the COVID-19 period.

As face to face may not be an option for a while, this service offers a more personal contact to people struggling with isolation.

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service

Isolation has never been such a concern and risk as it currently is but a chat with a Volunteer Befriender can make all the difference to someone who is lonely.

Right now we are working with volunteers to provide a Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale who want someone to talk to regularly or just want to to hear a friendly voice. And we have volunteers from across Calderdale who can speak a variety of different languages!

This service aims to match clients with volunteers who have similar interests and common ground, aiming to offer a listening ear to those who feel isolated.

If this sounds like what you’re after, ring 01422 392767 to make a referral or visit the Staying Well website to fill out the referral form.

Individuals can refer themselves. In order to refer someone you will need their consent.

All volunteers must go through the safeguarding process run by Calderdale council and the entire process is closely monitored to ensure everyone’s safety.

For more information visit the Staying Well Telephone Befriending service page

Stay Active and Take 10 with the North Halifax Partnership

To support staff well-being during lockdown, North Halifax Partnership introduced a new initiative for our staff teams called ‘Take 10’, We are encouraging all our staff to take 10 minutes in their working day to be ‘active’.

We have created this short video to share our active ideas and hopefully inspire others to take 10 minutes in their day to be active. We hope you enjoy watching the video.

Thank you to Marie Conway (CMBC) for your support and ideas. #ActiveCdale

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale

Sometimes just a brew and a chat would just do and the Staying Well Hub team have found a way to bring this simple yet vital service back.

Although face to face may not be an option at the present, the new telephone befriending service offers a more personal contact to people struggling with isolation.

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service

Isolation has never been such a concern and risk as it currently is but a chat with a Volunteer Befriender can make all the difference to someone who is lonely.

Right now we are working with volunteers to provide a Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale who want someone to talk to regularly or just want to to hear a friendly voice. And we have volunteers from across Calderdale who can speak a variety of different languages!

This service aims to match clients with volunteers who have similar interests and common ground, aiming to offer a listening ear to those who feel isolated.

If this sounds like what you’re after, ring 01422 392767 to make a referral or visit the Staying Well website to fill out the referral form.

Individuals can refer themselves. In order to refer someone you will need their consent.

All volunteers must go through the safeguarding process run by Calderdale council and the entire process is closely monitored to ensure everyone’s safety.

For more information visit the Staying Well Telephone Befriending service page

Need some support?

Locked down or self isolating? —You are not alone.

If you or someone you know is struggling with isolation, financial hardship or cannot get out for essential provisions during this difficult time there are people working across Calderdale who can help.

Click here to request support online.    

If you need urgent help and don’t have internet access call 01422 392890.

Active Calderdale How to Keep Active during Covid19

Self-isolation, working from home, change of routine, entertaining children? It’s more important now than ever to be active. Physical activities help us de-stress, boost our mood and maintain muscle strength, flexibility and balance too.

Current Government advice is to go outside for a walk, run or cycle provided we’re well and meet the latest guidance on social distancing. The sun is shining, sky is blue, what better excuse do you need!  It’s easy to stay active in your home too.

Active Calderdale have pulled together links, tips and tools to help you and your loved ones move more, whatever your circumstances. It could be dancing with your kids, home based gentle exercise, or using your saved communte/school run time to do a brisk 10 minute walk or start your 30 minute Couch to 5K journey.

Share what you’re doing to be active on Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtags #ActiveCdale and #Stayinworkout

Men United – Cancelled until further notice

We have received word that due to current affairs, Men United at Ovenden Park will cease to operate until further notice. The group thank you for your understanding in these difficult times and updates will be provided as and when necessary.