Halifax Unity building community links in our communities

Halifax Unity is a new community interest company on a mission to create stronger links between our communities in Halifax, to co-create our shared future, build trust and resilience.

We create spaces for specific groups to come together with shared intention for mutual support and solidarity, and we co-design events and projects that bring these groups together to make new links. We believe we have many of the answers we need within our communities, and we are stronger together. If you share this vision of unity in our diversity and co-creating our shared future, we would love to connect with you and hear your ideas 🙂 Here are a few things coming up…

– Trans and allies group – A safe and inclusive group for anyone that identifies as trans or gender non conforming and allies (partners/parents/friends). Get in touch if you would like to find out more and please pass on to family, friends, colleagues and people who use your services and may appreciate the connection.

– Improv / drama group – We are planning a new project for the new year combining play and self expression with opportunities for seldom heard voices to come forward. Whether you are interested in learning to act, to gain confidence to be who you are, to play at being different characters, or if you have a story to tell, or simply want to try something new, get in touch. We would particularly love this group to work for people in the most deprived areas of Halifax/Calderdale and for anyone who feels excluded or finds it hard to access other spaces. Everyone is welcome here. Get in touch if you want to know more.

Want to keep updated? You can find out more and contact us through our website halifaxunity.org or by email info@halifaxunity.org.

New ‘Choose Well for Mental Health’ guide helps local young people find the right support

A new guide to help children and young people in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield choose well for mental health has been launched by the local NHS.

The ‘choose well for mental health’ guide helps children and young people, under the age of 18, find the right service for their mental health and wellbeing needs. It supports them to look after their mental health and wellbeing, how to access the right services when needed, and lets people know what to do if they, or someone they know, experience a mental health crisis or emergency.

The new guide has been developed by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and co-designed by children, young people with lived experience, and specialist healthcare teams who work with them, carers and their families.

Parents, carers, families and friends can also use the guide to look out for children and young people close to them and help them get the right support and advice.

Information about support and services across Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield are covered in the ‘choose well for mental health’ guide. This includes, practical things children and young people can do to look after their own mental health, emotions and wellbeing, to how to access family help and support, and how to contact specialist mental health services.

Find out more : bit.ly/CYPchoosewellformentalhealth

You can download a copy of the ‘choose well for mental health’ guide for children and young people, and the version for adults, from the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust website: bit.ly/CYPchoosewellformentalhealth

What’s on this Half Term with Time Out Calderdale

There is a wide range of activities for children and young persons from Time Out Calderdale

View Detailed Timetable

For further details and for booking as required, visit the Timetable on the Time Out website

Halifax Boys Brigade go to Bournemouth with the help of a Ward Forum Grant

The Illingworth Halifax Boys brigade were successful in securing a Ward Forum Grant of £500 that helped them go away for their annual summer camp trip to Bournemouth.

The boys were involved in a lot of team building activities, including archery and other outdoors challenges, making this trip a memorable experience.

   

Could your organisation benefit from the help of a Ward Forum Grant?

If you are operating within the North and East of Halifax, why not get in touch with the Neighbourhood Team and find out what is available to you.

The next Ward Forum Grant Round closes on October 28th 2022

CFFC launches new programme of funding for Youth Social Action

CFFC is proud to be distributing the latest round of #iwill funding in Calderdale made possible thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund and DCMS.

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to fund projects to inspire10–14-year-olds to get involved in social action.

Examples of projects funded in earlier funding rounds include intergenerational volunteering programmes, environmental initiatives and involving young people in the design and delivery of community activities.

Visit https://cffc.co.uk/iwill-2022/ for more information.

Want to be part of the West Yorkshire Mayor’s Innovation Prize?

Are you aged 16-26?

Do you want to learn creative ways to solve the big challenges of today?

Do you have a business idea that address environmental challenges in West Yorkshire?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on!

Join us for an exciting innovation journey, where you will learn the tools and techniques to develop new ideas and make them happen. We will also be sharing information about how to enter the Mayor’s Innovation Prize, which is awarding £10,000 to 16-25 year olds for new ideas on how to address environmental challenges in West Yorkshire.

  • Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre
  • Oct 5th 1.00 – 2.30pm
  • For 16-26 year olds
  • Free lunch provided

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/giving-innovation-a-go-the-mayors-innovation-prize-tickets-427789007437

Weekly football sessions at Calderdale College with Crossley Juniors girls AFC

Crossley Juniors AFC girls section have teamed up with Calderdale College to provide weekly football sessions at the college to further promote girls participation in football.

The Wildcats is for girls aged 5-11, running at the Inspire Centre indoor football hall.

Starting Monday 12 September at 4:30pm

The Squad is for girls aged 12-14 and takes place in the college’s Astro turf football grounds.

Starting Wednesday 21 September at 5 pm

Both sessions last one hour.

For more details and to book either session:

Visit : www.events.thefa.com

Contact : Cameron.fletcher@calderdale.ac.uk
07980 684 907

Venue : Calderdale College, Francis Dtreet HX1 3UZ