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
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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!

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.”

Free Creative Writing Workshop at the Orange Box

Would you like the chance to get your work published on the Time Out website? Come to our workshop led by author and Time Outer Tara Guha and learn how to express yourself through creative writing.

Wed 18th Aug 2 – 4pm
Orangebox Youth Centre,1 Blackledge,Halifax HX1 1AF

To book, complete the online booking form and quote the name and date of the workshop: https://forms.office.com/r/WqKNGYkeHt

Any questions? Get in touch by emailing us at: timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Summer Tennis for Teens 2021

Tennis is, without doubt, good for the mind and body. Playing tennis regularly has many physical and psychological health benefits associated with it.  These benefits are particularly important for teens’ physical, emotional and mental development.  This is an excellent course for beginners and improvers.  Non-members welcome!

Download the Schedule here

Park Tennis Club (Bute Avenue, Hove Edge HD6 2JA)

Halifax Panthers Summer Activities

You are invited to join the Halifax Panthers Family in exciting activities that cover several aspects of health, wellbeing and sports!

Some of the activities planned include Rugby, Cricket, Wheelchair Sports, Circuits, Team building exercises, Health & Nutrition workshops and much more.

Children in receipt of free school meals will be offered a hot meal on the day.

Sessions available on:

Shay Stadium: 9, 10, 11, 12 August 10am – 1pm
30, 31 August, 1, 2 September 10am – 1pm
Calderdale College: 16, 17, 18, 19 August 11am  – 2pm
King Cross Park RL Club: 23, 24, 25, 26 August 10am – 1pm

For more information and to book, please contact Chris Mitchell:
t: 07947 827 627
e: chrismitchell@halifaxpanthers.co.uk

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Time Out Free Kids Summer Activities

Did someone say FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES? 😁
Time Out are bringing a summer schedule for children and young people 9+ in Calderdale, with sessions on art, boxing and creative writing.
Booking is essential and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
All activities except from boxing sessions are happening at Calderdale Young People’s Service Orange Box – Halifax.
To book for the creative activities, but not for boxing, please use the link below:
https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx…
For the boxing sessions, book directly with Josie at the Northern Powerhouse Boxing Academy
You can text Josie on 07989 538044 for a booking form or email josie@northernpowerhouseboxing.org.uk

Any questions? Contact timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Find out more about other free activities happening across Calderdale on our website: https://www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk/timetable.html

Join the fun this summer and enjoy a Healthy Holiday!

If your child is eligible for free school meals through qualifying benefits, they may be able to access a fully funded holiday place during the school holidays this summer.

Calderdale Healthy Holidays programme provides enriching activities, delicious nutritious meals and a chance for young people to meet new friends in a safe & fun environment, during the school holidays!

Please discuss needs of your child with providers.

Activities:

  • Tumble TAGS Summer Camps
  • Cricket Activity Camp – Illingworth
  • The Brooksbank School Summer Camp

and many more!

For the full, continuously updated list of activities, click here: Calderdale Healthy Holidays