Take Part in a Survey on Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Children Young People


Calderdale Youth Council and the Tough Times Reference Group have devised a survey on Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing to gather information about the experience of mental health and emotional wellbeing for children and young people aged 5 – 19 (up to 25 for those with learning difficulties or disability) in Calderdale.

The information we gather will be shared with Commissioners and Service Providers so we can influence services to make positive changes that will help children and young people in Calderdale.

We need as many children and young people in Calderdale to complete this survey as possible and therefore are asking for your help. Please can you share this link or QR code with children and young people and help them to complete this survey. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CalderdaleCYPMentalHealthSurvey

The survey will close at 5:00pm on Friday 15 February.

Zombies invade the Ash Green Lantern Parade 2018

More people than ever joined the Ash Green School lantern parade this year following lantern making sessions from NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres and Family Support teams and extra Project Twelve:31 sessions at The Addy and Mixenden Activity Centre provided by Mixenden Initiative.

Children and families were treated to a spooky show outside the library from the Three Witches of Mixenden, the Project Twelve:31 Zombie Girl’s Group and Donald Trump’s hairy rotten toe!

Ensuring a safe and successful parade were Ash Green school staff and teachers, Calderdale Council’s Community Wardens, local Police Officers from West Yorkshire Police and Project_Twelve:31 volunteers.

Special thanks to Jill Barker and Mixenden Activity Centre for the loan of the bikes, the boys activity sessions and the Witches fabulous hair pieces, and to Mixenden Libary for allowing us to use the Library space for getting ready and decorating.

Photography by Rev Robb Sutherland of Holy Nativity Church.

Project_Twelve:31 Receive their Motor Skills Certificates

Well done to all the girls of Project_Twelve:31 who received their qualifications in Motor Skills Certificates at a presentation on Thursday 18 October at Bumpy Limited in Birstall.

Bumpy Limited offer on and off road motorcycle training – open 7 days a week with a full range of motorcycle rider training courses as well as off road tuition on trials bikes for young people from the ages of 7 to aged 60 and beyond!

A charity established in 1988 and since its foundation has assisted hundreds of people of all ages to start motorcycling and pass their tests.

They have a large fleet of fully maintained motorcycles consisting of Suzuki SFV650’s, Kawasaki ER6’s, Yamaha YBR125’s as well as various 125 scooters and 50cc mopeds, plus a variety of Off-Road Trials bikes to hire as part of your lesson.

Halloween Half Term Activity just for Boys with Project 12!

Project_Twelve :31 #herecometheboys 👉

Project_Twelve:31 are offering a Halloween Themed Half Term activity JUST for Boys aged 12 years and above.

Including Wood Adventure, Wall Climbing & Bike Decoration 🚴‍♂️🤸‍♂️❄️

On Thursday 1 November 2018, 5pm – 7pm 😁👌 At Mixenden Activity Centre, Clough Lane Mixenden

This activity is FREE but there are limited places and booking is essential.

For more information or to book contact Karen on 0300 555 0266 or email team@halifaxnorthandeast.com 🤔

#boyscangetinvolved #halloween #mac #projecttwelve

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Enrol in Ghoul School this Halloween!

Do your kids have what it takes to be our star pupils this Halloween? We’re inviting half term visitors to enrol in Ghoul School to meet some peculiar professors to find out. Open daily from 20 October right through to 4 November.

Early opening! The museum will be opening at 9:30am on weekdays over half term, so get there early to avoid the longer queues.

Find out more about Ghoul School on the Eureka! website!

Project_Twelve:31 Off-road Motorcycling and Maintenance at Bumpy

Project_Twelve:31 spent a week with Bumpy (Birstall Urban Motorcycle Project for Youth) for a week of off road motorbiking, and learning mechanic skills.

Birstall Urban Motorcycle Project for Youth was established in 1989 as a training, testing and skills centre aimed at young motorcyclists causing a nuisance on wasteland.
The registered charity, nicknamed BUMPY, was the brain child of Police Woman Julia Morris, nee Rookledge, and followed a far from smooth course having taken four years to draw up.

The Idea stemmed from a period when Julia, as local Birstall Community Constable, had to deal with complaints from local residents, about youngsters riding motorcycles illegally on open areas of land. Julia, saw a need for the young people of the area to have a safe and legal place to ride.

In February 1984, representatives from the Police, probation service and motorcycle clubs came together in an attempt to provide a solution to the problem which was making the life unbearable for many residents living near these areas.

The result was a scheme turning the site off Nab Lane into a purpose built track for bikers to practice their skills legally and without causing nuisance.

As well as enjoying the off-road riding, the girls had experience of stripping down and servicing the motorcycles and will be receiving a certificate in ABC Motorcycle Maintenance.

Project_Twelve:31 would like to say a massive thank you to Caroline, Chris, Tom and Owen at Bumpy Ltd Leeds West Yorkshire.

Activities at Forest Cottage from July to September

Please see the attached activities that are taking place at Forest Cottage from July to September.

Note also that the workers at Forest Cottage offer Information, Advice and Guidance on;

  • Sexual Health
  • 1; 1 Support
  • Employability Skills
  • CV Writing
  • Life Skills

Within the youth sessions we food and drinks are supplied at no cost to young people and there is music and a great atmosphere.

To find out more, speak to the Senior Worker,  Andrea Fawthrop, Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Halifax HX2 8AD, Phone: 01422 254220, mobile; 07789271125

The centre is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.