The Return of Bankfield Buddies!

Go along to Bankfield Museum and join in craft activities for under-fives on the Fridays shown below. In this relaxed, friendly environment children can play, enjoy a story and learn more about the fascinating objects on display.

Meet in Akroyd Library in the Museum.

Free parking and ramped push chair access at the back of the Museum. Sessions run from 10.30am-11.15am. £2.00 per child.

Booking is not required, please pay on the day. Hot and cold drinks available to buy from reception.

(If you have any particular questions please contact Fiona Willats on 01422 352334).

 

Session dates for 2018:

12, 19, 26 January

2, 9, 16 February

2, 9, 16, 23 March

20, 27 April

4, 11, 18, 25 May

8, 15, 22, 29 June

6, 13, 20 July

14, 21, 28 September

5, 12, 19, 26 October

9, 16, 23, 30 November

7, 14, 21 December.

Have Your Say: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision

Consultation on the Government green paper will close at noon on Friday 2 March 2018.

The consultation on this green paper on children and young people’s mental health sets out this Government’s ambition to ensure that those who need it are able to access the right help for their mental health, in the right place and at the right time.

The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention particularly in or linked to schools and colleges.

A green paper is a document where the Government states what it wants to do, so that people can tell the Government what they think.

There is a quick read version of the children and young people’s mental health green paper to explain what changes the Government want to make. The changes will affect:

  • pupils, students and staff at schools and colleges
  • specialist mental health services
  • families and communities

More in-depth information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision-a-green-paper but the actual consultation process is through another website.

Childminder Support Meeting – Updates on 30 Hour Funding

Facilitated by Kathy Norris and Emma Wood, the meeting will be at the Heath Campus on Tuesday 6 February, 6:30pm-9:45pm. 

Nikki Wood will discuss updates on 30 hours funding followed by a question and answer session. There will also be a discussion around recommendations made by Ofsted.

All childminders are welcome.

To book a place email QISO@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 394109.

FREE Activities with Positive Futures – Never Be Bored Again!

Positive Futures provides FREE activities for young people all over Calderdale! From Gym and Swim, archery to climbing and bouldering, the current programme of activities can be downloaded here with details on how to book.

If you cannot see something you like contact them with your ideas as they might be able to add something to the programme.

For more information on any of the activities or how to get involved please contact Sammy or Leanne: Sammy: 07702 916526. Leanne: 07947 785320.
Office: 01422 415550 (opt2)
Email – Samuel.fillan@disc-vol.org.uk or leanne.rivers@disc-vol.org.uk

Emotional Health & Wellbeing – Survey for Parents, Carers and Family Members

Calderdale Council are consulting with parents, carers and family members to inform the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Local Transformation Plan. If you are a parent/carer or family member then please complete the anonymous survey using the link below. On average the survey takes less than 5 minutes, which I hope encourages you to fill it out.  If you wish to make any general comments about the survey or want to know more about the Local Transformation Plan, please contact Joanna.marshall@calderdale.gov.uk  

Survey Link:   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CMBC-EHWB

Landscapes Experience at Square Chapel

Aimed mainly at 3-8 year old, Landscapes is an award-winning show that is a theatrical experience like no other! Taking place inside a custom-built tent, the audience is taken on a sensory journey around the world: the sun rises over a buzzing desert where snakes and eagles hunt for food. In the rainforest, apes, butterflies, spiders and birds try to steal the crocodile’s eggs. Jelly Fish and turtles light up the underwater world of the deep ocean and in the freezing Antarctic, a mother penguin shields her chick from the cold arctic air. This non-verbal show is magical and a real treat for all the senses.

Sunday 28 January. Two shows at 11am-12pm and 2pm-3pm, tickets priced £8 can be booked at Square Chapel Arts Centre or call the box office on 01422 349422.

Calderdale Open Minds Website for Children and Young People

Calderdale’s multi-agency emotional health and wellbeing taskforce are delighted to announce that a new website for children and young people is now available. The website at www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk is intended to provide advice, information, support and signposting to young people about emotional health and wellbeing and has been developed after extensive input and consultation with young people, as well as a range of professionals.

Lots of students get support from their school when they’re going through a tough time. Young people can speak to anyone working in school about anything that’s bothering them, whether its school related or something different. In Calderdale, schools have a range of services including peer support, family support and counselling that can help.

Feeling distressed or unhappy from time to time is  normal, however if these feelings are persistent or are causing a lot of worry for a person your are concerned about then you may need to seek professional help. In Calderdale the Child and Adolescent Mental Health service will be able to help you.

For more information please contact Joanna.marshall@calderdale.gov.uk