Healthy Minds Support Groups Information
Healthy Minds runs several mental health support groups. The support groups give an opportunity to meet other people, to share experiences and to learn from each other. Each group sets its own direction or focus with guidance from the facilitator(s).
Going to a group for the first time can feel scary or make people feel anxious. But please give them a ring beforehand if that would make it easier for you to go. They are happy to meet you before the group starts, and you will be made to feel very welcome in the group.
If you have questions about any of the groups please contact Dianne: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01422 438722
Hearing Voices Group
Calderdale Hearing Voices group is a self-help support group providing a safe space for people to share experiences.
The group is facilitated by 2 people who have their own experiences of voice hearing, and who have completed the Healthy Minds group facilitator training.
The group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, from 12.30-2.30pm
at: Voluntary Action Calderdale , Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY
Bi-Polar Support Group
The bi-polar support group is a safe space for people experiencing mood swings to come together to share their experiences, and to develop friendships and support. The group talks about a range of topics, including self-compassion, mindfulness, medication, creativity and swaps information and resources.
One of the people who attends the group said “I was so nervous I nearly didn’t come, but now I’m really glad I came”.
The group meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, from 2-4pm
at: The Fielden Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden (near Centre Vale Park), OL14 7DD
Offers support for women experiencing post natal depression. This is a small informal group which offers a safe space to share experiences. We look at different topics such as coping with tiredness, maintaining a healthy diet, and finding time for exercise and relaxation; dealing with difficult emotions.
Kidspace provide a free crèche for women attending the session, but you should book this with Dianne from Healthy Minds prior to the session.
Support Group Project Worker Dianne explained, “We are hoping that these sessions can provide a bit of support for women who are finding it difficult to cope and need a bit space to think about themselves.”
Mum Time meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1.00-2.45pm
at: The Women Centre, 23 Silver St, Halifax, HX1 1JN
You will need to ring the buzzer when you arrive at the Women Centre and they will let you in.
Depression Support Group
The depression support group is a welcoming, friendly and safe space for people experiencing depression to come together to share their experiences, to gain information, and to develop friendships and support. Through discussion and informal activities we look at different themes each week, usually in response to suggestions from group members.
One of the people who attends the group said “this is the most I’ve spoken to people I didn’t know in two years”.
The group meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 1-3pm
at: Noah’s Ark Centre, 322-326 Ovenden Rd, Ovenden, Halifax, HX3 5TJ
Wellbeing for Women
This support group focuses on promoting positive wellbeing through a range of themes including ageing, loss, life journeys and mood-swings. Each session is a mixture of informal discussion and activities including reflecting on visual images, or responding creatively to different ideas.
This is a friendly open honest group for women experiencing difficult times or who are finding it hard to cope.
The group meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2-4pm
At: Brighouse Library, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2AF
This new group looks at different approaches to wellbeing and offers the opportunity to look at ways we can develop our own strategies to keep well. The group will explore a range of themes including the links between physical and mental health, diet, sleep, relaxation, creativity and more.
The group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 2-4pm
At St Pauls Methodist, ChurchTower Hill, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ
Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events.
Included is a list of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in and near Halifax which can also be found online at: counselling-directory.org.uk/town-halifax.html