Help to make North Halifax a greener, healthier and more attractive place to live and work

Do you want to create better places for walking and cycling and to improve access to public transport in North Halifax?

Calderdale Council in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority want to hear your views and are inviting you to take part in an online survey which is open from Monday 15 March and closes on Sunday 25 April.  Anyone who lives in, works in, or visits North Halifax area can complete the survey and the more people who take part the better to improve the understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the area.

The online survey is at:

👉www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/north-halifax  

Please share your views before Sunday 25th April

The New Warley Lantern Issue 3 – April 2021

Read what’s happening around Warley in the latest issue of the New Warley Lantern with village news, a history of the Warley pubs, calendar of events from Cote Hill Church and Warley Town School to name but a few.

Read New Warley Lantern Issue 3

 

Know the facts about Bowel Cancer

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Someone dies from bowel cancer in the UK every thirty minutes.  Seems unthinkable doesn’t it, especially when bowel cancer is treatable when diagnosed at an early stage.

The problem is that only 9% of patients are diagnosed at that stage.

Beating Bowel Cancer and Bowel Cancer UK have merged and their mission is to ensure that by 2050, no-one will die of bowel cancer.  Eating plenty of high fibre foods helps reduce the risk.  Red meats such as beef, pork, lamb and veal, processed meats such as sausages, bacon, salami, tinned meats, and packet meats like sandwich ham, are linked to a higher risk of bowel cancer so try to limit how much of these you eat.

If treated early there is a very good chance of recovery – visit Bowel Cancer UK where you will find lots of information and advice.

 

Healthy Minds Workshops, Courses & Groups April to June 2021

Take a look at the April courses and regular workshops and groups from Healthy Minds Calderdale.

For the present everything is run over zoom with joining instructions emailed before the sessions.

Workshops, Courses and Groups April to June 2021

Allotment Workshops (various dates)

In these workshops we will experience the wellbeing benefits of ‘green spaces’ and cover a range of themed activities including arts and crafts, mindfulness, ‘noticing check-lists’ and photography.

*Please note the outdoor workshops may be subject to change

 

Coming out of Lockdown – Feeling Anxious? Zoom Workshop Tuesday 25th May, 11-12.20pm

The thought of things going ‘back to normal’, seeing friends in crowded places, going back to the office, attending family gatherings and travelling on public transport may feel overwhelming, sound tiring and fill you with anxiety. This workshop will provide a welcoming space and opportunity for you to talk about your fears with others and discuss ways which may help you.

 

Setting Goals and Moving Forward. Zoom Workshop

Tuesday 15th June, 11-12.30pm

During lockdown you may have had the chance to think about new things you would like to try or achieve in your life when restrictions are lifted or you may feel that lockdown has made you retreat into your comfort zone and you can’t find any motivation to make change, whether it be to look for a new job, join a social group or take better care of your health to name a few. This workshop will give you the opportunity to talk about your goals with others and learn ways to break them down into small achievable steps as well as inspire each other!

Paper-based postal versions of workshops are also available.

 

Regular groups

Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing – 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 6-7.30pm

A light hearted space for people to make some creative connections. Each session is themed. Past activities have included mask making, Zentangling and origami.

Allotment group – every Thursday 10.30-12.30

An opportunity to spend time outdoors with others, learn more about growing and harvesting a range of plants. Participants are welcome to do as much or as little as you choose to in the peaceful setting of our lovely allotment. No experience needed – we’re all learning!

*Please note group places are limited in line with restrictions. Participants will be required to complete a Covid safe activity form before attending the session.

 

Anxiety and Depression Peer-Support groups, twice monthly

(Call conferencing)

A peer-support telephone group for those who would like to access peer support but prefer not to use Zoom (live video service). The groups are a safe and non-judgmental space and offer structure, guidance and support for those experiencing anxiety and depression.

 

Recovery group (CHIME) once every month

The group will explore key themes about recovery in mental health: Connectedness, Hope and Optimism, Identity, Meaning in Life and Empowerment; exploring how these themes relate to our personal recovery journey. Please note: this is a closed group for people who have attended workshops, groups and courses with Healthy Minds.

 

Booking and further information

To book or to access further details about any of workshops, courses or
groups please email:

Nicky@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
Nicola@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Or call: 01422 345154

Paper-based postal versions of all workshops are also available.

For wider information of Healthy Minds services, events and regular groups please visit our website: www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

EU Nationals UK Settlement Scheme apply by June 20, 2021

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 20th June 2021.

If you need support to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, you can get help from Calderdale Council in partnership with Halifax Opportunities Trust.

We can scan your valid passport and help you to apply to the scheme.

You will need:

  • A valid EU or EEA passport or an ID card (biometric) or UK-issued biometric residence card
  • A mobile phone
  • Email address (this can be set up at the session)

For further information call 07857601530 and speak to Janice or email EUSettlement@calderdale.gov.uk

If you would like to book an appointment, please go to the Calderdale Council website and search for EU Settlement Scheme

Appointments will be held at:

Unit 13, Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG

 

For self applications please note: You can complete the application for yourself if you have an NFC enabled phone or tablet.

What can your NHS dentist do for you?

An informative flyer about how the NHS dentists help keep the health of your teeth, gums and mouth.

Read it here 

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 02 April 2021 – OUT NOW!


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This week:

  • Have a safe, healthy Easter and Ramadan
  • Easter waste and recycling collection dates change
  • Happy 230th Birthday Anne Lister! April 3rd
  • Northern Exposure – A research project April 2nd

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