‘Growing Together’ Collaborative Digital Tree Activity

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week, and the theme this year is ‘Growing Together’. So we are growing our very own tree full of wisdom from children and young people across Calderdale.

We are asking kids:

What do you need to grow?
How can you help others grow?

We want to get as many children and young people involved as we can this week, so why not join in from your home, school or youth club!

The activity for children to add their own leaf to the tree can be found here – download the activity sheet, add your wonderful ideas, email us a picture (or tag us on social media) and we will add your leaf to our collaborative digital tree!

Email your leaf to: timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk to have your leaf added to the tree (and let us know if you us to share the child’s name too).

Find the Activity Here!

Our tree awaits your wonderful ideas and contributions!

Any questions? Get in touch with us at:

📧 timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
📞 01422 345154
📱 FacebookInstagram and Twitter

 

Visit our website for more information about other FREE activities for children and young people across Calderdale

Time Out network meeting to be held online on 26th January

It will probably come as little surprise that we have decided to hold our network meeting online, as it feels too risky to bring together a group of people in an inside space at the moment.

However, we do hope that you will join us by Zoom for a shortened meeting on:

Wednesday 26th January, 10:30am-12.00pm

Although we will miss the coffee and cake element of proceedings, it will be fantastic to see you all and to share information about what’s going on for children and young people in our area.

We will aim to keep the meeting concise (as per agenda below) and, depending on how many people come, we aim to finish in the allocated time.We would appreciate if you could complete this form for numbers: https://forms.office.com/r/qBHPhMQVGn 

Apologies if you have already emailed but this form is very short and is the online booking.

  • Introduction to meeting
  • Update from Time Out – new and existing staff
  • Activity for Children’s Mental Health Week on the theme of Growing Together
  • Update (three minutes max please!) from all partners
  • Next meeting date
  • AOB

Join Zoom Meeting on this link: http://bitly.ws/nCunMeeting ID: 896 0311 8938Passcode: 740978

With very best wishes

The Time Out Team

Invictus Children’s Mental Health Week projects

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Invictus, West Yorkshire Children and Young People’s Mental Health Charity have planned the following for Children’s Mental Health Week 2022.
Phoenix Radio – daily recordings from young people talking about what enables them to grow and how they support others grow
Trinity Academy, Project Challenge, Calderdale College- ALSO National geographic editor Tim Herbert volunteered for Invictus and he will be interviewed by young people.
Orange Box – Project Challenge are creating a display to promote Mental Health Week which will be on social media.

Join Time Out Calderdale network and take part in our meeting

If you work in any way with children and young adults in Calderdale, you may want to join the Time Out network, an organisation looking after the health and wellbeing of young people in our region.

There are plans for a meeting, inviting all the contacts of the Time Out network network.

The date has provisionally been set as Wednesday 26th January, 10:30-12:30.

Depending on the Covid situation, this meeting may be face-to-face at the Orange Box, or online, or a bit of both. Whichever way it goes, it will be great to come together and talk about what’s happening for young people in Calderdale.

The meeting will focus around Children’s Mental Health Week, which falls the week after and has a theme of Growing Together.

Time Out network meetings are unique, in that they bring together everyone who provides a service or activity for 10-19 year olds, whether that be a theatre, a support service or a local football club. It’s been fantastic to watch connections being made over the years, and unlikely partnerships forming which extend opportunities for young people. Sadly, these meetings have been a casualty of the pandemic and we’re really excited to be welcoming you back.

We also have several new team members, who are looking forward to meeting you all. Please let us know if you will be able to attend, and we’ll send you an agenda and more information nearer the time.

Please visit Time Out Calderdale for contact information.

Verd de Gris short films for Children and Young People Part.2

Commissioned through the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Local Transformation Plan, Verd de Gris Arts have worked with film maker Geoff Brokate to produce 5 short films with children and young people in Calderdale.

These films focus on a range of subjects including self-harm, sexuality and identity, and neurological disorders as well as the impact that Covid-19 pandemic has had on children and young people in Calderdale.

The films will be hosted on Vimeo:

The last two films from this set are now available to view.

Me, Poetry and the Crisis Point  (password: realtimetalk) features Phoebe. Phoebe’s story is remarkably open and honest. Her wisdom and strength are there for all to see, not to mention her incredible gifts as a poet and artist. Her story deals with issues around suicide and self-harm and comes with a trigger warning. Phoebe discusses the importance of services in helping those who are in need, but ultimately it is Phoebe’s inner strength that shines through.

Me, a GPS and the Failing Government features Josh. Josh speaks about the challenges of youth stereotypes: the lazy assumptions around motivation and engagement. Josh also speaks about being disenfranchised from the decision-making process created by governments that perhaps don’t really understand what the demands and needs of young people are.

Previously released:

Local film ‘Youth & Covid-19features children and young people from different backgrounds and cultures across Calderdale, discussing the immediate effects of lockdown, the closure of schools and the impact of self-isolation.

I Am Not My Tourettes (password – Realtimetalk) features Beth. Beth lives her life with Tourettes but despite its challenges she strives to live a fulfilling life. She is remarkably open and honest about her experiences, most notably she discusses how ignorant society can be and the abuse she receives from the wider community.

Me, Fluidity & Unsocial Media‘ featuring Jed. Jed is a self-assured and caring young man who perfectly embodies the notion that we help our friends when they are down. In this tender and heart-warming film Jed admirably opens up about the pressures of social media and coming out as gay.

You can watch the film here: https://vimeo.com/473549420  (password: realtimetalk)

Next steps… On March 24th 2021 at 16:00 Verd de Gris Arts will be hosting an online screening event where guest speakers including the young people will attend, supported by Calderdale Open Minds Partnership, to discuss issues raised by the films. If you would like to attend this online screening event then please contact Jeff on jeff.vdg@btinternet.com or via mobile: 07926 978651.

Open Minds Calderdale

Verd de Gris short films for Children and Young People

Commissioned through the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Local Transformation Plan, Verd de Gris Arts have worked with film maker Geoff Brokate to produce 5 short films with children and young people in Calderdale.

These films focus on a range of subjects including self-harm, sexuality and identity, and neurological disorders as well as the impact that Covid-19 pandemic has had on children and young people in Calderdale.

Three of these films are released for you to view with the next two to be announced shortly. The films will be hosted on Vimeo:

Local film ‘Youth & Covid-19features children and young people from different backgrounds and cultures across Calderdale, discussing the immediate effects of lockdown, the closure of schools and the impact of self-isolation.

I Am Not My Tourettes (password – Realtimetalk) features Beth. Beth lives her life with Tourettes but despite its challenges she strives to live a fulfilling life. She is remarkably open and honest about her experiences, most notably she discusses how ignorant society can be and the abuse she receives from the wider community.

Me, Fluidity & Unsocial Media‘ featuring Jed. Jed is a self-assured and caring young man who perfectly embodies the notion that we help our friends when they are down. In this tender and heart-warming film Jed admirably opens up about the pressures of social media and coming out as gay.

You can watch the film here: https://vimeo.com/473549420  (password: realtimetalk)

Next steps… On March 24th 2021 at 16:00 Verd de Gris Arts will be hosting an online screening event where guest speakers including the young people will attend, supported by Calderdale Open Minds Partnership, to discuss issues raised by the films. If you would like to attend this online screening event then please contact Jeff on jeff.vdg@btinternet.com or via mobile: 07926 978651.

Open Minds Calderdale

Don’t Do It Alone – support for children and young people’s mental health

To kick off Children’s Mental Health Week, Kooth has launched their latest social media campaign: Don’t Do It Alone.

This campaign aims to reduce the stigma around accessing mental health support, as social media stars Chunkz, Amelia Dimz, Riyadh Khalaf, Jax Jones, and Joy Crookes talk about the things they do alone, and how dealing with mental health is not one of them.

With a feature in the Metro, this campaign is something we’d like to spread the word about to all young people across the North West and the rest of the UK.

We invite you to check out the campaign video here. Please do share this with any young people you work with.

For extra resources, you can check out the campaign resources page here. This includes handy guides on talking to young people about mental health, social media images and copy, and some Kooth promotional materials.

Remember you can book a session with Kooth at absolutely any time, whether it’s Kooth training for staff or to speak directly with your young people about the mental health and wellbeing support our service can offer them.

Please find the 2021 programme of Kooth sessions below, which you can request to book anything from emailing Ophelia Murphy (she/her) omurphy@kooth.com.

Kooth Program of Sessions Calderdale

 

Thank you for checking out the Don’t Do It Alone campaign, the more we share this message out the more we can normalise mental health conversations with young people.