Healthy Minds Calderdale are excited to invite you in their open day, where they want to introduce you to all their amazing services!
Come chat with our volunteers and staff about what our NEW Warm Space Drop Ins, Volunteer-Led groups and Befriending Service can offer you or the people you work with.
Enjoy some warming food and drink and take part in yoga, mindfulness, allotment and arts & crafts taster sessions.
You can also learn about our other fabulous projects, like:
- Safespace – One-to-one support for anyone in distress (Ages 16+)
- Link – Intensive support for people ‘stuck’ in a crisis loop
- & Welfare Rights
Drop in anytime from 10am – 1pm on Friday, 27 January.
Yoga sessions will start at 10:30am and 11:30am; Welfare Rights service information talk at 12:30pm.
The event will be held at our main office: 1 King Street, Halifax, HX1 1SR.
This is a unique opportunity for professionals to gain first-hand insight into our holistic mental health provision, services and activities so that you understand what patients and service users experience when referred to Healthy Minds.
In particular, you can learn about:
Our new, volunteer-led Peer Support programme
Warm space drop-ins
Like Minds befriending service
Safespace – One-to-one support for anyone in distress (Ages 16+)
Link – Intensive support for people ‘stuck’ in a crisis loop
- Welfare Rights
VSI Alliance wish to share that a local business has approached them and are interested in offering some time over the summer to support a local charity or not for profit group.
The company wishes to help with any aspect of manual work needed, from gardening to decorating or another project if you have one in mind, ideally over the weekends in the summer.
They could prefer to donate this time to an organisation based or operating in Sowerby Bridge or the Upper Valley area.
If you would like to know more, please email Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Be at one with nature and get yourself some green fingers. Over the last year, we’ve come to rely on our gardens and green spaces more than ever. Many of us have rediscovered the importance of connecting with nature for our mental and physical wellbeing and for National Gardening Week in 2021, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are celebrating the feel-good power of plants and gardens, highlighting the scientific links between gardening and wellbeing and sharing easy tips.
For lots more tips, advice and to find out how gardening activities can boost your personal wellbeing, visit the RHS website.
How to garden without a garden in North Halifax
If you don’t have a garden but would still like to cultivate those green fingers, the Gardeners World website has 10 tips on how to garden without a garden. You can also sign up to the Gardeners World email bulletin for a daily dose of gardening inspiration. The Paddock in Ovenden is a community garden, get in touch with Joan and Lynne and get growing with them, or just go along and have a chat.
There are self-managed and council owned allotments or options to grow on council land. The Todmorden’s Incredible Edible and RHS community garden sites have lots of hints and inspiration and explains the benefits of community gardening for both people and places. If you’re a Together Housing resident you can even win prizes in their Garden Competition.
Grow your own veg
There’s something magical about growing your own vegetables; it’s rewarding, healthy and fun and it’s also cheap, good quality and there’s zero food miles. Why not have a go and see what you can produce this year either in your garden, in hanging baskets or on your windowsill. Have a look at this beginners guide to get you started.
Meet groups, try some taster sessions, and tell us what you want to see more of such as exercise, crafts, coffee mornings, gardening and much more at the Staying Well Boothtown Community Open Day.
Thursday 30 March 2017 – 10am to 2pm
At Boothtown Methodist Church, Boothtown Road, HX3 6EU
Call Andrew Mitchell on 01422 356365 for further details or just turn up on the day
The Ovenden Food Growing Project is looking for new members to join a very successful and friendly gardening group and are now sowing Autumn salads and vegetables.
No experience necessary, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.
The site is open Mondays and Thursdays from 10am to 3pm and on the first Saturday of the month from 12 to 2pm.
To get involved email email@example.com for more details or just turn up to a session.
Due to current land works at 3 ways, access to the grow site is via Meadow Dale Medical Centre car park on Nursery Lane.
If you’re interested in allotment growing and would like to join a group where you can learn to plan your plot and more about growing your own fruit and veg then why not go along and get involved in the following practical sessions.
Wednesday 23 March – 1pm to 4pm
First meeting and Seed Swap (Take your spare seeds to swap)
Wednesday 20 April – 1pm to 4pm
Plot planning and Seed Sowing
Both sessions will be held at The Outback, Jubilee Children’s Centre, Lightowler Road, HX1 5NB – For information call 07929 291249