Creative Minds – Walking Netball

Want to get fitter? Have fun? Meet new people?

Why not try walking netball?

Every Thursday 6pm – 7pm at Salem church Richmond St, Halifax HX1 5SX

Contact Debs.Taylor@swyt.nhs.uk or 07342 078614 for more details.

Creative Minds help people reach their potential and live well in their communities by providing high quality care in the right place at the right time. It is all about the use of creative approaches and activities in healthcare; increasing self-esteem, providing a sense of purpose, developing social skills, helping community integration and improving quality of life.

 

‘FREE’ Trampoline Sessions for Disabled Children and Young People

Calderdale Local Offer are offering FREE trampoline sessions for disabled children & young people aged 6 – 18 years.

Thursday 22 June 3.30 – 5.30pm (half hour sessions) at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.

Trampolining provides a host of stimulating sensory experiences. Your child can enjoy the sensation that bouncing on a trampoline brings, acquiring new skills and developing a sense of achievement and self-confidence.

Please contact Debbie Greenwood to register your child on a convenient ‘time slot’.

Email: debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk Phone: 01422 341527

Understanding How the Local NHS Works – VAC Training

This session on Friday 23 June 10am – 12pm will describe the national landscape and local responsibilities for commissioning and providing NHS services.

Participants will gain an understanding of how the NHS fits together and who has responsibility for providing specific local services.  The purpose of this session is to provide an overarching understanding of a complicated system and provide a who’s who and who does what within the local NHS.

Who is this session aimed at?

The session, to be held at VAC, 8B Hall St, Halifax HX1 5AY, will be useful for Engagement Champions and voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups who want to provide local services in partnership with the NHS.  It would also be useful to those who just want to understand how the NHS fits together.

Costs range from £30 to £80 depending upon the structure of your organisation. The course is booked online at http://cvac.org.uk/training but for further information email the training administrator at training@cvac.org.uk  or call 01422 348777.

Healthy Minds Forum – next meeting 21 June

Healthy Minds Forum

What’s the future for the Forum?

The Forum began in January 2013, as a new incarnation of the MPower service user group that had previously run for several years. Since then, the Forum has been integral in influencing the development of Healthy Minds Calderdale’s service provision as well as taking on national mental health concerns at a local level.

The Forum has tackled issues such as;
• Restraint policy and procedures in mental health
• Cutbacks in Art and Psychotherapy provision
• Development of a local crisis care SafeSpace

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Better Living Families Clubs

The Better Living Service in Calderdale run Better Living Families Clubs at various locations.

Enjoy lots of fun activities and learn more about healthier lifestyles with our friendly Better Living Trainers.

FUN GUARANTEED!!!!!!

For more details and to book your place, contact blt@calderdale.gov.uk or phone 01422 230230

Better Living Families

A copy of this poster to display in your premises is available as a PDF file by clicking Families poster.

Just to update you, there are Free  family activity days at various venues during the summer school holidays as follows;

  • Mixenden Activity Centre – Wed 26 July, Wed 9 Aug, Wed 23 Aug
  • North Bridge Leisure Centre – Thurs 27 July, Thurs 31 Aug
  • Todmorden Sports Centre –  Wed 2 Aug, Wed 16 Aug

all at 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Men United enjoy an active morning at Ovenden Park

The Men United at Ovenden Park group is thriving once again with 15 members of the group getting together this morning to enjoy a variety of activities including Walking Football, Indoor golf and Kurling.

The group really enjoyed the Walking Football which saw two teams of three go head to head in a very close and competitive game, won in the late stages following a well placed goal from Grayham Smith.

There were close encounters elsewhere as the remaining members took part in indoor golf and indoor kurling with every member getting involved in at least one of the activities.

There are now plans in place for a number of guest speakers and trips out over the coming months including a guided tour of Bankfield Museum in the near future which you too could be part of.

What do you do on Wednesday mornings? Get up at the usual time, stroll downstairs, have a bite to eat, switch the television on…. every week, just like every other day?

For just £2 per session (First one FREE!) you can be part of this fantastic group for older men and meet like minded people, make new friends and enjoy group discussions over a hot drink and a biscuit… and even the occasional bacon sandwich!

The group meets every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon at Halifax RUFC, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, HX2 8AR

If you would like more details, please ring either Joe 01422 246980, or Dennis on 01422 248734 or email daniel.marham@calderdale.gov.uk who will be more than happy to tell you all about the group.

Know your CO this No Smoking Day

This No Smoking Day (Wednesday 8 March), people in Calderdale are invited to ‘Know your CO’ with free Carbon Monoxide testing available.

From now until Friday 10 March, Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale is offering free testing of people’s Carbon monoxide levels, every morning from 9.30am to 12 noon at the Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre, Great Albion Street, Halifax.

You can also have your FREE CO test at:

  • New Road Children’s Centre, Sowerby Bridge – 7th March
  • Jubilee Children’s Centre, Lightowler Road – 8th March
  • Elland Children’s Centre – 9th March

Carbon monoxide is one of the 4000 chemicals inhaled from tobacco smoke. It is a colourless, odourless and highly poisonous gas better known as a hazard given off by faulty gas appliances.

The carbon monoxide test takes just a few minutes, and involves holding the breath for at least 10 seconds, then blowing into a monitor.

For more information about help to stop smoking or the CO test, call Yorkshire Smokefree on 0800 612 0011 or 0330 660 1166 or visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk