Young and Want to Make a DIFFERENCE? Time Out is Looking for Volunteers.

Time Out is a project for young people, created by young people to give a space to allow you to develop in whatever way suits you best. Fortunately, mental health is no longer a taboo subject and Time Out are recruiting volunteers to spread awareness of the help available for those with issues of self-harm, body image or self-esteem.

There are creative opportunities in graphic design, web development or or other media such as film and photography. On a more physical level there are opportunities in  sports, performing arts, music and gaming.

Perhaps even more importantly, is the experience of being part of a team that will help your CV as well as your life-skills.

Time Out is currently looking for volunteers who can not only develop their own skills but help others to do the same.

If you think that, with help and assistance, you could help others, or even would like to discuss without any commitment, then call Annie on 01422 345154 or email annie@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk.

 

Volunteer Opportunities at Healthy Minds in Halifax

Healthy Minds Calderdale are on the lookout for volunteers to help their work in a number of areas.

Sports Volunteers

Time Out is a sports club for 11-16 year olds (16+ groups from 3 October) on Wednesday afternoons at North Bridge Leisure Centre.

Volunteer roles can include

  • signing people in and out
  • registering new young people
  • advertising
  • photography
  • facilitating
  • coaching
  • helping people feel included
  • joining in

For more information either message from the Time Out Facebook page or drop Annie an email for more information at annie@healthymindscalderdale or call 01422 345154.

Safespace

Safespace is a new out-of-hours appointment service in Calderdale, offering support for people in distress during weekend evenings.

The office at 1 King Street, Halifax HX1 1SR is open from 6:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with the latest available appointments at 11:00pm.

The Safespace team needs volunteers to help with the service, to assist the staff team and offer supportive company for people who use the service. This can be an emotionally-demanding role and there is a rigorous selection process, with training and ongoing support provided for the right volunteers.

Contact the Safespace team on 01422 345154 or email safespace@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk for further information.

Safespace Out of Hours Support for People in Mental Distress

Safespace is a new out-of-hours appointment service in Calderdale, offering support for people in distress during weekend evenings.

The office at 1 King Street, Halifax HX1 1SR is open from 6:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with the latest available appointments at 11:00pm.

The office is opposite Woolshops car park towards Halifax Minster.

You can contact Safespace

  • by telephone on 01422 345154
  • by text on 07388 990227
  • via Facebook (search “SafeSpace Healthy Minds Calderdale”)

The team will take some basic details from you and offer one or more options:

  • Face-to-face appointment – you’ll be given a time to arrive and a worker will be ready to see you
  • Group support in a friendly, safe & supportive environment
  • Telephone support – if you can’t come to the service, a worker will call you back
  • Online support via Facebook private messaging

​You can have up to an hour with a worker – whichever way you’ve contacted us – to talk through what’s happening for you and agree next steps. If you need further help and support, the team will agree onward referrals and keep in touch with you. After one-to-one support, if you have come in person to Safespace, you can stay for a while until you feel ready to go home.

To download more information see the Safespace Leaflet. For general enquiries email safespace@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Healthy Minds Calderdale Summer Gathering

Healthy Minds Calderdale is inviting you to their allotment on Thursday 13 September, 1:00pm-3:00pm in Sowerby Bridge.

There will be home grown food, fun and wellbeing activities. The event is FREE but places are limited so please book a place by calling 01422 345154 or by emailing Nicola@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk.

Time Out Fitness Sessions at North Bridge Leisure Centre

Fitness sessions for 10-19 year olds on Wednesdays at North Bridge Leisure Centre with Time Out Calderdale for a quid- loads of fun.

Time Out fitness Wednesdays start on Wednesday 25 July and are just £1 per session (£2 for both sessions)

Kick about sessions, its up to you to decide! The courts will be hired for 5-a-side, but there will also be volunteers on hand who can run warm ups and teach skills.

Wondering what Sh’bam is? It’s like Zumba but BETTER! Main lights off, disco lights on, and your favourite jams with routines to follow- whether you’re a dancer or not, this class is for everyone.

For more information either message from the Time Out Facebook page or drop Annie an email for more information annie@healthymindscalderdale.

Or just simply show up on the day! Anyone aged 10-19 is welcome.

 

 

Healthy Minds ‘The Art of Being’ Course at Bankfield Museum

‘The Art of Being’ is a course from Healthy Minds that will be running in January & February 2018 at Bankfield Museum, Ackroyd Park, Boothtown Road. 

Over the course of 4 sessions, this course will explore a range of activities including meditation, gentle yoga and interactive mindfulness activities which enable you to build them into your everyday life. You can either attend one session or book onto all four.

The 4 week course will be on Fridays 12, 19 and 26 January and 2 February, 1pm – 3pm at Bankfield Museum.

To find out more information about this course or any other support that Healthy Minds Calderdale provide you can speak to Nicola on 01422 345154, visit the website at healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

A full list of courses on offer from Healthy Minds from January to March can be downloaded as Healthy Minds Workshops Jan to March 18.

Healthy Minds ‘The Art of Being’ Course at Bankfield Museum

‘The Art of Being’ is a course from Healthy Minds that will be running in January & February at Bankfield Museum, Ackroyd Park, Boothtown Road. 

Over the course of 4 sessions, this course will explore a range of activities including meditation, gentle yoga and interactive mindfulness activities which enable you to build them into your everyday life. You can either attend one session or book onto all four.

The 4 week course will be on Fridays 12, 19 and 26 January and 2 February, 1pm – 3pm at Bankfield Museum.

To find out more information about this course or any other support that Healthy Minds Calderdale provide you can speak to Nicola on 01422 345154, visit the website at healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Healthy Minds is a small local mental health charity. We understand the problems people face on day to day basis and offer a place where you can get support to manage life’s ups and downs. The course is facilitated by workers and volunteers who have had their own lived experience of mental distress.

A full list of courses on offer from Healthy Minds from January to March can be downloaded as Healthy Minds Workshops Jan to March 18.