New Year New Us – Healthy Minds Winter Taster Fayre – January 27th

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
  • & more!

New ‘Choose Well for Mental Health’ guide helps local young people find the right support

A new guide to help children and young people in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield choose well for mental health has been launched by the local NHS.

The ‘choose well for mental health’ guide helps children and young people, under the age of 18, find the right service for their mental health and wellbeing needs. It supports them to look after their mental health and wellbeing, how to access the right services when needed, and lets people know what to do if they, or someone they know, experience a mental health crisis or emergency.

The new guide has been developed by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and co-designed by children, young people with lived experience, and specialist healthcare teams who work with them, carers and their families.

Parents, carers, families and friends can also use the guide to look out for children and young people close to them and help them get the right support and advice.

Information about support and services across Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield are covered in the ‘choose well for mental health’ guide. This includes, practical things children and young people can do to look after their own mental health, emotions and wellbeing, to how to access family help and support, and how to contact specialist mental health services.

Find out more : bit.ly/CYPchoosewellformentalhealth

You can download a copy of the ‘choose well for mental health’ guide for children and young people, and the version for adults, from the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust website: bit.ly/CYPchoosewellformentalhealth

Wellbeing Week 2022: 10-16 October 2022

Wellbeing Week 2022: 10-16 October 2022World Mental Health Day (October 10th) is an opportunity to focus on our mental health and wellbeing and spread awareness about the importance of looking after it.  Research shows that there are five simple things we can do to boost our mental health and wellbeing, these are called the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Connect || Be Active || Take Notice || Keep Learning || Give

The Links between Inequality, anxiety and stress – Professor Richard Wilkinson 10.30 -11.30amRichard Wilkinson is a researcher in social inequalities in health and co-founder of the Equality Trust. He is emeritus professor of public health at the University of Nottingham and co-author, with Kate Pickett, of The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Wellbeing.We are really pleased that Richard has agreed to join us today as we mark World Mental Health Day.  Please join Richard at 10.30am on the zoom link below as he talks about his research and the links between inequality, anxiety & stress.  Join here at 10.30amArt of Brilliance’s Andy Cope is facilitating a virtual workshop ‘Shift Happens be the change’ 2pm -3pmJoin here at 2pmState of Mind Sport – ‘Mental Health Awareness’Join here at 11amMeeting ID: 815 4839 5607 Passcode: 756227Wellbeing ‘Take 30 minutes’ We all have busy lives, but it is so important for our mental health and wellbeing to take time out and be active.  So, whether it’s a walk, wheel, ride, run or ramble we can all take an additional 30 minutes this week for fresh air and activity – to help us develop better habits and reduce our screen time.What did you do? Share a photo of your activity or the view you enjoyed Share your ‘Take 30’ views

Updated Wellbeing PagesGood mental health is essential to living happy and healthy lives.  Our Wellbeing pages have been updated with new workshops, resources, new ‘Midday Me Time’ dates and venues.  All aiming to support everyday wellbeing themed under the Five Ways to Wellbeing and running through October and November.   For more details, dates, times, links or booking instructions please go to our wellbeing page on the intranetDon’t miss:Health drop-ins – Nurse-led clinic for basic health checks, advice and guidance on a range of issues whether mental health or physical health. 12 October 9.00am – 12.30pm & Monday 17 October 13.00 – 16.30pm both drop-in  ​​​​​​​Princess Buildings, John Leeming room Andy’s Man Club 12 October meet Andrew Greenway Project Development as he talks about the vital support work Andy’s Man Club facilitateJoin Zoom Meeting 10am 12 OctoberMeeting ID: 832 9678 0383 Passcode: 305124 Menopause, Cognition and Mood sessions – Interactive group session on managing changes to mood and brain fog symptoms. It will also provide an opportunity to find out what has/hasn’t worked for people.  18 October 10 am and 28 October 10am please book on through ITRENTArt Of Brilliance ‘Brilliant strengths’ 4 November is a journey of self-strength-discovery. In our signature fun and interactive way, we will re-kindle inherent strengths – and uncover new ones.  The result is revitalised and re-energised individuals who are able to operate as a high-performance team.  Book on through ITRENTMeet the Staff Networks – an opportunity to drop in and meet representatives from the staff networks, chat, and find out a bit more about the inclusion work staff led networks focus on.  Click here to join the meetingGo to our Wellbeing page for our full updated programme.

World Mental Health Day October 10th

World Mental Health Day is on the 10th of October 2022 and the theme for this year is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.

[ Source: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/public-engagement/world-mental-health-day ]

We, at Staying Well, know that mental health is just as important as physical health, and there are things that can be done to help prevent mental ill-health.

Staying Well truly understand the importance of being open and challenging the mental health inequalities faced by our community. In these turbulent times protecting the mental health of ourselves, our families and our communities must be a priority.

One way that Staying Well hope to positively affect the mental health of the community is through our telephone befriending scheme. The telephone befriending scheme was created at a time of great isolation and loneliness and has developed and grown to be a way for people to connect to share their thoughts and feelings and have a good chat. The befriending client and volunteer both benefit from the relationship; “I feel befriending is one of the most enjoyable ways you can choose to volunteer your time. Opening up lines of communication between people can make such a huge difference to both people’s lives.”

About Staying Well Telephone Befriending

We are currently recruiting for volunteer befrienders and if you would like more information, please contact Carrie Stoker on carrie.stoker@nhpltd.org.uk.

Andy’s Man Club now at the OSCA every Monday evening

Andy’s Man Club, the men’s suicide prevention charity are holding regular evening meetings at the OSCA Foundation (Cousin Lane, Ovenden) every Monday, except Bank Holidays.
Meetings take place in the evening from 6.30pm. Just turn up on the night to join the group.
Andy’s Man Club are working towards ending the stigma surrounding men’s mental health and help men through the power of conversation.
You don’t need to book in, just turn up and have a conversation about what concerns you, or just have a friendly chat. This is your space.
#ITSOKAYTOTALK

OSCA Foundation Sports Club
Cousin Lane
Ovenden
HX2 8AD

 

Join the Healthy Minds Volunteer Team!

Charities in the voluntary sector are facing more and more challenging times, and we need our incredible volunteers now more than ever.We have THREE different volunteering opportunities at Healthy Minds, one of them could be right up your street!💭 Befriending Volunteer for our Like Minds Peer Support Project, supporting a peer to improve their mental health.💭 Walk Leaders for our Walks for Wellbeing programme💭 Volunteers for our Time Out project for children and young people, helping to deliver mental health education workshops in schools.Interested? Please pop Cath an email or call/text:cath@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk07960 972685

Become a Volunteer for Healthy Minds!

     

Men’s Mental Health Awareness Event Thursday June 30th

Healthy Minds Calderdale invite all men at a one off session to discuss issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing at the Inspire Centre of Calderdale College.

Thursday June 30th 6pm – 8pm

Download the flyer here (PDF)

The event aims to raise awareness around men’s mental health. It will be a good opportunity to network with local people and organisations promoting men’s mental health issues and wellbeing.

There will be guest speakers and information provided from local organisations.

Food will be provided.

Booking is essential. Please contact Nimra at

e : nimra@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
t : 07435 001 006

Event is funded by Flavourfest