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

VitaMinds – a free and confidential NHS service

Vita Health Group works in partnership with the NHS to provide mental wellbeing services to support local residents in various districts throughout the UK. Known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).
VitaMinds is a talking therapy service designed to support individuals by providing the tools needed to get things back on track. It’s a free service. We offer a range of short-term psychological therapies to adults 18-years and over, who live and are registered with a GP in Calderdale.

We all experience times when we feel like we can’t cope, sometimes this can start to affect our everyday lives and prevent us from doing the things we normally do.

Depression affects around 22% of men and 28% of women aged 65 years and over, yet it is estimated that 85% of older people with depression receive no help at all from the NHS. “This figure doubles in the presence of physical illness and trebles in hospitals and care homes”.  In relation to those who don’t access support, this could also be enhanced with “People aged 65+ have an overall recovery rate of 64% following treatment, compared to 51% of adults aged 18-64.”

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry or low mood, then VitaMinds can help.

VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

How we can help

We aim to help improve the mental wellbeing of people suffering from:

Start now by using our digital referral assistant. This will guide you through some questions and take up to 15 mins. Call us on 0333 0153 494 during these hours 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday 9am – 12.30pm Saturday.

NHS Trusts recruiting in Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism

NHS Trusts in West Yorkshire are recruiting people to a range of roles in Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism

West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Collaborative Recruitment Day
(Register : vfairs.com)

30 June 2022 11am – 7pm

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Leeds & Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have announced they will be jointly delivering a virtual careers fair.  The event is being supported by the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership and a wide range of external partners who work in the field of mental health, learning disabilities and autism.

The free online event will be delivered on 30 June 2022 11am – 7pm.

Job seekers and volunteer applicants can register here: West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Collaborative Recruitment Day (vfairs.com).

The event will provide people looking for jobs and volunteering roles with and exciting opportunity to:

  • find out about the wide range of jobs on offer
  • hear directly from Trust staff about what it is like to work in mental health, autism and learning disability roles
  • apply on the day for jobs and volunteering roles.

People can attend the event conveniently from any location as it will be accessible through mobile devices.

There will be a range of current open positions available through the virtual career fair, including both clinical and non-clinical roles, at a range of salary levels.  The event programme also includes seminars, aimed at the graduate and college leavers audience.

Interested candidates, or those who know of potential candidates are also invited to register for the event and refer other professionals within this space.

Rob Webster, CEO-Designate, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership commented:

“I am pleased we are supporting this event and encouraging people to work in three fantastic local organisations. We recognise that in the post Covid-19 pandemic climate, people are looking for opportunities to change and progress their careers and the NHS offers a multitude of roles and opportunities. West Yorkshire is also a vibrant and diverse area to live and work. Whether starting your career or seeking to lead in our system, there is something for everyone.

 Greg Moores, Chief People Officer, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust commented:

“This event is a fantastic opportunity for us to reach and recruit people who would like to work in the interesting and rewarding field of mental health, autism and learning disabilities.  As people continue to work remotely, the virtual fair is a convenient way for job seekers to find out more about available roles.”

 Muhammad Younas, CEO of vFairs commented:

“We are very happy to supply the technology that will help drive meaningful work that supports the community in West Yorkshire. We look forward to seeing all the wonderful outcomes that this event produces.  If your organisation is interested in working with us, please visit: www.vfairs.com ”

Cycle for Health course is taking referrals

We are currently taking referrals for our next Cycle for Health course in Halifax.

Where: Spring Hall Athletics Track, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, HX3 0AA

Days: Saturdays

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

What is Cycle for Health? – Course Detailed Information

Cycle for Health is delivered over 12 weeks and free to access. Delivered as a 2 hour session, once per week, Cycle for Health aims to build self-esteem, confidence, wellbeing and fitness through learning new cycle skills and enjoying guided bike rides. Sessions are led by qualified cycling instructors with bikes and helmets provided.

Cycle for Health is designed specifically for adults with poor mental or physical health.

To join the course or to refer anyone on to our next course please could you complete and return the enrolment form by email.

Cycle For Health Enrolment Form

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Zoe:
Mobile: 07810656811
Email: zoe.westerman@cyclinguk.org

Web: www.cyclinguk.org

Carers Wellbeing Service Calderdale Newsletter June 2022

Find out what is happening with Making Space Calderdale, the dedicated Carers Wellbeing service!

You will find carer aimed support groups old and new, information on their volunteering opportunities, opportunities such as tablet loaning support for Young Adult carers (YACS), events and activities, information on the upcoming carers week (commencing June 8th) and much more!

Download Newsletter here