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Your November/December Newsletter from Healthy Minds!

Dear Supporter,

We are excited to invite you to some special events next month to come together in the darker days of the year.

Kicking off the festive season is our magical 'Comfort and Joy' family Christmas concert, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Halifax on Saturday 10 December, 7pm at the Halifax Minster.

We also have our Winter Warmer and AGM event happening on Wednesday 14 December, open to anyone in our community to come along to and enjoy food, a raffle and open mic.

Read more for our latest news, including our new radio show, regular walks and drop-ins, volunteering opportunities and a current job vacancy Project Worker job vacancy at Time Out (maternity cover).

Comfort & Joy at The Minster

We are really looking forward to our magical 'Comfort & Joy' concert at the Halifax Minster this Saturday 10 December!

Audiences can look forward to enjoying music from the award-winning Bradshaw school choir and local Elland Silver Youth Band. The band recently reached the finals of the European Championships this year in Birmingham.

Soloist Alexandra Wilkinson, Rotary Young Musician National Finalist will also be singing crowd-pleasing sounds of Christmas. And alongside Calderdale’s local talent, the Minster’s own choristers will be filling the Minster with their good cheer.

Calderdale Councils own choir will also be there. The choir recently performed at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the Piece Hall and is made up of Elected Members and Officers of the Council

Get tickets!
AGM & Winter Warmer Invite
Join us for our AGM and Winter Warmer on Wednesday 14 December, 5.30pm at St Pauls Church, Sowerby Bridge.

Please book onto the event by filling out the form on our website here. Or give us a call on 01422 345154 and we can book you in.

We are inviting our whole community - service users, staff, volunteers, trustees and friends to join us for a festive gathering this December.
This will be a safe and welcoming space for people to be together during the festive season. Buffet and refreshments provided!

Our AGM will take place from 6pm - 7pm and after we invite you to have some food with us and enjoy our open mic.

If you want to give the open mic a go and share some music, poetry, words, magic, or other talents - let us know when you book!
Book here!
Community Spirit Awards
Volunteer of the year nomination for Claire!

The annual Community Spirit Awards were held on Thursday 24th November with one of our truly amazing volunteers, Claire Gibson, up for an award in the Volunteer of the Year category! 
Claire was nominated for the award this year in recognition of the amount of time and quality of service she has given to our charity over the past six years. 

She has been involved in practically every part of our organisation; developing and delivering workshops for Time Out and the Recovery and Support service, leading walks across Calderdale and befriending throughout the Covid pandemic. 

More recently, she has taken her experience to another level with a leading role in the production and delivery of quality training for our new volunteers – an exciting progression and a challenge she has scaled with ease. 
Despite holding down a full-time job, Claire uses her own experience of anxiety and depression to help, support and listen to others in the very little spare time she has.

Her determination to ‘give back’ to the community that has helped her, touching so many lives in the process, has been exceptional and we are very proud and grateful to have her on our team!  

Claire didn’t get the award this time around but in the eyes of her fellow volunteers, Healthy Minds staff and service participants she is every bit our winner! 

Well done Claire and Thank YOU! 

From Everyone at Healthy Minds 

Interested in volunteering?
Healthy Minds hits the airwaves!
We are excited to announce the development of a new Healthy Minds Radio show on local community radio station Phoenix FM!

We will be broadcasting our two hour show live from the Phoenix studio every four weeks on Monday afternoons.

In the first half of the show we invite guests to join us for conversations about issues around mental health. So far we have explored topics such as community responses to health inequalities, looking after wellbeing in winter and suicide prevention in Calderdale.
Radio show: Suicide Prevention Episode
The second half of the show offers an opportunity for people in the Healthy Minds community, particularly our volunteers, to take the helm for the 'sharing hour' in which they can share music, words and anything else in audio form!

If you are interested in getting involved in our radio show, please get in touch!

Maybe you have a topic you'd like to be discussed on the show, you might know someone who could be a good guest, or you may want to come on the show yourself... just pop Georgia an email:
Get involved!
Our next show will be on Monday 19 December, 12 - 2pm, where Ian and Johnathan will be broadcasting a special two hour sharing extravaganza! They'll have a mixture of live music, talking to musical guests about how they use music to support their mental health. Listen live on Phoenix FM on the day of the show!
Volunteering Opportunities

Creative Volunteers Needed

For Healthy Minds' Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing group

Do you have a love for arts and crafts and understand how they can be used to improve wellbeing?

Could you help shape ideas and co- deliver sessions for our participants? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

No experience necessary, full training will be given.

Allotment Volunteers Needed

For the development of our Pye Nest Allotment in Sowerby Bridge

Passionate about the positive impact fresh air and growing plants can have on our mental health?

Want to be part of regenerating our wonderful site at Pye Nest? Or would you like to support others to connect with nature, plants and each other?

Join our wonderful team of volunteers today!

For all Volunteering opportunities, please get in touch with Cath:

Or call our main line (10am - 4pm, Mon - Fri) 01422 345154
Become a Volunteer!
Arts & Crafts group continues!
Our volunteer-led Art & Crafts for wellbeing group has been very popular, with attendees using the space to take part in gentle arts activities and enjoy socialising with other peers.

The next group will be this Thursday 8 December and will then be returning in January after a break over Christmas.
There is always an activity idea but participants are welcome to come along and use the materials however they like!

Perhaps you have an idea for an activity or a craft skill you'd like to share? Get in touch to join the group.
The Arts & Crafts group runs every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 12.30 - 2.30, at our Halifax office.

We regret that due to the access issues at our office, the space is only accessible by stairs.

To register your interest in the group, please email
Register your interest
Drop-in for a cuppa and a chat

Feeling isolated, anxious or overwhelmed?

Pop in for a cuppa and a chat at one of our friendly weekly drop-ins in Halifax or Todmorden!

Halifax Drop-in:

Every Friday, 10am - 12pm (from 14 October).

Healthy Minds Office,1 King Street, HX1 1SR
Todmorden Drop-in:

Every Wednesday, 1 - 3pm (from 19 October)

Roomfield Baptist Church, Todmorden, OL14 5BE
See what's on at Healthy Minds
Walks for Wellbeing
Our Walks for Wellbeing continue! Led by our fabulous team of volunteer walk leaders, our walks are opportunities to get peer-support in the fresh air.

Why not join us on one of our upcoming walks?

Weds 7 Dec: Elland Canal, 10.30am
Mon 19 Dec: Canal Side Hebden Bridge, 10.30am
Weds 21 Dec: Todmorden, 10.30am
Thurs 22 Dec: Sowerby Bridge, 10.30am

Book onto a walk by contacting 
Or call us on 01422 345154
Find out more about Walks for Wellbeing
Job Vacancy at Time Out!
We are looking for someone who is creative, positive and passionate about young people's wellbeing to join the team at Time Out!

The new Project Worker will help to deliver workshops and educational activities, co-producing these with young people and working with volunteers.

Could this be you? Find out more and apply on our website!
Rate of pay: £26,245 pro rata (£19,596 actual gross) + 5% pension

Deadline to apply: 9am, Wednesday 14th December 2022

Interviews are likely to be held in week beginning 19th December.
Find out more & apply here!
Christmas Activities at Time Out!
It's that time of the year! 🥳

We are super excited to announce our programme of activities for the Christmas Holidays this December...

From acting to exploding bath bombs, there is plenty in store, finishing off with a musical Christmas party! 🎈

BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment👇🏽
Full timetable:

Individual booking links below for:
🎅 Christmas Chaos Writing & Drawing:
🥊 Boxing: email
🛀 Make Exploding Bath Bombs:
🎭 Acting Masterclass:
🎤 Christmas Songs & Party:

Any questions? Get in touch with us:

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