Park and Warley Project Weekly Digest 10.9.21

Hello!  With so much going on we couldn’t wait for our next newsletter so here is a quick update of some of the latest opportunities in Park and Warley that you might be interested in.

World Suicide Prevention Day – Friday 10 September
Friday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day. One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide. It can affect every one of us. Each and every suicide is devastating and has a profound impact on those around them. However, by raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide and encouraging well-informed action, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world. World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide and to promote action through proven means that will reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts globally.

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership has launched a new website today dedicated to helping people with suicidal thoughts and those concerned for the mental wellbeing of anyone who lives in West Yorkshire. Key content on the site includes:

  • Details of organisations that support people who are feeling suicidal in each area of West Yorkshire – Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield
  • Information about the West Yorkshire Suicide Bereavement Service, which offers 1-to-1 and group peer support to anyone who has lost a friend, family member or colleague to suicide
  • News and information about suicide prevention partners locally and nationally, including specialist support for men.

Calderdale Cares 4 Us (CC4Us)

Calling all ​Public & Voluntary Sector workers, NHS workers, Cleaners, Chefs, Nurses, Lunchtime staff, Caretakers, Receptionists, Rubbish Collectors, Carers, Teachers, Volunteers, Emergency services staff, Mental health workers, And anyone else working in the public or voluntary sector… You’ve helped and supported people during the pandemic, now let us help and support you! Calderdale Cares 4 Us (CC4Us) is a new project, hosted by Healthy Minds, to provide public and voluntary sector workers with free mental health and wellbeing provision.

Read about services & activities available

BBC Bitesize – Starting Secondary School

A lot of children feel nervous when they start secondary school and wonder if they will fit in and meet new friends. BBC Bitesize have created a short video that reassures children that they’re not alone when it comes to their worries about secondary school, and there are ways to cope with change. If you are working with a child who is worried you could share this with them. Click here to watch.

Night Owls – Overnight Confidential Online Support Line for Children and Young People

Night OWLS is a confidential overnight support line for children and young people in crisis. Helping them, their parents and carers living in Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield. Night OWLS can help children and young people if they:

  • Feel they have nowhere to turn
  • Feel they can’t go on living
  • Are in a crisis
  • Are finding it hard to cope with life
  • Are feeling angry, lonely, anxious, or depressed.

Night Owls is  available from 8pm – 8am for children, young people, parents and carers across West Yorkshire.

Call this number for free: 0300 2003900 or text 07984 392700

Grab a Jab – No need to book!

Saturday 11 September

  • Brook Pharmacy, 236 Queen’s Rd, Halifax HX1 4NE – 9.30am – 5.45pm. This site is for people 16 and over. Vaccines: Pfizer dose 1 and dose 2
  • Luddendenfoot Pharmacy, Kershaw Dr, Luddenden Foot, Halifax HX2 6NZ – 9am – 1pm and 2 – 7pm. This site is for people 16 and over. Vaccines: Pfizer dose 1 and dose 2

Thursday 16 September (flyer attached)

  • Parkinson Lane School – 3.30 – 7pm.For people aged 16+. Pfizer vaccine clinic for first and second doses.  Please use the middle gate to access the clinic and follow the signs

Get more information: https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination/grabajab/

Help from Citizens Advice to Keep Warm this Winter

With high energy prices (soon to get higher) and the imminent possible reduction of Universal Credit, many people are being forced to choose between paying their rent, buying food and keeping warm. But it’s not just about being comfortable, prolonged cold can aggravate existing serious health conditions such as heart attacks, and strokes and lung conditions, such as COPD and asthma. It can also have a significant impact on mental health and is a known risk factor for suicide.

Citizens Advice run fun energy sessions with local groups, sharing hints and tips on how to reduce waste and save money. Contact susan.thorpe@calderdalecab.org.uk for more information.

They can also give individual help for more complex situations or for those who need extra support. Call us on 0808 278 7879 to arrange a telephone appointment with our energy advisor. Or email through our website https://calderdalecab.org.uk/contact-us

Go 4 Growth – Stand out from the crowd when you’re seeking to grow your business in the public sector

We’re excited to tell you about some FREE upcoming workshops coming up for organisations and small businesses who are working with, or wish to work in the Public Sector:

  • Introduction to Social Value – Tuesday 21st September

Develop your social value narrative and communicate your social value. Book here… https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/167039510673

  • Finding and Understanding Opportunities in the Public Sector – Tuesday 28th September

Explore the best ways for smaller organisations to find opportunities within the public sector. Book here… https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/169825176675

  • Promoting Your Organisation – Monday 4th October

Explore ways to promote your organisation within the public sector. Book here… https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/170280763347

Calderdale Adult Learning

With COVID restrictions relaxed and the kids back at school, there’s never been a better time to boost your skills or learn something new in a friendly community environment.  Enrol now for face-to-face learning in a COVID-secure setting.

Find out more on the Calderdale Adult Leaning website  

Adult Learning Courses for adults (19+) with a learning disability   (accessible timetable attached)

Loads of courses starting this September, including:

  • Beginners IT
  • Cooking for Beginners
  • Writing for Fun
  • Puppet Making
  • Preparation for Volunteering and Work
  • Wild Animal Crafts

Find more details at https://calderdale.gov.uk/believeachieve

Cycle for Health (flyer attached)

The Cycle for Health course starts at Spring Hall this Saturday 11 September 4-6pm. This FREE 12 week course can help you to improve your health and fitness and develop bike riding skills and confidence thought cycle training and led bike rides. Cycle for Health is aimed at adults of any age and is designed specifically for adults with poor mental or physical health. Bikes are available and the course is free to access.

Please send your completed registration form (attached) by email to cycleforhealth@cyclinguk.org or phone to speak to the project team Tel: 01483 904562.

Park and Warley Climate Conversation (flyer attached)

The climate emergency cannot be tackled alone. Join people living and working in Park and Warley online on Monday 20 September, 2.00 – 4.30 PM to explore the issues around climate change and how moving to a low carbon economy could make the streets cleaner and bring new opportunities for people and businesses in Park and Warley. BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/park-and-warley-climate-conversation-tickets-166024597039  Or Email: inclusive.economy@calderdale.gov.uk

National Careers Service Virtual Workshops – September 2021  (flyer attached)

National Careers Service qualified careers advisers are here to help support you and take your next steps with confidence! Book on to one of their informative and engaging workshops packed with up-to-date help and information.

  • Self Employment Workshop (14th September)
  • Kickstart ‘Seal the Deal’ Workshop (16th September)
  • Christmas/Seasonal recruitment Workshop (16th September) – Evening Workshop
  • Hospitality jobs Workshop (21st September)
  • Experience Matters 40+ Workshop (23rd September)
  • Interview Skills Workshop (29th September)
  • UCAS – Applications & personal Statements Workshop (30th September)

The attached flyer has details of how to book.

Latest vacancies

Touchstone Glazing Solutions – Please find attached 2 job descriptions for Touchstone Glazing Solutions based in Brighouse. Company and job info is in the descriptions. The main thing they are looking for is someone who is hardworking, dependable with a good attitude. Job Description 1 , Job Description 2

They will provide on the job training for the right person. Please send your CV to growyourfuture@calderdale.gov.uk.

Trainers Wanted to deliver courses for Sure Start families

Do you, or someone you know deliver courses and activities to families/parent/carers?

Sure Start Children’s Centres NHP deliver a programme of courses and activities for families across the North & East and Lower Valley areas of Calderdale and are looking to expand thier database of trainers who would be willing to tender for some of these activities.

Their primary focus is to work with targeted families around being healthy and choosing  healthy lifestyles, raising attainment and being school ready and improving parenting aspirations and skills.

Trainers will need to provide a DBS processed within the last 3 years and have relevant insurance cover.

If you are interested or would like to know more information please contact Leanne.barlow@nhpltd.org.uk.

Have a great weekend!

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