Emotional Health and Wellbeing for Children and Young People 5 Key Updates – July 2019

For information, advice and signposting on emotional health and wellbeing services please go to www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk. If you have any questions or would like to include something in the next update, please contact charlotte.palethorpe@calderdale.gov.uk

How to refer to Calderdale Open Minds Partnership (CAMHS)

The Open Minds Partnership, First Point of Contact referral flowchart is designed to give potential referrers guidance on referring to CAMHS. It provides an overview of how to make a referral, and what the possible outcomes of a referral might be. If you are unsure whether to make a referral or need some advice regarding supporting the mental health of a child or young person please telephone the First Point of Contact on 01422 300001.


Positivitree of Workforce Values, Behaviours and Skills

Members of the young people’s Tough Times Reference Group attended a regional Stairways meeting earlier this year. At the meeting the group of young people created a ‘Positivitree’ sharing their thoughts and opinions on what they feel would make a good workforce in all mental health services. The Positivitree has been circulated to help form a consistent approach amongst mental health care services across the region. For an electronic copy of the poster please contact Joanna Marshall on Joanna.marshall@calderdale.gov.uk

 Orangebox – Relaunch Open Day Friday 9th August 2019

Please share with children, young people and their families that the newly refurbished Orangebox will be celebrating their grand opening on Friday 9th August between 11am – 4pm by hosting a day of fun activities and workshops.

The schedule for the day is:

  • 11:00 Welcome reception and drinks
  • 12:00 Tours of the facility and workshops
  • 13:00 Performance by Orange Box Choir
  • 13:30 Speeches
  • 14:00 Official ribbon cutting
  • 14:30-16:00 Workshops

Following the relaunch, Orangebox will be running a 2 week summer programme of activities for children and young people from Monday 12th August which includes a number of fun workshops and activities such as dance, art, sport, music, cooking, bouldering and skating.

For further information please contact Tom on tom.kendall@calderdale.gov.uk

Time Out Summer Programme

Time Out has released a boredom busting summer programme of activities which can be found on their website www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk/summer. The programme is aimed at children aged 5 – 19 years to help them feel good and stay well. Most of the activities advertised are free. If you would like more information, please contact Time Out on 01422 345154 or visit their website www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk

Calderdale Pride – Saturday 10th August 2019 from 12 noon

Calderdale Pride 2019 is an exciting, free and inclusive event taking place in the heart of Halifax Town Centre (with the main stage at the top of Russell Street).
Throughout the day there will performances, market stalls and food & drink.

Summer Do Something Guide – Out Now!

The summer holidays do something guide is out now. It is packed with all sorts of fun things for families to do to get them out and about helping increase wellbeing, both physically and emotionally.

There are a range of activities on offer from cycling training courses for all ages and abilities to kite making, raft building and stream dipping.

To download a copy of the guide, click here 

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