The first thing to say is that Healthy Minds remains committed to providing easy to access services so that everyone who needs it can get support for their emotional health and wellbeing. Thanks to Community Foundation for Calderdale, local communities and, of course, a tirelessly dedicated staff team, we have been offering services in and around Todmorden for five years, and in the Hebden area for over two years. We have good connections with local people and organisations, and we want to continue providing support in these areas – although with some necessary changes.
The charity sector has felt the consequences of the Covid pandemic, with more people needing the valuable support charities like Healthy Minds provide and funding having to stretch even further. Although we have tried to secure ongoing funding from many sources, we are now in the position that we do not have the resources to continue the Todmorden and Hebden services as they are. This means that both services will close at the end of June 2021.
From July, there will be a smaller team covering both areas. The Upper Calder Valley team will look to continue the support activities that are most needed by people in the area. For people who have been supported by the Todmorden / Hebden teams, we will try to make sure that support does not disappear, although some aspects of it might be different in the coming months – there may be staffing changes, for example. Healthy Minds has services that work across all of Calderdale and the Upper Calder Valley team will work with colleagues to make sure that we continue to support people in the right ways and places, listening to what people tell us.
Healthy Minds, like many other charities, is facing challenges this year that will mean changes in some of our existing services as the future becomes clearer – the Upper Calder Valley team is the first of these. As well as challenges, there are some exciting developments and opportunities coming up, bringing new services and ways in which we can support Calderdale’s communities.
Some of what we do will look a bit different but Healthy Minds is still here for the foreseeable future and, most of all, for the people of Calderdale.
Healthy Minds is the operating name for Calderdale Wellbeing, a limited company registered in England & Wales. We are registered as a charity with the Charity Commission. The board of trustees is accountable for the delivery of Healthy Minds’ aims and objectives. Our trustees, with their date of commencement, include: Lydia Blundell (2017), Freda Davis (2010), Jen Fagan (2009), Kate Hallitt (2018), Carla Harrison (2017), Paul Hunt (2019), Jonathan Morrish (2018), Naomi Sutcliffe (2017), Jonathan Stephen (2017). A full list of trustees may be found at Companies House.
The board of trustees meets 6 or 7 times a year. At our meeting of 20th April 2021, we agreed to begin publishing notes of board meetings. We plan to publish notes of each meeting, once they have been approved as an accurate note at the following board meeting.
A note of our meeting held, 24th February 2021, may be found below.
Our next meeting will be on 9th June 2021.
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For #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we produced a '7 Days of Self-Care' zine activity for you to do at home!
Find some light self-care tips and fun activities to introduce you to various themes around self-care.
You can request a free print version which we can post to you, by getting in touch at email@example.com
Or you can print at home! Just be sure to set it to print 'scale to fit' and 'fill entire page' to get the most accurate print. Or you can trim the edges of the sheet after printing to get those perfect folds!
Best printed on A4 or A3. Find the pdf version for printing at home here:
We are ecstatic to announce we have 3 places allocated to our charity for the Virgin Money Virtual Marathon on Sunday 3 October!
We are now looking for walkers, joggers or runners to complete the marathon and help raise much needed funds for Healthy Minds, to support our important work throughout Calderdale.
If you care about mental health services and enjoy a good challenge, why not get in touch with us to discuss joining! You will be well supported by our team at Healthy Minds, contact our community fundraising officer Vicky if you're interested in taking part:
We will be organising the marathon along a route through Calderdale, with support stops along the way, involving our 'Walk for Wellbeing' groups to cheer on our marathon walkers/runners.