Saturday 10 October marks World Mental Health Day and the theme is suicide prevention. If there is one thing that you do over the weekend, please reach out to family and friends. Send that message or make a phone call and ask ‘how are you doing?’ and take the time to listen. Mental Health Foundation are… Continue reading World Mental Health Day – 10 October 2020
COVID-19 has touched all our lives, increasing social isolation, boredom, anxiety and the stresses of caring and home schooling alongside the loss of familiar routines and structure to our days. This has led to many of us drinking more alcohol, more often.If you have been drinking more, then you are not alone, The Global Drug… Continue reading Alcohol consumption during COVID-19
Lockdown was hard for lots of us but especially those people who were already isolated or lonely; those living alone without family. But Covid 19 also brought about new isolation as more people had to shield away from usual social activities, grandparents were separated from grandchildren and more people were working from home. Like many… Continue reading ‘Sometimes you just want a brew and a good chat!’
Right now things are still a bit strange. As people start to get used to the 'new normal' lots of groups are considering how to resume in a way that keeps people safe. For many groups locally its just not possible to meet indoors yet... Staying Well knows that people with active social lives tend… Continue reading STAYING WELL FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS
These ladies are infected! No not by COVID - by the RUNNING BUG. And they are on a mission to share the benefits of getting out and active in the fresh air with other women in Calderdale. The Running Aunties is a running and walking group aimed at women of colour. Bernadette Stancliffe, Tahreen Iqbal… Continue reading WARNING ! THIS MIGHT BE CONTAGIOUS – BUT IN A GOOD WAY 🙂
Halifax RUFC are delighted to announce that Walking Rugby has arrived in Halifax. In partnership with Premiership Rugby Club, Sale Sharks, Halifax RUFC will be running weekly Walking Rugby sessions at Ovenden Park. Walking Rugby is a slower-paced game of touch rugby that is ideal for those who are aged 50 years and older or… Continue reading Walk this way… into Walking Rugby
Don't let local Cornavirus restrictions stop you getting out and about. With these self-guided walks from CREW Heart Support Group there's no excuse! Wainstalls and Warley MoorWarley above Sowerby BridgeStainland and Holywell GreenSowerby Bridge to NorlandShibden ValleySowerby Bridge or Luddenden Foot to Midgley via the Rochdale CanalRippondenMount TaborHebden Bridge – Lower Colden – Mill Walk
At Staying Well we believe that no one should feel alone. Isolation has never been such a concern and risk as it currently is but a chat with a Volunteer Befriender can make all the difference to someone who is lonely. Right now we are working with volunteers to provide a Staying Well Telephone Befriending… Continue reading Sometimes you just want a brew and a good chat!