Category Archives: Public Health

Calderdale residents are asked to take part in a survey to help shape future plans and support healthy ageing. Calderdale Council is looking to support the aims of the Calderdale Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-2027, to make Calderdale a place where everyone can realise their potential and live a larger life. Part of this is… read more … about Have your say and support healthy ageing in Calderdale>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

A new Changing Places toilet is now open at Ogden Water Country Park, improving facilities and accessibility at the Calderdale beauty spot, particularly for those with severe disabilities or complex needs. As part of the Changing Places programme, a partnership between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and Muscular Dystrophy UK, Calderdale… read more … about New Changing Places facility at Ogden Water>>

Ogden Water

The new Mixenden Community Hub is taking shape, with completed work at the hub building including the construction of external walls, cladding panels, roof and drainage, the fitting of windows and doors and the installation of some utility services. The Hub will become the heart of the area, a place where residents can go to… read more … about Hub at heart of the community takes shape>>

Construction work at the Mixenden Hub building

This festive period, Calderdale health and care professionals are offering advice and sharing support for those who may be struggling with their mental health. Winter can be a complicated time for many people: some look forward to festive joy and the prospect of spending time with family and friends, while for others, it can be… read more … about Mental health support: maintaining your mood and wellbeing this winter>>

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Smokers across Calderdale are being urged to kick the habit during Stoptober – the national mass quit attempt for the month of October. Since it first launched 12 years ago, Stoptober has helped over 2.5 million people make a quit attempt. This year, the campaign’s theme is ‘When you stop smoking, good things start to… read more … about Take the Stoptober challenge and feel the benefits>>

Families in Calderdale can now benefit from improved, joined up services, with the opening of the first Calderdale Family Hub – ‘Central Halifax Family Hub at Jubilee’. Calderdale Council is creating a new network of Family Hubs, which will provide support for families in Calderdale with children aged 0-19 years (or up to age 25… read more … about New support network launches for Calderdale families>>

Child enjoying Family Hub launch activities

This World Suicide Prevention Day (Sunday 10 September), Calderdale Council is encouraging local people to challenge the stigma of suicide and learn what they can do to help prevent it, by becoming a Suicide Prevention Champion. The campaign is run by West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership and urges everyone over 18 to sign up… read more … about Be a champion, help prevent suicide>>

Calderdale community groups are encouraged to join in with a month of events to celebrate the valuable contributions of older people. As part of Calderdale’s commitment to remain an Age Friendly borough, the Council is inviting voluntary and community organisations that support people aged 50+ to mark the International Day of Older Persons 2023. This… read more … about Gearing up for International Day of Older Persons>>

Annapurna Indian Dance