FREE Talk with Author Laura Steven
Halifax Central Library and Archives
Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 1.30pm
Author Laura Steven will talk about her writing and answer questions about her work.
Laura is an author, journalist and screenwriter from the northernmost town in England. 'The Exact Opposite of Okay', her young adult debut about slut-shaming, is out now in the UK and has been widely translated. The sequel, 'A Girl Called Shameless', is out now.
'Funny, unapologetic and shameless in the best possible way' - Louise O'Neill
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Children's Mental Health Week 2019
This year for Children's Mental Health week we got our Partner Provider Network to think about what they do or aim to achieve for young people's mental health.
We also put up an exhibition at Healthy Minds of some of the great work young people made with us during 2018.
Young Minds Conference.
Time Out joined up with Tough Times and took a group of young people down to Young Minds Mental Health Conference in London back in May, which was a brilliant day making connections from all over the country and celebrating 25 years of Mind and 75 years of the NHS!
Volunteer Kiah said: 'We had a busy day out in London attending the Young Minds mental health conference. The highlights of the day were introductory speakers Claire Murdoch and Hussain Manawer, who were both very inspiring in different ways. Clair is head of mental health in the NHS and Hussain is a poet and mental health advocate. Our group then split off to attend different workshops including ones on self care, LGBTQ+ mental health and mental health innovation within the NHS. Our day ended by watching a few performances from Key Changes, a charity which uses music to aid recovery.'
I heard about Time Out from a group that I attended. In the group we were all given a piece of paper that asked us what we wanted to get out of Time Out. I put that I wanted to be a volunteer as it would help a lot with my future and my university degree, as I want to be a mental health nurse.
Since I have been volunteering with Time Out, I have been given many different opportunities that allows me to help others with themselves and allow them to understand that there are activities that they can do to stop them from feeling rubbish and therefore allowing themselves to feel happy.
Some opportunities include talking about Time Out with another volunteer to different organisations within Calderdale that are there to help young people. I have also been involved with a similar talk, but instead of there being young people there, it was all adults who work for the council. This allowed for them to be informed about what Time Out is and who can access Time Out.
I'm honoured to be a volunteer for Time Out!