Time Out has a range of volunteering opportunities depending on your interests we can find something for you. Over 18s go through the Healthy Minds mental health training.
Check the volunteer page for more information or contact us for more.
Volunteers play a vital role in ensuring Healthy Minds develop and deliver exceptional services for those experiencing emotional distress throughout Calderdale. Many of our volunteers have personal experiences that places them in an ideal position to promote understanding and knowledge about mental health.
Healthy Minds works with you to create a meaningful role that is rewarding and enjoyable, develops skills and confidence and recognises that your circumstances can change. All our volunteers receive training and ongoing supervision and support, both in groups and one-to-one.
You can reclaim expenses for travel, etc.
NHS mental health services
01924 316830 (open 24 hrs a day)
Samaritans 116 123 (free to call)
OUT-OF-HOURS SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE IN DISTRESS
Safespace is a new service in Calderdale, offering support for people in distress during weekend evenings.
It's open from 6pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with the latest available appointments at 11pm.
Healthy Minds Support Groups are for anyone who is experiencing emotional distress. People are free to talk about their own mental health - or not: the support group gives space to make that choice.
The groups are informal and relaxed. They are 'peer support' groups (meaning people get support from each other), not therapy groups, although, for some, they may have a therapeutic benefit.
All groups are led by a facilitator or co-facilitators whose role is to encourage the group to develop and flourish in a safe, non-judgemental and inclusive way.
Workshops and courses are created and facilitated by staff and volunteers with personal experience of emotional distress. They are an opportunity to think about and understand yourself better, and to develop skills and resources to support your emotional wellbeing.
We hope to be able to offer a new programme in the Autumn.
Due to high demand, we can't take new referrals for Money in Mind at present. For welfare rights advice, please try Citizens Advice on 01422 842 848 or see other contacts further on this page; our employment support service is operating a waiting list.