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Health and wellbeing

Information on keeping healthy and support with mental health.

Mental health and money are connected.

  • Mental health problems can make earning and managing your money harder.
  • Debt can trigger or worsen conditions, such as anxiety, depression and stress.

Local and national help to support you

Active Calderdale. Resources and campaigns to help keep people active.

Andy's Man Club. This has mental health talking groups for men every Monday from 7pm (not on Bank Holidays). These are held in Halifax, North Halifax, Brighouse and Hebden Bridge.

Better Living Service. For alcohol support, to stop smoking, lose weight, eat well, get active or get fit.

Diabetes UK Cost of Living Resources. Information and support for people with diabetes.

Domestic violence and abuse. If you or someone you know, are going through domestic violence or abuse.

Healthy Minds. Calderdale's local mental health charity. To get in touch with them:

Macmillan Grants. For people living with cancer.

A cancer diagnosis has a huge financial burden, with many people facing extra and often unexpected costs. Macmillan Grants are a one-off payment of £350 to help with the extra costs that living with cancer can bring. They can be used to help with things like energy bills, home adaptions and travel to and from hospital.

You can call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00. The Welfare Rights team are available from Monday to Friday (8am-8pm) and Saturday to Sunday (9am-5pm).

To be eligible you must have:

  • No more than £6,000 in savings for a household of one person.
  • No more than £8,000 in savings for a household of two or more people.
  • A weekly income of no more than £323 per week for a household of one person.
  • A weekly income of no more than £442 per week for a household of two or more people.

For more details, please visit: Macmillan Grants.

NHS Help with Health Costs. Although most NHS treatment is free, there are still some costs you might need to pay. For example, to get your prescriptions or to travel to your hospital appointment. Here you can find out how you could get help to pay for these health costs.

NHS Talking therapies. Psychological treatments for mental and emotional problems like stress, anxiety and depression. There are two providers in Calderdale and both accept self-referrals:

  • South West Yorkshire Partnership (SWYPFT):
    • Phone: (01484) 343700.
    • Website: SWYPFT.
  • VitaMinds Calderdale.
  • 24-hour mental health helpline: 0800 183 0558.

Safeguarding Adults. There if you are worried about adult abuse.

Samaritans. There if you need to talk to someone. To get in touch with them:

Staying Well. ​No one should feel alone. Sometimes you just want a brew and a chat! A chat with a Volunteer Befriender can make all the difference to someone who is lonely.

A member of the team can talk to you about how we can help you be happier and healthier. Right now they are working with volunteers to offer a Staying Well phone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale. It is for those who want someone to talk to regularly or just want to hear a friendly voice. If you want to talk to them about getting a volunteer befriender:

The Silver Line. The only free confidential helpline. It offers information, friendship and advice to older people. It is open 24-hours a day, all year round.

  • Phone: 0800 470 8090.

Suicide Prevention (West Yorkshire). This website has a lot of information to help anyone who is affected by suicide.

Unmasked Mental Health. Offers counselling and support groups locally, for anyone that suffers with emotional distress.

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