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This page is a 'one stop shop' for young people aged 11 to 19.

Welcome to YOYO! Designed by Young People for Young People in Calderdale.

What is it all about?

  • A place where young people can come to find out what is going on locally and get involved. From cycling clubs to what's on at the cinema, YOYO has links to it all.
  • It is also a place where young people can come to find the right support. Whether it is careers or contraceptive advice, this site will put you in touch with the people who can help.
  • It is somewhere for you to display your talents and skills. Our young bloggers/reporters are 'chomping at the bit' to talk to you about showcasing what you do.
  • It is somewhere young people can get involved and drive their news. We want:
    • To hear from you.
    • To hear your voices.
    • You to be involved in running YOYO too.
  • Now, if we do not have what you need, do not despair. Connect with us and let us know. The team will point you in the right direction.

Who is behind YOYO?

  • You are! We have got young people blogging, snapping photos, video recording and reporting. This site is yours (and we paid for it too!).
  • Any Council service that supports young people.
  • It is all held together by the Young People's Service.

Explore YOYO


What are you going to do when you finish in education:

  • Further study?
  • Career or vocation?
  • Start your own business?
  • Do not know?

Below, we have guidance and contacts to help.


Are you:

  • An aspiring young Calderdale entrepreneur wanting to start your own business?
  • Passionate about a social enterprise you want to develop in Calderdale?

Explore the support available to you here:

Calderdale Business Support - If you want to start your own business, you can get local help. For more about this, see: Business Growth Calderdale.

Social Enterprise - Are you a young person in Calderdale with a commitment to a social cause? Get in contact with like-minded people and find help with support and funding. For more about this, visit: Community Foundation for Calderdale.

Youth Enterprise Support

Do you:

  • Have a great business idea, but need help to develop and fund it?
  • Want to find out about support and training is available to you?

To find out more, visit: Young Enterprise.


C&K Careers - Are a young person in Calderdale looking at what to study and where to study it? To find courses/details and where you can study them, visit: C&K Careers.

Calderdale Training - Supported by Calderdale College and local businesses, you may find a position here. For more about this, visit: Calderdale Training.

Life Coach Directory

life coach aims to help and empower others to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals. This includes:

  • Excelling in the workplace.
  • Becoming happy and fulfilled in the home.
  • Exploring the self and the world.
  • Achieving ambitions.

Life coaching helps people from all professional and personal backgrounds to:

  • Improve their strengths.
  • Build upon their weaknesses to make the most of their lives.

Post-16 Education

Are you 16 or older and looking to carry on in education?

For more on courses, visit: UCAS.

Entertainment and Activities

Loads of exciting things to do for young people in Calderdale.

Find out what is happening, from music to literature it will be here.

Contact us if you think there is anything missing.


Calderdale Music Trust - We support the important ensemble work that goes on in schools. This includes:

  • guitar ensembles;
  • junior/senior bands and orchestra groups;
  • recorder groups;
  • rock, soul and funk bands;
  • theatre groups;
  • pop groups;
  • senior and junior choirs.

We also support work with young people in the community. Visit: Calderdale Music Trust

News and reviews - Music news and reviews for young people in Calderdale, by young people in Calderdale. Views expressed are those of its contributors, not those of YOYO Calderdale. Visit: MusicSquiggle

Music at Orangebox - Orangebox is a state of the art centre for young people in Halifax. It has rehearsal rooms and a studio to hire. There is also a vibrant music programme. Visit: Music at Orangebox

Go watch

Get Involved – Performance - If performance is your thing, there are plenty of things for you in Calderdale. Visit: Calderdale clubs database

Big screens & Theatres in Calderdale - From small theatre productions to the latest Hollywood blockbuster movie, there is somewhere in Calderdale for you. Visit: What's On

Sports and exercise

Fitness - Pumping iron not your kind of thing? There are plenty of other ways you can keep fit in Calderdale. Find lots of different clubs and classes that you can do. From dancing to diving you are sure to find something. Visit: Sports and Fitness.

Gyms - Are you a young person who wants to get fitter or feel healthier? Work out how you can do this in Calderdale. Visit: Sports venues.

Cycling - Calderdale’s terrain and facilities make it tremendous for young people on two wheels. Whatever your bike or discipline (mountain, road or BMX)! Visit: Cycling.


In Calderdale, we have a wide range of libraries, museums and interesting things to see and do.

Libraries - Find your local library, opening times and services. Search our catalogue, renew and reserve books and manage your library account. Visit: Calderdale Libraries

Museums - Visit Calderdale's museums and galleries: Bankfield, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, Heptonstall, Shibden Hall and Smith Art. Visit: Calderdale Museums

Visit Calderdale - Find information for visitors to Calderdale, like accommodation and what to see and do. Visit: Visit Calderdale

Help and advice

Do you need advice and support? We can help.

Health and wellbeing

Worried about something or someone? Have a problem? Need advice? We can support you.

This section will help you find the right person to talk to:

Emotional health and wellbeing

For help and advice, see: Mental health or Emotional health.


For general health advice and concerns, including weight losssmoking and alcohol, see: Health.

Sexual health and contraception

For help and advice, see: Sexual health.

Social care

The Council runs these services in Calderdale. For more about them or to get help, see: Social Care.

Physical and learning disabilities

For more about these and advice, please see: Physical disabilities or Learning disability.

Right Home

Right Home brings a number of flexible services together. These support young people between 11 and 25 years old, at the right time and in the right place.

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