Other Useful Services

From time to time, volunteers in mutual aid and community groups may come across a situation, or a person they are helping, who they think may need additional support.

Below are links to other services that may be useful to pass on to people in need, or to ask for advice.

It may also be useful to bear in mind safeguarding issues – there is a useful training guide for mutual aid groups here 


Food Directory – for shops who will deliver; see also free local delivery services DeliverHX and Cargodale
Food Banks – for emergency food provision

Long Covid

We hope that there will be a Long Covid support group in Calderdale soon, but in the meantime, this NHS website has lots of useful information about symptoms, what to expect and how to get help – Long COVID | Your COVID Recovery

Well Being and Mental Health

The Staying Well team can work with any adult in Calderdale from 18 years and over to access social activities and health and wellbeing related services in the community

Telephone: 01422 392767.  More info
Email: stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk
Staying Well Admin, 87 Turner Avenue South, Illingworth, Halifax, HX2 8EF (OFFICE CLOSED AT CURRENT TIME) https://stayingwellhub.com

Calderdale’s mental health and well-being charity is Healthy Minds.
Phone us on 01422 345154
Email us: info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Healthy minds are also running Safespace
Out-of-hours support for people age 18+ in distress: •Evenings from 6.30pm to 10.30pm (last call will be taken at 10pm). •Phone: 01422 345154. •Contact by Facebook: SafespaceCalderdale. •Email: safespace@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk. •Visit: Healthy Minds Calderdale – Safespace.

Time Out Listening Line

Support and advice for 10-19 year olds struggling with lockdown: •Phone: 01422 345154, Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm.

Andy’s Man Club: groups where men can meet, talk and share – “We are talking groups for men because….You’ve either been through a storm, currently going through a storm, or have a storm brewing in your life”

Unmasked Mental Health:

We at Unmasked have all learnt to adjust and live with various mental health issues. Our goal is simple, to provide a safe, stable regulated platform, for users to communicate with each other, create bonds and friendships, that they may have potentially missed out on. Counselling, app, blog, podcast and other services available.

Calderdale Cares for Us: Looking after our public and voluntary section workers

Public and voluntary sector workers in Calderdale – you’ve helped and supported people during the pandemic, now let us help and support you! Calderdale Cares 4 Us (CC4Us) is a new project, hosted by Healthy Minds, to provide public and voluntary sector workers with free mental health and wellbeing provision. As public and voluntary sector workers, you have have been caring for and supporting people in Calderdale during the pandemic. This has likely taken a toll on your professional and personal lives, and we want to help with this. We are funded by Public Health England for 6-12 months, and our focus is on offering a range of free services and activities to help with mental health and wellbeing. These services are available to all public and voluntary sector workers who live and work in Calderdale, without the need to be referred. All you have to do is book in with us and you can access services.

Domestic AbuseDomestic violence and abuse | Calderdale Council

WomenCentre Calderdale and Kirklees (women only): their wide-ranging services include emotional and practical support on issues such as debt, benefits, mental or physical health, domestic violence, counselling, training and development and much more https://womencentre.org.uk/

Bereavement support

* Bereavement Support « Openminds in Calderdale (openmindscalderdale.org.uk)

* WYH Partnership@WYHpartnership Our free Grief and Loss Service provides specialist support and advice to anyone living in West Yorkshire & Harrogate. The helpline is open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week or you can chat with our advisors online http://ow.ly/jZEN50CwsZk #WYHGriefSupport

* Cruse Bereavement Care (national organisation) Tel: 0844 477 9400 Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk Web: www.cruse.org.uk

Older people

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees: provides a number of different services for older people, including information, advice and befriending www.ageuk.org.uk/calderdaleandkirklees/

The Silver Line on 0800 4 70 80 90 is a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours every day of the year.

South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust Crisis help for adults, older adults, children & young people, and people with a learning disability www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/service-users-and-carers/in-crisis/

Financial Support

Citizen’s Advice Bureau Calderdale: working in our local community for over 70 years providing advice and support to Calderdale residents on a wide range of issues, including financial, debt and benefits advicehttps://calderdalecab.org.uk/

Step Change who provide the UK’s most comprehensive debt advice service. They help people with debt problems take back control of their finances and their lives www.stepchange.org/


See above for mental wellbeing for young people

Resources for children / families