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Squash from the Mosque

Friday 7th June 2024

Calder Community Squash is a community-based not-for-profit company, committed to making positive changes through health and well-being. As part of their work in Park Ward, an area of Halifax faced with high levels of social deprivation, they identified a lack of culturally sensitive sporting opportunities. This was particularly evident for South Asian girls and women of the Muslim faith. To address this, the 'Squash from the Mosque' program was born!
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Mixenden Nature & History Trails

Monday 3rd June 2024

As part of the community-led investment in Mixenden, Active Calderdale has recently funded two walking trails: a History Hike and a Wild Walk. These trails, co-designed with the community, will be installed in the Hebble Brook woodlands by Summer 2024.

Nature Nurture CIC is a social enterprise focused on connecting communities with green spaces. They co-created the Hebble Brook walking trails with residents, incorporating their feedback into the design.

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The Road to Recovery - Kelly's Story

Monday 20th May 2024

Many events in Kelly’s childhood years led her to try drugs and alcohol at a young age. Kelly started to experiment with cannabis, alcohol and LSD as a coping mechanism. She loved the numbness of not feeling and the emotional pain went away.

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Climbing to Wellbeing

Wednesday 15th May 2024

Invictus Wellbeing is a charity providing wellbeing and mental health support to children and young people in Calderdale, Bradford, and Kirklees.

They provide one-to-one and group interventions to young people who are referred to the service by external agencies or via self-referral. These interventions help young people to work through their issues in a safe and supportive environment, promoting positive change and developing coping strategies.

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Overcoming Anxiety - Gillian's Story

Tuesday 7th May 2024

Recently we featured our Active Champion Gillian from Mixenden discussing what it means to be an Active Champion for her community, you can read more here. As well as inspiring her community to be more active, Gillian has also been on a personal active journey over the last year, kindly sharing her experience of embarking on a new fitness regimen, from aims and motivations to fears and realities, in our latest blog.

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'Try It' with Halifax Panthers Wheelchair RLC

Friday 3rd May 2024

Originally developed by Frenchmen Wally Salvan and Robert Fassolette as a form of rehabilitation, Wheelchair Rugby League is unique amongst wheelchair sports in its faithfulness to the rules of its sport of origin. It is also one of the most inclusive as it can be played by teams of mixed sexes, age groups, the able-bodied and those with a range of disabilities.

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