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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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  2. When we move, we’re stronger

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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  2. When we move, we’re stronger

Battling Addiction - Louis' Story

Thursday 2nd May 2024

The Basement Recovery Project operates in Todmorden and central Halifax, offering specialised support for those battling addiction. They take a holistic approach, believing that exercise plays a crucial role in the recovery journey. Thanks to Active Calderdale funding, they've been able to create opportunities for their members to get active in a safe and supportive environment, whenever they're ready.

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  2. Creating active health & social care
  3. The basement project

Being an Active Champion

Monday 8th April 2024

Active Champions play a key role in delivering our mission of making physical activity an embedded part of everyday life in Calderdale. They are pivotal in inspiring others to be active and driving forward change in communities. But what does it mean to be an Active Champion and what does the role entail?

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Fighting Fit - Ian's Story

Monday 8th April 2024

Halifax Boxing, Sport & Fitness Club is a community-based club which supports people from all backgrounds. They run on a not-for-profit basis as a social enterprise, meaning any surplus is ploughed back into the club and their work. They aim to include people from all parts of the community in activities at the gym to help promote health, wellbeing and community engagement. Below, club member Ian gives his account of how joining the over 60's circuit training has positively impacted his wellbeing.

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  2. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision

Active Ark - Anna's Story

Tuesday 19th September 2023

Recently we featured local charity Noah's Ark and their collaboration with Active Calderdale, adding physical activity as another string to their bow to promote self-worth, resilience and freedom from negative coping strategies in both staff and clients. You can read the blog here.

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  2. Creating active community assets