A Staying Well Worker having an active conversation at the paddock in Ovenden

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The Power of Active Conversations

Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Conversations can be powerful, particularly when they come from people we know and trust. When they’re done in the right way, conversations have the power to transform how we think, feel, and behave. However, even with the best of intentions, they can also leave us feeling flat, defensive, even defiant when done in the wrong way.

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  1. Voluntary and community
  2. Health and social care
  3. We are active calderdale

From Community Garden to Cleaning up Ovenden – The Paddock’s Meet & Move story

Wednesday 16th June 2021

When we meet, can we move? That’s the question that we are asking every organisation in Calderdale this summer. We’re asking this because we believe that when we move, we’re stronger – the Paddock Community Garden in Ovenden showcase this perfectly.

The Paddock is a newly built community garden sitting in the midst of three council estates in Ovenden (Rugby, Athol and Grove). It serves a large and diverse community, old and young with some ethnic minority groups too – it’s a place created to meet and to move.

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  1. Voluntary and community
  2. Parks and open spaces
  3. Local residents
  4. When we move, we’re stronger

101 laps for 101 years - Eve’s Meet and Move Story

Wednesday 16th June 2021

Our “Meet & Move” campaign is all about finding ways to fit activity into everyday meetings and events. Eve’s story is a perfect example of how you can take a birthday (in this case a very special birthday) and turn it into a way for yourself and others to get active – and raise some money for a good cause too! Because when we move, we're stronger!

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  1. Health and social care
  2. When we move, we’re stronger

The Mixy Marchers Story

Tuesday 25th May 2021

The 'Mixy Marchers' are a ladies walking group, formed in Mixenden, North Halifax. What started out as one woman's desire to manage her mental health, has become a popular walking group for ladies and children in the area. Bringing all of the physical and mental health benefits of exercise to the group, and bringing them together as a community too.

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  1. Sport
  2. Voluntary and community
  3. Local residents
  4. When we move, we’re stronger

The "Your Views Matter" Local Survey 2021

Wednesday 5th May 2021

The Your Views Matter Local Survey is the first in what will be an annual survey of the habits and perceptions around physical activity in Calderdale, as well as insight on physical and mental health, and how the local area impacts on physical activity levels.