Chess for Beginners

Kirklees Recovery College, Kirklees Recovery & Wellbeing College, Pathways, Nettleton Rd, Mirfield, WF14 9AQ

Life skills and interests

Research suggests that playing chess has a surprising number of mental health benefits including building self-confidence, improved thinking and problem-solving skills and it can even expand our memory!  Don’t believe us?  Well, why not join us for this fun, interactive beginners chess course and see for yourself?  Over four weeks we will learn the basics of this two-player board game, including everything from the board set up, to how the pieces move to playing friendly games against another novices.

If you are already enrolled with the College, to book your place please email

If you are new to the Recovery & Wellbeing College, please enrol here.



At Kirklees Recovery College

Start dates and time

Term Monday2 October 20231pm - 2.30pm4 weeks


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How do I enrol?

You are not referred to the Recovery College, you can simply enrol yourself, or on behalf of someone for any of our courses that may be of interest to you. Our courses are open to all adults and we welcome carers, supporters and professionals too.

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