Keeping Connected and the weekly update

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May 13, 2021

Find out about available courses, not to mention other stuff happening in your community.

Welcome to Keeping Connected and the weekly update.


We believe that by sharing our experiences of life and its challenges we help others find the strength and resilience to get through tough times. Please have a look on our blog page here:

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This week has been mental health awareness week! The theme being connecting with nature.

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Up and coming courses


Finding the musical me!

Join Maddie Morris Folk Young Musician of the year 2019 on a musical journey.

In this 5-week course you will discover your own musical self. Find out how music can help keep you well and increase your resilience. You will also have a chance to write your own lyrics, design your own album cover and explore the creative world of music. You do not need any experience to join, just an open mind ready to play!

Starts: Monday 7th June 1.30 – 2:30pm for 5 weeks

Finding the musical me!

See one of Maddie’s performances here:


Dewsbury Heritage Walk

On this fact-filled tour you will discover some of the wonderful historic buildings of Dewsbury.  During this gentle stroll you will find out about the Cloth Hall Mills that produced the famous shoddy and mungo and other places of interest.  So come and check out the architectural heritage of the industrial age.

Starts: Wednesday 2nd June 10.30am – 12pm

Dewsbury heritage walk


Huddersfield Heritage Walk

Local history plays an important part in developing a sense of pride and belonging in a community.  Why not join us to discover some of Huddersfield’s past that might just surprise you!  From magnificent old demolished buildings to tragic mill fires not to mention the majestic buildings and symbols still to be seen around the town.

Starts: Wednesday 30th June 10.30 am – 12pm

Huddersfield heritage walk


Only the Lonely

Feelings of loneliness and social isolation are unfortunately all too common in our communities and indeed across the world.  The impact of these can have a real detrimental impact on the people it affects so this three week course aims to help learners combat feelings of loneliness and to build and develop strong social connections.  Over MS Teams we will discuss the difference between feeling lonely and being socially isolated, will learn strategies to enable us to feel content in our own company and create an individual plan to help keep us socially connected.  All learners will receive a printed workbook in the post to work through.

Starts: Tuesday 8 June 10.30-11.45am

Only the lonely


To book a place or to find out more please contact us or visit:


Are you wanting to get a little fitter and active?

Why not ask for a free printed edition Magazine Let’s Get Physical produced by our very own Volunteers and staff


Just email or call  us to have this posted to you for free!

Tel: 07717 867911



Courses from other organisations:

Words in Mind

This wonderful 6 week course delivered by one of our partners uses simple themes from poems, short stories and other forms of the written word to promote general discussion. To book email:

Starts: Wednesday 19 May at 1.30pm

Kirklees Success Centre:

Mentoring for Health and Wellbeing (with Jane)

Do you want to be able to support others as part of your job role and/or volunteering? Do you want to develop your communication skills? Do you want to know how to set goals and know when these have been achieved? Then consider becoming a mentor.

This course will lead onto volunteering alongside a qualified ESOL tutor supporting the delivery of English classes. Provision will be on building language skills (speaking, listening and reading and writing), and knowledge and confidence to engage in the local community. This is a great opportunity to build your skills and make a difference in the community. After the course we offer further support as you settle into your role.

Starts: Friday  18 June 10am-12pm

Email to be contacted by the tutor!

Otherwise enrol online here with the course code: FL2021019


Steps for Success (with Helen and Caroline) via Zoom

The way we think has a huge influence on how we approach life. Helen and Caroline have identified some useful thinking skills setting your personal goals and taking the steps to achieve them. You will learn about methods of how to increase your confidence and self-esteem and also how to improve your motivation by understanding on how we need to focus on the short-term.

Starts: Wednesday 19 May for 5 weeks 10am-12pm

Want more information before you commit?

Email and she will get the tutor to contact you!

Otherwise enrol online here with the course code FL2021024:


Reading friends  group

Get together and chat about what you like to read with others This might be books, magazine, newspapers or audio books,  about all sorts of things like recipes, hobbies, photos of home.

The group is a chance to meet others, share stories, make new friends and have fun in a relaxed, informal place.

We would like to invite anyone interested to a ‘taster session’ on:

When:  Wednesday 19th May 12 – 2pm

Where: Outside Huddersfield Library HD1 2SU in a gazebo on the grassy area of the Piazza.

Who:    Everyone welcome 

What:   Find out more about the group – when, where and what it will be, plus meet and chat with library staff.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss Reading Friends before the 19th May please don’t hesitate to contact Jude Lynn 01484 221000 ext 76263


Dewsbury: Your Health in Mind

This project is here to reinvigorate you and your community by helping you to access and enjoy the amazing, green open spaces in your area. We can introduce you to a range of activities you can take part in that will boost your physical, emotional
and social wellbeing. Click here for details



Enquiries: 07933353487

Find out what else S2R are up to here:

WHAT’S ON | S2R Create Space


And finally…

Why not be part of some Mental Health research:

Take part in the world’s largest research study in depression & anxiety.

The research aims to investigate genetic risk factors in individuals who have been treated for, or been diagnosed with, depression and/or anxiety. Participants will sign up to an online platform through the GLAD website or contact to find out more.


Please don’t forget to join in the chatter on Facebook and Instagram:

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Stay safe, reach out and have a great weekend


The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team

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