Keeping Connected and the Weekly Update

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April 16, 2021

Welcome to Keeping-Connected and the weekly update. Here you can find out what is on offer from our College and other community organisations as well as some other useful information and offers of support.


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Walkie-Talkie (Halifax)

This is an all ability walking group that will give you opportunity to get out and about and start to meet others again. It is a fantastic way for you to get some fresh air, meet others, build your confidence…and you may even find interesting places that you didn’t know existed! Walks will initially be short in length, starting from Halifax town centre and very gradually increase in length, dependent on needs and interests. All walks will adhere to current safety precautions and guidelines – but that won’t stop us having some fun along the way.

Starts: Thursday 20 May 11am – 12:30pm for 6 weeks


Mental Wellbeing & Creative Arts

The creative arts are often overlooked at having a higher than average incidence of poor mental wellbeing, with practitioners at a significantly higher risk of poor mental health than most other professions. This online course addresses this through looking at identity, our sense of self-worth and validation, the importance of connection and supportive networks and our sense of purpose. It also looks at burnout, anxiety and depression and suggests measures to support a healthy mental wellbeing with mindfulness as part of that.

This is a progression course to help the participants connect with, recognise and develop a dialogue with their creative inner child, develop healthier connections with self and others and nurture a greater awareness of what it means and requires to develop good mental wellbeing. This course is suitable for anyone who uses creative arts for their positive wellbeing.


Starts: Wednesday 12 May 10:30am – 12:30pm for 8 weeks

Mental Wellbeing & Creative Arts



is a life skill we can all learn. It involves the ability to become aware of what is happening in the present moment, rather than
being on automatic pilot, without worrying or judging. Being mindful provides us with the opportunity to respond to difficult events and situations in new ways. This 8 week online course using MS Teams, looks at the origins of mindfulness, core practices and its potential to be used to combat stress. Together, we will explore the various tools and techniques used, to gain a better understanding of mindfulness and
its purpose.

This course is open for all Calderdale and Kirklees learners (please note a change of date).

Starts: Tuesday 4 May 11am-12pm for 8 weeks

Mindfulness – 8 week course


Quiet the Mind: The Practice of Meditation

Are you always on the go; continually having somewhere to be and something to do? Do you struggle to switch off and give your brain a well-deserved break? If so, this might be the course for you. This interesting introduction to meditation will, over four consecutive weeks, teach you some of the history and facts about meditation, the reasons to meditate and how this practice can help us to live in the present moment and experience comfort and stillness. You will learn how to meditate using a variety of techniques and as a group will discuss “The Power Of Now”.

You will receive a printed workbook, accompanying reading around Meditation practice and access to the weekly MS Teams meeting.

Starts: Tuesday 4 May 1.30-3pm for 4 weeks

Quiet the Mind: The Practice of Meditation

 Just to get you in the mood – why not try out our guided meditations here:

Bird Sanctuary 

Woodland Walk


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


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Colouricity – Exploring Words and Colour

Free online workshop delivered in partnership with Kirklees Libraries and Colouricity. Within relationship between words, colour and emotional responses to them will be explored.

To book a place:



Online zoom session

Starts Wednesday 21 April 11am-12.30pm


Dare to Dream

 As we move towards coming out of lockdown this is an opportunity to review and reflect on your plans for the future. Whether you’re considering employment, changing jobs, self-employment, volunteering, study or a combination this course will give you the opportunity to develop some goals and an action plan.


Want more information before you commit?


Otherwise enrol online here with the course code FL2021020:


Starts: Friday 30 April 10am-12pm for 5 weeks


Upcoming courses from Richmond Fellowship

Request more information and self-refer here:


Stress Management – April

Mood and Food -April

Confidence to Work – May

Volunteer Training Taster – June

Assertiveness and Communication – June


Good Footing: Step Forward

1-2-1 Wellbeing Walks now available in the Colne Valley

If you’re struggling with isolation, your mental health or just need to get moving more?

Why not sign up to Good Footing’s 6 week walking for wellbeing programme

Click here for more details:


M.E.N. Move Enjoy Network

M.E.N. (Move Enjoy Network) are now in a position to take referrals for their new men’s mental health walking groups for men in North Kirklees.  They have 6 people per group and can take referrals. Sessions will be within the Batley Bulldogs Stadium.  The first group will start Thursday 1st April around 10.30am, for men aged 30+ who want to take some steps towards improving their wellbeing. Please share this with anyone who is working with people who might benefit.


referral form M.E.N



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


BEWARE OF SCAMS!!! Please click here for more information of how to protect yourself.



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Stay safe, reach out and have a great weekend


The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team


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