Keeping Connected and the weekly update

College News

August 26, 2021

Welcome to Keeping Connected and the weekly update! Here you can find information on some up and coming courses as well as some useful and interesting community opportunities.

Please read our fabulous newsletter Keeping Connected which includes some personal stories of hope and recovery:

Keeping Connected 27 August 2021.pdf

 

Covid restrictions and guidance at the College

All face-to-face courses will follow a set of procedures following a recent risk assessment which will include social distancing, the wearing of face masks and other hygiene measures. On entry to the building, we will give you a warm welcome, ask a few questions, take your temperature and inform you how to stay safe during the session.

Please read here for further information: Principal Letter – Covid Restrictions

 

Please click the link below to view all our courses. We have added new courses for September and beyond – don’t delay!

View all courses

 

Up and coming courses

BRAND NEW COURSE

Grow Well – Gardening for Wellbeing (Calderdale)

This 5 week course will provide the opportunity to be outdoors and connect with nature, learn new gardening skills, build confidence and meet new people. A light lunch will be provided at 13:00, learners have the option to stay in (and enjoy) the Outback Community Garden for an hour after each session.

Taking part in a range of gardening, outdoor and nature based activities can help to create a sense of belonging, feelings of tranquility and being part of a team. Louise, a horticulturalist will be facilitating the course, she will ensure that everyone is made to feel welcome, comfortable and at ease. The Outback garden is a safe, accessible, relaxed and understanding space for participants to enjoy spending time in.

Please note this course is for Calderdale residents only.

Grow Well – Gardening for Wellbeing

Starts: Wednesday 8 September 11.00am – 1.00pm, 5 weeks

 

Introduction to the Recovery College

This informal introductory session provides you with information about the Recovery & Wellbeing College and the opportunity to meet some of our wonderful volunteers.  You will have the chance to ask questions about attending the College and discover the importance of learning together – and from each other in a safe and supportive environment.

This course is open for leaners from Calderdale and Kirklees.

Please note this is an online course only.

Introduction to the Recovery College – Online

Starts: Tuesday 7 September 10.30am – 11.45am, 1 week

 

Words in Mind

In this six week course we use simple themes from poems, short stories and other forms of the written word to promote general discussion.  There will be the opportunity to get involved and read aloud as your confidence grows and you might even find yourself inspired to write, but there is no pressure to do either of these.  It is okay just to listen and take the opportunity to forget about your cares and worries for a while.  This online course is accessible to everyone, whatever your level of literacy.

This course is open for leaners from Calderdale and Kirklees.

Please note this is an online course only.

Words in Mind – Online

Starts: Thursday 16 September 2021 at 10.30am – 11.45am, 6 weeks

 

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

www.calderdalekirkleesrc.nhs.uk/courses/

 

Other initiatives from local organisations:

 

Well Connected (North Kirklees)

This project provides a range of activities across Batley, Dewsbury, Cleckheaton, Birstall, Heckmondwike and Mirfield to help you connect with other people and improve your wellbeing.

Find out more: Well Connected North Kirklees

 

Lead the Way (Calderdale)

This service provides free information and advice about matters relating to learning disabilities. It is now also offering activities for people in Calderdale with learning disabilities and their carers.

Online groups for those with learning disabilities include an active lifestyles group (Wednesday afternoons) and an art group (Thursday afternoons).

There are plans to set up a support group for carers of people with learning disabilities and if you’re interested in getting involved you’ll be able to help shape plans for the group.

If you would like to attend any of these groups please contact Lead the Way:

Phone: 01924 454875

Email: info@leadthewaycalderdale.org

Lead the Way website

 

Growing Works (Kirklees)

There’s a wide range of outdoor activities on offer for everyone, including families of children with needs, adults needing support, or those just looking for ways to connect and relax. Sessions include a Young Shoots course aimed at teenagers and based on ‘Campfire Cooking’ to build confidence and independence, Community Therapeutic Gardening sessions, Mindful Craft evenings and Mindful Music evenings too.

If you would like to attend any of these groups please contact Growing Works:

Phone: 07845 415289

Email: info@growingworks.org.uk

Growing Works website and session details

 

 

And Finally….

 

The Dewsbury: Your Health in Mind project in September…

This month the project will be running various Café Connections sessions across Dewsbury – why not go along, meet some new people, and enjoy some free coffee and cake too! Or join the Jewellery Making Workshop at Thornhill Lees Community Centre on Wednesday 22nd and 29th September and have a go at creating your own jewellery.

The latest Dewsbury: Your Health in Mind Schedule can be downloaded below. Email: contact@s2r.org.uk or call/text 07895 510 433 to book your place on a session.

Find lots more FREE outdoors and wellbeing sessions, creative classes in the September schedule…

Your Health in Mind Schedule (PDF)

 

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

 

C & K Recovery & Wellbeing College | Facebook

https://www.instagram.com/ckrecoveryandwellbeingcollege

 

Stay safe, reach out and have a great weekend

 

The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team

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