Keeping Connected and the weekly update

College News

May 27, 2021

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

Welcome to Keeping Connected and the weekly update!


It is volunteers week from the 1st-7th June! So we could not let this pass by saying a MASSIVE thank you to all our volunteers who do an amazing job! If you would like to say thank you to them as well please send in any messages to us at

We have about 25 volunteers who work with us to help facilitate courses and run the college. All have a lived experience of mental health and are keen to let you know you can recover a life worth living, despite living with mental health symptoms and life difficulties.

You can read some of their Stories here.


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Up and coming courses

 Last chance!!! to book on to 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 – be quick or you ll miss out!

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

Yes You Can!

Do you struggle to find your ‘get up and go’ some days? Having the motivation to do the things we need and want to do is really important for our wellbeing. This fun and interactive four-week course will explore some of the brain systems involved in motivation, using these to provide practical tools and tips for getting up and getting yourself going!

Starts: Wednesday 30 June 2.00-3.15pm

(Please note there will a one week gap in this course. The last session of the course will be on 28th July not the 21st July)

Yes You Can!

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:

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


Yoga to support recovery from Covid-19

For people recovering from Covid-19 who may have fatigue, breathing difficulties, anxiety, sleep probelms etc. These Yoga sessions are open to anyone in Kirklees FREE of charge over 8 sessions

Starting in June

to register email:


M.E.N. Move Enjoy Network

M.E.N. (Move Enjoy Network) are taking referrals for their new men’s mental health walking groups for men in North Kirklees.  For men aged 30+ who want to take some steps towards improving their wellbeing. They have 6 people per group  Sessions will be within the Batley Bulldogs Stadium.

Brand new Tuesday evening group

Thursday group 10.30am

Please share this with anyone who is working with people who might benefit.

Any questions can be answered by contacting Jon on 07793 933311

referral form M.E.N



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.


BRAND NEW SERVICE: Wellbeing Huddersfield from the 7th June)

Run by nursing students from the University of Huddersfield and open to anyone over  18 years old. The service is designed to help you set goals and take action to improve your health and wellbeing.

You will be offered a series of three or four online appointments over three to four weeks. At each appointment you will meet two student nurses (or one student nurse and their supervisor)via a secure online platform (Microsoft Teams™) to help you improve your health and wellbeing.

If you are interested please email.

You will then receive a detailed information sheet and an online questionnaire to complete. The student
nurses will contact you via email or telephone to arrange appointment times.


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 bank holiday weekend


The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team

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