Keeping Connected and the Weekly Update

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September 24, 2021

Welcome to keeping Connected and the weekly update! Read on to find out about some up and coming courses as well as useful and interesting community opportunities!



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Covid restrictions and guidance at the College

All face-to-face courses will follow a set of procedures to keep you safe from Covid-19 infection. These will include social distancing, the wearing of face masks and other hygiene measures. As always we will give you a warm welcome! and will ask a few questions, take your temperature!

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


Up and coming courses


The Four Agreements

This 4 week blended learning course is based on a book by Don Miguel Ruiz.  It provides a simple set of ideas to reflect on how you see your interactions with the world around you.  During the course we will reflect on each agreement in depth and share personal thoughts and practical ways to embed them into our everyday lives.  A workbook will be provided and sessions will be held weekly on MS Teams.

The Four Agreements

Starts: Tues 5 October 10.30 – 11.45am  4 weeks

Get Animated

Learn the art of visual storytelling through engaging, practical demonstrations and discussions. Over 8 weeks we will look at animation styles, character design and explore visual communication. The course aims to introduce you to different animation styles and techniques with a blended approach to both delivery of the content and reference material. Providing you with a foundation of creative skills to expand your personal art language underpins each session. This course is delivered on MS Teams however the final session will be face to face at our Mirfield Recovery and Wellbeing College.

Get Animated

Starts: Weds 6 October 11am-1pm 8 weeks

Tree Walk

Join the friends of Crow Nest Park in Dewsbury for this one-off guided tree walk. Stretch your legs and
breathe among the autumnal trees and leaves. Enjoy natures beautiful array of colours and learn about
the different varieties of trees in this gem of a park. Please note this walk will be on surfaced paths and
could be undertaken by someone in a wheelchair or mobility scooter.

Tree Walk – Crow Nest Park Dewsbury

Starts: Thursday 14 October at 10.30am

Understanding Dementia

Are you concerned about your memory or that of a loved one? Have you or someone you know been
recently diagnosed with Dementia? Do you work or volunteer with people who experience memory
issues? If you answered yes to any of these questions or if you would just like to find out more about
Dementia then this is the course for you. This one-off workshop delivered by Kirklees Dementia Hub will
provide you with information about symptoms, the progression of Dementia, how to access support and
be able to answer some of your questions relating to this diagnosis.


Understanding Dementia

Starts: Thursday 2 November at 10.30am (face to face at the RWC in Kirklees)
Starts: Monday 15 November at 10.30am (online)



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



Other courses from local providers


Dare to Dream – with the Success Centre (on zoom!)

This is an opportunity to review and reflect on your future plans. 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.

Email:  to be contacted by the tutor.

Enrol online here with the course code FL2122001

Intranet homepage – Home (

And you will be sent a welcome pack from your tutor to get you ready for your

Starts Friday 01 October until 29 October 10am-12pm


Richmond Fellowship

Assertive Communication on zoom – 14th October 1-4pm

Stress Management – 25 October 1-3pm

Volunteer training taster workshop – 4th November (2 weeks) 1-3pm

Self Esteem – 15th November 1-3pm

Coming out of lockdown on zoom – 18th November 1-3pm

Ways to wellbeing 29 November 1-3pm

Mood and Food 9 December 1-3pm

For more information or to book a place please contact:

Karl Jackson-Lander on 07909 993203




Other initiatives from local organisations:



Artworks Peer Support group 

Artworks for Health and Wellbeing Peer Support Group is for people using Art to support their mental health and wellbeing.

It is a dedicated peer – led studio space on the ground floor of Artworks for connection, community, recovery, inclusion and creative expression. A place to feel at home, spend time with others and be creative.


Starting again from Wed 22nd Sept 1-3pm


 And finally…

Why find out what job opportunities there are in the NHS by joining a virtual recruitment fair. You might see a few familiar stalls here. Sign up to join in and have a look. The recruitment day will be on  on Thursday 30th September. 

Recruitment Day NHS W Yorks


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Stay safe, reach out and have a great weekend


The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team

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