The Weekly Update

College News

July 14, 2022

Welcome to the weekly update. You may notice fewer courses running over the month of August. Don’t worry we are just taking some time to take annual leave and plan for next term! Meanwhile we ll keep posting the weekly update with local community offers to help you. So watch this space for a list of autumnal course treats coming soon!

Feeling Hot Hot Hot!

Please check this this advice on how to cope in the predicted hot weather over the weekend and into next week! Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather – NHS (

We hope you manage to have good time and enjoy the sun! By the way it was the Merryman who sang Feeling Hot Hot Hot in 1988!

We are a bit short handed at the moment

Please bear with us over the next few weeks. We are currently suffering from a shortage of admin workers! We’ll do our best to respond to any booking requests and enquires but we may be a little delayed in doing so!

You can help by:

  • not enrolling again with us if you have attended a course in the last 2 years – just email or call to book onto a course
  • attending courses you have booked onto
  • getting in touch if you can’t attend a session in advance
  • keeping us informed of any changes in your contact details and provide the correct email address
  • emailing us where possible
  • calling our main mobile number only on:  07717867911

If you can help us we can help you even more!


Please check before you travel!

Unite union are still in dispute over pay with Arriva buses. It is not clear whether further strike action will continue.

For updates on the Strike action please go to Arriva’s website:—updated

This could affect anyone using the 202 and 203 buses that come to Mirfield. The train services are operating as usual next week. Mirfield railway station is a 10-15 minute walk to our building in Mirfield and trains run regularly from Huddersfield.

Find out train times here:

C & K Recovery and Wellbeing College courses


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Go Fish! –

Still places and it is not too late to book onto the remaining sessions

Thursday 14th July 5.30-8pm (8 Weeks)

Magdale Dam

Fishing is a fun, social and inclusive activity that has proven health benefits.  This free 8-week angling course gives learners the opportunity to escape the daily demands of life by being in nature, away from the world of technology and the opportunity to learn a new skill.  Participants will discover the techniques and equipment most commonly used in the pursuit of freshwater fish.  Delivered by a social enterprise that specialises in outdoor activities, Eden Forest CIC will introduce you to a sport that may transform your life!   This course is suitable for beginners.

This is open to learners from Kirklees and Calderdale

Go Fish! – Magdale Dam

Wellbeing Toolkit

Coming soon! – we are taking names! So please get in touch!

Hope street Resource Centre

This 5-week course is designed to help you recognise the importance of practicing self-care, finding balance in your life and discovering your own personal wellness tools to help you live life well.  During the course we will look at positive and negative thoughts and their impact.  We will discuss simple tools and strategies to help you deal with the highs and lows of life. Throughout the course you will develop a personal wellbeing toolkit, by the end of the course you will be armed with your own unique wellness activities and tools.

Wellbeing Toolkit – Hope Street

Kayaking Taster Session

Wednesday 4th August 10.45am-13.30pm – (1 week)

More dates coming soon!

Our partners Blackdog Outdoors are running Kayaking Taster Sessions on the Calder & Hebble Navigation Canal.

During the taster session you will be introduced to Kayaking, and you will learn some basic paddling skills from a fully qualified instructor. You will then take a leisurely paddle down the canal, with the rest of the group and the instructors. This stretch of the canal is beautiful, passing through open countryside and parts of our industrial heritage, with regular sightings of moor hens, swans, geese, and other wildlife. These sessions are a great opportunity to try something new, see some interesting sights and have some fun!

Suitable for all fitness levels and abilities.

Kayaking Taster Sessions – Calderdale


Covid restrictions have changed again

You are probably aware that the rates of Covid infections are high at the moment. With this in mind we have been asked to put some extra precautions in place.

If you attend a face to face course inside a building:

  • You will need to wear a mask until seated or when moving around the building
  • You are free to remove your mask once seated but as as always the choice is yours!
  • We will ask you some questions about contact with others and whether you have any symptoms
  • Please tell us if you are vulnerable to Covid infections or have anxieties. We will support you with extra precautions and help with managing your safety
  • Please bring your own refreshments and drinks

We always give a warm welcome and are looking forward to seeing you in person!


If you are new to the College please enrol here

To book a place on a course or to find out more:

email  or contact us on 07717867911



Other initiatives from local organisations:


Walks for Wellbeing in Calderdale Upper Valley

  • Safe, confidential environments
  • A space to chat to others and feel supported
  • Opportunity to get some fresh air and gentle exercise

​Boost your mood in the great outdoors by joining your friendly and caring local walking and peer support group.

Book by contacting Liz with your name and number:

or call: 07541 690145

Walks For Wellbeing – Healthy Minds (Calderdale)


Free Rag Rug Workshop with S2R

 Almondbury Cricket Club on Tuesday 19th July from 12.30 – 2.30pm

Come and join this friendly and relaxed session. Learn some new skills and make some new friends

To book your place, call: 07933 358800 or email:


Richmond Fellowship Zoom Workshops

These workshops are open to everyone aged 18 or over who lives in Kirklees and experiences mental health issues, problems or concerns.

This 2 week workshop starts on the 18th July between 1-3pm and will examine all aspects of how Stress can affect us and how it has a negative impact on your mental wellbeing, looking at methods and new ways of thinking that can drastically reduce stress levels in our daily lives.

This new 2 week workshop starting on the 21st July between
1-3pm will explore all the basic necessary skills and information that you will need if you are considering the exciting and rewarding world of volunteering.

This new two week workshop that starts on the 15th August 1-3pm will show how food can affect our mental wellbeing in a positive and negative way and general tips on what to eat to improve your mental health.

This extremely popular 6 week workshop starts on the 18th August and explores all aspects of getting into employment after being out of work for any length of time due to poor mental or physical health.

For more info or to book a place please contact our friend:

Karl Jackson-Lander on 07909 993203 or email:


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Stay safe, reach out and stay cool


The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team


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