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College News

March 25, 2021

Welcome to 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 inspiring articles!

 

Discover 2020: Pandemic Stories

March 23 sees the launch of Pandemic Stories, a series of audio stories collected by volunteers from Calderdale and Kirklees Recovery College.

2020 will be a year forever remembered for a Pandemic that changed the world, that challenged the mental health and wellbeing of us all.  The Discover 2020 project has recorded personal stories of those who experience mental health distress living in lockdown to create an archive of experience for future generations.

In June last year, working with the Mental Health Museum, volunteers from the College started to record people’s experiences of the lockdown and its effect on their mental health.

The project was supported by the Mental Health Museum and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

To find out more click here:

Discover-2020-pandemic-stories

 

For all available courses …. Click here View all courses

 

Up and coming courses

Yoga. Research has shown that a regular yoga practice can help produce feelings of calm and relaxation. It can help us in managing our mental and physical health.

We are excited that the Recovery and Wellbeing College can offer a 4-week online Yoga course with experienced Yogi Carla Daly.

The session will include meditation, breathing practice and a physical movement. These can be done either sitting on the floor or a chair, standing and lying on a mat. We appreciate it can be a little scary trying something new or unfamiliar. Carla will have this in mind throughout the course. You will be left leaving each session, relaxed and refreshed in mind, body and soul!

Starts: Thursday 22 April 10:15 – 11:30am for 4 weeks

Online Yoga

 

Mindfulness 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.

Starts: Tuesday 13 April 11am-12pm for 8 weeks

Mindfulness online – 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

  

To book a place or to find out more please contact us or visit: www.calderdalekirkleesrc.nhs.uk/courses/

  

Course from other organisations:

 

Upcoming courses from Richmond Fellowship

Request more information and self-refer here:

https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk/yorkshire/kirklees-employment-service/

 

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:

https://www.goodfooting.co.uk/

 

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

BULLDOGS COMMUNITY TEAM – Batley Bulldogs

 

 

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https://www.instagram.com/ckrecoveryandwellbeingcollege

 

Take care, stay safe and reach out

 

The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team

 

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