Weekly update

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July 1, 2021

Welcome to the weekly update with information on courses up and coming as well as some useful and interesting community opportunities and information.


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Up and coming courses


Indoor Climbing

This is a 6 week course to introduce you to the world of climbing. Don’t be put off if you have never been climbing before as this course is suited to beginners. You will have a trained and experienced instructor with you to make sure you are safe and you ll be part of a small group. You will receive an accredited certificate once you complete the training with a celebratory last session!

Did you know climbing is good for your mental and physical health and it is fun as well!

This course is for Calderdale learners and is FREE!

Venue: ROKT Mill Royd St, Brighouse HD6 1EY

Starts: Thursday 5th August 11-12.30 for 6 weeks

Indoor Climbing Course

Introduction to Mindfulness

This introductory workshop, delivered in partnership with Spirit in Mind by Pastoral and Spiritual Care’s Nirmala, 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.

Starts: Thursday 15 July 10am-12pm for one week

An introduction to Mindfulness

Enhancing self-care & wellbeing

This workshop offers tips and techniques to flourish during uncertainties and to draw upon our inner spiritual resources for enhancing our self-care and maintaining resilience and wellbeing and involves facilitated experiential learning and reflection in a confidential and relaxed environment by a trained and experienced facilitator.

Starts: Thursday 22 July 2-4pm for one week

Enhancing self-care & wellbeing

Last chance to book on….

Games in the Park

This 4 week course will consist of various weekly outdoor games and activities such as croquet. Each week you will try something new, play a different game and most importantly have some fun. The course will be a great way for you to get out of the house, meet others, learn new skills and build your confidence.

Everyone is welcome, activities will be suitable for all levels and abilities.

Starts: Thursday 8 July 11am–12pm for 4 weeks

Games in the Park Calderdale

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



Courses and events from other organisations:

Wakefield Recovery & Wellbeing College – Food for your mood

Come and enjoy fun facts and health promotion through this three week course facilitated by Chelsey and Gail. Learn how to develop further skills, gain confidence, maybe even a new hobby, as well as learn about the health benefits and alternatives that can be used. We’ll even have fun quizzes along the way in this easy, no stress and fun course!

Starts Thursday 8 July 2021 at 11:30am-2pm for 3 weeks

Food for your mood – Wakefield Recovery & Wellbeing Col

 Fit 4 Life  with Fusion…..

….explores the benefits of exercises both physical and mental, healthy diet and wellbeing. All workshops are run in a safe environment and are fully inclusive.
In order to access these workshops, you need a smart phone/ laptop or tablet with internet access.
For anyone 19 and over, unemployed or working less than 16 hours per week

Upon completion of the course participants will receive a £10 Love 2 Shop Voucher!

For more info  call Tony Bradley: 07872 602838 or Linda Wood: 07872602829

Tuesday 6th July, 4 sessions (Each Tuesday & Thursday) 1pm-2pm- Via Zoom


Free drumming for wellbeing sessions!

Wednesdays at Holmfirth Tech, 7th or 14th July, 10am


Thursdays at Denby Dale Methodist,  8th or 15th July, 10am 

Learn the power or Samba Drumming at this very friendly class run by professional Community Percussionist Katie Mallard.
Open to all adults, all ages and abilities. Option to join the Samba Band afterwards for weekly rehearsals.

Register online for your free session or contact Katie:


Tel: 07736 049089

Email: rhythmstickdrumming@gmail.com

Other events and initiatives:

Peer Talk Batley

Peer support group for those living with depression, anxiety and related conditions

As from Wed 7th July, the peer support group will meet at Jo Cox House, 90 Commercial Street, Batley, WF17 5DS every Wednesday at 11am – 12.30pm 

For anyone (over 18) facing stressful times, depression, anxiety or similar mental/emotional distress, there’s no need to book or register – it’s okay to simply come along, but if anyone would like a chat beforehand or have any queries they can call us on 07719 562 617 and we’ll do our best to help.

PeerTalk Support Groups


Well-bean Crisis Café Service (Kirklees) ….

Do you need someone to talk to in confidence?
Are you struggling with your mental health?
Feeling isolated and alone?

Well-bean Crisis Café are now offering face to face as well as remote mental health support throughout the week from 6pm until midnight. Nightly telephone and Zoom support and face to face support:

  • Dewsbury (Weds/Thurs)
  • Huddersfield (Fri/Sat/Sun)

Telephone 07741 900 395 Fri-Mon & 07867 028 755 Tues-Thurs

(lines open from 6pm)


Walking Football session at the Huddersfield Town Foundation

Open to anyone who may want to increase their activity levels in a fun and low intensity setting.

Sessions run  at 10-11am every Tuesday at the DRAM Centre, 9 Ridgeway Close, Huddersfield HD5 9RP

Email Evan Hall at  Evan.Hall@htafcfoundation.com and he will explain the process of signing up.


Kirklees Autistic Adults Reference Group…

is run by and for autistic adults who live in the Kirklees. It gives an independent voice in making sure the services of Kirklees Council and the NHS are what autistic adults want and need. If you are an autistic adult and want to be involved contact:

Name: David Rosser

Email: davidr@touchstonesupport.org.uk

Phone: 01924 460211 or 07776 660832

(Meetings are held every 6 weeks via zoom but we hope to have meetings in person soon)

And finally…

Brain in Hand is a digital support system linked to human support. It’s designed to help you navigate day-to-day difficulties and solve problems for yourself. Support can be accessed any time from your mobile, so you can carry all the help you need wherever you go. Easy to use and tailored to each person’s needs. Brain in Hand helps to keep the day on track, making it easier to deal with unexpected events, manage anxiety, and make decisions.

Brain in hand helps you work out the goals you want to achieve in life, and then get you going with practical strategies that play to your strengths. Nothing generic, nothing that doesn’t suit you: everything about Brain in Hand is designed to be uniquely yours.

Email Hannalease: braininhandkirklees@commlinks.co.uk

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Stay safe, reach out and have a great weekend


The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team

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