Weekly update

College News

September 15, 2022

Welcome to the weekly update. Just after we sent our usual update out last week the news that the Queen had passed away came in. No matter your political or personal beliefs this is a watermark moment  in the history of our country. The constant presence and service of the Queen over seven decades can’t go unnoticed and will be missed. For many this will be unsettling.

In remembrance of the Queen, Monday will now be a bank holiday. The College will therefore be closed.

We have fantastic courses on offer below. We would love to see you and have our buildings full and thriving with life again!

Our covid rules have been relaxed so you won’t need to wear a mask when you come to the college (unless you chose to do so). But please remember to stay at home if you are unwell or have symptoms! We will be able to help you remain safe if you are worried about getting infected by covid when you attend.

Don’t miss out on the following courses:


Confidence to work

Tuesday 20th September 2022 at 1pm – 3pm

Kirklees Recovery and Wellbeing College – Mirfield

Facilitated by our friend and well liked tutor Karl from Richmond Fellowship. This course is for you are either currently seeking volunteering opportunities or are thinking about taking the next step towards the world of work. It provides you with all the tools and help you need to get back to work. It looks at how to build your confidence, tips for the application process, CV writing, interview preparation and how to disclose a mental health issue or disability.

Confidence to work – face to face

Steps to Success

Wednesday 21th September 2022 at 1pm – 3.30pm (8 weeks)

Kirklees Recovery and Wellbeing College – Mirfield

Back by popular demand!  This inspiring eight week course delivered by Kirklees Success Centre introduces us to different strategies we can use to help develop our self-esteem, motivation and plans for the future.  It also looks at ways that we can make changes to our lives, if we so wish, either now or in the weeks, months or years ahead.  This course will help build confidence and teach us how to set realistic goals and empower us to take control of our futures in a positive and enlightening way.

Steps to Success – face to face

A Plan for Living Well

Monday 26th September 1.30-3pm – information session (one week)

The full course starts on Monday 10th October (8 weeks)

Venue: CLEAR Huddersfield

We would love you to meet us and find out more about this potentially life changing course “A Plan for Living Well”. This is an opportunity for you to see if the course is right for you before you fully commit to attending the full 8 sessions.  We will explain what the course is about in more detail and what is required of you in terms of commitment and in supporting others on the course.

A Plan for Living Well – info session

Grow Well – Gardening for Wellbeing

Wednesday 28th September 2022 at 10:00-13:00

Outback Community Garden

Back by popular demand!  This fabulous five week Grow Well – Gardening for Wellbeing course provides the opportunity to get outdoors, connect with nature, learn new gardening skills, build confidence and meet new people in a beautiful and peaceful community garden.

Grow Well – Gardening for Wellbeing

Cost of living courses

To help you with the cost of living we have some online courses that may help. Click the links for more info.

Money Talks – MST online 10-12 29th September

Bill Busting – MST online 1030-1230 6th October


You can see a full list of our upcoming courses here:

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If you are already enrolled with the College then please get in touch via email or telephone to book on your chosen course or workshop.  There is no need to enrol again.

Email: ckrecovery.wellbeing@swyt.nhs.uk

Telephone: 07717867911

We are a bit thin on the ground at the moment so please bear with us if you don’t get an immediate response please leave a message.

If you are new to the College please enrol here

Courses on offer from Richmond fellowship

Online – Zoom Workshops

This 2 week workshop starts on the 3rd October, 1pm-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 two week workshop that starts on the 6th October, 1pm-3pm will show how to improve and maintain healthy levels of self worth and resilience to bounce back from life’s difficulties.

These 2 workshops that start on the 17th October, 1pm-3pm will explore all aspects of improving Assertiveness skills, maintaining them and developing better communication skills.

For more information, to see our online calendar:

Home – Kirklees Employment Service (rfkirkleesemployment.org.uk)

In other news…


Suicide prevention day 10th September

The launch of the Yorkshire Speak Their Name Suicide Memorial Quilt is being held at Millennium Square Leeds-  (It was unfortunately postponed due the the Queens passing) and will now take place on Saturday 1st October 11am- 4pm at Millennium Square Leeds

The quilt is made up of individual squares of loved ones lost to suicide as a tribute to them. The Recovery Colleges have been supporting this project with some contributions coming from some of our learners. The original idea of a  memorial quilt came from  Manchester.

You can find out more here: Speak Their Name: Greater Manchester Suicide Memorial Quilt




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We hope you have a great weekend.

The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team



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