Weekly update

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July 16, 2021

Welcome to the weekly update for the start of a sunny weekend! Here you can find some information on courses up and coming as well as some useful and interesting community opportunities.

 

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Up and coming courses

BRAND NEW COURSE

Managing Anxiety

This 2 hour workshop aims to help you understand anxiety, how it affects you and how you can start to take control of it. Designed and facilitated by colleagues from Kirklees Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service alongside a Recovery College volunteer with lived experience of anxiety, the workshop provides tips and techniques for coping with anxiety, challenging anxious thoughts and reducing worry.

Starts: Friday 13 August 10am –12pm 1 weeks

Managing Anxiety

Printing

Join us in person for this one-off session as together, we take a look at printing.  You will learn about different techniques and colour mixing before having a go at printing yourself.  You will be able to use a variety of tools and materials to create a variety of textures and patterns to create your very own masterpiece!

Please note: this is face to face course with a small group of learners. We will have measures in place to restrict the spread of coronavirus such as social distancing.

Starts: Tuesday 3 August 1.30-3.30pm  1 week

Face-to-face printing

 

Last chance to book on….

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

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

www.calderdalekirkleesrc.nhs.uk/courses/

 

Courses and events from other organisations:

 

Other events and initiatives:

Assertiveness

This is a 2 session workshop on zoom and in person at Richmond fellowship. We will look at the importance of assertiveness and clear communication in our daily lives to enable us to maintain and improve our mental wellbeing

Starting Monday 19 July 1-3pm on Zoom 2 weeks

Mood and Food

These 6 session half hour workshops on zoom will look at all aspects of the link between what we eat and our mental and physical wellbeing. It will offer suggestions for types of food that can have a positive Impact on our mental health.

Starting Thursday  22 July 1-3pm 6 weeks

To book on and for more information:

Email: karl.jackson-lander@richmondfellowship.org.uk

Phone: 07909 993203

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)

 

Brain in Hand

This 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

 

Looking Back – Reminiscence sessions

Do you enjoy talking about Rugby League? Has Rugby League been a big part of your life? Do you remember big matches, great players, home wins and away defeats as clearly now as you did when they took place?

If so, join us – like-minded, life-long rugby league enthusiasts to talk about our sport!

We “meet” on line every day and will soon be getting back to our face-to-face sessions in our partner clubs.

Sign up to our mailing list and it will come straight to your inbox every Monday:

Looking Back: Mail list link

 

And finally….

Are you a Carer or know someone who is? You might be interested in these carers wellbeing groups:

Batley Carers Wellbeing Group (starting 5 August)

This group meets every 1st Thursday morning 10am-12pm of each month  for carers 18 and over who are caring
for someone with: Learning disabilities, Mental Health illness, Physical illness or disability, Sensory impairment, Dementia.

Jo Cox House, 90 Commercial Street, Batley, WF17 5DS.

Birstall Carers Wellbeing Group (starting 12 August)

This group will continue every 2nd Thursday morning of each month at the same time for carers 18 and over who are caring
for someone with: Learning disabilities, Mental Health illness, Physical illness or disability, Sensory impairment, Dementia.

If you would like to attend either group please contact Carers Count:

Phone: 03000120231

Email: info@carerscount.org.uk

Carers Count Kirklees Website

 

Please don’t forget to join in the chatter on Facebook and Instagram:

 

C & K Recovery & Wellbeing College | Facebook

https://www.instagram.com/ckrecoveryandwellbeingcollege

 

Stay safe, reach out and have a great weekend and enjoy the hot weather!

 

The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team

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