Weekly Update

College News

July 4, 2024

Welcome to the weekly update. It’s not long until the summer and we have the last few spaces on courses that take us to September. Whether you want to find out what’s going on in Kirklees, get advice about your finances or know how to do a window display. Quite a variety! Talking of which watch this space and brace yourself as we are about to launch in the next week or so our brand new course offers from September to Christmas. Do read on to see our Community Offers further down the page for a selection both in Calderdale and Kirklees- there’s plenty to visit during the summer.

In case you missed it last week,  July’s edition of keeping connected



Recovery & Wellbeing College courses:-

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Declutter your life

Howlands Centre, Dewsbury, School Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1LD

Monday 15 July 2024 10am – 12pm 3 weeks – coming up soon, book now

The stuff we buy and accumulate over time can clutter our minds as well as our homes.  So, join us for this insightful three-week course as together we learn how to live with less and to regain control of our choices – and lives.  With the help and support of our lovely Peer Worker, Karen we will discuss ways to simplify our lives, to focus on the things that are important to us and practical ways to rid ourselves of the chaos of our overfilled drawers, cupboards and minds!

Please be aware that this course is not suitable for those who have hoarding tendencies due to the specialised and complex nature of this condition.

Declutter your life

Monday Funday

Mirfield Community Centre, Water Royd Lane, Mirfield, WF14 9SG

Monday 22 July 2024 1pm – 3pm 1 week

With the summer holidays upon us, we think that now is the perfect time to have some fun! During this one-off INTERACTIVE workshop we will, as a group, play some games just for the sheer enjoyment of it. This session will give you the chance to let your hair down and have a laugh in a safe and informal setting, giving your mood a boost and allowing you to put your everyday worries aside – at least for a couple of hours!

Monday Funday

What’s On?

(please note change of date)

Mirfield Community Centre, Water Royd Lane, Mirfield, WF14 9SG

Monday 29 July 2024 2pm – 4pm 1 week

Join us for this one-off workshop where we will discover more about other services, activities and groups beyond the Recovery & Wellbeing College, to help us reach our full potential and live well in our own communities.  Whether it’s the arts, leisure, recreation, physical activity, sport, education or volunteering opportunities or just something to keep the children entertained during the holidays, we will learn about organisations and services which relate to all of these topics – AND MORE.  This workshop produced in partnership with Community Plus and the Recovery & Wellbeing College will also help us consider some of the barriers we may face in accessing these and how to overcome them, with the aim of increasing of sense of wellbeing and enabling us to live fuller, more meaningful lives.

Please note that this course is open to residents of Kirklees only.

What’s On


Window Walk-Mount Tabor, Halifax

Mount Tabor, Halifax, Mount Tabor Methodist Church, Mount Tabor Road, HX2 0UP

Thursday 1st August 11.30am-2.00pm (1 week)

Come and join us for a wellbeing walk around Mount Tabor led by Jess from Creative Minds. The local community are decorating their windows and gardens for the summer. We will be doing a gentle walk that gives a lovely tour of the area, you will have the chance to see some fabulous window and garden displays.

Window Walk-Mount Tabor, Halifax


Financial Wellbeing Workshop

Mirfield Community Centre, Water Royd Lane, Mirfield, WF14 9SG

Wednesday 14th August 2.00-4.00pm (1 week)

This workshop is FREE of charge and delivered by a trained financial expert from HSBC especially for you, our leaners! It will include how to budget and get the most out of your money as well as lots of helpful tips and hacks to make you money work harder and go further. It will also include some advice on how you can keep safe from fraud and scams.

Financial Wellbeing Workshop – Mirfield


Window Decorations-Workshop

The Outback Community Garden, Halifax, Lightowler Road, HX1 5NB

Thursday 15th August 11.30am-2.00pm (1 week)

Have you ever wanted to have a go at making your own window display? This is your opportunity to give it a go and create something that you can take home to help to brighten up your community. In this fun and crafty session, led by Jess from Creative Minds, you will learn how to make your own window display using paper craft techniques.

Window Decorations-Workshop – Halifax Outback Garden



If you are already enrolled with the college, please email us to request a place on your chosen course(s) at:  ckrecovery.wellbeing@swyt.nhs.uk 

or call us on: 07717 867911 or use your learner portal

Please wait for confirmation that you are booked onto a course before attending

If you are new to the College please enrol here.

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Other Community Offers:

Yoga in the Park – Saturday 6th July 10am and every Saturday until end of September

One of our Peer Project Workers, Laura Merriman, is launching a Pay as You Feel Yoga Class in Greenhead Park, this Saturday 6th July 10am, it is running every Saturday until the end of September. No need to book, just turn up by the bandstand, with a mat!  (mats and chairs will be available if needed). If you want more details or to sign up for reminders click below

Yoga in the Park – Booking by Bookwhen

Yoga In the Park Saturday 10 am


Cleckheaton Folk Festival

Various dates between Friday 5 July 2024 and Sunday 7 July 2024

Annual during the first full weekend in July, starting on the Friday.

Folk dancing and street entertainment, and fringe events for all the family. Includes concerts, singarounds, workshops, music sessions, ceilidh, fringe events, dance sides, street entertainment, Craft Fair, Family Fun Day on Sunday, etc.

Attracts visitors to Cleckheaton, not only from the local area, but other parts of the country and worldwide. Please see the website for more details.


Creative Minds- Film Festival

Time and date: 6.15pm-10pm, Friday 26th July 2024
Venue: Crossley Gallery, D Mill Reception, Dean Clough Mills, Halifax HX3 5AX
Tickets booking: Up North, Down South (July Edition) – presented by Creative Minds Tickets, Fri 26 Jul 2024 at 18:15 | Eventbrite

Creative Minds presents ‘Up North’ a triple bill film screening with The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF)
Free tickets available (on a first come first served basis) for people who use Southwest Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust services/carers/the unemployed/Halifax residents.
The screening features 2 short films created locally:
Lavender’ (UK, 27 mins) – an emotional drama that delves into the memories of a person living with dementia, built around an interpretation of some of the difficulties they may face (directed by Andrew Ball-Shaw).

‘Taxi’ (UK, 24 mins) is a gentle, funny and touching insight into the lives of a group of people we often take for granted (directed by Geoff Brokate for Verd de gris Arts).
Headline feature film: Absolutely Marvellous ((Director: Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, UK, 84 mins)
a fly-on-the-wall boxing documentary which centres around a visually impaired mother and her day-to-day life.

Follow BU Film Fest CIC on Instagram: @bufilmfest, on Twitter/X: @bufilmfestival, on Facebook: @buffconnects

Enquiries: Alex (Creative Minds) 07827-232698

Creative Minds are also running a wide range of other programmes- please browse their programme at the link below

CM Newsletter Calderdale Kirklees June 2024 (PDF, 2 MB)

Creative Scene – Art in the Park

Join these friendly, creative Tuesdays to explore the benefits of both art and nature at Earlsheaton Park. We will use our natural surroundings as a starting point for a range of creative art projects.  For both beginners and experienced creators alike. Work with local, professional artist Rachael Gorton whose work investigates connections with nature and wellbeing. Come along to as many sessions as you like but places are limited, so please book by emailing: henry@creativescene.org.uk

Sessions for adults run on Tuesdays from 12.30pm – 2.30pm on the following dates:  18 June, 23 July

Square Chapel Halifax – Reviving Her – 25-28 July

A powerful new dance-theatre show about young, Northern female empowerment and identity.

Stumbling upon a cavernous space, we meet 6 women.

Disoriented and confused, they try to make sense of the space they’ve found themselves in. Something is different. What was familiar now feels strange. Left in their solitude, they embark on a reflective and intimate journey, visiting their past, present and future selves.

Visit link below for more details and to book tickets


Halifax Minster Summer Festival June 27 – July 7 2024

The Halifax Minster Summer Festival is a collection of events taking place at Halifax Minster, featuring musical and theatre performances, community fairs, and even dance workshops! Click  Learn More  below to view the Summer Festival Programme.

Learn More

To book tickets, head to Halifax Minster’s Events Page by clicking Book Now, or purchase in-person at the Minster shop by cash or card.



Kirklees Libraries

Poetry Group at Cleckheaton Library

Every Tuesday – 2pm -3 pm

A free drop in session where we share and discuss poetry. Each week we explore a different theme.

Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton BD19 3DX

01484 414868

Visit Kirklees Libraries Facebook page here

Creative Writing Group at Cleckheaton Library

Every Monday 6pm – 7pm

Come along and practise the art of writing whether you’re a beginner, have previous experience or looking to to hone you’re writing technique.

Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton BD19 3DX

01484 414868

Visit Kirklees Libraries Facebook page here


For a full listing of events in Kirklees Libraries that is regularly updated visit https://www.creativekirklees.com/en-UK/topic/6508306e3ffd1405abad699c?mode=event&count=9 

Cost of Living Information:

Click the link below to find links to websites and workbooks that can provide help and advice with money, debt and the cost of living.


Cost of Living Information – Calderdale and Kirklees

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We hope you have a great weekend

The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team


 07717 867911

PLEASE NOTE:  Our correspondence address is:

Calderdale and Kirklees Recovery and Wellbeing College

Ravensleigh Resource Unit
28 Oxford Road
WF13 4LL

Please do not send any mail or correspondence to our old Pathways address or Mirfield Community Centre

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