Weekly Update

College News

July 20, 2023

Welcome to the weekly update. We are fast approaching the end of this academic year. Currently we are planning for what will prove to be an exciting year ahead. We will be employing a team of Peer Facilitators to help us to develop more courses across Calderdale and Kirklees. Good luck to them as we interview for those posts next week. Thanks to everyone who applied and commiserations to those that did not make it to interview. Please read on for more information about local community offers.

Meanwhile please feel free to book onto courses that start in September by clicking below

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



Recovery & Wellbeing College Courses


Last few places…


The M Word: Menopause Awareness


Wednesday 26th July 6.00-7.00pm

This learning seminar will help you develop your knowledge and awareness of the menopause; the symptoms, how it may affect you and, most importantly what you can do to manage it.  During this one-off online workshop, delivered by a qualified Health & Wellbeing Practitioner and in partnership with Henpicked, we will discuss the perimenopause, post menopause and everything in between to help you on your own unique journey during this stage of life.  Information will also be shared about how and where you can access support.  This session is open to people of all genders to enable better understanding of the menopause and how to support those going through it.

This course is available to learners from Calderdale and Kirklees


The M Word: Menopause Awareness online


Go Fish! (Beginners Course)

Hillhouse, HD9 6QR

Thursday 10th August 4.00-7.00pm (8 weeks)

Fishing is a fun, social and inclusive activity that has proven health benefits.  This free 8-week angling course gives learners the opportunity to escape the daily demands of life by being in nature, away from the world of technology and the chance to learn a new skill.  Learners will discover the equipment and techniques most commonly used in the pursuit of freshwater fish.  Delivered by a social enterprise that specialises in outdoor activities, Eden Forest CIC will introduce you to a sport that may transform your life!  At the very least it will provide you with the chance to have a laugh, create memories, make new friends, and maybe, just maybe catch a few fish!  This course is suitable for beginners and is delivered by qualified, licensed, experienced coaches and all equipment is provided.

Go Fish! (Beginners Course)


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 or Telephone: 07717 867911

If you are new to the College please enrol here

Please remember to stay at home if you are unwell or have symptoms of covid!


Courses and other stuff from community organisations:


Cycle for Health

Our new July/August /September funded adult 8 week Cycle for Health courses are now available to book via our Cycle for Health Eventbrite page. Please follow us on Eventbrite or share our Facebook posts. The course is design specifically to support adults experiencing health or wellbeing challenges improve confidence, skills and activity levels through instructor led cycle training and rides. Bike and helmets provided.

For more info:  cyclinguk.org; phone 01483 238301/01483 238300; email cycling@cyclinguk.org


Carers Drop-in Information and Advice session

Carer drop-in, August 7th 10-1pm Empire House Empire House, Wakefield Road, Dewsbury,WF12 8DJ

Switalskis have partnered with Carers Count.  Fiona Haigh from Switalskis who is a Wills and Probate Adviser and Trainee Solicitor at Switalskis Solicitors and specialises in preparing Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. She will be discussing Lasting Powers of attorney which will allow someone to assist in your finances and/or health and can be helpful for a variety of reasons. For example, you or somebody that you care for may be poorly or low mobility or may have had a diagnosis of dementia. I will also discuss the pitfalls of not having an LPA in place if someone has sadly lost mental capacity and the importance of planning ahead in case your circumstances change in the future. I will also offer a Q&A session after the presentation where you may chat with me on a more personal level.

Colette Hampson Service Manager Carers Count

Main office number: 0300 012 0231

Website: www.carerscount.org.uk


S2R The Dewsbury: Your Health in Mind project is back!

This month sessions are taking place in Dewsbury South, East and West wards at: Cloggs Coffee Shop and Westborough Methodist Church every Wednesday, at Dewsbury Library and St. Paulinus Parochial Hall every Friday and at Thornhill Lees Community Centre on both Tuesdays and Fridays.

No need to book, just turn up on the day. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

To look at the full programme of activities and events form S2R this month click the link below:

Download July Schedule


Richmond Fellowship

Food and Household budgeting online

18th August 1-3pm

Offers practical advice and tips on how to make large savings on your food shop and how to make sure that your household bills don’t cost a fortune

For more information or to book a place please contact:
Karl Jackson-Lander:
Mobile: 07909 993203
Email: Karl.Jackson-Lander@richmondfellowship.org.uk

Huddersfield Office: The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland St, HD1 1RL
Dewsbury Office: Connect Housing: 21 Bond Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1AX


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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Have a great weekend!


The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team


 07717 867911

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