Welcome to the weekly update with more details of courses we are running next term. We know many of you, our learners live in and around Huddersfield. With this in mind we are delivering courses there so you won’t have to travel. Please do book on and spread the word!
August is a quiet month for us at the College while we take annual leave, tidy the buildings and prepare and plan for next term! We have had another fantastic year. We are very small team doing our best with exciting plans for the future. Thank you for all your support and kind messages of support this year.
In case you missed it last week click the link below for inspiring stories of hope and Recovery as well as more info on courses:
Please feel free to book onto courses that start next term by clicking below
You can see a full list of our upcoming courses by clicking here:
You don’t have to travel… we are running courses in Huddersfield:
In the Spotlight for next term:
Dare to Dream
Brian Jackson House, New North Parade, Huddersfield, HD1 5JP
Friday 29th September 10.00am-1.00pm
Delivered by our partners at Kirklees Success Centre, this inspiring seven-week course will help you to consider the next steps in your own personal journey. With the valuable support of the Facilitator, Jane we will discover how to set our own individual goals, identify any barriers and learn how to overcome these. We will work together to develop ways to achieve our ambitions, which may relate to employment, volunteering or learning opportunities. Over the sessions you will build confidence as well as discovering how to reduce stress and manage your time effectively. Information about potential next steps will also be provided.
It’s a really good way to find out what your strengths are and how to use these….”
Previous learner of Dare to Dream
Please note that due to funding this course is open to anyone aged 19+ living in Kirklees only.
ROKT Climbing Development Course
ROKT Climbing Gym, Mill Royd St, Brighouse HD6 1EY
Monday 11th September 1-2.30pm
Back by popular demand…Our Partners ROKT Climbing Gym are launching a free climbing course for our Calderdale and Kirklees Learners. During this Climbing Development course you will have a trained and experienced instructor with you to make sure that you are safe and you’ll be part of a group.
This course is aimed at anyone who would like to use climbing to improve their wellbeing. Don’t be put off if you’ve never been climbing before-ROKT cater for every ability.
Please note this course is for learners who have not previously done a ROKT climbing course through the C&K Recovery and Wellbeing College.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Online Survey Calderdale:
Calderdale Council, NHS and voluntary/community groups want local people to have happy and healthy lives. They are making a plan which is for the future of health and well-being support for people living, and working in Calderdale.
They want to hear from you and people you know.
- What helps people have good health and well-being.
- How people find and use information and advice about being healthy.
- Our plan to join up community health and well-being support and the difference we want the support to make.
You can answer these via:
Cycle for Health
Our new 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.
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
S2R Dewsbury: Your Health in Mind project continues!
What’s Coming Up in August 2023…
This month, we’ve got sessions taking place in Dewsbury South, East and West wards at: Cloggs Coffee Shop and Westborough Methodist Church every Wednesday, at Dewsbury Library every Friday and at Thornhill Lees Community Centre every Tuesday, plus some special sessions at the Taleem Community Centre and Dewsbury Country Park.
No need to book, just turn up on the day. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Coming up this month…
We’ve got lots of brilliant sessions planned for August, including Birkby Walk, Jog, Run on Monday mornings, our friendly and welcoming Café Connections sessions on Wednesday mornings at Cloggs Café in Dewsbury and the brand-new Beaumont Park Gardening Group on Thursdays.
You MUST book before attending any of the Huddersfield sessions:
To look at the full programme of activities and events form S2R this month click the link below:
For more details, click on the schedule below or email us at email@example.com
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:
Mobile: 07909 993203
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.
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Have a great weekend!
The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team
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