Weekly Update

College News

March 11, 2021

Welcome to the weekly update. Here you can find out what is on offer from our College and other community organisations as well as some other useful information!


Our Volunteers with the Mental Health Museum are launching:

Discover 2020: Pandemic Stories

2020 will be a year forever remembered for a Pandemic that changed the world, that challenged the mental health and wellbeing of us all.  This terrible virus caused our country to be placed in lockdown and life as we knew it came to a stop.  The Discover 2020 project has recorded personal stories of those who experience mental health distress, living in lockdown to create an archive of experience for future generations.  Being able to see life through their eyes, means we can learn from these personal stories to shape and improve mental health services in the future.

For a sneaky peak of the archive before the big launch on March 23rd and to find out more click here:


You might recognise one or two voices! Look out on our social media over the next few weeks for more teasers!


For all available courses ….



Up and coming courses

Yoga. Research has shown that a regular yoga practice can help produce feelings of calm and relaxation. It can help us in managing our mental and physical health.

We are excited that the Recovery and Wellbeing College can offer a 4-week online Yoga course with experienced Yogi Carla Daly.

The session will include meditation, breathing practice and a physical movement. These can be done either sitting on the floor or a chair, standing and lying on a mat. We appreciate it can be a little scary trying something new or unfamiliar. Carla will have this in mind throughout the course. You will be left leaving each session, relaxed and refreshed in mind, body and soul!

Starts: Thursday 22nd April 10:15 – 11:30am for 4 weeks

Online Yoga

Last few places left for:

Wellbeing Toolkit: this 6-week course will help you discover your own personal wellness tools and how to utilize these to improve and maintain your overall wellbeing.  You will learn how to deal with negative thinking, how to balance the highs and lows that life invariably throws at us, as well as learning the art of acceptance.  This free Recovery College ’blended learning’ course will be held on MS Teams and is available to all learners.

Starts: Wednesday 14 April at 10am

Wellbeing Toolkit

Get Animated

Learn the art of visual storytelling through engaging, practical demonstrations and discussions. Over 8 weeks we will look at animation styles, character design and explore visual communication. The course aims to introduce you to different animation styles and techniques with a blended approach to both delivery of the content and reference material. Providing you with a foundation of creative skills to expand your personal art language underpins each session.

Starts: Thursday 6 May 1230-230pm

Get Animated


To book a place or to find out more please contact us or visit: www.calderdalekirkleesrc.nhs.uk/courses/


Course from other organisations:

Steps to Success encourages you to see things from different aspects, developing confidence, providing you with affirmations/progression whilst reflecting on your own thought processes and actions on decision making.

6 sessions, each 2 hours long, delivered online via zoom.

There is a learner journal to complete online which will help you reflect and record your learning.

(note: 2-week break at Easter)

Starts: Wednesday 17th March

To book on: Enrol online with the course code FL2021018 at:


or email helen.kerr@kirklees.gov.uk for more information


Upcoming courses from Richmond Fellowship, request more information and self-refer here:


Stress Management – April

Mood and Food -April

Confidence to Work – May

Volunteer Training Taster – June

Assertiveness and Communication – June


ChaiCup productions presents…

CORONA – Umeed naa khona! (CORONA – Don’t lose hope!)

Saturday 20 March

7pm—7:30pm: Play

7:30pm—8pm: Q&A session

A bilingual play in Urdu and English about the impact of the pandemic on a South Asian family when one of its members gets Covid-19. Followed by a question and answer session with our expert panellists:

  • Dr Harsh Duggal, Consultant in Public Health
  • Dr Uzma Qureshi, Bradford based GP
  • Mufti Zubair Butt – Muslim scholar and NHS Chaplain

If you have any questions or to book a place please contact Mansoora Aftab by Thursday 18 March.

Email mansoora.aftab@swyt.nhs.uk or call 07810 153087


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

C & K Recovery & Wellbeing College | Facebook



Take care, stay safe and reach out


The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team


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