Weekly Update & Keeping Connected 23/08/23


August 22, 2023

Welcome to the weekly update and this months edition of our newsletter ‘Keeping Connected’

Keeping Connected Sept 2023 (PDF, 3 MB)

A theme seems to have emerged in our latest newsletter, with inspiring articles and personal stories about the benefits of being active and spending time in the great outdoors.  If this is something that might appeal to you then we have no shortage of courses to get you moving and those feel good endorphins flowing, this coming term:-

Love to Move

Kirklees Recovery & Wellbeing College Hub, Pathways, Nettleton Rd, Mirfield, WF14 9AQ

Monday 18 September 2023 at 10.30am – 11.30am (4 weeks)

Join us for this brand new four-week course delivered by our partners at Huddersfield Town Foundation.  Through music and movement, together we will find rhythm to help us engage both our bodies and minds.  With the guidance and support of friendly facilitator, Sam, we will learn some gentle seated gymnastic based exercises and discover the social, physical, cognitive and emotional benefits of this fabulous course!  For anyone feeling particularly energetic, standing variations of these exercises will also be available. Please note that this course is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Love to Move – Calderdale and Kirklees Recovery College (calderdalekirkleesrc.nhs.uk)

Grow Well – Gardening for Wellbeing

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

Wednesday 13th September 10am-12.30pm (3 weeks)

Back by popular demand!  This fabulous three week Grow Well – Gardening for Wellbeing course provides the opportunity to get outdoors, connect with nature, learn new gardening skills, build confidence and meet new people in a beautiful and peaceful community garden. Facilitated by Louise from Serenity Wellbeing Gardens, everyone will be made to feel welcome, comfortable and at ease. The Outback is a safe, accessible, relaxed and understanding space to enjoy spending time in.

Grow Well – Gardening for Wellbeing – Calderdale and Kirklees Recovery College (calderdalekirkleesrc.nhs.uk)

ROKT Climbing Development Course

ROKT Climbing Gym, Mill Royd St, Brighouse HD6 1EY

Monday 11th September 1-2.30pm (8 weeks)

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. Please note 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.

ROKT Climbing Development Course – Calderdale and Kirklees Recovery College (calderdalekirkleesrc.nhs.uk)

Cycle for Health Information Session

Kirklees Recovery & Wellbeing College Hub, Pathways, Nettleton Rd, Mirfield, WF14 9AQ

Tuesday 26th September 1.30pm – 3pm (1 off workshop)

Did you know that cycling is a great way to get active, improve your physical health and to build self-esteem and confidence?  Sounds good right?!  However, maybe you haven’t been on a bike for decades or have always been a bit wobbly on two wheels.  If so, come along and join us for this brand-new, one-off workshop delivered by Suzy at Cycle for Health, where we will discuss the benefits of this wonderful activity and how we can build our confidence and motivation to get back in the saddle!  This session is purely discussion based and no cycling will be undertaken.  However, everyone will have the opportunity to register to take part in an eight-week cycling programme, to improve their health & wellbeing should they wish.

Cycle for Health Information Session – Calderdale and Kirklees Recovery College (calderdalekirkleesrc.nhs.uk)

Yoga: Breathe, Move, Relax

Kirklees Recovery & Wellbeing College Hub, Pathways, Nettleton Rd, Mirfield, WF14 9AQ

Wednesday 20th September 1.30pm – 2.45pm (6 week course)

Join us for this popular six-week course, where together we will explore the various tools and techniques of Yoga including breathing practices, gentle flowing movement, meditation and relaxation.  It will provide the opportunity to focus on the now, allowing you to let your thoughts just be, leaving you feeling calm, relaxed and ready to walk back into the outside world. Research has shown that Yoga can help calm the mind, improve sleep, increase concentration and relieve symptoms of Depression.  Physically, it helps to keep the body moving which increases strength and flexibility, so why not give it a go?

Yoga: Breathe, Move, Relax – Calderdale and Kirklees Recovery College (calderdalekirkleesrc.nhs.uk)

If these types of courses aren’t for you, we have lots more besides.  You can see a full list of our upcoming courses here:

Please remember that if you are already enrolled with the College, there is no need to enrol again.  Just get in touch via email or telephone to book on your chosen course or workshop.

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

Other Community Offers:

Musical Wellbeing Workshops from Hoot Creative Arts

There’s a reason why we tap our feet along to a beat – music and singing make us feel good, help us express our emotions, and are great for our wellbeing.

Singing for Wellbeing

Singing is proven to be good for our physical and mental health, and it’s great fun to sing with other people in a group. Hoot’s enthusiastic singing leader will guide you through songs in different styles. There’s no experience needed to join the weekly singing group and there’s no need to read music or sing solo. Groups run throughout the year.

Progress Music for Wellbeing

What is a progress music group? Join other participants in making your own music in an independent, supported environment. Improvise, create, jam and compose whatever music you would like in Hoot’s digital studio, making use of a wide range of instruments, synths and recording technology to create new music with others.

These groups are free for people who are:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Living in Kirklees
  • Wanting to look after their well-being and mental health (you don’t need a diagnosis to sign up)

Workshops take place at Hoot Creative Arts, Bates Mill, Milford St, Huddersfield, HD1 3DX

Telephone: 01484 516 224

Email: info@hootcreativearts.co.uk

Homepage | hoot creative arts


Friendship Café, Mirfield

Feeling lonely or isolated? Need a bit of company? Why not join like-minded people at Mirfield Library once a month for a cuppa, a piece of cake and a good old chat?

First Friday of every month at Mirfield Library, 10.30am – 12pm.



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.

Download August Schedule

S2R Huddersfield 

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:

Download August Schedule

For more details, click on the schedule below or email us at contact@s2r.org.uk

Vitaminds, Calderdale

This new service offers a range of short-term psychological therapies to adults 18-years and over, who live and are registered with a GP in Calderdale. To self -refer click on this link: Calderdale – Vita (vitahealthgroup.co.uk)


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 week and we hope to see you in September!

The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team


 07717 867911

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