Weekly Update

College News

June 14, 2024

Welcome to our weekly update and to Carers Week! This is an annual campaign that raises awareness of caring. It highlights the challenges unpaid carers face and recognises the contribution they make to families and communities. Often Carers don’t think as themselves as Carers and even if they do, they can often neglect their own needs in favour of looking after someone else. It is important that we all put our own needs first. You can’t drink from an empty cup! On Monday we have an online course Self-Care for Carers that explores that idea and how to access support and help which is being delivered by our friends at Carers Count!

As always we have a plethora of courses in venues across Calderdale and Kirklees. Do read on and book on, we would love to see you.


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My Story: How to build a CV

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

Monday 17 June 2024 at 12pm – 3.30pm, 1 week 

How do we make sure that our CV tells employers what they want to know in the most effective and quickest way? This workshop, kindly delivered by our friendly Peer Worker, Ash and Employment Specialist, Neil from South West Yorkshire NHS Partnership Trust’s IPS team, provides a comprehensive breakdown of how to make sure your CV passes that first and most crucial test. Together we will discover the core features of a gold-standard CV that will help capture a recruiter’s eye and help us succeed in our job or volunteering application.

My Story: How to build a CV

Self-Care for Carers


Monday 17 June 2024 at 6-8pm, 4 weeks

Delivered by our partners at Carers Count, this useful and informative four-week course will help you, as a carer to reflect on your role, discover your rights and where you can get support.  Together we will discuss, what self-care is and learn some helpful self-care practices and how we can incorporate these into our busy lives.

Please note that due to funding this course is for carers residing in Kirklees only.

Self-Care for Carers – Online Kirklees Residents

How to Find Freedom & Happiness with The Four Agreements

Holmfirth Tech, 140 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AR

Tuesday 18 June 10am-12pm 4, weeks

Join us for this insightful four-week course based on the book by Don Miguel Ruiz.  With the help and support of our lovely Peer Worker, Karen and Recovery College Volunteer, together we will learn about this simple set of ideas which will enable us to reflect on how we see our interactions with the world.

How to Find Freedom & Happiness with The Four Agreements – Holmfirth

Write Time for Wellbeing

Ravensleigh Resource Unit, Dewsbury, 28 Oxford Road, Dewsbury, WF13 4LL

Monday 24 June 9.45am-12.45pm, 4 weeks

Come and join us on this popular writing course. During this enlightening course, delivered by our partners at Kirklees Success Centre, you will have the opportunity to use a type of mindfulness, using writing to provide you with the space and time to reflect on your thoughts and feelings in the here and now.

Please be aware that due to funding from Kirklees Success Centre, priority will be given to learners living in Kirklees. 

Write Time for Wellbeing – Dewsbury

Autism Awareness

Laura Mitchell Health Centre, Halifax, Great Albion Street, Halifax, HX1 1YR

25th June 1.30-3.00pm, 1 week

This one-off workshop looks at the life and experiences of someone living with a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum and the fascinating insight of others looking outside in. Throughout the session we will explore the characteristics of Autism and the various ways that it may affect an individual.  We will discuss some of the myths surrounding this diagnosis and what to do if you suspect Autism in yourself of someone else.

Autism Awareness – Halifax

My Music Journey

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

Tuesday 25 June 10am-12pm, 1 week

Music is a wonderful thing and can greatly enhance our sense of wellbeing. On this brand-new course we’ll discover how music can help us better manage our emotions and to connect with others.  With the help and support of friendly facilitators, Ash, Joy & Nicky we will learn how our favourite tunes can give our mood a boost as well as being a positive way for us to connect with our emotions.

My Music Journey – Mirfield


What’s On?

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

Monday 8 July 2024 10am – 12pm, 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 MUCH MORE.

What’s On?



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.

Other Community Offers:

Pathways to Wellness

Ravensthorpe Community Centre, 24 Garden Street, WF13 3AR

Monday 24 June 10am-3pm

Join us for FREE fun and relaxing activities such as henna painting, massage, reflexology and yoga!

We are also running some awareness sessions on

Hepatitis C, Asthma, Cancer and general health

You can even get your blood pressure checked and refreshments are free!

To find out more:

RouteWays (rccl.org)

or call 01924 510030


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

June events in Calderdale and Kirklees

Discover the exciting events happening in Kirklees this month! From Kirklees Pride to Discos for Grownups, Summer in the Courtyard to Deighton Carnival, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to put their dancing shoes on and celebrate summer.

Community Creative Day by Hebden Bridge Arts – Fun, nature, arts & craft for everyone

The Space @ Field Lane, Rastrick 11am-4pm, Saturday 15 June

Free drop-in activities, meet our giant puppet & find out about our The Man Who Planted Trees project, exhibitions and performances. Also featuring nature walks and workshops to book in advance via the Ticketsource linked below.

See  https://www.culturedale.co.uk/events/community-creative-day-tmwpt-2 for full information

Kirklees Pride
15 June | 1pm | St Georges Square

Kirklees Pride is back for its third year and even bigger and better!

Join us in St George’s Square, Huddersfield for a fun-filled, music-packed day where everyone is invited to celebrate with the LGBTQ+ Community!

Acts to be confirmed, but as always, the day will feature a fabulous selection of live music, stage shows, and hilarious drag acts.

Accompanying the acts will be some of the best food and drink, workshops and stalls, and face painting in the region.

This year’s event is sponsored by Our Cultural Heart

See https://communitydirectory.kirklees.gov.uk/communityDirectory/eventDetails.aspx?eventId=28639

Kirklees Pride: Family Chill Out
15 June | 12pm | Lawrence Batley Theatre

See  https://communitydirectory.kirklees.gov.uk/communityDirectory/eventDetails.aspx?eventId=29561


Holmfirth Arts Festival 12 June – 7 Sept

Holmfirth Arts Festival is back for 2024 with the BIG weekend taking place 15 – 16 June and events running to September. See Creative Kirklees- Holmfirth Arts Festival

Event website and full programme details  https://www.holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk/

Kirkwood Memory Walk- 22nd June

22nd June, John Smith’s Stadium, 10pm

It’s a circular 6 or 10 mile walk around the streets of Huddersfield, setting off from 10pm. We all know the benefits for our mental and physical health of getting outside and going for a walk, which is why we want to encourage as many people as possible to sign up and take part in this year’s event. This year’s event, kindly supported by Syngenta, is set to be bigger and better than ever, with amazing entertainment and loads of activities for the family to enjoy as the clock ticks down to 10pm! Sign up today to receive your free T-shirt and a fabulous fundraising pack featuring lots of tips and tricks to help you raise funds to help The Kirkwood Support Life!

There is a brand new group rate, of signing up 10 or more people for £7.50 per person, walk as a group, with friends and colleagues, this includes a walker pack, T-shirt, walker number, finisher medal and breakfast butty. More details about the walk can be found here

If people are unable to participate in walking itself, we are also looking for volunteers to help deliver our most successful event yet. There are a number of roles that we are needing help with such as registration desk, start line marshals and medal handouts to name but a few of the roles available.

Click here to register as volunteer –    volunteer form


Facebook link – The Kirkwood Memory Walk 2024 | Facebook

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

Wellness Walk at Golcar Library

Regularly on Tuesday 1030-1130 am, please confirm with library for schedule

Health walk for adults. Participants are invited to meet at Golcar library and then go on the walk which is approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the needs of the group. They then will return to the library for refreshments and activities

Health walk follows a timetable which is displayed in the library. There are also family walks that take place usually in school holidays, see timetable for these.


01484 414868


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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