Weekly update

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December 3, 2021

Welcome to the weekly update where you can find out more about our new courses on offer as well as some other information from our local community.

We have lots of new courses as part of our Winter Well-ies theme. So please click here to have a browse at our full collection of courses and book on ASAP:

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Winter Wellies Workbook

Do you want to thrive this winter, rather than just survive? If so, we have a Winter Well-ies Workbook which includes practical tips to help you manage your finances, money saving tips for the festive season and beyond, activities and games to keep you entertained as well as suggestions to keep you well throughout the winter months.

To receive your free workbook please contact us via phone or email and we will post one out to you for you to complete at home in your own time. Available now to anyone enrolled with the College.



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Splash of colour

Wednesday 19 January 1-3pm (1week)

Greet 2022 with a Splash of Colour by joining us for a one-off creative workshop featuring the humble welly boot!Learn upcycling and repurposing techniques, get inventive with embellishments and paint on this unusual canvas. This online workshop is a relaxed, project-focused format that will hopefully inspire lots of other ways to use the ideas and tips covered – sign up with a friend, things are better in pairs…

Splash of Colour! – online


Being Heard: a course for carers

Wednesday 12 January 1030am-12.30pm (1 week)

Having a caring role for a family member or friend with a mental health condition can be really tough. You may not know what help to ask for, how to ask or who to ask. This short course will help you get your voice heard when you care for someone, learning how to have your own needs listened to as well as speaking up for the person you care for.

With input from a carer with real life experience, an expert in carer advocacy and representation from the local authority and mental health trust, come along for information on Carers’ rights, speaking up and looking after your own wellbeing.

Being Heard: a course for carers – Face to face Kirklees hub

Women Get Moving

Tuesday 11 January 1.15-2.30pm (3 weeks)

Ladies – do you need to find ways to get a bit more active? Has exercising become more difficult for you due to illness or disability? Do you want to work off some festive excess after the holidays?! If so, why not come along to one (or more!) of our fun and gentle (and Covid-safe) workout sessions run by our partners at S2R? Each session will provide you with some simple exercises to get you moving while having a laugh with other women!

Women Get Moving! – face to face Kirklees Hub



Handmade Holidays – (Winter Well-ies)

Wednesday 8th & 15th December 1-3pm at Kirklees 

As part of the Winter Well-ies collection of courses, Handmade Holidays introduces you to new ways of expressing traditional sentiments. Join us to create handmade gift wrap, make a wellness plan and get inspired to give presents that are kind to your finances, mind and the planet.

Week 2 – Printing. Transform recycled paper into gift tags, wrapping paper, and festive cards using easy to replicate techniques relief printmaking techniques.

Week 3 – The gift of giving. Our final session will cover making gift bags from your own printed papers, handmade decorations along with some practical self-care tips to make the season less stressful.

Handmade Holidays – Face to face

Stillness- Nature is a Teacher

Starts: Tuesday 11 January 1-2.30pm (1 week)

Greenhead Park in Huddersfield

In this short, one-off session you will discover the stillness of nature. This will help you find peace, calmness, wholeness and a renewed sense of connection to the natural world. It will be an opportunity to practice a simple meditation technique in nature and socialise with others. There will also be a short mindfulness walk (weather permitting). It has been proven that meditation has great benefits for mental and physical health, and taking the meditation practice outside can help you find a stress free way of experiencing life.

Stillness – Nature is a Teacher – Greenhead Park


Covid restrictions and guidance at the College

All face-to-face courses will follow a set of procedures to keep you safe from Covid-19 infection. These will include social distancing, the wearing of face masks and other hygiene measures. As always we will give you a warm welcome! and will ask a few questions, take your temperature!

Please read here for further information: Principal Letter – Covid Restrictions


To book a place on a course or to find out more please contact us or visit:




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Dewsbury: Your Health in Mind (S2R/Create Space)

This month we’ll be running some festive Crafts and Nature sessions at Chickenley Community Centre, and some gentle Wednesday Wanderers sessions in Earlsheaton Park. We will also be teaching skills like shelter building, foraging and compass reading in our Outdoor Skills and Nature Confidence sessions at Boothroyd Academy. Or why not join our brand-new Lees Holm Creatives sessions from 11am – 1pm on Mondays at Thornhill Lees Community Centre and make yourself a fabulous winter wreath or learn some creative cake and biscuit decorating skills that will make your baking pop!

Take a look at our latest Dewsbury: Your Health in Mind Schedule below and email: contact@s2r.org.uk or call/text 07895 510 433 to book your place on a session

Download December Schedule

Peer Talk

“People start to heal the moment they feel heard” – Peer Support Group for those living with depression, anxiety and related conditions. Just turn up – it is free

EVERY THURSDAY 7.30Pm – 9.00pm
The Lounge, St Paul’s Methodist Church, Wakefield Rd, Dalton, Huddersfield, HD5 8DE

Find out more at:

Call: 07719 562 617
email: enquiries@ peertalk.org.uk



Come along to Ravensthorpe Community Centre Wednesday 8th December from 10am – 1pm  and have your say, talk to local services and people who want to hear from you and give you some seasonal festive cheer!

  • Community information
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Freebies to take away

For more info:

Ravensthorpe Community Centre
Call: 01924 510030
Email: info@rcc.org

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 Stay safe, reach out and have a great weekend


The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team

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