WEA (Workers’ Educational Association)
The WEA, a registered charity, is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education and delivers courses both locally and across the UK. WEA offer a wide ranging curriculum, providing positive and supportive learning environments. WEA have successfully carried out various courses supporting mental health and wellbeing at The Exchange over the past three years.
Creative Minds is all about the use of creative approaches and activities in healthcare; increasing self-esteem, providing a sense of purpose, developing social skills, helping community integration and improving quality of life. Creative Minds develop community partnerships to not only co-fund but also co-deliver projects for local people.
Richmond Fellowship provides a range of supported housing, employment and community based services for people with mental health problems across Yorkshire. Their mission: Making Recovery Reality.
Telephone: 01484 434866
Support to Recovery (S2R) is a local Mental Health Charity that has provided a range of services to the people of Kirklees for over twenty years. We have developed a reputation for diverse, inventive responses to the changing outlook of mental health service delivery. Telephone: 01484 539531
Kirklees Success Centre
Kirklees Success Centres deliver courses for Kirklees Adult and Community Learning. As such, we are responsive to community needs and our service reflects the council values of being confident, flexible and passionate about our work. Based at the John Smith’s Stadium (home to Huddersfield Town and Huddersfield Giants) we offer high quality learning opportunities to children and young people, families and adults and we believe that learning should be lifelong, fun and fulfilling for all learners.
Telephone: 01484 234153
Huddersfield Town Foundation
Huddersfield Town Foundation’s mission is to use the power of our Football Club to engage, inspire and have a positive impact on our local community. Our vision is for a resilient, inclusive community with the Club and Foundation at its very heart. We are: ONE CLUB ONE COMMUNITY.
Telephone: 01484 503773
Kirklees Dementia Hub
Kirklees Dementia Hub is a partnership between Community Links and Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees and offers information and advice for people who are living with dementia and their carers, family and friends.
Telephone: 01484 503908
SS Dance & Wellbeing
SS Dance & Wellbeing is a community organisation aiming to emphasize the importance of health and wellbeing in Yorkshire communities; creating a platform to challenge modern societies growing mental health issues through the implementation of dance movement.
Telephone: 07748 396070
CHART Kirklees every year we work with hundreds of people who have problems with drugs or alcohol in supporting them to change their behaviour and achieve their recovery goals. We provide help for individuals, families and communities throughout Kirklees who have been affected by substance misuse.
Telephone: 01484 353333
The Basement Recovery Project
The Basement Recovery Project is an award-winning, independent, community-based organisation which operates throughout Kirklees and Calderdale. We offer those in addiction to alcohol or drugs a new way of life, free from the need or desire to use any mood altering substance; we call this RECOVERY.
Telephone: 01422 383063 Halifax or 01484 512363 Huddersfield
Managing Dyslexia is a community group run in local Libraries for adults with dyslexia. Learners are helped to develop their English skills, but also to look at coping strategies and peer support to help
deal with their disability in everyday life. The groups meet weekly, deliver dyslexia awareness sessions to the public, fund raise to keep the groups running. They also offers dyslexia screenings and advice to anyone who thinks they may have dyslexia.
Telephone: 07986 108547.
Community Plus works with people in our communities. We’re all about helping and supporting people and families who might be struggling to lead a better life by connecting them with local resources, groups and individuals.
Telephone: 01484 221000
Proper Job Theatre Company
Proper Job Theatre Company are based in the North of England creating and touring new work, producing large-scale theatre events, whilst supporting and nurturing individuals from the local community across Yorkshire and the North West through our unique LAB Project. We are passionate about continuously developing projects that excite us, fire our curiosity and expand our imagination.
Telephone: 01484 514687
Kirklees Admiral Nurses support families living with the effects of dementia across Kirklees. They focus on the needs of the family, to better understand dementia and the progression of the condition. Admiral Nurses provide support for Carers working in partnership with fellow services and agencies across the locality.
Telephone: 01484 343126
Calderdale and Kirklees IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) Specialising in helping people with anxiety or low mood across Kirklees by using talking therapies. Telephone: 01484 343700
Make Space is more than an art group, it is an evolving support network of confidence and creativity.
Our sessions encourage collaboration by celebrating our differences while finding comfort in our common ground – art.
The adaptive format allows for natural development as each member engages in a way that suits their individual needs. The group dynamic promotes shared experiences and open conversation without judgement, which is the cornerstone of our wellness intention. Make Space projects are guided by the members own creative skill-set, often leading to an exploration of techniques that may inspire a new self care practice beyond the session.
The Make Space idea, like many things, was born out of necessity – as a creative person with fluctuating mental health resilience I found it difficult to set aside time for self care at home. Just as some people need a gym to focus their physical well-being, I realised that having an art space away from home would lessen my feelings of guilt surrounding doing something purely for myself.
Calderdale Council provide advice, help and support to the college including resources and funding.