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support Groups in Batley and Birstall

There are many organisations in our locality which enrich our community, offer our children and their families opportunities to experience new things, participate in new activities and meet new people.

We have tried to list some of them – but this is not an exhaustive list of organisations in the area.

Awakened Minds 

Awakened Minds offers Clinical Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness to children, teenagers and adults, facilitated in private 1 to 1 sessions, groupwork or courses

Community Plus

The Community Plus Service works with people in our communities to achieve positive outcomes and help them to remain independent and in control of their lives.

There is no charge for the Community Plus Service. However, there may be a cost to any activity or service you decide to take part in.


Locala is a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides a variety of NHS community healthcare services.

The Salvation Army, Batley

Vibrant church services, combatting loneliness and offering support to people who feel marginalised.

Rainbow Baby Bank, Heckmondwike

A non profit organisation supplying pre loved Baby clothes up to 2 years and pre loved Baby items. To local families who need a helping hand.

Bleak House Community Centre 

Provides a friendly place for groups, parties and community led meetings and activities to meet all age ranges.

Birstall Youth Project 

Birstall Youth Project is for the Children of Birstall which includes Howden Clough, Fieldhead, Cambridge Road and Birstall Central. Providing a safe and friendly environment for 11-15 year olds.

Creative Scene

Creative Scene commissions and produces all kinds of arts and cultural activities in some unusual places, in and around the towns of Dewsbury and Batley.

Spark Skills

Spark Skills Ltd is a social enterprise that specialises in the delivery of educational, recreational and personal development programmes for young people.

07766 077095

Sensory World Play Centre & Cafe 

Providing a safe environment for all children (and parents!) with specialist play equipment designed specifically for babies and children with special needs, particularly those with autism and asperger's syndrome.

Training Cave Boxing Gym based in Birstall

Training Cave Boxing Gym is a facility that is focused on training boxers, as well as offering Personal Training to people wanting to take their health and fitness to the next level. It welcomes people of all abilities. 

Training Cave is increasingly getting involved in community programmes, such as free boxing sessions for children during school holidays.

Take Ten is a local support group based at Textile Chambers (Salmas beauty academy) in Batley. The aim of the group is to offer support and advice to individuals, families or friends of adults or children with Mental ill Health or Suicide and raise awareness of Mental ill Health and Suicide.

Batley Sporting Charitable Trust

Batley Sporting Charitable Trust works in connection with Batley Bulldogs RLFC delivering projects in schools and across the wider community.

TCD Charity

Everyone has the right to exercise and positive mental well being. Check out the projects that we are working on to enable this for as many people as possible.

Luke’s Lads and Luke’s Lads Junior

A male only fitness and wellbeing session for men aged 16+ which encourages positive mental health through exercise and open discussion.

Butterflies and Butterflies Junior

A female only fitness and wellbeing session for women aged 16+ which encourages positive mental health through exercise and open discussion.



A group for parents of children up to the age of 2 years that consists of a FREE parent and baby workout followed by a wellbeing chat.

Andy’s Man Club

Peer to peer mental health support group for any man aged 18 and above. No professionals involved.

Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust

A charity supporting children’s mental and emotional health in Kirklees. Supports hundreds of local children and their parents every year, providing counselling, mentors and confidence building activities to help children grow strong and well.

St Anne’s Community Services, Dewsbury

St. Anne’s provides housing and accommodation based support in partnership with other housing providers and a range of community-based services across the North of England.

S2R Create Space

S2R Create Space is an independent mental health charity, working across Kirklees, offering a range of well-being, creative and outdoor workshops.

Thriving Kirklees is a partnership of local health and wellbeing providers all working together to support children, young people and their families to thrive and be healthy.

Support includes:

  • 0-19 Team (Health Visiting and School Nursing)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Children’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service (ChEWS)
  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • Home-Start Kirklees
  • Healthy Start Vitamins
  • Safety in the Home
  • Safety Rangers
  • ChatHealth - text messaging service for children and young people and parents/carers
  • Kooth - Anonymous, online counselling and support service for children and young people
  • TKparents - Free online courses available to help give children the best start in life

Well-bean Cafe – Hope in a Crisis – Kirklees

Huddersfield and Dewsbury

A 6 day service to anyone in crisis living in the Kirklees area; one-to-one support, practical advice, hot drinks and homemade food.

o Huddersfield every Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 3A Union Bank Yard, New Street, next to Imperial Arcade

o Dewsbury every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at Union House, 29 Union Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1AS

Anyone wishing to attend the cafes can self refer or ask a professional health or social care worker to refer them. The phone lines for referrals open from 6 pm at both cafes.

For the Huddersfield cafe please ring 07741 900395

For the Dewsbury cafe please ring 07867 028 755

Kirklees mental health carers forum

If you care for a family member, friend or neighbour with a mental health condition including dementia and you would like to make a difference to services in Kirklees then the forum may be of interest.

For carers the forum gives mutual support, friendship, shared experience and advice on how to access the resources provided by mental health services.

Men’s Sheds

Men’s Sheds are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure, where men come together for peer support.


Mount Cricket Club

Community Cricket Club with Senior and Junior Cricket Teams. Involved in Community, Charity, Interfaith, Disability & Women's Cricket Work. 



Brownies and Guides groups

There are a number of girl guiding groups with brownies and guides meetings in the locality


Batley Carr (St Andrew) 7th Batley Scouts

Batley Castle 14th Batley Scouts

Batley: 20th Batley (St Thomas) Scout Group
There are a number of scout groups with Beavers, Cubs and Scout meetings in the locality



185 (Batley) Squadron Air Training Corps

A uniformed youth organisation for boys and girls aged 13 to 18 years closely associated with the RAF but also committed to the aim of producing good citizens. Provides outdoor education, flying and gliding, sports and Duke of Edinburgh's Award preparation.


Batley Ladies Circle

Ladies Circle is a club for women aged between18 and 45 who want to make new friends, have lots of fun and do some fundraising along the way.


Friends of Batley Station

A community group campaigning & working to improve Batley's railway station: volunteer & join us!

More information on their Twitter page




Friends of Batley Library

A group promoting the activities, events and resources in the iconic library building. 

Information found on their Twitter page



Batley Boys ARFLC

Community Rugby League club with junior teams for different age groups.


Batley Community Choir has the aim of bringing together members of the local community in and around Batley, West Yorkshire.

The ethos is one of a shared enthusiasm and passion for singing music, and the plan is simple - to get together and sing regularly, to meet new people and to have fun. There are no auditions - anyone who wants to join can. 

@Batleysings ‏



Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites

A group supporting individuals, groups and charities in our local community, nationally and internationally. New members are very welcome! 






Batley Festival volunteers support community events in Batley, West Yorkshire.



Friends of Wilton Park

Group promoting and protecting Wilton Park


Batley Food Bank

We collect food from the public and redistribute it to families in need, providing enough food for the whole family for three meals a day for a week.




Friends of Birstall Library

A group promoting the activities, events and resources in the library building.

Information found on their Facebook Page




Friends of Oakwell Hall


Founded in 1988, the Friends of Oakwell Hall and Country Park are a voluntary support group for this wonderfully authentic 16th Century Manor House in Yorkshire - and for its surrounding 110 acres of country park.

Whilst many people join the Friends simply because they appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of the Hall and Park, others join because of the 'hands on' opportunities available on site. Friends work closely with the dedicated staff at Oakwell and provide assistance both inside and outside the Hall.



Batley Bulldogs

Profession Rugby League Club

Supporting community activities across the locality



Women’s Centre

Services for women & girls including domestic violence support, counselling, learning & skills, refugee/asylum support and pioneering work with women offenders. Locations in Huddersfield and Dewsbury



Birkenshaw Bells is a Netball Club based in Birkenshaw, competing in the West Yorkshire Junior League.

For more info contact




Inspiring & empowering the community while having fun riding a bike. It’s not just about the bike.

It’s about the journey. We are Hop On. We are Change Makers.


Mencap in Kirklees works with people who have learning disabilities and with their families and carers to enable them to lead full and purposeful lives. With our ever-growing service we are always looking to reach the people that don’t get the care & support they need.

For 80 years and at every part of Britain’s history, WVS, today Royal Voluntary Service, has inspired more than three million ordinary women and men to give their time to help others.

The driving force behind the organisation has been our founder, Lady Reading. Our world today may be very different to that of 1938, but her words still resonate with us. 

"The ultimate strength of a nation lies not in her trading, nor in the multitude of her financial transactions. It’s not found in her banking operations nor in the acumen of her leaders. The ultimate strength of a nation lies in the character of the men and women who are that nation and voluntary service is an integral part of that character."

Lady Stella Reading, Founder, WVS 

We aim to harness that strength and character and use it to reach two million older people in the next ten years. We need to achieve this as the UK’s older population is growing and needs more support. 

Royal Voluntary Service wants to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age. Our volunteers will help us to do this – just as they have done since the beginning.

Howden Clough Community Centre

We're (only just) round the bend! On Leeds Road, Howden Clough. WF17 OHY.

Like Us, Help Us, Hire Us.  



An advocacy group for mountain biking in and around Kirklees

Inspired by the Gujarati Writers Forum, The Yorkshire Dialect Group and local poets, the Batley Poets first assembled at the Batley Festival in 2012 and have since gathered a growing number of local poets to share the words and sentences that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. 

As the name suggests, this website has been put together to give the poets of Batley an opportunity to share their poetry and allow it to be heard and read long after the Batley Poetry events. 

If you have a poem to submit, please go to the submit page and follow the instructions. If you have any other queries or feedback you can always email us at 

To keep up to date with new posts, events and videos, follow @BatleyPoets on Twitter and Facebook (search for Batley Poets). Don’t forget to subscribe to the site below for regular updates.

The Friends of Staincliffe Park is a voluntary group who organises events at the park and ensure that the park is looked after for the community.


The Pakistan and Kashmir Welfare Association (PKWA) is a grassroots, community association operating from a purpose-built centre in the heart of Batley. We are committed to providing social, welfare and educational services to the general public, and in particular to the Pakistani and Kashmiri communities, of Batley; and to campaigning for positive social change on a range of issues. 

The PKWA was established by a group of community activists in 1990. At the outset the PKWA had no premises or resources, and initial meetings were held at the homes of the founding members, who also supported the development of the organisation from their own personal resources. The initiative to form the Association arose out of growing concerns that locally the people of the Pakistani and Kashmiri community were facing exclusion in a number of key areas, such as health, housing, education and employment.

The IMWS women’s committee are made up of members of the community who share an interest in addressing, promoting and improving the health, social, educational and religious needs of women in the Batley and surrounding areas.

In the past two years, we have held workshops, organised trips and written articles. We hope to endeavour to continue and improve the diverse opportunities available to women in our community.

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