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02.09.2021 Newsletter

Self-care September

Each month Action for Happiness releases a new calendar full of great tips and idea to help people take action for a happier and kinder world. This month's theme is self-care. 

Self-care isn't selfish, it's essential. No-one's perfect. But so often we compare our insides to other people's outsides. This month we're encouraging everyone to be kinder to themselves (as well as others), especially when things go wrong. Self-care increases our resilience and helps us get more out of life. It also helps us accept others as they are too. 

Click on the above image for a print quality PDF version of the calendar. 

BetterOff Kirklees

BetterOff is a service for people who live in Kirklees. BetterOff will show you the benefits you are entitled to and will help you to apply for them online. BetterOff also provides information on how to find and apply for jobs.

To find out more and access the support available, visit

Kirklees Success Centre Adult Learning Courses (free)

 The timetable for the above courses:

Course Name Venue / Online Day Start date Finish date Start time Finish time
 Dare to Dream  Online/in person Friday  10.09.21   08.10.21 10.00 12.00
Maths Mates  online/class Tuesday 9.11.21 30.11.21 9.30 11.30
Maths Mates  online Tuesday 9.11.21 30.11.21 6.30pm 8.30pm
 Your Maths, their maths, our maths   online  Tuesday 28.09.21   19.10.21 7.00pm 8pm
 Your Maths, their maths, our maths   online/class  Tuesday 28.09.21   19.10.21  1.30pm 2.30
Steps for Success online Wednesday 29.09.21 10.11.21 10.00 12.00
Reading Friends Luck Lane Primary TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC
Reading Friends Refresher online Thursday 30.09.21 14.10.21 13.00 14.30
Focusing on Phonics online Friday  24.09.21 15.10.21 10.30 11.30

Kirklees Success Centre's course offer is for the whole year so please enquire about any of the courses as if there is a demand for a course, they can put extra on, as well as those timetabled. 

The timetable for the whole of Kirklees Adult Learning:

Enrolment form:

September is Suicide Prevention Month

 If you are struggling with depression or any other common mental health issue, then there is support available locally. We have a number of groups meeting in and around Batley & Birstall, including:

Click on the image to go to the group's website. 

Support for children and young people

Mental Health Resources

Please visit our directory where you can find even more information about local groups and resources:

Speed Checks in Batley and Spen

Batley & Spen Neighbourhood Policing teams will be conducting speed checks over the coming months across all areas. They have a list of areas they will be targeting but If you have any further suggestions or information regarding reckless drivers please contact

To find out more about our local Neighbourhood Policing Team visit:

Kirklees Homes & Neighbourhoods Pre-Apprenticeship Programme (PAP)

This Kirklees Homes & Neighbourhoods Pre-Apprenticeship Programme (PAP) commences the beginning of October and though targeted at Kirklees tenants and household members aged 16-18 it is open to all residents of Kirklees, particularly encouraging applications form females, young people leaving care and those that are NEET.

Applicants will be supported by C&K Careers to complete the application form once they submit an expression of interest form found here.
The PAP is unpaid for 6 months and does not affect any UC or IS benefit claims and could potentially lead to an opportunity for a ring-fenced interview for one of H&N apprenticeships posts next year upon successful completion. 
See the below leaflet for more information:

 Batley Library September Newsletter


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