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06.10.2021 Newsletter

An Afternoon with Mohamed Saloo, a Batley Lad

Mohamed Saloo is a published poet who was born and raised in Batley. 

You can find out more about Mohamed on his website and meet him this Thursday, 7th October, in Batley Library.

Poems of Hope Tour

These free poetry events are in support of National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

These are outdoor events so dress for the weather!

If you have any questions about the tour, please email .


World Mental Health Day - free NHS-approved Mind Plan

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year.

Better mental health helps us at work, at home and in the way we feel about ourselves. There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing.

Take the short Mind Plan Quiz from Every Mind Matters to get a free NHS plan, full of tailored tips and advice to help you manage stress, sleep better and boost your mood.

Parents Online - support for parents

Parents Online is text-based emotional support for parents and carers and is now available 5 nights a week, Monday to Friday, 6pm to 9pm.

Visit for more information and to access the online chat.

'Looking out for our neighbours’ Campaign

‘Looking out for each other’ is a new campaign created to encourage young people aged 15-24 years to  Spread The Kindness with their friends and peers.

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‘Looking out for each other’ aims to encourage young people to check-in and share positive messages with friends either on online or in person, helping them support and reassure each other through a period which is often exciting but faced with fresh challenges.

Since the campaign launched the campaign ambassadors have produced two TikTok style videos to raise the visibility of the campaign. View at the below or click here to visit YouTube. Video 1: Spread the kindness / Video 2: Student edition

 You can get involved by visiting:

 Visit West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership's website to read more about the campaign. 

 Digital Champions Training Course with free tablet or shopping vouchers

Recruitment is now open for the next Digital Champions course. 

Based at St. John’s Resource Centre and online, Locorum are offering people aged 16 plus the opportunity to  

  • meet new people in a safe and friendly environment,
  • build their confidence to meet and talk to people in their community (in person or  online)
  • develop their digital skills for recreation, paid employment or volunteering in the  community.
  • receive a free tablet or shopping vouchers on completion.

For more information contact:

Portia – 07412 227680

Natalie – 07786 651831

Carol – 7906 754709

Email –

 Which? Scam Alerts

Which? are reporting a resurgence in fake Hermes texts trying to lure you into bank transfer scams. Scam texts claiming to be from delivery company Hermes have been circulating for a long time, but recently the scammers behind them have been trying to make their attempts to con you more convincing. 

Read this article from Which? to learn about scammers' new tricks:

You can also sign up to receive Scam Alerts from Which? directly into your inbox:

 Batley Library Newsletter

Here’s the October newsletter for Batley Library, now featuring the return of Lego Club!

 Birstall Library Newsletter

 BBEST Vacancies

There are 17 vacancies at BBEST schools currently open for applications.

Visit for more information. 


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