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BBEST Newsletter 02.03.2021

Let’s Talk About Self-Harm

1st March was Self-Harm Awareness Day.

Did you know that at least 1 in 12 young people will self-harm at some point in their lives?   That’s a lot of young people, at least 2 in each class! 

Self-harm can be a very secretive behaviour and something that people can find very difficult to talk about.

Through the campaign #LetsTalkAboutSelfHarm Northorpe Hall want to raise awareness, increase understanding, get people talking and promote helpful responses. 

Young people in Kirklees have shared their experiences and ideas to create 2 new leaflets to help to start the conversation about self-harm. 

Please use the following link for access to the leaflets and further information about self-harm.


Young Minds charity campaigns to challenge the stigma around self-harm that stops young people looking for help. You can find out more information and useful resources on their website:

State of Mind Sports Event

Would you like to know how sports professionals deal with their mental health and the ups and downs of their careers? Join the State of Mind session online hosted by two ex-professional rugby players who will talk about their lived experience of mental health…

Invitation to You and Your Carer Event

Do you care for a loved one or do you have a loved one who carer for you? We would love to invite you to an online session with Carers Count, Locala and The Kirkwood to talk about care planning and the support available for carers, during what we know has been a very difficult year.

The event will take place on Tuesday 23rd March, 1pm – 2:30pm. Full details can be found in the poster below. 

To book your place visit:

 Batley Library March Newsletter

Here is the March newsletter for Batley Library, featuring information on virtual events for World Book Day and a special International Women's Day themed Recommended Reads. 

 BBEST Community Survey

Here at BBEST we are working hard in the background applying for funding, speaking to local businesses and providers, trying to bring helpful and exciting opportunities to our locality.

As your local community hub, we want to make sure we bring the right types of activities that our residents, children and their families, can enjoy and find useful.


Please let us know what you think your community wants and needs by completing our short survey ??

 BBEST Community Connect Meeting

Are you a community organisation or an individual providing support or services to the Batley and Birstall community? Join us for our BBEST Community Connect Meeting!


It was last September when we hosted our BBEST Re-connection meeting, and since then there has been more change, and challenges in our schools and communities, however as a hub we have been a focal point for communication in our community via our social media platforms and website and have run numerous projects even under current restrictions.

Now is the time for us to plan for the future and address some of the issues created by the pandemic.

 We thought it would be a great opportunity for us to meet and to discuss with you where you feel there are gaps in our community services and resources and where we as BBEST Community Hub can help. We will also be able to share with you the key findings from our most recent community survey - this insight should help us determine where to direct our resources.

Please ensure you register at the link below and share with anyone or any community organisation you feel would benefit from joining us.We look forward to seeing you there.


You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Mar 11, 2021 09:30 AM London

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



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