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BBEST Newsletter 10th November 2020

Anti-Bullying Week - United Against Bullying

Every November schools throughout the United Kingdom take part in Anti-Bullying Week. This is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on bullying and consider the steps we can take together to stop it. Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is taking place from Monday 16th to Friday 20th November this year and it has the theme ‘United Against Bullying’.

Visit http://www.kidscape.org.uk/ 

And Anti-Bullying Alliance: https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/















Odd Socks day takes place on the first day of Anti Bullying Week each year to help raise awareness of bullying. 

Mental Health Support Groups

Mental Health groups are allowed to continue to meet in person throughout the lockdown which is a very welcome news. 

Here's an update from PeerTalk:

"Our peer support group for anyone facing depression and anxiety in Batley, will continue to meet all through lockdown, every Wednesday, 1.30 – 3pm at Batley Parish Church.  Support groups are one of the few activities that are allowed to continue through lockdown and we’ll be there, COVID-secure, every week, offering a safe supportive space.  Please let your colleagues and those with whom you work know."


Andy's Man Club has recently branched out to Batley. Find the group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Andys-Man-Club-Batley-105141458041862

Or visit website for more information and more locations: https://andysmanclub.co.uk/


Batley Care and Drop-in

Batley Care & Drop In supports homeless and socially isolated people. Here's an update about what support is available throughout the lockdown:

"We are re-opening Batley Care and Drop-In doing food parcels only, from Monday 16th. November. (This is permitted under the Government Restrictions from Nov. 5th. to Dec. 2nd.)

 Initially it will be from 11.a.m. to 12 noon (1 Hour). We will not be opening on Thursdays at the moment.

 We will ask clients to come to the back of the Church where the double doors (fire doors) will be open, and we are unable to have clients in the building at all.

 We do hope that this will be a help in the weeks leading up to Christmas, and will do our best to help all who come.

 No referral is needed, clients just need to come and tell us their situation. We do invite them to give us their name and post-code for our records, which are completely confidential."

Find them at Batley Central Methodist Church, Commercial Street, Batley, WF17 5DS

For further information contact John or Eileen Trevenna on 07762 141 646


Training Opportunities

These training are provided by Kirklees Success Centres and are free to Kirklees Residents aged 19+.

To enrol visit:


Or email Helen for more information: helen.kerr@kirklees.gov.uk

Find Kirklees Success Centres on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirkleessuccesscentres/ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/klassuccessctrs


Batley Library November Newsletter


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