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BBEST Newsletter 13th October 2020


October Half Term Ideas

The Schools Out! programme is free and for young people aged 8-17 (and sometimes their families). Visit to find out more and to book your places.


Is your child a Disney fan?

Head to Disney Store to download free activity booklets:



Help getting into work

If you are a Kirklees resident and you are looking to gain new skills or get into work then Works Better can help. 

Visit or call 01484 221 000 (ask for Works Better). 

Health and Wellbeing

'Help Us, Help You' is a new campaign recently launched by NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England. It addresses the barriers that are deterring patients from accessing NHS services. 

The NHS has introduced a range of measures to ensure the safety of patients, including COVID-secure wards and phone and digital appointments.

Contact your GP if you are worried about a symptom that could be cancer. If you are pregnant keep appointments and seek advice from your midwife or maternity team if your are worried about your baby. If you are already being treated for a health issue, keep your routine appointments. If you are experiencing mental health issues, access NHS services and support.


Thriving Kirklees text messaging service - ChatHealth is a great way for young people to get confidential advice and support about health related issues direct from their mobile phones.
The number is 07520 618866 and it is available Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm (automatic bounce-backs respond to incoming messages out of hours. All text messages will be responded to within one working day).
In addition, parents/carers can contact the service too for advice and help on health and well-being issues relating to their children. The text number for parents to contact Thriving Kirklees nurses is: 07520 618867.
To learn more about this service visit
or watch this short video

Safety - Domestic Abuse


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