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BBEST Newsletter 20th January 2021

In this newsletter we are sharing information about the new Every Mind Matters campaign to improve mental health, as well as the new initiative that offers discreet help to those experiencing domestic abuse. There are a number of free and very popular courses coming up soon delivered by Fusion Housing. Free bike repair sessions are returning to Batley and Dewsbury. We are also sharing a link to some interesting crafts videos by Kirklees Museums.

Better Health - Every Mind Matters
Make Inside Feel Better 

Public Health England are launching the Better Health - Every Mind Matters campaign to support the nation’s mental wellbeing with the encouragement that “When things aren’t so good out there, make inside feel better”.

The Every Mind Matters platform has been continuously updated to support people during the COVID-19 outbreak, and has a COVID-19 hub that includes tips and support on how to deal with change, cope with money worries and job uncertainty and how to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home. It also includes practical tips and videos from experts on dealing with stress and anxiety, boosting your moodsleeping better and what you can do to help others – including advice for parents and for children and young people

Take the first steps towards improving your mental wellbeing by taking this quick quiz to create your own Mind Plan:

Ask for ANI

The government has launched the Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) codeword scheme to enable victims of domestic abuse to access immediate help from the police, or other support services, from the safety of their local pharmacy.

The scheme is available in Boots stores and 255 independent pharmacies, while other pharmacies are asked to sign up. 

If you need discreet help, look out for the marketing material in your pharmacy to ensure they are participating in the scheme. When you ask for 'Ani' a trained pharmacy worker will offer you a private space so that you can speak to the police or access support services such as a national or local domestic abuse helplines.

Upcoming courses with Fusion Housing

Fusion Housing offer a number of free short courses. They have redesigned their very popular cooking, nutrition and Health & Well-being courses so that they can continue to provide learning to Kirklees residents during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Courses are ran online via Zoom.  

They are basic, practical and suitable for adults of all abilities. 

Eligibility is 19 years or over,  unemployed or working less than 16 hours per week. 

Come Dine With Us

4 Online Sessions ran on Wednesdays & Fridays, 10am to 11:45am starting on Wednesday 20th Jan. 

Basic cooking skills, combined with basic nutrition, delivered in a fun, relaxed way.

£1 Meal Makers

4 Online Sessions. Starting Friday 5th Feb, then every Friday until 26th Feb.  10.30-11.30am

 Save Money and learn how to make tasty, healthy meals.

 Bread & Budget

1.30pm to 3pm Wednesday 10th Feb.

Bake a loaf of bread, and consider some aspects of household budgeting while it's proving and in the oven.

Contact Tony Bradley (Lead Tutor) on 07872 02838. 

Email or call on 01484 532280

Free Bike Repair Sessions

Creative Kirklees - Ronnie the Raven craft videos

Kirklees Museums have created a series of fun short craft videos. You can find them on Creative Kirklees' YouTube channel:


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