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Newsletter 11.05.2021

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual campaign hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. The theme this year is nature

Bringing nature into your everyday lives can benefit both your physical and mental wellbeing:

  • improve your mood
  • reduce feelings of stress or anger
  • help you take time out and feel more relaxed
  • help you be more active

and so much more. 

There are many ways in which you can get closer to nature: looking after household plants, growing your own herbs, enjoying walks in nearby parks, connecting with animals (bird watching, dog walking), to name a few. Mind Charity have a long list of great nature ideas to try:

Over the course of this week, Mental Health Foundation ask us to do these three things:

  • Experience nature: take time to recognise and grow your connection with nature during the week. Take a moment to notice and celebrate nature in your daily life. You might be surprised by what you notice!
  • Share nature: Take a photo, video or sound recording and share the connections you’ve made during the week, to inspire others. Join the discussion on how you’re connecting with nature by using the hashtags #ConnectWithNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
  • Talk about nature: use our tips, school packs, research and policy guides to discuss in your family, school, workplace and community how you can help encourage people to find new ways to connect with nature in your local environment.

 Learn more about their campaign:

Our very own Batley Sporting Foundation has just the thing to help you connect with nature in your community!

PeerTalk newsletter

We are sharing with you the latest edition of Staying PeerTalk Connected, with news from PeerTalk as well as ideas to support your own wellbeing.  The peer support groups continue to meet face-to-face every week, a much valued source of support and real human company! 

Batley Group meets every Wednesday, 1.30 – 3pm, at The Community Room at Batley Parish Church.

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters is a mental health campaign launched by Public Health England and the NHS as a new way of empowering people to manage and improve their mental health. 

You can find resources to help you manage your sleep, anxiety, low mood and stress, as well as tips to cope with anxiety about coming out of lockdown.


FREE Spring Bank Dance Intensive

 FREE Spring Bank Dance Intensive with BBC 1's The Greatest Dancer Semi Finalist Bradley Walmsley and Guest Teachers

Join us for a FREE 5 day workshop of dance classes! Attend one or all 5 days. Dance genres include contemporary, commercial and lyrical

We are opening our sessions this time to children aged 5 and young adults too!

This is a fantastic opportunity for all those who have a passion for dance.

Venue - Studio93 Jo Cox House, Batley, WF17 5DS - limited numbers!

Our teachers are keen to work with pupils of all abilities who would benefit from their experience and would not normally have access to professional tutoring, those with learning and physical disabilities are more than welcome to join us

We’ve made booking even easier this time, all you need to do is click on the links below.

Timestep Spring Bank Dance Intensive (5-7yrs) 31st May -4th June 8.45-10.15am

Timestep Spring Bank Dance Intensive (8-12yrs) 31st May- 4th June 10.30-12.00pm

Timestep Spring Bank Dance Intensive (13 plus) 31st May – 4th June 12.30-3.30pm

 Every Vaccine Gives us Hope

Every vaccine gives us hope ?? So, play your part, roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated. Thank you ??

 FREE 8 Week Course Career Coaching and Money Management


BBEST Vacancies

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