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Newsletter 25.05.2021

Half Term activities

It's half term next week and there are many great activities planned for our children and young people:

- crafts

- arts

- sports

- team games

- dance...

Find the details in our previous newsletter here!

Crow Nest Park Adventure Playground have some great weekend activities planned too! To book a place email

The Endorphins

A new programme is being launched for young people with SEND aged 12-17 years old.
The programme will be a live in-person session based at Birstall Community Centre.

This action-packed FUN programme is designed to increase the confidence of our young learners through interactive activities such as sports and crafts, whilst facilitating conversations about their thoughts and feelings regarding the service provision that Kirklees Offers.

Throughout the programme, there will be exciting opportunities to speak with representatives from the council to really champion the 'voice of young people in Kirklees' and to make a real difference in the communities that they live in.

The programme offers a chance to make new friends, learn new things and the opportunity to really grow and develop personally.

Places are limited.

To book your place email


 Caring for Children and Young People, Batley (Classroom based course)

Criteria: Course fully funded for anyone aged 19years plus, and unemployed.

The Game Changerz Youth Hub

Do you know about the Game Changerz

- Youth Hub for ages 11-16 meets every Tuesday 6.30pm-8pm

- Multi-sports sessions for ages 3-14

See below for more details.

Kirklees Success Centres Adult Learning course offer

Kirklees Success Centres offer free courses for Kirklees council residents aged 19+.

Visit their Facebook page to watch a video where you can learn about the upcoming courses:

Or download this presentation for more details: KSC_offer_summer_21.pptx

See all Kirklees Adult Community Learning courses here:

COVID-19 Vaccine Support for People with Severe Mental Illness

Public Health England have developed a series of short videos on COVID-19 vaccination to support and encourage people with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) to get their COVID-19 vaccines, and for promotion with GPs and healthcare professionals. 

Kevin James is the Chair of the Equally Well UK Expert by Experience Group. He has over 25 years of experience in both using physical and mental health services as well as working with commissioners, the VCSE sector, and NHS foundation trusts.

This short video explains what people with SMI can expect from the vaccination process. It contains helpful guidance on how to prepare for your appointment and what to expect.

Watch the remaining two videos from the series here

Kirklees Employment Service

Richmond Fellowship’s Kirklees Employment Service specialises in providing support for people living with or recovering from mental ill health to find paid employment, voluntary work, education and training or to retain their current employment.



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