The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Grief and Loss Support Service is for anyone suffering any form of grief and loss, or those worried about losing someone, whether this relates to a family member, friend or member of their community.
Practical and emotional support and advice is available from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week via a freephone number 0808 1963833, or online chat facility. The team can offer support and help connect you with organisations local to you, who can offer additional help where needed.
At a time when we can’t get together and access all the usual training and learning opportunities we’re so used to, more of us are relying on the internet. To help people keep learning, Fusion Housing’s community learning service is now available online.
Fusion offers support to people who need a helping hand to get them into work and would like to try learning something new. They have redesigned their very popular Cooking, Nutrition and Health & Wellbeing courses so that they can continue to provide learning to Kirklees residents during the Coronavirus lockdown.
The Fusion Learning Team have several courses where you can learn skills for cooking healthy food and ways to improve your physical health and wellbeing. Here’s a brief outline of what’s on offer.
‘Come Dine With Me’ Healthy Eating Course
Not only does this course help you plan and cost nutritionally balanced meals, it teaches practical kitchen skills too.
This course is 4 hours a week and runs for 7 weeks.
Fit For Life
Helping you understand fitness and wellbeing and moving toward a healthier lifestyle, this course explores new and different ways you can exercise. You can measure your own fitness levels and make your way to being a healthier you.
This course runs for 4 weeks.
Healthy Eating and Cooking Workshop
This short course is designed to give you insight to a balanced diet and the importance of it, how to eat healthily and how to cost a meal.
This short course runs for 4 hours.
‘£1 meal makers’
Learn how to save money and cook tasty, healthy meals.
This course runs for 4 weeks.
Bread and Budget
This is a bread making course for adults, where you can also learn a bit about budgeting.
How to join
If you have a laptop, a tablet or a smart phone, and you want to join any of these courses, telephone 01484 532280 or email email@example.com
As challenging a time as it continues to be at the moment, keeping our minds healthy is perhaps one of the most important things we can do. It can also be one of the most difficult challenges we face. Creative activity can often play a role in meeting this challenge. Creative Minds, part of the NHS South West Yorkshire Partnership, help fund a number of creative projects.
The latest edition of the Creative Kirklees newsletter is testament to just how much creative activity continues to happen in spite of the challenges we’re all facing. Here are just three examples of projects happening in Kirklees.
‘Budding Up Together’from Growing Works focuses on mental wellbeing and physical health. The project involves activities such as gardening tips, advice and nature interests. While access and connections happen virtually through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and their website, there is also the physical maintenance of community gardens to be enjoyed, in line with social distancing guidelines. The project is available to anyone using NHS South West Yorkshire Partnership services. The project is run by the Growing Works charity and they can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning Rachel on 07845 415289 or through their website:
Wellbeing packs from Support To Recovery (S2R) are full of creative activities, instructions and useful information to reduce isolation during Covid-19 lockdown. There are physical packs available, but the resources can also be accessed online. To find out more about this and other projects you can email email@example.com or see our blog post:
‘It’s Okay to Wave’ from Satellite Arts is all about movement, songs and drama sessions using enjoyable joining in material from Xylosound. The sessions will be available on YouTube and DVD. The focus of these sessions is to help adults with learning needs to keep themselves mentally and physically active during lockdown. The project is run by Satellite Arts and they can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning Andy on 01484 848072 or through their website:
There are lots of other projects happening in Kirklees as part of Creative Minds. Have a look at their latest newsletter to see them all, find out who can access the projects and who to contact for more detail.
At times of stress and change our self-confidence can easily be affected. Motivation can be hard to come by. During our time in lockdown because of coronavirus, we need opportunities to keep our minds active and focused.
Fortunately Crosland Moor Community Learning Centre are providing exactly those opportunities and over the next several weeks are providing a range of free online courses to support people’s personal development.
There are lots of opportunities for you to learn something new, including:
How to use Zoom effectively for communicating with friends or in work meetings
Work it Out – skills for confidence and positivity
Developing digital skills for working in an office
Food Hygiene training (level 2)
Progress yourself – Looking at next steps and how to get there
How to take part
You can find out more about these courses on the Crosland Moor Community Learning Centre website . If there is something there that takes your fancy you can sign-up using the enrolment button and complete your details using the online form: