A local NHS trust is encouraging people in Kirklees to attend events and activities in their community during October to boost their physical and mental wellbeing.
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the local provider of specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services. It is hosting wellbeing month from the 1st October to the 31st October during which events and activities are taking place that aim to boost people’s wellbeing.
Over 100 events have so far been listed on the Trust’s website and many of these will be taking place in Kirklees. Local people with a passion for dance can attend a tea dance on 12th October at St Bernadette’s Hall in Bradley or if they want to increase their fitness levels, they can take part in the Active for life Nordic walk at Huddersfield sports centre.
There are also a number of creative activities taking place during October to allow people to express their creativity while boosting their mental wellbeing. Creative writing, poetry and visual art workshops are being held across throughout the month.
The Trust’s chair, Joyce Catterick, said, "As 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem, the month of wellbeing is an ideal opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues, reduce stigma and promote wellbeing. We know that creativity, physical activity and social inclusion all make a difference to wellbeing. We want people in our local communities to be able to try something new to boost their wellbeing and we’re delighted to see so many people getting involved by hosting their own events and activities. I hope many more local people will join in."
To see full details of all events planned in October, including dates and times, visit the Trust’s website at www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk
Local organisations and groups are also very welcome to list their own events as part of wellbeing month, just visit the Trust website or call 01924 328656.