Promoting Positive Mental Health
Support to Recovery (S2R) Create Space is an independent mental health charity, working across Kirklees, offering a range of wellbeing, creative and outdoor workshops.
Over the past few months we have been working alongside S2R who have been delivering some activities for us due to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund. We’ve been able to have an Aromatherapy Course and a series of Yoga sessions especially for our service users with visual impairments.
The sessions have been a great success and the trainers have adapted the activity so that it’s accessible and has been enjoyed by over 20 of our service users.
Here are some positive quotes;
I have found the aromatherapy course interesting. It has allowed me to learn about the benefits of various essential oils. It allows me to use my sense of smell fully and my house now smells amazing too!
I’ve been enjoying the weekly online yoga sessions very much. The instructor, Ellie, describes the movements and breathing techniques very clearly and the sessions are relaxing for both mind and body, but also involve lots of movement to help with joint flexibility, stamina and muscle strength.
We’ve really enjoyed working in partnership with S2R and look forward to working with them in the future, in the meantime we have a schedule of their activity available in accessible format to find out what else they are doing, you can book on anything you are interested in. Click here to read the schedule.
Some highlights include;
International Women’s Day Pamper Session Supported by The National Lottery Community Fund Monday 8th March 15:30 – 16:30 Join us on International Women’s Day for an hour of pure indulgence! We will learn how to relax our stressed bodies with some simple seated exercises, have a luxurious hand massage and finish with a fragrant and mindful visualisation. All you will need is your favourite fragrance nearby – this could be a candle, an essential oil blend or even your favourite perfume, and for your hands – lovely hand cream or massage oil to pamper yourself with.
Beginners Kumihimo Braiding Supported by The National Lottery Community Fund Wednesday 24th March 14:00 – 15:00 Work Along Sessions Learn the traditional Japanese art of making braids and cords in this crafty and fun workshop session. Kumihimo Braiding is a really engaging, easy to grasp form of braiding using a disc* to create professional looking jewellery in a short amount of time. *To receive materials through the post you must be a Kirklees resident and book your attendance at this session before the 17th March.
The Great Indoors Zoom Social Every Thursday 13:00 – 14:30 Join the Great Outdoors Project over Zoom for a weekly social to catch up with each other and take part in some activities & games.
If you are new to S2R, you will need to complete our short application form before joining in with sessions: www.s2r.org.uk/onlineapplicationform
You can book on an activity by calling or emailing their team;
Phone lines – Open 10am – 3:30pm , Mon – Fri
07933 358 800 (Bookings and Creative Session enquiries)
07541 095 455 (The Great Outdoors Project)
07933 353 487 (All other enquires)
Get creative, learn new skills, improve your wellbeing and discover the great outdoors.