Kirklees Wellness Service
Wellness starts with you
Our service aim is for people living healthier, happier lives and feeling more able to look after themselves. We support adults 18 years+
on a one-to-one basis to develop personally tailored health and wellbeing goals. Wellness Coaches work with people
using motivational interviewing and health coaching techniques to refine goals and plan change.
Access our Long Covid Peer Support Groups
Whilst there is still some uncertainty around Long Covid, one thing that can really help, is to connect with others. The Kirklees Wellness Service Long Covid Peer support Groups welcome people to connect, share their experiences with others who are going through something similar.See our latest group session timetable:
How can we support you to Stop Smoking
Access to free nicotine replacement products including Nicotine Patches, Vaping products and many more.See our latest drop-in session timetable
How we can help improve your physical health?
We offer one to one support sessions with our Wellness staff. These informal sessions will take place in accessible community venues that will help provide a comfortable environment.See our latest Walking Timetable
Interested in our latest Wellbeing 6 week course?
If you want to feel happier, healthier, worry less and sleep more, then these sessions are for you. The My Wellbeing Course, run by our Health Coaches, is designed to provide wellness clients with the tools they need to be able to manage their thoughts, feelings and emotions to have a positive impact on their everyday livesSee our latest group session timetable
How we can support you to manage your weight effectively...
The Wellness Service offers two options for healthy weight support, this could be on a one-to-one basis or through group sessions. Our aim is to help you achieve a healthier, balanced lifestyle through changes which are sustainable rather than promoting fad diets and quick fixes.Find out more about how we can help you
Lets discuss some of the challenges and difficult emotions carers may experience
Carers and the session facilitators discuss and share different ways to manage challenges, stress levels and ideas and techniques carers can use to improve and support their own physical and emotional wellbeing whilst caring for someone.See our latest Carers support session timetable
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When you quit smoking, good things start to happen — you can begin to see almost immediate improvements to your health. It’s much easier to quit when you get the right support and there are lots of options to choose from. Contact the Kirklees Wellness Service to access our free stop smoking support offer. If you’re not quite ready to stop, […]
Kirklees Wellness Service has teamed up with the Queer as Smoke campaign Queer as Smoke | The Brunswick Centre to support LGBTQ+ smokers. This campaign was launched by the local charity the Brunswick Centre as part of its work to raise awareness among the community and service providers. The campaign is visible across social media and targeted work at local LGBTQ+ […]
Gambling products are designed to keep us playing – increasing their addictive potential. They are designed to make us play more, spend more, and lose more. Get the right help for you, a family member, or a friend. Visit gamblingunderstood.co.uk for more information. Gambling Understood aim is to encourage and empower people to talk and seek further information about gambling harms […]
Visit the new website for the Kirklees Libraries: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE NEW LIBRARY WEBSITE Kirklees Libraries provide a range of books, resources and information to help people improve their health and wellbeing. We work closely with partner organisations to promote positive health messages and signpost to relevant support. Check out what we have – you might be surprised at what […]
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Becoming a Volunteer Join the Auntie Pam’s Team and become a volunteer. If you think you would like to volunteer at Auntie Pam’s in Dewsbury or Huddersfield, or would like more information call 01484 414775 to speak to one of the team or email email@example.com and ask for an application form. You can also download a form. You don’t need any […]
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What is relaxation An important factor in taking time to look after yourself well, is to make time for relaxation. Relaxation techniques are a great way to help with stress and any worries or anxieties you may be experiencing, which can help you enjoy a better quality of life, especially if you have a health condition. Relaxation isn’t only about peace […]
Refer to the Exercise Referral Scheme via the below link: CLICK HERE TO REFER TO THE EXERCISE REFERRAL SCHEME Both KAL’s Livewell and Fitness for Health programmes require a referral from a Health Care professional. Refer to the Exercise Referral Scheme via the below link: CLICK HERE TO REFER TO THE EXERCISE REFERRAL SCHEME
Join us for a friendly and inclusive cycle – Bike and Helmets are provided free of charge. To access this group, you can self refer by completing the online referral form or speak to your coach for further information. Cycling can really boost your mood and can help with managing and improving your mental wellbeing. Alongside this, getting outside […]
Have you made a New Year’s resolution to improve your fitness in 2023? If you have, that’s great! This blog will help you to start your journey with one of the simplest, but most effective ways to improve your fitness, especially if you are starting from a point of very little, or even no exercise experience at all! We have collected […]
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I’ve become more conscious of how food makes me feel and to make healthier choices. Eating better food has really helped me feel better physically, given me more energy and feel like I can concentrate better…..This is motivating me to keep going and I can see how my mind set is changing
It was great to have supportive suggestions and never feel like I was being ‘told’ what to do……. Instead my successes and failures were met with understanding and encouragement.
I lost 5lbs during the programme but what I found surprising was that weeks later, the weight had stayed off and I was continuing to reduce my overall weight. I still enjoy the odd packet of crisps and chocolate and no longer see the changes I’ve made as ‘dieting’