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Community Links Engagement and Recovery Service (CLEAR)

Community Links Engagement and Recovery Service (CLEAR)

CLEAR Huddersfield
Lion Chambers
32-34 John William Street
Huddersfield

HD1 1ES

01484 519097

clear.huddersfield@commlinks.co.uk

Community Links Engagement and Recovery Service (CLEAR)

CLEAR Dewsbury
26 Bond Street
Dewsbury

WF13 1AU

01924 465054

clear.dewsbury@commlinks.co.uk

About the service

Community Links Engagement and Recovery (CLEAR) is a group-based recovery-focused health and wellbeing service for individuals with mental health needs including dementia. We provide a range of social, leisure and skills-based activities which aim to develop confidence, motivation and self-reliance. These groups are also a chance to meet others, socialise and make friends.

The service is open to anyone over 18 who lives within the Kirklees area who feels they may benefit from groups offering wellbeing support. Support is delivered via group activities and self-help courses, with 1:1 meetings every 12 weeks with a keyworker to support progress.

We are also able offer specific support to ex-service personnel and have carried out research into the barriers to this group accessing mental health services. We are working alongside several military organisations to provide support to this client group around mental health and wellbeing.

As well as a regular timetable of groups, courses and drop-ins, CLEAR runs many trips, special events and days out to help you build your confidence, social skills and physical health. In the past we’ve been on walks in the countryside, trips to theme parks and put on Christmas parties.

We are open seven days a week including evenings and weekends.

Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm
Saturday and Sunday – 10am – 5pm

Referrals

We accept referrals from other professionals, or via self-referrals.

Download a CLEAR referral form and email to clear.dewsbury@commlinks.co.uk or clear.huddersfield@commlinks.co.uk or telephone 01924 465054 or 01484 519097.

You can also send completed referrals to: Dewsbury Business Centre, 26 Bond Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1AU or 32-34 Lion Chambers, John William Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1ES.

Groups

We run a wide range of groups and activities for our service users during the week and at weekends in Huddersfield and Dewsbury. Visit our CLEAR groups page for more information.

Community engagement

As well as groups and courses we run activities in the community.

Men’s Talk
Facilitated by Community Engagement and Development Worker Stuart Hawkes and supported by previous participants, Men’s Talk is a performance and advocacy project for men who have experienced mental health issues. Men’s Talk uses applied theatre techniques to build participants’ confidence, develop their skills, surface and shape material and create platforms where their voices can be heard.

Extracts from Men’s Talk and testimony about the project were shared on Kirklees TV recently and can be viewed here and here.

Workshops are held each Tuesday at:
Brigantia, 5th Floor, Empire House Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DJ

If you are interested in taking part, would like more information or would like to book a performance or a place on the workshop programme, either call Stuart on 07391 868752 or email stuart.hawkes@commlinks.co.uk

The CLEAR service is funded by Kirklees Council, North Kirklees CCG and Greater Huddersfield CCG.

This animation was made by Michael, Jo, Daniel and Sam at CLEAR about crutches – the things that help us through our days – and chains, the things that hold us back.