Free Stress Control Courses in Newry

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Monday, April 4th, 2016
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The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is running a series of free Stress Management classes in Newry. stressedFunded by the Public Health Agency, the classes aim to help anyone of any age who feels they are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression. The six week programmes have been organised in conjunction with the Southern Regional College and will take place at Armagh, Newry and Dungannon. Jacqueline McKenna, Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for the Southern Trust, who is running the courses says, “The pressures of modern life, juggling work, family and every day challenges can take their toll on many people, with one in five people in the UK taking a day off work due to stress at some point. “We hope that through these workshops we can help to equip people with skills and techniques to manage their own stress or indeed help a relative or friend to prevent it escalating into a much more serious mental health problem. “Everyone is welcome and we particularly encourage males who traditionally don’t feel so comfortable talking about or seeking help for their problems. These are group classes rather than therapy sessions, so participants will not be asked to discuss any personal problems in front of others,” she added.
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NT ads gif newTopics covered include: an overview of what stress is, controlling your body, controlling your thoughts, controlling your actions, getting a good night’s sleep and planning for the future. Course details: The Junction, 12 Beechvalley Way Dungannon, BT70 1BS on Monday evenings at 6:30pm-8:00pm from 4th April – 16th May 2016 Newry ‘Lecture Theatre’ East Building, Patrick St, Newry, BT35 8DN on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm-8:00pm from 5th April -10th May 2016 Portadown ‘Bistro’, 36 Lurgan Rd, Portadown, BT63 5BL on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm-8:00pm from 6th April – 11th May 2016 To register or find out more contact the Southern Regional College Tel: 0300 1231 223 or you can just turn up on the first night of any course.
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