Free Stress Control Courses in Newry

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Friday, December 11th, 2015
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The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is running a series of free Stress Management classes. 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 Portadown Campuses. 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 would 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. Topics 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. The Newry class takes place in Newry ‘Lecture Theatre’, East Building, Patrick St, Newry, BT35 8DN on 5th January – 9th February 2016, Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm. To register or find out more contact the Southern Regional College on 0300 1231 223.
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