FREE Stress Control Courses in Newry and Mourne

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Friday, September 8th, 2017
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The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is running a series of free Stress Management classes. 

Funded 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 in Armagh, Newry and Lurgan.



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.

SHe added, “These are group classes rather than therapy sessions, so participants will not be asked to discuss any personal problems in front of others.” 

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.



Course details:

Newry Campus
Lecture  Theatre
East Building
Patrick Street
BT35 8DN
Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm
Week 1 is a 2 hour class 8.30pm
26th September – 24th October  2017


Lurgan Campus
Lecture theatre
Kitchen Hill
BT66 6AZ
Mondays 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Week 1 is a 2 hour class 8.30pm
25th September – 23rd October 2017


Armagh Campus
Hall 138
Killylea Rd Building
Windmill Hill
BT60 4BR
Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm
Week 1 is a 2 hour class 8.30pm
27th September – 25th October 2017

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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