FREE Introduction to Stress Management course

St Andrew’s Healthcare are offering a FREE five week “Introduction to Stress Management” course. This will benefit anybody who is having difficulty managing their stress or where stress is having an impact on their daily life.  Causes of stress might be balancing work and life, parenting, stress in the workplace, managing a health condition, caring for a member of the family.

During the five-week course, we will cover:

  • The triggers of stress
  • The ways we manage our stress
  • Looking at the changes we can make
  • The impact of stress on our sleep

By the end of the course, you will have a range of tools and techniques available to effectively manage your stress, allowing you to focus on living a happier and healthier life.

Programme:

The course runs at St Andrew’s Healthcare on Tuesday evenings from 6 – 8pm and starts on Tuesday 2 July:

Session 1              Tuesday 2 July                   Introduction to Stress Management

Session 2              Tuesday 9 July                   Recognising helpful and unhelpful strategies

Session 3              Tuesday 16 July                 Identifying barriers to change

Session 4              Tuesday 23 July                 The importance of good sleep

 [Practice break to implement your new skills and techniques]

Session 5              Tuesday 6 August             Evaluation of programme and practical next steps

 

Who can apply?

Anybody can apply for a place on the course which will be a group of approximately 10 other people. There are a few conditions that you need to be aware of before you apply:

  • The course is ideal for anybody experiencing stress in their life and who wants to learn how to make positive changes. We will not be able to support you if you have had a suicide attempt or have self-harmed in the last six months. We cannot support anybody with a drug or alcohol problem
  • The course is for strictly over 18s and you cannot bring any children with you
  • Before you are given a place on the course, you will be asked to complete a telephone assessment with one of our clinical team which will be a pre-arranged appointment week commencing 24th June.
  • You would be expected to complete homework each week to allow you to practice the new skills you have learned.
  • You will need to commit to attending all of the five two-hour sessions.

 

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