A new Emotional Wellbeing course will begin on Saturday mornings in Gloucester from June 8.
The course, which will run for five sessions, will take place from 10am until 11.30am, at the University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls Campus.
Jan Bagnall, Senior Therapist with ²gether’s Let’s Talk service, said: “This course will be very useful to anyone wanting to improve their emotional wellbeing.
“If you are struggling with low mood, depressed or feeling anxious, this course will teach you some useful skills to make changes in your life.
“Previous courses have been very well received, with those who attended saying afterwards that they felt less isolated, had got to know themselves better and that the course helped them to be more assertive and think in a positive way.
“We run other courses of this type, but we hope that because this course is on a Saturday morning, people who work during the week or who struggle to find childcare, will find it easier to attend.”
The free course will help those attending to gain:
- an understanding of how to keep emotionally well;
- knowledge of how to get more active, improve your sleep, eat well and feel better about your appearance;
- more skills to improve your confidence and your acceptance of yourself;
- a recognition of helpful and unhelpful thoughts;
- a plan to get some meaning back into your life;
- a plan for a way to be kinder to yourself;
- techniques to be more assertive and to improve relationships;
- a recognition of emotional early warning signs; and
- a plan for managing those inevitable difficult days.
- The course, which starts on June 8, is educational and is not a therapy group so we ask that if you have pressing concerns about your mental health and need immediate help or support, you contact your GP or the Samaritans (08457 909090).
To book a place, or to find out about a range of other courses offered, please ring Let’s Talk on 0800 073 2200.
For further details visit http://www.talk²gether.nhs.uk/