Free stress control classes in Foyle Arena

Mon, 30/12/2019 - 17:18 -- Editor

The Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) is inviting members of the public to attend free ‘Stress Control’ weekly classes in Foyle Arena.

Classes will run from Thursday 9 January 2020 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm to Thursday 13 February 2020.

The Stress Control sessions are designed for people who want to help them control common problems such as anxiety, depression, panic, poor sleep, burnout, loss of confidence or low self-esteem (in other words, ‘stress’). The sessions will teach people to ‘become their own therapist’ and participants will be encouraged to work hard at practicing the skills they learn.

Each session builds together like pieces of a jigsaw to enable people to deal with their individual difficulties. Booklets, relaxation CDs and general information leaflets will be also provided. The sessions are classes and not ‘group therapy’ so you will not have to talk about your problems in front of others. Although it is preferable to start at Session One, you can join a class at any time and sessions are open to everyone regardless of age. Everyone is welcome to bring a friend, relative or carer along with them. There is no referral system, just turn up, take a seat, then sit back and learn some great ways to control stress. It is a very relaxed informal setting and people can come and go as they need.