NHS to offer free stress control classes

By Phil Turner | 03/08/2010 0 comments

NHS to offer free stress control classes

STRESSED out workers in Rotherham are being offered help through a new training programme.

NHS Rotherham is funding the five-week educational programme which teaches people to control their stress and worry.

Stress Control classes are delivered by experienced members of the NHS Rotherham Primary Care Mental Health Service.

The free sessions are designed for people who are feeling stressed or worried or think that they might be suffering from problems such as anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties and panic.

Jemma Dixon, NHS Rotherham Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, said: “One in six people suffer from stress or anxiety during their lives.  

“This course aims to teach people to understand the triggers of their stress and anxiety and provides them with the support and self-help techniques to be able to manage it.  

“We also provide an information pack and activities for people to work through in their own time."

Classes start on Thursday September 9 from 9.30am to 11.30am at Rotherham Arts Centre, Rotherham Central Library for five weeks until Thursday October 7.

Anyone over the age of 18 who are registered with a Rotherham GP practice can attend.

Stress Control is not suitable if you have major alcohol or drug issues or people with thoughts of self-harm.

Please contact your G.P for help with either of these problems.

  •  For more information or to book a place, telephone the Primary Care Mental Health Service on 01709 302630.


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