Spaces are available on a number of emotional wellbeing courses being run by the ²gether NHS Foundation Trust.
The courses, which are free of charge, are held at various locations across Gloucestershire and Jan Bagnall, of the Let’s Talk service which runs the events, said they were invaluable in helping to deal with a wide range of mental health issues.
“The courses are held regularly at various public buildings across the county, and we will always welcome new participants to come and take part,” Senior Therapist Jan explained.
“They are really great for people wanting to deal with stress, anxiety, low mood, low self esteem and other issues.
“With the New Year just getting underway, it’s the ideal time to think about your emotional wellbeing, so please do get in touch if you want to participate.
“People who complete our courses are almost always very glad they’ve done so as they can have a significant impact on quality of life.”
The courses are being held at venues in Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Moreton in Marsh, Cirencester, Stroud, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean. The majority of courses are run during the evening, however a number take place during the day.
On these courses you will be led by trained and experienced staff. You will not be expected to speak in front of others or disclose personal information to anyone.
Anyone attending the emotional wellbeing course will 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 your self
· 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
· learnt techniques to be more assertive and to improve your relationships
· a recognition of your own emotional early warning signs
· a plan for managing those inevitable difficult days
The course 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 0732200.
For further details visit https://www.talk2gether.nhs.uk/.