Six-week course of classes in Dungannon to tackle stress


The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is running Stress Management classes in Dungannon over the coming weeks.

Funded by the Public Health Agency, the classes aim to help anyone of any age who feels they are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression.

The six week programmes have been organised in conjunction with the Southern Regional College and will take place at Armagh, Newry and Dungannon.

Jacqueline McKenna, Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for the Southern Trust, who is running the courses says: “The pressures of modern life, juggling work, family and every day challenges can take their toll on many people, with one in five people in the UK taking a day off work due to stress at some point. We hope that through these workshops we can help to equip people with skills and techniques to manage their own stress... These are group classes rather than therapy sessions, so participants will not be asked to discuss any personal problems in front of others.”

The classes will be held at The Junction, 12 Beechvalley Way Dungannon, BT70 1BS. each Monday night [6.30pm-8.oopm] from April 4 - May 16.