Free online stress control classes

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has announced further online stress control courses will be available through to March to meet interest and demand.

Thursday, 28th January 2021, 10:00 am

Over 94,000 people took the opportunity to learn skills to help support them in dealing with the effects of the pandemic on their mental and emotional wellbeing between June and December last year.

Fiona Teague Mental and Emotional Wellbeing lead at the Public Health Agency said: “It is clear that people want to learn more skills to manage stress in these difficult times, so we hope these classes will continue to help support the psychological wellbeing of our population.

“For anyone who would like some guidance on how manage their feelings and actions, this is the course for them.”

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The classes were created and presented by Dr Jim White, a Clinical Psychologist, and are available at a specially dedicated site for Northern Ireland at www.ni.stresscontrol.org

Topics covered during the Stress Control course include an overview of what stress is, controlling your body and your thoughts, controlling your actions, and techniques to get a good night’s sleep.

Participants do not have to register or log in to view the course – they simply click on the link for each monthly course. Each course will run for three weeks and comprises of six sessions.

A new session is made available at 9am on Mondays and Thursdays and can be watched 24 hours a day until it is taken down (at 11pm the night before the next session).

The next course in the series will start classes on Monday, February 8, at 9am and will run for three weeks.