Aware bringing its education courses to Wexford town
AWARE is bringing its popular Education Programme to Wexford this month.
The Life Skills Group Programme which equips people with the tools to cope with the stresses of everyday life and the Relatives & Friends Programme for those supporting a loved one experiencing depression or bipolar disorder are both free of charge.
The Life Skills Group Programme, which takes place over nine hours during a six week period, will teach attendees how to better cope with the stresses of everyday life, recognise and manage unhelpful thoughts, learn new ways of thinking and ultimately begin the journey to a healthier and more confident life. Developed by the renowned cognitive behaviour therapy specialist (CBT), Dr. Chris Williams, the programme is specifically designed to help people learn more about how we think and how this can influence our actions in helpful or unhelpful ways.
The Life Skills Group Programme will begin on Thursday, April 19, at Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford.
The Relatives & Friends Programme is designed for those supporting a loved one experiencing depression or bipolar disorder. The programme, which takes place over six hours during a four week period, aims to provide helpful information about depression and bipolar disorder, provide practical advice, address the challenges faced each day when supporting a loved one. The content also addresses self-care, teaches coping tools and communication skills and equips people with the tools to understand and support a loved one experiencing depression or bipolar disorder, while also focusing on the self-care of the supporter.
The Relatives & Friends Programme will begin on Thursday, April 19, at Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford.
The programmes are delivered in workshop style to offer a participative learning environment. Each evening session is 90 minutes long. The workshops provide an opportunity for discussion but at no stage is anyone asked to share information if they do not wish to.
Online registration for the programmes id now open at www.aware.ie and places are available to anyone over 18. Those interested in attending are encouraged to book quickly as places are limited and will fill up fast.
The Aware education programmes are free to attend, with a refundable €30 booking deposit in place to ensure participants that really want to book a place have the opportunity to do so. The booking fee will be refunded by contacting Aware once all modules in the course have been completed. Reduced booking fees are available to students, OAPs and medical card holders.