Move for­ward with new men­tal health course

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

A course aimed at sup­port­ing peo­ple with men­tal health is­sues is to get un­der­way next week.

The free self-de­vel­op­ment course is de­signed to help peo­ple who are hav­ing prob­lems mov­ing for­ward in their lives as a re­sult of strug­gles with their men­tal health.

The course, called ‘Change your mind, Change your life’ is a three-week long pro­gramme that of­fers the chance to ex­plore mind­ful­ness, goal setting, bar­rier re­moval and of­fer in­dus­try taster days and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment projects as well as hav­ing ac­cess to a qual­i­fied psy­chother­a­pist.

The course will take place at Ban­nock­burn and East Vil­lages Com­mu­nity Hub in Park Drive.

The pro­gramme con­sists of group work ses­sions two days per week over three weeks, along­side one-to-one men­tal health sup­port at least once a fort­night, for up to six weeks.

Each par­tic­i­pant will take part in six work­shop ses­sions and re­ceive a guar­an­teed min­i­mum of three one–to– one ses­sions with a men­tal health pro­fes­sional.

Work­shop days will run from 10am–2pm

One-to-one men­tal health ses­sions will be 90 min­utes each,at a pre-ar­ranged ap­point­ment time.

The re­fer­ral dead­line is Mon­day, Jan­uary 14 for the course start date on Tues­day, Jan­uary 15.

Re­fer­rals to Laura Flan­na­gan on 07745026808.

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