New mental health courses launched in Gloucestershire
4:49pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
NEW courses are being launched across Gloucestershire to help anyone struggling with their mental health, sleep problems, anger management, panic and similar issues.
The county’s Let’s Talk service is expanding the number of courses it offers from six to 16, as well as widening the number of topics covered.
Anyone over the age of 18 is encouraged to sign up for the new free courses, as well as the courses Let’s Talk already offer, such as those addressing low mood, anxiety, self-esteem, wellbeing and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Jan Bagnall, senior therapist with Let’s Talk, said: “Many of us struggle from time to time with common issues such as having trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, panicking and feeling down.
“These courses offer an opportunity to meet people in a similar situation, find out you are not alone and benefit from the support of qualified professionals.
“If at the end of the course you feel you need more support, then this can be arranged, but these courses are a good first step and you can sign up online, without needing a referral from a GP or similar professional.”
The courses each last between five and eight weeks, and they are held at venues across the county either during the day or in the evenings, making them accessible to all.
The new courses include dealing with anger management, sleep problems, irritable bowel syndrome and panic issues.
Existing courses include anxiety, self esteem, mindfulness, wellbeing, obsessive compulsive disorder and low mood problems.
To see full details and book a place, visit https://courses.talk2gether.nhs.uk or call 0800 073 2200.
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