Many people struggle with stress, particularly in the New Year, which may be due to challenges at work, difficulties in home life or money worries. To help people combat this Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s MyWellbeing College team will be delivering a free Stressbuster session on 15 January 2018 at Victoria Hall, Saltaire.

The session which is taking place on ‘Blue Monday’ will cover stress, recognising the signs and physical symptoms, techniques to manage stress, including relaxation exercises and tips and techniques to do at home.

Naomi Holdsworth, Team Manager at MyWellbeing College said: “Stress can affect any of us at any point in our lives, recognising the signs and attending a session can help people experiencing stress manage it more effectively.  People that have attended sessions have credited the course with getting them back on track and have enrolled on further courses to boost their wellbeing.”

This event will take place in the Evans Room at Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3JS.

To book your place, please contact the Trust’s membership office on telephone 01274 363430, or email Places are strictly limited so, to avoid disappointment, please book early.

MyWellbeing College is, this month, celebrating one year since its launch on ‘Blue Monday’ last year.

The Blue Monday concept came about in 2005 by using a calculation involving factors such as poor weather, debt problems, low motivation, abandoned New Year resolutions and returning to work after Christmas.

The service offers a range of learning opportunities to suit individual needs, people can choose from a variety of options including online courses they can complete in the comfort of their own home to getting out and meeting new people in group courses such as Mood Matters, which helps overcome low mood and Stress Control, which aims to manage stress and anxiety effectively. Phone advice or one-to-one courses at a range of locations are also available and the website offers a range of free guides and tools to help people better manage life’s ups and downs.

The MyWellbeing College is open to anyone over the age of 16 who is registered with a GP in Bradford, Wharfedale, Airedale or Craven.  People don’t have to go through their GP to enrol on a course, they can register online at or give the enrolment team a call on 0300 555 5551 to chat through the range of options available.