Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a dedicated course for carers focused on supporting low mood.

The course is free and will provide support for people caring for loved ones who use the Trust’s services to better manage their mood. It will offer carers the opportunity to learn more about low mood and different ways to cope in situations that often arise in a caring role.

Samantha Dent, who works for  MyWellbeing College at the Care Trust, said: “It is widely recognised that the role of being a carer can lead to high levels of stress and a drop in mood. It is important carers get the support that they need to help them to continue in their caring role.”

Mood Matters is a six week course. Sessions will cover an introduction to low mood, challenging behaviour, learning about unhelpful thoughts, challenging thoughts and improving sleep. The sessions focus on supporting carers emotional and any physical needs they may be experiencing as a result of low mood.

The course will run every Wednesday from Wednesday 3 May until Wednesday 7 June, at 10am – 12noon. Each session is delivered by professional from Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s MyWellbeing College team.

Spaces are limited and carers need to be able to commit to the full set of six sessions. Participants must be able to commit to all six session. All sessions are held at the Trust’s Carers Hub, Horton Park Health Centre (Level 2), 99 Horton Park Ave, BD7 3EG. Please call the Carers Hub on 01274 251112 to book a place on the course.