People in the Bradford, Wharfedale, Airedale or Craven are getting help to beat stress with free ‘stress buster’ sessions run by MyWellbeing College and available throughout the district.
Stress is part of everyday life and can be beneficial; it can get us out of bed in the morning and motivates us throughout the day. But high levels over a long period can be bad for our health leaving us feeling irritable with friends and family, anxious, tired, unable to sleep and feeling that there are not enough hours in the day to get things done.
Factors such as heavy workloads, moving house, bereavement, getting married, relationship issues, money worries, low mood and health issues are all circumstances that can result in stress.
MyWellbeing College available at www.bmywellbeingcollege.nhs.uk, will help people navigate their way through life’s ups and downs, is holding a serious of quick stress buster session aimed at spotting the early signs and providing people with the tools they need to manage stress.
The free 45-minute workshops will be open to the public and held at Bradford City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford BD1 1HY on Tuesday 7 February at 12.00pm and 1.00pm, Carlisle Business Centre, 1 Carlisle Rd, Bradford BD8 8BD, Thursday 23 February at 9.30am- 3.00pm and Canalside Health Centre, 2 Kingsway, Bingley, BD16 4RP on Friday 24 February 9.30am- 3.00pm.
During the sessions course participants will find out more about stress, recognising the signs and physical symptoms, techniques to manage stress, including relaxation exercises, tips and techniques to do at home, as well as a one minute meditation taster session to give people a flavour of what is available through the MyWellbeing College. Attendees will also hear about factors which contribute to stress, including alcohol, caffeine and smoking.
Mandy Stephenson delivers courses through the MyWellbeing College and said: “Stress can affect any of us at 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.”
For more details and to book a place on the course visit www. bmywellbeingcollege.nhs.uk/events/ or call 01274 221 234.
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 www.bmywellbeingcollege.nhs.uk or give the enrolment team a call on 0300 555 5551 to chat through the range of options available.