If you or someone you know is in danger of suicide, please seek help immediately. You should:

  • Call 999;
  • Call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000;
  • Use your local emergency department.

Don’t try to manage your or someone else’s suicidal thoughts on your own. Remember, thoughts about suicide are just that – thoughts. They won’t last forever and often they pass quickly. Many people who have had serious thoughts about suicide have said that they feel completely different only hours later.
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Stress control classes


Stressed and Anxious?

An enhanced rollout of free Stress Control classes will continue monthly from April 2021 until June 2021.

The programme has been developed to support people dealing with the effects of the pandemic on their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The link for the latest classes can be found here; Dates - Stress Control

There is no need to register or log in. To take part, visit www.ni.stresscontrol.org


Stress doesn’t just make you feel bad – it can also be bad for your health. The good news is there are measures you can take to deal with it.

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging those experiencing stress to participate in stress control classes which it is funding and are being delivered by Health and Social Care Trusts across Northern Ireland.

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure, and pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope.

Common signs of stress include sleeping problems, sweating, loss of appetite, and difficulty concentrating. You may feel anxious, irritable, low in self-esteem, have racing thoughts, worry constantly or go over things in your head.

You may notice that you lose your temper more easily, drink more or act unreasonably. You may also experience headaches, muscle tension or pain, or dizziness. Stress causes a surge of hormones in your body. These stress hormones are released to enable you to deal with pressures or threats – the so-called 'fight or flight' response.

The free Stress Control programme is held once a week over six weeks and teaches skill and techniques for managing stress.

Topics covered include an overview of what stress is, controlling your body, controlling your thoughts, controlling your actions,  managing panicky feelings, getting a good night’s sleep and planning for the future.

Stress control is a class, not ‘group therapy’ – you do not have to talk about personal difficulties in front of others.

 

Details of the latest round of Stress Control classes are below:

September

Session 1

Monday 6th September

Available till Wednesday, 8th, 11pm

Session 2

Thursday 9th September

Available till Sunday, 12th, 11pm

Session 3

Monday 13th September

Available till Wednesday, 15th, 11pm

Session 4

Thursday 16th September

Available till Sunday, 19th, 11pm

Session 5

Monday 20th September

Available till Wednesday, 22nd, 11pm

Session 6

Thursday 23rd September

Available till Sunday, 26th, 11pm

October

Session 1 9am Monday 4th
Session 2 9am Thursday 7th
Session 3 9am Monday 11th
Session 4 9am Thursday 14th
Session 5  9am Monday 18th
Session 6 9am Thursday 21st

November

Session 1 9am Monday 1st   
Session 2 9am Thursday 4th
Session 3 9am Monday 8th
Session 4 9am Thursday 11th
Session 5 9am Monday 15th
Session 6 9am Thursday 18th

December

Session 1         9am Monday 29th November
Session 2 9am Thursday 2nd 
Session 3 9am Monday 6th
Session 4  9am Tursday 9th
Session 5 9am Monday 13th
Session 6 9am Thursday 17th