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?

Free stress control classes are available online

Visit www.stresscontrol.org

  • Session 1 - April 13 @ 2pm or 8.30pm
    (Repeated - April 14 @ 2pm or 8.30pm)
  • Session 2 - April 16 @ 2pm or 8.30pm
  • Session 3 - April 20 @ 2pm or 8.30pm
  • Session 4 - April 23 @ 2pm or 8.30pm
  • Session 5 - April 27 @ 2pm or 8.30pm
  • Session 6 - April 30 @ 2pm or 8.30pm

Each session will last 90 mins


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 for each Trust area are below:

Belfast Trust

No need to register for classes – just show up!

 

Belfast HSC Trust

Venue

Skainos

Belfast Central Mission

Falls Road Library

Crumlin Road Gaol

PEC, QUB, Group Room 3

6:30pm – 8:00pm

12:00pm – 1:00pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm

12:30pm- 1:30pm

January/February 2020

6th Jan- 10th Feb 

7th Jan – 11th Feb 

7th Jan -11th Feb 

8th Jan -  12th Feb 

 

February/March 2020

24th Feb- 30th Mar  25th Feb - 30th Mar  25th Feb - 30th Mar  26th Feb - 30th Mar 

5th Feb- 13th Mar 

Western area

No need to register for classes – just show up!

 

 

Western HSC Trust

Venue

Foyle Arena, Derry / Londonderry

Strabane Enterprise Agency

Omagh Enterprise Centre

Fermanagh House, Enniskillen

 6:30pm - 8:00pm 6:30pm - 8:00pm  6:30pm - 8:00pm  6:30pm - 8:00pm 

January/February 2020

9th Jan - 13th Feb

     

February/March 2020

   

3rd Feb - 9th Mar 

4th Feb - 10th Mar 

March/April 2020

7th Mar - 11th April     

 

May/June 2020

 

2nd May - 6th June 

   

Northern Trust

Contact: Nikita Bujwid, [email protected]

 

Northern HSC Trust

Venue

Monkstown Village Centre

Glengormley Integrated Primary School (TBC)

Ballyclare Town Hall

Coleraine CRUN Centre

Magherafelt Meadowbank Sports arena

7:00pm – 8:30pm

7:00pm – 8:30pm

10:30 am- 12 noon

10:30 – 12 noon

6:30pm – 8:00pm

February/March 2020

 

 

 

5th Feb - 11th March

4th Feb – 10th March

February/April 2020

27th Feb - 2nd April 26th Feb - 1st April 27th Feb - 2nd April 

 

 

South Eastern area

Contact: Julia O’Grady, [email protected]

 

South Eastern HSC Trust

Venue

Saintfield Community Centre

Londonderry Park Pavillion, Newtownards Lisburn Library

 

11.30am - 1:00pm

Wednesday

6.00pm - 7.30pm

 

11.30am - 1:00pm

 

6pm - 7.30pm

January/February 2020

 

   

21st Jan - 25th Feb

February/March 2020

11th Feb - 17th Mar   4th Feb - 10th Mar   
April/May 2020   15th Apr - 20 May    

Southern area


To register for any of the following Stress Control classes please call SRC on 0300 123 1223 – registration will open on 15th February 2020

 

Southern HSC Trust

Venue

Southern Regional College, Lecture theatre, Lurgan Campus

Southern Regional College, Lecture Theatre, Newry Campus

Southern Regional College, Gym, Armagh Campus

Thursday

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Tuesday

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday

6:30pm – 8:00pm

February/April 2020

27th Feb - 2nd April 

 

 

26th Feb - 1st Apr 

 

April/May 2020

 

21st April - 26th May 

 

 

To register for any of the following Stress Control classes please call 02837517170 – registration is open now

 

Southern HSC Trust

Venue

Banbridge Library

AmmA Centre (behind Library)

Ballygawley Area Development Association 

Thursday

10:00am - 11.30am

Monday

10:00 am - 11.30am

Wednesday

10:00am - 11.30am

February/April 2020

27th Feb - 2nd April 

 

 

March/April 2020   2nd Mar - 6th April  4th Mar - 8th April