‘Stress Buster’ classes in Doncaster

Are life’s pressures getting you down and making you feel stressed and anxious? Do you worry a lot? Then a stress buster class could help you.

After the success of the last stress buster class, a local health trust is taking bookings for its free six-week educational programme in January which teaches Doncaster people how to control their stress and worry.

Stress Buster classes are designed for people who are feeling stressed or think that they might be suffering from problems such as anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties and panic. The classes are run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

Tim Godley, of RDaSH, who is involved in organising the classes, said: “One in six people suffer from stress or anxiety during their lives.

“This course aims to teach people to understand the triggers of their stress and anxiety and provides them with the support and self-help techniques to be able to manage it. We also provide an information pack and activities for people to work through in their own time.”

The classes run in a central venue on a Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning and Wednesday evening. Further details can be obtained by contacting the Talking Shop on 01302 565556.

Stress Buster is available to anyone over the age of 18, who are registered with a Doncaster GP practice. It is not suitable for people who have major alcohol or drug issues, people with thoughts of self-harm or already open to a mental health team. Please contact your GP for help with any of these problems.

For more information, or to book a place, please ring 01302 565556 or visit  http://iapt.rdash.nhs.uk/