Stress Research Control study to continue in Donegal

first_imgThe HSE continues to roll out the highly regarded Stress Control programme in Donegal. Stress control is a free six session programme with each session lasting for 90 minutes and is delivered once a week.‘Stress Control’ was devised by Dr.Jim White, a clinical psychologist in Glasgow to help the large number of people who complained of stress and who were keen to learn how to tackle their problems themselves. Through research, this evidence-based course has been improved over the years and Stress Control is now available in many different countries.Stress affects people from all walks of life. Although no two people will have exactly the same problems, we all have a lot in common when we are feeling stressed. We can find it hard to relax, we can worry a great deal, we can lose confidence and a sense of control and get despondent.Our relationships at home or at work may suffer as we become more snappy and irritable, our thinking becomes less clear, more confused and consequently we may make poor decisions in our day to day affairs.People who come to Stress Control come to learn simple strategies for alleviating stress, and the course is delivered by the presenters in such a way that people do not need to interact, this makes it less stressful for participants, there are no embarrassing exercises, just simple information explained in such a way that people learn over the course how to become their own therapists. Handouts are given for each session, and people practice the exercises between sessions. In order to ensure the continued development of our Community Health Services the HSE in Donegal is carrying out a research study carried out into the potential mental health benefits of the six week ‘Stress Control’ programme.There are two stress control programmes due to take place in Colgan Hall, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal in September 2016. You are invited to attend either the Tuesday or Wednesday evening class from 6.30 – 8.00 pm. If you wish to participate please come to our information night on Wednesday, September 7th at 6:30 pm. You will be asked to complete a number of short questionnaires about your levels of stress, anxiety and depression.Staff from the Mental Health Centre, Buncrana will be available to provide assistance. As part of the study you will be asked to complete the same questionnaires at the end of the six week programme and again three months later. All of the information taken will be kept confidential and secure.You must be 18 or over to participate. Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be provided. All welcome.For more information on this study please contact: Christina Corbett (Senior Clinical Psychologist) on Tel: 074 93 62529 or e mail [email protected] stress is concerning you or someone you know it’s important to talk to your GP to get help and advice. For a list of all stress control programmes being held in Donegal, please visit Donegal Mind Wellness website at Research Control study to continue in Donegal was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CarndonaghHSEstressstress controllast_img read more

Transfer news: Bale is ‘untouchable’ at Real Madrid and will NOT be leaving

first_img1 Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and club chiefs see Gareth Bale as ‘untouchable’ and will not allow the Welsh star to leave the Bernabeu this summer, according to reports in Spain.There have been big question marks over Bale’s future with the Spanish giants following an injury-hampered fourth season in Spain.The 27-year-old required surgery on an ankle problem he suffered back in November, and only made his full return to the side as a late substitute in the Champions League final victory over Juventus in June – in his hometown of Cardiff.But Real thrived in Bale’s absence, with Zidane tinkering with his formation and Spanish playmaker Isco starring in a more attacking role – the team winning the LaLiga and European titles largely without him.That led to reports the Wales international could return to the Premier League this summer, with Manchester United strongly linked with a big-money move following a failed pursuit of Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.But Bale insisted following the 4-1 win over Juve that he was happy in Madrid, and now the club have moved to reassure the star of his future in Spain.According to Marca, Zidane is a big admirer of the Welsh flyer and regards him as ‘untouchable’ at the club,Bale is said to be focusing solely on next season with Real Madrid and the club are confident he can return to his best after a full recovery, as they look to defend their double crown.The current uncertainly surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the Bernabeu also means there is no way Real will consider letting Bale leave.Bale’s deal at the Bernabeu is set to run until 2022, having signed an contract extension in October. Gareth Bale won his third Champions League title in four years with Real Madrid this season last_img read more