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The HSE is set to offer a series of live webinars for people – including farmers – looking to reduce and control stress and improve their overall mental health and wellbeing.

Her free stress management courses can be viewed for free each month online.

The organization reports that in 2021, about 12,800 people took advantage of these aids.

The program, he says, helps participants recognize signs of stress and teaches skills for overcoming feelings of panic and tips for getting a good night’s sleep.

The HSE has developed the free program for anyone who needs help with stress management.

It will be streamed live on Stresscontrol.ie Youtube channel in September and October on fixed days.

Each session is available for three days before the next session goes live.

Sessions

Each session lasts 90 minutes and will cover different topics.

The HSE encourages attendees to watch all sessions, but attendees can join at any stage for one or more sessions.

  • Un: What is stress? 9 a.m. Monday 12 (available until 8:15 a.m.)
  • Two: Control Your Body, 9 a.m. Thursday 15 (available until 8 a.m. 19)
  • Three: Controlling Your Thoughts, 9 a.m. Monday 19 (available until 8 a.m. 22)
  • Four: Control Your Actions, 9 a.m. Thursday 22 (available until 8 a.m. 26)
  • Five: Control feelings of panic and get a good night’s sleep Monday, 26 at 9 a.m. (available until 29 at 8 a.m.)
  • Six: Controlling your future, 9:00 a.m. Thursday 29 (available until 8:00 a.m. October 3)

Information brochures on each topic are also available.

The HSE encourages participants to read the brochures before attending to get the most out of each session.

Dr Aisling Sheehan, head of the HSE mental health and wellbeing programme, said stress is a “very real” presence in people’s lives right now for a variety of reasons.

She explained that Stress Control is an evidence-based program that encourages viewers to think about the impact of stress and anxiety on their lives and teaches practical ways to manage it.

Stress Control will be available online in September and October, and there are six different sessions.

Dr. Jim White, an internationally recognized expert in stress management, will present the sessions.

Dr. White said there are many reasons people can become overly stressed, including:

  • Examinations;
  • Your job;
  • financial pressures;
  • Relationships;
  • New responsibilities;
  • Problems at school or college;
  • A sickness.

He acknowledged that stress affects different people in different ways, but it can affect how you feel emotionally, mentally and physically.

He continued: “It can affect your behavior and your feelings; you may feel emotionally overwhelmed, anxious, or fearful, or you may have difficulty concentrating or making decisions.

“It can also affect you physically; you may have headaches, fatigue, muscle tension or sleep problems.

Add to Resilience

Dr Eddie Murphy, HSE Psychologist, added:

“No matter what background you are in or what your situation is, the reality is that managing stress is something we all have to deal with as part of modern life.”

“The skills and knowledge you can gain from this course can really build your resilience, and I encourage people to participate to improve their mental health,” he concluded.

To register or for more information, see this link.

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