One in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year, though many of us are too afraid to talk about it. Talking about mental health doesn’t need to be difficult. It can be as simple as making time to have a cuppa or go for a walk, and listening to someone talk about how they feel.

With this in mind, Derby Adult Learning Service will be running two new Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) focused courses during November, designed to help people better understand and manage anxiety, depression and stress.

Managing Depression and Planning Activity

Depression comes in many shapes and sizes. It does not discriminate and may be with any one of us in our lifetime as we face life’s challenges.

Planning and integrating a healthy regime to help stimulate endorphins may help to regulate and stave off the possibility of sinking lower and lower.

When: The course takes place over five weeks, starting on Wednesday 1st November until Wednesday 29th November. The sessions take place from 1.00pm until 3.30pm.

Where: The Rycote Centre, Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF

Managing Stress and Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety and stress continue to dominate people’s lives. Once in the grip of its power, it can seem like the world’s hostilities are never ending. However, anxiety is often more manageable than we realise.

Come along to one of our courses and explore why this is, and gain valuable knowledge and tools to help you.

When: The course takes place over five weeks, starting on Tuesday 31st October until Tuesday 28th November. The sessions take place from 6.00pm until 8.30pm.

Where: Landau Forte College, Fox Street, Derby, DE1 2LF

For more information, or to book, visit the Derby Adult Learning Service website or call the learner helpline on 01332 717900.