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Event:
Mood Matters
Date:
May 8, 2018 7:00 pm
Category:
Updated:
October 20, 2017
Venue:
Fostering Team
Address:
Bangor Hospital, Bangor

SOUTH EASTERN TRUST

Mood Matters is an award winning educational programme, developed and delivered by Aware since 2000.

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of looking after our mental health
  • Highlight the risk factors for, and symptoms of, stress, anxiety and depression
  • Help to reduce stigma by conveying the message that depression is an illness and not a sign of weakness
  • Provide information about treatments available and promote self help strategies for regaining and / or maintaining good mental health
  • Provide participants with relevant literature to reinforce learning and provide a future point of reference
  • Signpost participants to sources of support
  • Discussion looks at triggers for stress, signs and symptoms and how to manage
  • Group will learn the signs and symptoms of Anxiety and Depression and appropriate treatments for these
  • Teaches self-care techniques which promote resilience and a healthy mind
  • Aims to help adults learn about depression and recognise the role of self-help strategies in improving mood
  • Uses appropriate activities and group work.

What previous participants have said…

“This session was excellent and pointed out clearly, things to help yourself and organise who to go to, to seek help. Thank you.”

“Good address highlighted that physical and mental illness are equal. Help is there but try and help yourself.”

“Excellent presentation and everyone should have the opportunity to attend and learn about mental health issues.”

Facilitators: AWARE Staff