Join Our Free Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshops

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Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough (ABC) Council is encouraging local residents to check out its range of free workshops and online events aimed at exploring various aspects of mental health and wellbeing.

Led by ABC Councilโ€™s PEACE IV department in partnership with Womenโ€™s Aid Armagh and Down, and WAVE Trauma Centre, the free workshops are open to all residents in the ABC borough and will be rolled out over the next couple of months.

The suite of workshops will cover varied and interconnected topics such as trauma recovery, techniques to support positive mental health and wellbeing, and moving beyond the legacy of the troubles โ€“ aiming to help enhance skills, knowledge and support provision around these important areas.

Taking place from Wednesday 06 October, the courses are as follows:

๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐’๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ 0๐Ÿ” October ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ•๐ฉ๐ฆ-๐Ÿ—๐ฉ๐ฆ. Focus point. Taking responsibility to protect and monitor your own physical, emotional, mental, psychological and spiritual wellbeing.

๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐–๐ž ๐’๐ฅ๐ž๐ž๐ฉ: ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ 13 October ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ•๐ฉ๐ฆ-๐Ÿ—๐ฉ๐ฆ. This workshop will uncover some of the mysteries of sleep and what we know of the functions of sleep and dreaming.

๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ-๐“๐ก๐ž-๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ƒ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ ๐ฌ: ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ 20 October ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ•๐ฉ๐ฆ-๐Ÿ—๐ฉ๐ฆ. To become familiarised with the effects and side effects of the most commonly used prescription and over-the-counter medicines in Northern Ireland.

๐’๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐  ๐๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ƒ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—: ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ7 October ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ•๐ฉ๐ฆ-๐Ÿ—๐ฉ๐ฆ. Understand resilience. Learn six common trauma-informed principles for building resilience.

๐“๐ซ๐š๐ฎ๐ฆ๐š, ๐†๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ๐ญ๐ก, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ: ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ 03 November ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ•๐ฉ๐ฆ-๐Ÿ—๐ฉ๐ฆ. Dealing with the negative effects of trauma is something that has been with us for millennia.

๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ค๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž โ€“ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‚๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—: ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ 10 November ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ•๐ฉ๐ฆ-๐Ÿ—๐ฉ๐ฆ. Communication: types of communication that transmits trauma.

๐๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ฎ๐ฆ๐š: ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ 17 November ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ”๐ฉ๐ฆ-๐Ÿ—๐ฉ๐ฆ. This three-hour online workshop will provide an overview of how brain development can be adapted for survival as a result of early childhood trauma.

The project is funded by the PEACE IV programme, a cross-border initiative, financed through the European Union and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). This programme has been designed to support peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland.

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