Stressed? Anxious? New community Stress Busters courses starting Newry AND Belfast!
The I Can Centre offers a range of social opportunities and meetups for men and women of all ages, backgrounds, cultures etc to meet or socialise with like-minded others who have an interest in health and well-being. These social events we hope are fun, and a valuable source of ongoing peer support. They are organised by members for members through "The I Can Club", and meetup groups are open to all those who attend our classes and courses, plus their guests. Some of these groups are just getting underway, but we hope you will give them your full support.
"The I Can Club" committee are elected class reps from each of our community classes. They help organise opportunities for members to meet with like-minded others, across the region, for fun, enjoyment and ongoing peer support, incl Stress Café meetups. To find out more, join our email list, or link with us on facebook and/or Twitter.
While "youngsters" describes people who are young, "Moodsters" describes those with an interest / some basic training in 'mood', i.e. those who have completed our Stress Busters course ,or its 1-1 equivalent. Moodsters avail of discounted prices at many of our Centre classes and events, including meditation classes. Moodsters also go out socially for fun, enjoyment and can meet once a month for Stress Cafe - an informal catch-up and craic over tea/ coffee.
NOTE: We have a "Young Moodsters" subgroup (for those aged around 18-34) and an "Over 60s Moodsters" subgroup getting underway.
"Medsters" is the name we coined to describe those who have completed our six week mindfulness meditation course. Those graduating from this basic 6 week mindfulness meditation class are encouraged to join Medsters, to avail of discounted prices at further meditation classes. Medsters are also encouraged to meet socially with each other, incl fellow-Medsters who have completed the same course from around the region.
Compassion and kindness underpins everything we do. For this reason, all our clients, friends and supporters, plus their families and friends, are encouraged to become DAKtivists™ - those who commit to performing at least one daily act of kindness for themselves, or others in their families, organisations, or communities. [More information here.]
Stress Cafe™ is open to all Moodsters (those who have completed our "Stress Busters" course / had 1-1 CBT with us). These meetups over tea/coffee offer a golden and fun opportunity to:
External groups can also help in trouble-shooting queries, or in building momentum towards "better", incl those operating via local community centres and/or family hubs. Further sources of support are listed below, for information purposes only as we have no control over external sites.
A&E departments, GPs or GP out-of-hours can provide help for emotional or mental health emergencies.
As part of AgeSPIRE we hope to bring quality of life and health to later years. The following organisations have similar aspirations.
Adding quality of life and health to later years.
Supports in (crisis) pregnacy are available.
Access parenting classess or supports even for information and prevention.
Housing information and supports are available
Money/debt advice and supports are available even for information