One in four people struggle with symptoms of low mood and depression each year. To help raise local awareness of low mood and depression, as well as provide strategies and tips to cope more effectively, NHS Borders is running a free information session on 18th January 2016 in Eyemouth to provide people with information on Overcoming Low Mood.

This hour long session will be run by Jane McLachlan, Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology within NHS Borders Mental Health Service.

Encouraging people to attend the session, Jane said: “When we’re feeling down, it’s easy to become trapped in a cycle of low mood, reduced activity and negative thinking patterns. This can obviously have a significant impact on someone’s life, and if left untreated could develop into a clinical depression. The good news is that small changes to our behaviours and challenging our thinking patterns can result in a noticeable improvement in our mood.”

The hour long session is not group therapy, and you will not be asked to talk about yourself or your personal circumstances. If you feel that you need one-to-one support then you will be encouraged to contact your GP for more appropriate support to be arranged. Support group contacts, self-help leaflets and DVDs will also be available at the classes.

The session will take place in Eyemouth Community Centre on 18th January 2016, from 5.30pm – 6.30pm. The class is free to everyone. Please contact 01896 668821 to reserve your place.

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