Learn New Skills-Two-Day In House Programme

Dignity Street is the first charity to be officially Recognised by the International Stress Management Association for our high standard of Stress Management Well-begin and Resilience Course

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-house programme has been temporally suspended and replaced with an online version that exactly mirrors that of our residential programme and will continue until social distancing returns to normal.

Online Programme Details.

We have developed an online ‘narrowcast’ format for the programme, the content of the online exactly mirrors that of the ‘residential’ programme with the 2-days divided into eight 1½ hour modules with two modules presented twice weekly over four consecutive weeks.

Using new technology we are running live, fully interactive sessions with our tutor based in our Cardiff TV studio and broadcasting to participants taking part online from the comfort of their homes.

Using automatic motion detection cameras in our studio, the tutor has the freedom to move around the studio as if presenting the programme under normal conditions, rather than being static and tied to a laptop.

The tutor sees delegates not on a PC monitor, but on giant screens in the studio, enabling him to better interact with participants who he sees on a ‘life-size’ basis.

There is always time for participants to ask questions and debate them during the course. Or If preferred participants can email their tutor the question to answer privately.

Under normal times, it is estimated that 1 in 4 people in the UK is experiencing mental health issues. This challenging reality has been greatly amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic leading to an escalation in stress, anxiety and other conditions.

Stress Management, Well-being & Resilience Programme

Mental health fitness awareness is essential to eradicate the stigma associated with mental health and equip people with the tools to deal with everyday life, Including mental health well-being issues, and self-care. DSF will help you to develop well-being mental health fitness and resilience strategies to overcome, stress, anxiety, depression, low confidence, low self-esteem, etc.

Stress Management, Well-being & Resilience Programme is about taking steps to better yourself, such as learning new skills or overcoming bad habits. Developing yourself to become the person you want to be is a grand challenge, and one that many people undertake in order to create new meaning and fulfil their lives courses are a fully-interactive and comfortable learning experience for clients of all ages.

Our Online programme is divided into eight 1½ hour modules presented twice weekly over four consecutive weeks in order to eliminate online concentration fatigue.

Programme Content

  • The Science
  • Understanding Stress
  • Warning signs of stress
  • Symptoms of stress
  • Symptoms of burnout
  • Stress coping strategies
  • Achieving quality sleep
  • Nutritional advice to improve health and wellbeing
  • Understanding negativity
  • Understanding positivity
  • Your attitude you choose it
  • The 14 steps path of life that will identify where you are at this juncture In your life

Transform Stress Into Resilience

Resilience is the ability to mentally or emotionally cope with a crisis or to return to pre-crisis status quickly. Resilience exists when a person uses “mental processes and techniques to protect them potential negative effects of stressors”. In simpler terms, psychological resilience exists in people who develop psychological and behavioural capabilities that allow them to remain calm during crises or chaos and to move on from the incident without long-term negative consequences.

  • Increasing mental fitness
  • How to become resilient
  • Building self-confidence
  • Improving relationships
  • Eliminating bad habits
  • Overcoming procrastination
  • Overcoming self-limiting beliefs
  • Achieving quality sleep each night
  • Converting stress into positive energy
  • Mindfulness-based techniques for self-care, well-being and resilience

The programme is practical engaging and includes a variety of individual exercises. Participants will also benefit from revisiting the exercises after the Programme when they have the time and space to think fully about their life and the issues raised.

Each Participant receives an attendance certificate and 80 page A5 manual, containing all the relevant notes needed to refer back to whenever required, and was specially developed to reinforce and build upon the techniques taught during the programme itself and set of four audio mp’3 that you download from our website at the end of the programme.

The programme is (not group therapy); as such there is no discussion of any personal issues. This allows people who feel uncomfortable talking in front of others to participate without any concerns. All programmes are delivered only by Dignity Street Foundation health professionals.

Please click this link to see if you are eligible for a subsidised or free place on our courses or support programmes.

Programme Facilitator

David Briscombe course tutor is the Chair and co-founder of Dignity Street and is responsible for development and training.

David has been a Member of the International Association of stress management (ISMA) Since 2000. And has operated at the forefront of stress management well-being, resilience training in Wales for over 25 years.

Always consult your GP if you have any concerns about your health.

Please contact us for further information

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