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New programme launched as part of campaign to combat stress

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Suffolk New College has pledged to support people in the county with their mental health thanks to the launch of a new stressbusting leisure learning programme.


The programme includes everything from cookery to creative writing and offers all sorts of calming hobbies for people to learn that incorporates Chinese tea meditation, cookery, dance, flower arranging, gardening, mindfulness and pottery.


The launch of the programme coincides with a campaign that is run by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) called International Stress Awareness Week was created in 2018.


Running between 7 and 11 November 2022, the idea is to raise awareness of stress prevention and this year an online wellbeing summit (run by ISMA) will take place on Wednesday 9 November 2022 entitled ‘working together to build resilience and reduce stress’.


Tracey Macdonald is a business development co-ordinator at Suffolk New College. Tracey said: “The impact of stress can be devastating to both individuals and their loved ones and as a college we have a number of schemes for people to access throughout the year.


“Outside of that, we have found over the years that a number of people who access our leisure courses, do so in order to come to a relaxed and calm environment that helps them reset and recharge. Therefore, our new leisure programme has been launched to coincide with this campaign as it will help enable people to come to a safe place to relax and focus on something they enjoy with like-minded people, away from the day to day pressures of everyday life.”


All courses mentioned commence between December 2022 and March 2023. For more details you can visit www.suffolk.ac.uk or call 01473 784228

Posted 7 November 2022
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