April 17, 2024

Working Denbighshire highlight wellbeing workshops to Combat Stress, ahead of National Stress Awareness Month

Working Denbighshire, an employability service run by Denbighshire County Council, is organizing a series of well-being workshops in preparation for national Stress Awareness Month in April.

The workshops, being run by the Barod team, aim to support individuals who are currently out of work and facing difficulties with their confidence, motivation, and overall well-being, to help them overcome their challenges and find employment opportunities.

In anticipation of Stress Awareness Month, Working Denbighshire is highlighting the Barod team’s offer and the wide range of events they organize to promote stress relief and improve overall well-being.

On April 12th, there will be a full-day workshop at Canolfan Naylor Leyland Centre in Ruthin, designed to enhance mood and provide participants with practical techniques for effectively handling stress. Additionally, a comprehensive two-day workshop focusing on confidence and motivation will be held in the South of the County on April 16th and April 19th and on April 23rd and 26th in the North of the County.

To develop a sense of community and support, Working Denbighshire has also arranged interactive Walk and Talk sessions to take place around the County every Monday from April 8th. This program merges gentle exercise with meaningful dialogue, offering a comprehensive strategy for addressing stress and enhancing mental wellness for those who take part.

Denbighshire residents can also attend weekly drop-in sessions in every Thursday to get support with well-being or confidence in a nurturing and relaxed environment. Residents aged 25+ can visit Denbigh Hub between 12pm – 1pm or Rhyl Library between 11.15am – 12.15pm, and residents aged 16-24 can visit Denbigh Hub 1.30pm – 2.30pm or Rhyl Youth Centre 1pm – 2.30pm.

Tina Foulkes, Working Denbighshire’s Operational manager said, “The events and workshops organised by Working Denbighshire demonstrate the service’s dedication to enhancing the overall well-being of Denbighshire residents, particularly amidst the challenges posed by stress and uncertainty.

“Working Denbighshire’s initiatives not only aim to provide individuals with essential skills and strategies to navigate the job market effectively but also prioritize mental health and emotional resilience as foundational pillars for sustainable employment and personal fulfilment.

“I would encourage anyone living in Denbighshire, age 16+ and looking for work, or considering looking for work, to take advantage of the free upcoming events and workshops.

Liz Grieve, Head of Communities and Housing said, “Working Denbighshire is recognised by people as a beacon of hope and support for individuals seeking to navigate the complexities of the job market while safeguarding their mental well-being.  The profound impact of the Barod team’s initiatives and the upcoming series of events exemplify the transformative power of community support, resilience, and empowerment.”

For full event details, including location, times and dates please visit: https://www.denjobs.org/calendar-2/?r34icsym=202404

Working Denbighshire is part funded through the Welsh Government Communities for Work Plus Programme which supports those most disadvantaged in the labour market to overcome the barriers preventing them from gaining employment.

Working Denbighshire has also received £3,529,632 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.