Sane is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month and, to mark the occasion, it will be continuing the fight to beat the taboos surrounding mental illness by producing larger-than-lifesize sculptures of dogs that its founder and chief executive, Marjorie Wallace, hopes will be sponsored by companies, schools and individuals and put in prominent positions up and down the country.
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Free carers therapy for positivity
Published on Friday 12 August 2011 09:00
A GROUND-BREAKING free course is running in Dunstable to help carers to overcome anxiety and depression.
Central Bedfordshire Council is pioneering the six-week course, which uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help carers look at their situation and their emotional response to it.
Therapist Allison White, who runs the scheme at the local authority offices in High Street North, said: “CBT creates a positive space for carers to talk about how they are feeling and gives them some useful coping mechanisms. It’s all about increasing their self worth and quality of life.”
“The course provides an insight into anxiety and depression, their effects on the body, thoughts and behaviour.
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