A project aimed at helping people with anger issues is offering free places on Anger Awareness courses to residents of Nuneaton, Bedworth and North Warwickshire.
The courses, run by local counselling charity, Sycamore Counselling Service, have received funding from me and the Nuneaton and Bedworth Safer Communities Partnership, with the aim of reducing anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse, and helping safeguard vulnerable children and adults.
Sycamore Counselling Service has been based in Nuneaton for many years, offering a confidential and professional counselling service for adults, young people and children throughout Nuneaton, Bedworth and the surrounding areas. Their Anger Awareness courses are free of charge to participants and consist of a series of four group workshops.
The next course starts on Monday 14th September and will run in the evenings, from 7-9 pm. A further three courses are planned in the coming months, and will also include a course run during the daytime.
Carol French, the manager of Sycamore, says: “The course will raise awareness of the types, causes and effects of anger. Each individual will be encouraged to complete exercises which will help them to identify their triggers, reactions and responses to anger so that they can develop a greater understanding and level of control of their actions.
“The programme will explore behaviours that lead to stress, violence, self-harm, depression and angry outbursts. It will raise the participant’s awareness of the effects of their behaviour on those around them, whilst at the same time offering alternative ways of dealing with their anger and addressing it before it gets out of control.”
Source: Warwickshire PCC