Free information courses available for those caring for someone with depression or bipolar disorder
Programmes are being set up in Clare, Donegal, Dublin, Louth, Kilkenny and Limerick.
Mental health charity Aware has announced that they will be holding free courses in order to provide information and help to those supporting a loved one suffering from either depression or bipolar disorder.
The Relatives & Friends Programme is a psycho-educational programme designed specifically for those supporting a loved one experiencing depression or bipolar disorder.
The free programme runs for six hours over the course of four weeks and aims to provide helpful information, practical skills and ways in which to address the challenges faced each day when supporting a loved one.
Open to anyone over the age of 18 years, the programme will focus on equipping people with the tools to understand and support a loved one experiencing depression or bipolar disorder, while also focusing on the self-care of the supporter.
Their September programme kicks off the first week of the month all across the country, the full details of which can be found here.
According to their website, the programme is delivered in a workshop style to offer a participative learning environment. Each group will contain a maximum of 20 people.
Depression and bipolar disorder affect almost half a million people in Ireland, according to the charity.
For more information, check out their website here.