Friendly help

NHS TAYSIDE and Angus Council are holding the next free ‘De-Stress Express’ drop-in afternoon/evening in Montrose Library on Wednesday, March 2, starting at 4.30pm.

Health professionals, working in partnership with library staff have organised information stalls, mini-presentations and talks on a variety of everyday symptoms of stress. Different topics will be covered at specific times during the three-hour event and will include the following: 5pm - stress; 5.30pm - low self-esteem; 6pm - relaxation; 6.30pm - sleep.

Health staff will offer tips on coping with stress and give information on where to get further help if needed.

Self-help books and other reading resources will be available and there is a range of helpful websites which can be accessed free on the library computers.

Health worker Melissa Hanna, who is leading the initiative, said: “The important message for everyone is that it is best to tackle worries or blues early when they are manageable. It can be very upsetting when things get out of hand. So, don’t drop out with stress, drop in to the De-Stress Express.”

De-Stress Express is free and open to all and another in the series of events will be held at Montrose Library on Wednesday, April 20, from 4.30 to 7.30pm.