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Depression Management Group

This CBT-based course helps you to gain an insight to how depression and low mood impacts on your wellbeing. Introducing you to strategies and tools for breaking unhelpful behaviours and learn skills to enhance mood and wellbeing. This is a 12 hour course, spread over 6 weekly 2 hour sessions.

Tuesday 1:30 – 3:30pm

Address:
The Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3-11 Drake Street, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1RE
Umbrella org:
Rochdale and District Mind
Contact name:
Neil
Telephone:
07837 805205
Sector:
Public

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