What we do
Valleys Steps offer free mindfulness and stress control courses. It is an organisation that works in partnership with Cwm Taf University Health Board to teach people ways of boosting their wellbeing and managing and reducing stress, anxiety and low mood. We do this by providing free of charge open access wellbeing courses in community venues across Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. We run two courses a stress control course based around cognitive behavioural therapy and an introductory level mindfulness course. Both courses last six weeks. There is no group discussion in courses.
Who is it for?
People attend for a variety of reasons. Some want to learn more about stress and issues such as anxiety and low mood and how to manage them. Some people are in stressful situations, for example they have money worries, are experiencing stress in work, or are carers. Other people simply want to boost their wellbeing and learn new skills. Anyone can benefit.
Can anyone use this service?
The courses are open to everyone. There is no need to book a place.
The office is open 9-5 Monday-Friday. Courses are run in the daytime and also on weekday evenings
What to expect
Mindfulness is a way of being that can be developed. It can help us relate differently to our experience and improve anxiety, depression and other emotional and physical health concerns. It can increase our wellbeing through deepening our appreciation of our lives.
Stress control teaches skills that can be used to help manage stress. It teaches us more about issues such as low mood and anxiety and helps us understand how stress can affect the way we feel physically, the way we think and what we do. It shows us how we can make changes