Understanding Emotions for Healthy Relationships

A good relationship with yourself, family, friends and your wider communities promotes a sense of belonging and is important for your wellbeing. These connections can be mutually supportive providing an opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other which increases self-worth and reduces isolation.

However, sometimes important relationships can be challenging, complex, or unhealthy and at times it can be difficult to manage the thoughts and feelings these generate.

This three week course will start by considering the relationship you have with yourself and what you can do to help improve and sustain healthy relations with others. It will look at boundary setting and assertiveness, so that you are better equipped to manage those relationships you find difficult, as well as considering how you manage change and loss in your relationships.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Be able to reflect on the relationship you have with yourself
  • Explore the different relationships you have and the different emotions these generate and why
  • Know the purpose of your emotions and how they make you feel physically and psychologically
  • Recognise how you cope with your emotions and the effect this can have on yourself and other people
  • Recognise how relationships can become destructive
  • Understand and improve your emotional intelligence and emotional resilience
  • Consider boundary setting in your relationships with others in order to maintain an assertive healthy relationship that is neither passive or aggressive
  • Consider how damaged relationships can be repaired
  • Consider change, transitions and endings in relationships.


Dates:  3, 10 and 17 July 2024

Times:  1pm to 4pm

Venue:  Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL


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