The secrets for a happier New Year will be shared soon with Paisley & District University of the Third Age (U3A) members.

Guest speaker, Val Bissland explores how to develop a positive outlook and create greater enjoyment in life. As an experienced psychology tutor at the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Lifelong Learning, Val also welcomes questions at the interactive monthly zoom meeting at 2pm on Thursday 7th January.

U3A chair, Kathy O’Donnell said: “Life hasn’t been normal since the pandemic began and this has taken its toll on our emotions and mental health. Some older people seem to deal better with uncertainty than others and part of it is down to coping mechanisms. So we decided to find out how members could boost their own happiness during 2021. Val Bissland will explain how helpful choices can make us become emotionally resilient.”

“We often overlook our mental strengths. Positive psychology has identified many ways we can soothe our anxieties and become a bit happier. I’ll talk about some strategies that seem to work well for most people”, Val remarked.

For details on how to view this free live talk, visit the U3A website:

Paisley & District U3A is Scotland’s 50th self-help learning co-operative for semi or fully retired people. It is part of a UK-wide and international educational movement. U3As are led by local volunteers who share fun ways of learning together in later life.

Main image: Val Bissland