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What courses do Worcestershire Healthy Minds deliver?

The courses we offer are psychological educational courses run within a group setting. If you are aged 16 or older and registered with a Worcestershire GP, you can self-refer to attend a course. We currently offer the below courses, click the one you're interested in for more information:


We provide the above courses for people who want to understand more about their difficulties and develop skills and techniques to manage and cope with these problems.
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Will I have to speak out in the course? 

There will be some group discussions, however, it is up to you how much or how little you choose to say in front of the group.

How can I attend a course?

Before you start a course, you will need an initial assessment with one of our therapists to see if this course is right for you. These usually take around 30 minutes and are completed over the phone. 

To refer yourself onto any of these courses please call 01905 760837 to book an assessment appointment or download a self-assessment form. You can either print and post the form to us or email it to us.

If you are feeling very depressed or have suicidal thoughts then these courses are not the best way forward. Please see your GP and you can be referred to the appropriate service to help with your current difficulties.

Course Name: Calming Anxiety and Boosting Mood

Duration: The course consists of six sessions. Each session lasts for two hours and they are delivered weekly.  

This course will help you understand low mood and anxiety and help you learn skills and techniques to combat it. The course will cover topics such as:

  • Understanding low mood and helping you combat this

  • Gain knowledge of anxiety and panic and strategies to manage this

  • Challenging your thoughts

  • Worry and stress management

  • Assertiveness and relaxation


Is this course suitable for me?

This course is suitable for you if you want to understand your low mood and / or anxiety and you feel that you would like to learn strategies on how to manage this and challenge your thoughts.

Start Date

Time

Location

Useful Information

Wednesday 21 June 2017

6 weeks, Wednesdays

5.30pm - 7.30pm Worcester FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 22 June 2017

6 weeks, Thursdays

9.30am - 11.30am Redditch FULLY BOOKED

Friday 14 July 2017

6 weeks, Fridays

9.30am - 11.30am Kidderminster FULLY BOOKED

Monday 24 July 2017

6 weeks, Mondays

5.30pm - 7.30pm Bromsgrove FULLY BOOKED 

Wednesday 9 August 2017

6 weeks, Wednesdays

5.30pm - 7.30pm Worcester FULLY BOOKED

Monday 14 August 2017

6 weeks, Mondays

1.30pm - 3.30pm Kidderminster  

Tuesday 22 August 2017

6 weeks, Tuesdays

9.30am - 11.30am Kidderminster  

Friday 25 August 2017

6 weeks, Fridays

10am - 12pm Kidderminster  

Monday 11 September 2017

6 weeks, Mondays

5.30pm - 7.30pm Bromsgrove FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday 27 September

6 weeks, Wednesdays

5.30pm - 7.30pm Worcester FULLY BOOKED

Monday 23 October 2017

6 weeks, Mondays

5.30pm - 7.30pm Bromsgrove FULLY BOOKED

Monday 6 November 2017

6 weeks, Mondays

9.30am - 11.30am Kidderminster  

Monday 4 December 2017

6 weeks, Mondays

5.30pm - 7.30pm Bromsgrove  

Course NameManaging Long-Term Physical Health Conditions

Duration: The course consists of six sessions. Each session lasts for two hours and they are delivered weekly. 

This is not a therapeutic support group but a taught ‘learning’ course using a cognitive behavioural approach that will enable you to adopt coping skills that will leave you better equipped to manage your long-term physical health conditionschronic pain and / or fatigue – it will look at practical and effective ways to manage fatigue and/or pain through:

Doing things differently:

  • Monitoring and pacing activity

  • Relaxation

  • Problem solving and goal setting

  • Managing anxiety and depression

Thinking differently;

  • Thought Challenging

  • Defusing techniques

  • Focus of attention 

 

Is this course suitable for me?

This group is for people who are experiencing anxiety and depression as a result of their long term physical health condition / chronic pain / fatigue. If you want to gain a better understanding of your psychological reactions to your condition and learn how to relate differently to your symptoms, we will do this through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 

This course is not suitable for you if you have not come to terms or accepted your condition. The course will also not be suitable for you if you have an expectation that only passive treatments will help and a reluctance to be involved in active participation. Please note that we are unable to support you with specific health care difficulties relating to your diagnosis and medication. This should be managed by seeking support through your GP and relevant health care professionals involved in your treatment.

Start Date

Time

Location

Useful Information

Tuesday 20 June 2017

6 weeks, Tuesdays

1.30pm - 3.30pm Worcester  

Tuesday 27 June 2017

6 weeks, Tuesdays

10am - 12pm Kidderminster  

Tuesday 8 August 2017

6 weeks, Tuesdays

1.30pm - 3.30pm Worcester  

Tuesday 26 September 2017

6 weeks, Tuesdays

1.30pm - 3.30pm Worcester  

Friday 6 October 2017

6 weeks, Fridays

10am - 12pm Kidderminster  

 


** If are unable to attend the dates listed, please keep checking back on the website as we are constantly adding new dates.