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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.

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.

Calming Anxiety and Boosting Mood course

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. To refer yourself onto this course please call 01905 760837 to book an assessment appointment.

Course dates

 Start date  Time  Location
 Thursday 5 July 2018  10am - 12pm  Redditch
 Friday 6 July 2018  10am - 12pm  Kidderminster
 Thursday 12 July 2018  10am - 12pm    Worcester
 Monday 3 September 2018  5.30pm - 7.30pm  Bromsgrove


Living Well with Diabetes course

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

The Living Well with Diabetes course is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT looks at how our thoughts and behaviour affect the way we feel. Our aim is to give people tools with which to manage their mood and condition, in order for them to feel happier, healthier and more in control of life.

Is this course suitable for me?

Whether you have been diagnosed recently, or have been living with diabetes for a while, it can have a huge effect on day to day life. People sometimes struggle with:

  • Remembering to take medication, such as insulin or metformin which manages the condition and prevents the condition worsening
  • Attending regular appointments to keep a check on their health
  • Not being as active as they once were
  • Feeling panicky or anxious when they experience high or low blood sugar levels
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feeling tired and a lack of energy
  • Eating healthily or maintaining a healthy weight
  • Worry about their condition, or things getting worse
  • Feeling low in mood, and “down in the dumps”
  • Feeling frustrated and angry about how to manage their condition
  • Feeling socially left out, or that people are judging them


If any of this sounds relevant to you, we may be able to help you improve your mood, worry less, and gain more motivation.

To refer yourself onto this course please call 01905 760837 to book an assessment appointment.