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What is it? 

Do you:

  • Worry a lot about different things in daily life?
  • Believe worry helps you plan or do things better, or it is a sign you care?
  • Have a lot of different ‘What if thoughts …?’ about the future?
  • Believe you were born a ‘worrier’?
  • Experience muscle tension – especially in your neck and shoulders?
  • Have trouble sleeping?
  • Feel restless, on edge, irritable, tired or exhausted easily?


It may be that you are experiencing Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) or excessive worry. The recommended psychological treatment for GAD is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT in a group setting is beneficial because you will have the chance to meet other people with similar difficulties whilst learning how to better deal with the experiences listed above.

What does the programme involve?

The overcoming worry group involves CBT in a group setting. There are nine sessions, each session last two hours every week. You are required to engage with the group and share your experiences in order to gain the full benefit of the treatment. Everything discussed in the group is treated with strict confidentiality, this is agreed as a group and you would be expected to adhere to this agreement. There is an expectation that you will implement and practice the coping strategies between group sessions

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How will this help me? 

The Overcoming Worry group will help you to:

  • Improve your understanding of anxiety and worry.
  • Learn new skills and techniques to manage your worry.
  • Recognise what is a current worry and what is a hypothetical worry.
  • Set goals in line with how you want life to be.
  • Make changes to feel better.

Who runs the sessions?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist will work alongside you to use a proven approach called ‘Guided Self-Help’For more information about Cognitive Behavioural Therapists click here.


How do I access this?  

Click here to self refer or call 01905 760 837

To ensure you access the right treatment the team will arrange an assessment screening appointment with you these usually take around 50 minutes and they are completed over the phone.

When and where?

Course dates

Start date



Tuesday 27 August 

10:00am - 12:00pm


Friday 13 September

10:00am - 12.00pm


Tuesday 1 October

1.00pm - 3.00pm