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What courses do we 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..  

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 appointment 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
 Tuesday 8 January 2019  9.30am - 11.30am  Redditch
 Tuesday 8 January 2019  5.30pm - 7.30pm   Kidderminster 
 Thursday 10 January 2019  10am - 12pm   Worcester
 Thursday 10 January 2019  5.30pm - 7.30pm  Worcester
 Friday 11 January 2019  9.30am - 11.30am  Kidderminster
 Monday 21 January 2019  5.30pm - 7.30pm  Bromsgrove

Living Well with Diabetes course

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

Is this course suitable for me?

Whether you have been diagnosed Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes 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:

  • Feelings of guilt and/or anxiety about having setbacks in self-management
  • Feeling less confident in managing or getting back on track
  • Worry about the future
  • Constantly thinking about eating and resentment about the daily impact
  • Frustration about unpredictable high blood glucose levels
  • Fears about insulin therapy and hypos
  • Low motivation, low energy, not being as active as they once were
  • Feeling low in mood or ‘down in the dumps’
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Feeling upset believing that other people do not understand

If any of this sounds relevant to you, we may be able to help you improve your mood, worry less, and gain more motivation. The course consists of six sessions. Each session lasts for two hours and they are delivered weekly.  

In brief, the course explores:

  • An introduction to the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach
  • How the way we think can affect how we self-manage.
  • Setting meaningful and realistic goals
  • Emotions and Acceptance
  • Improving mood and sleep, increasing / maintaining physical activity
  • Anxiety, worry and uncertainty
  • Food and mood, feeling confident and in control, maintaining progress


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

Course dates

 Start date  Time  Location
 Monday 7 January 2019  10am - 12pm  Redditch
 Wednesday 9 January 2019  2pm - 4pm  Worcester

Living Well with Respiratory Problems course

Having a long term condition such as asthma or COPD can affect all areas of our life, not just our physical health. This course can help you maintain the best possible health and wellbeing.

The Living Well with Respiratory Problems course is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT looks at how our thoughts and behaviour affect us physically and emotionally. Our aim is to give you tools with which to manage your mood and condition, in order for you to feel happier, healthier and more in control of life.

Is this course suitable for me?

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

  • Feeling anxious about flare ups / exacerbations
  • Worry about the future
  • Distress, Panic and Anxiety relating to breathlessness
  • Loss of hope, low mood and depression
  • Low energy levels
  • Difficulties managing the condition
  • Feeling frustrated about health and having to ask for help sometimes
  • Managing changes to roles and ability
  • Maintaining meaning in life

 

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

In brief, the course explores:

  • Introduction to the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach. Setting meaningful and realistic goals
  • Emotions and Acceptance, Calming Anxiety and Panic
  • Managing Worry and Uncertainty.
  • Improving Mood and Sleep.  Maintaining and/or increasing physical activity
  • How the way we think can affect how we manage health conditions
  • Feeling confident and in control, maintaining progress

 

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

Course dates

 Start date  Time  Location
 Monday 7 January 2019  2pm - 4pm  Worcester
 Thursday 31 January 2019  3pm - 5pm  Redditch