Treatment can be delivered in a variety of ways to ensure we can support those needing help as flexibly as possible, to fit in with the demands of day to day life. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) forms the basis of many of our treatments.
Skills Based Workshops
We run a variety of general skills based workshops or specific treatment groups run by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) practitioners. They are designed to teach you tools and techniques to help you manage distressing symptoms and feel more in control.
CBT Skills Workshop
A 5 week workshop that aims to teach you practical skills and techniques to help manage low mood and anxiety. During sessions you will learn what we mean by low mood and anxiety symptoms, as well as what keeps these feelings going. You will come to understand how the way we think (our cognitions), influences the way we feel (our emotions), which in turn leads us to react and respond (our behaviour), in a particular way.
Through understanding this link, the facilitators will teach you specific tools to help you manage unhelpful thoughts and unhelpful behaviours, which can reduce negative emotions and help you feel better.
This course will teach you how to set goals and work towards these to bring about change. The aim of this course is to help you feel more in control of your symptoms and provide you with skills you can continue to use once the course has ended.
CBT Skills for Young Minds
This 6 week course is aimed at young people ages between 16 – 22 years. It focuses on helping understand uncomfortable emotions commonly felt during this time. Exam and deadline stresses, peer pressure, spending too much time on social media and moving from school to university/the workplace can trigger panic symptoms, low mood, anxiety and knock our confidence.
During this workshop you will learn lifelong skills which can help you cope and manage these feelings, helping you to feel more confident and in control.
Living Well in Caring
Are you a carer? Caring for someone can have a huge impact on our own emotional wellbeing. We can often feel run down and worn out. Our 5 week ‘Keeping Well in Caring’ workshop aims to teach you Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills so that you can learn ways to cope with common feelings such as anxiety, low mood, guilt and irritability.
You will gain skills in managing your worry and solving practical problems; Tips on sleep management and life style change; Challenge unhelpful thinking and making sure that your daily activities are balanced; relaxation and assertiveness.
Boosting Low Self Esteem
Lacking confidence? Do you criticise yourself or think negative things about yourself? Having low self esteem can have a huge impact on how we feel and hold us back from trying new things, and achieving our goals. This course will help you understand what causes low self esteem and how this continues to affect us on a day to day basis.
Using CBT skills in this 8 week course, you can learn to manage your negative thoughts and learn to see yourself in a more positive way, which will help you feel more confident.
Tree of Life
Living with a long term health condition can have a huge impact on our emotional wellbeing, and many experience symptoms of anxiety and low mood. Managing medical regimes can tiring and difficult. This 6 week course includes education and practical tips around managing emotional symptoms and pain, associated to physical health problems. It is designed to help you re-establish your sense of self and build self esteem.
Please note, the time and location of these courses will vary across each team. Please contact your local team for details.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook
The aim of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy workbook is to introduce you to a number of tools that will help you build up your own tool bag which will give you some skills to manage your mood. The tools covered in the workbook are based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which will be explained later on in the workbook.
The Wellbeing Service are pleased to introduce Silvercloud, a flexible online solution to accessing therapy for symptoms of low mood and anxiety. Silvercloud includes a broad range of programmes to help you in your recovery journey. Silvercloud can be accessed anytime, any place, anywhere whether at home, work or commuting.
You will be supported by a practitioner to help you work through your specifically tailored programme. The programmes consist of evidence based interventions to help address symptoms of depression, anxiety and low self esteem.
One to one individual sessions may consist of telephone or face to face appointments with your CBT practitioner. Telephone appointments can be scheduled around work commitments and lunch breaks to enable you to access therapy whilst managing your daily routine.
The number and length of sessions you require will depend on the difficulties you are experiencing. Following your initial assessment appointment, your practitioner will be able to guide you as to what to expect.