Workshops/Groups (Interventions group)

We offer a range of courses designed to help individuals manage common mental health issues. The courses are friendly and interactive and can also be an opportunity for people to meet others with similar conditions.

Carers Wellbeing Workshop

The Carers Wellbeing Workshop is a six week programme that will explore the experience of being a carer, and allow carers from the Colchester and Tendring area to share their experiences of this often difficult and yet valuable role. Guest speakers will be invited to provide you with information about external services and organisations that may be helpful.

The course is attended by 8-10 people in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and each session lasts for two hours with a break in the middle.

Dealing with Worry

Dealing with Worry is a four week cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) workshop, specifically designed to tackle excessive worry. Dealing with Worry will help you learn to identify and change the unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that keep the worry going. You will also learn how to identify the different types of worry, learn how to postpone worry and how to problems solve more effectively.

The workshop is attended by a maximum of 18 people in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and each session lasts for two hours with a break in the middle.

Doing More, Feeling Better

Doing More, Feeling Better is a four week cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) workshop specifically designed to tackle the withdrawal caused by low mood. Doing More, Feeling Better focuses on re-establishing daily routines, increasing pleasurable activities and addressing important necessary issues. The workshop is designed to help you recognise any unhelpful patterns in your behaviour, and help you to make subtle changes to your lifestyle in order to lift the depression.

The workshop is attended by a maximum of 18 people in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and each session lasts for two hours with a break in the middle.

Living Well in Older Adulthood

Living Well in Older Adulthood is a six week educational course that focuses on improving wellbeing in people aged over 60 years. The course covers a range of skills proven to help reduce the symptoms of low mood, anxiety, stress and worry.

The course is attended by 8-10 people in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and each session lasts for two hours with a break in the middle.

Perinatal Open Arms Group

Perinatal Open Arms Group is a ten week cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) course that focuses on exploring impact and experience of becoming a parent, and is aimed at treating associated anxiety, depression and adjustment problems.

Each session will address a different topic and will be tailored to the group’s needs. Clients will be strongly encouraged to use the tools and learning from the group during the week and be active in their own recovery.

Wellbeing and Diabetes

Wellbeing and Diabetes is a six week course that provides the opportunity for people living with diabetes to develop their knowledge, tools and skills. The aim is to help attendees manage physical and/or psychological wellbeing more effectively and to make positive change.

The course is attended by 10-15 people in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and each sessions lasts for two hours with a break in the middle.

Wellbeing and Long Term Conditions

Wellbeing and Long Term Conditions is a six week course that provides the opportunity for people living with a long term physical condition to develop their knowledge, tools and skills. The aim is to help attendees manage physical and/or psychological wellbeing more effectively and to make positive change. Carers of a person living with a long term physical condition are welcome to attend.

The course is attended by 10-15 people in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and each session lasts for two hours with a break in the middle.

 

If you are interested in attending any of the courses listed above, please speak to the therapist you are working with, or if you are new to the service, please contact us to discuss further.

 

Stress Management Workshop

The stress management workshop is a one off workshop suitable for businesses and organisations. Participants do not have to be in treatment with Health in Mind to receive the workshop.

The workshop consists of the following topics:

  • What is stress?

  • Helpful stress vs unhelpful stress

  • Introduction to the CBT model

  • How stress affects us in relation to the CBT model

  • Managing stress using CBT strategies

  • Relaxation ideas

If you or your organisation are interested in hosting a stress management workshop, please contact us to discuss further.