Background and Statistics
It is estimated that in the UK 1 adult in 6 has a common mental health problem. Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common of these and and accounts for roughly one fifth of the days lost from work in Britain. In 2018 there were 6,507 deaths by suicide in UK and it’s estimated that 75% of people struggling with their mental health do not have access to the support they need. These alarming figures indicate just how many people struggle with their mental health and how debilitating and devasting the consequences of not receiving the right support can be.
(Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, 2014)
The Way Forward to Wellbeing Workshop
To help ensure that people have access to the support they need, we have created The Way Forward to Wellbeing Workshop. Here we aim to provide a supportive, empowering, and safe space for people to learn practical tools to improve their wellbeing while also learning that they are not alone in the challenges they face.
The next workshops are below and take place on Mondays at 5pm, they operate on a rolling basis so will be commencing again soon after for 6 weeks.
Mon 8th November 2021 – Session 1: What is stress?
Introduction to the workshop looking at stress and mental health as well as barriers to accessing mental health support
Mon 15th November 2021 – Session 2: Intro to CBT & Lifestyle
Introduction to the basics of CBT and exploration of how small changes in physical activity, diet, sleep, and relaxation can improve wellbeing
Mon 22nd November 2021 – Session 3: Boosting Behaviours
Learning about the CBT technique called Behavioural Activation which is all about overcoming low motivation, changing unhelpful habits, and developing more beneficial habits.
Mon 29th November 2021 – Session 4: Managing Worry & Solving Problems
Learning about CBT techniques for facing up to our practical problems and learning ways to reduce excessive worry
Mon 6th December 2021 – Session 5: Thinking Well
Learning about CBT techniques for coping with negative thoughts and finding a more balanced perspective on the challenges we face
Mon 13th December 2021 – Session 6: Planning for the Future
Rounding off the workshop with a focus on relapse prevention and ways you can continue to practice all you have learned over the previous sessions
Please click on the link below if you would like to refer yourself to the workshop. This workshop is suitable for people wanting to learn some practical tools to help manage their anxiety, low mood or stress.
This workshop is not suitable for individuals who are experiencing a critical level of distress which places them at risk of imminent harm to themselves or others. If this is the case for you, please click here where you will be directed to our crisis line for immediate support.