We all worry about our health from time to time, especially if we (or those close to us) have a long-term condition or persistent physical symptoms. However, sometimes worries about health and physical symptoms can overwhelm us and become problematic. They can dominate our thinking, change the way we behave, and stop us enjoying day-to-day life. If you have noticed that you are experiencing this, you can access support from our Health and Wellbeing Service. We can help you learn new ways of coping with your health worries, help to reduce stress, anxiety and low mood, and, increase your confidence.
Managing Health Worries
The four session group is open to anyone with health worries who would like to learn proven techniques to help manage their worry better, and overcome feelings of anxiety, stress and low mood.
You will gain learning around the interaction between our body, mind and actions and also try techniques to help you manage anxiety, stress and low mood. There will be an opportunity to contribute to the group, but this is not group therapy and you won’t be asked to share personal information.
How will this help me?
Learn about the links between health worries, behaviours, thoughts and emotions
Give you a chance to practice your learning between sessions
Learn techniques to manage depression, anxiety and stress symptoms
Improve confidence in being able to cope with health worries
What does each session involve?
For best results, try to come to every session so you don’t miss any important information.
When & Where?
There are a total of 4 sessions which are two hours long (with plenty of breaks) and run on a weekly basis. Please use our ‘book now’ link below to take a look through the venues and dates we have available.
Is this suitable for me?
There is also a range of advice and support available, through your GP, your consultant or you can call us to discuss other options available within the IAPT Health and Wellbeing team.
If you have had health worries for a long time; have had treatment before or feel your worries are particularly severe; please call our admin team and book an assessment to consider the most suitable treatment option.
If you would like to attend a ‘Managing Health Worries’ course please use the ‘book now’ link or call 0114 271 6568 to book your free place. There is also a range of advice and support available, through your GP, your consultant or you can call us to discuss other options available within the IAPT Health and Wellbeing team.