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.
Understanding how health worries can develop and take hold. Looking at the link between health worries and the body. Beginning to learn about what can help.
Learning about how the things we do can keep our health worries going. Exploring other strategies that can help.
Understanding how our thoughts can affect how we feel and what we do. Learning techniques to help with managing worrying thoughts about health.
Reflecting on changes and how to keep these going. Looking to the future and improving quality of life.
When & Where?
There are a total of 4 sessions which are two hours long (with plenty of breaks) and run on a weekly basis. We currently have courses beginning on the following dates:
- Thursday 10th May – 1-3pm – Quaker Meeting House
- Thursday 7th June – 1-3pm – Argyll House, Nether Edge
- Thursday 5th July – 1-3pm – Grenoside Grange
- Thursday 2nd August – 1-3pm – Quaker Meeting House
- Thursday 30th August – 1-3pm – Argyll House, Nether Edge
- Thursday 27th September – 1-3pm – Grenoside Grange
- Thursday 25th October – 1-3pm – Quaker Meeting House
- Thursday 22nd November – 1-3pm – Argyll House, Nether Edge
Dovedale 2, Michael Carlisle Centre
Quaker Meeting House
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.