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What is it?

Overcoming Anxiety and Worry sessions are an opportunity for you to learn some helpful techniques to improve how you feel. These sessions are delivered by two NHS Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who will help you learn techniques to overcome anxiety and worry. You will receive a free workbook to use throughout the sessions. The sessions often provide opportunities to meet others who may share similar feelings to you. This is not group therapy; you will not be asked to share your personal experiences with others.

IAPT is a service for adults and so if you are under 18 we recommend speaking to your GP about alternative options of help in your GP Practice.

What can I expect from these sessions?

There are a total of 4 sessions which are two hours long and run on a weekly basis with an option to book in for a 15 minute telephone review if you feel you need further support. If you are unable to attend the first session of your Improving Wellbeing Session, we recommend booking onto an alternative course as you will receive the most benefit from attending all 4 sessions.

We recommend booking only one wellbeing course at a time as some of the techniques may overlap. Our sessions work well with a minimum of 6 people booked on to them at the start of the sessions. In the rare circumstances a course would need to be cancelled, we would notify you immediately and support you in booking on the next available course.

What does each session involve?

Understanding the effects of anxiety on your body and ways to overcome this. We will look at how relaxation can help with managing anxiety.
We will help you learn some techniques that you can use to deal with worrying thoughts.
Anxiety can lead to avoiding things, learn ways to overcome this. This session will also look at how to control panic attacks and give you the chance to learn some breathing techniques that can help.
We will explain how making changes to sleep, diet and activity can improve how you feel. This session will also look at how to continue improving how you feel after the sessions have finished.
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Who is this suitable for?

  • IAPT is a service for adults and so if you are under 18, we recommend speaking to your GP about alternative options of help in your GP practice
  • IAPT is available for anyone who lives and/or works in Sheffield
  • People experiencing common symptoms of anxiety, worry, panic
  • Please let us know if you have any special requirements (e.g. hearing loop)

When and where?

OnlineGroup-iconThe sessions are held on a variety of different days and times for you to choose from. They are held at a number of local venues across Sheffield and online too! Please use the book now button to check your most convenient location, date and time.

If you have concerns about your mood and require more urgent help we recommend discussing this with your GP first before considering booking on to Improving Wellbeing Sessions.

HandnHeart_iconHow will this help me?


Give you information to help with managing anxiety and worry


Teach you ways to use relaxation and breathing techniques to manage anxiety


Giving you the chance to practice your learning between each session.


Allow you to meet others in a similar position from a wide range of backgrounds


Help you to learn proven techniques so you can make changes to feel better

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