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Due to the current situation relating to COVID-19, we are running this course online. Please complete our booking form or contact us on 0114 271 6568 to arrange a telephone assessment with one of our workers.
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 Anxiety
The four session group is open to anyone with health anxiety 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.
What will happen before the course?
If you would like to access one of our courses and choose this option on the self-referral form, before you can start the course you will be invited to book an assessment call first with one of our course facilitators. You will receive a link via text message to choose a day and time that is convenient for your call. During your call you will be asked some questions to make sure that the course is right for you and you will find out more about what the course involves and can ask any questions you might have. Please note the call will be from a withheld number.
In the week before your course is due to start, you will receive an email from our admin team .The email will provide you with the meeting link, instructions on how to join and it will contain your workbook. This email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org, please add this to your contacts so the email doesn’t get lost in your spam.
Two days before each course session you will receive a text or an email (depending on your set preference) with a set of questionnaires. The text will be sent from SHEFF IAPT, and the email will be sent from email@example.com, please add this to your contacts so the email doesn’t get lost in your spam. These questionnaires will ask you about depression and anxiety and what symptoms you have noticed over the last 2 weeks. It is really helpful to complete them each week, as they allow both you and us to keep a track of any improvements in your mood.
When & Where?
There are a total of 5 sessions which are an hour and a half long (with plenty of breaks) and run on a weekly basis. Please use our ‘book now’ link below to book on one of the available sessions below;
- Thursday 13th January 2022, 9:30 till 11:00am
- Thursday 24th February 2022, 9:30 till 11:00am
- Thursday 7th April 2022, 9:30 till 11:00am
- Thursday 19th May 2022, 9:30 till 11:00am
- Thursday 30th June 2022, 9:30 till 11:00am
- Thursday 11th August 2022, 9:30 till 11:00am
- Thursday 22nd September 2022, 9:30 till 11:00am
- Thursday 3rd November 2022, 9:30 till 11:00am
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 are interested in accessing this course, please go to our online referral form below and select the Managing Health Anxiety course as your preferred treatment option, or call 0114 2716568. You will then be invited to book an assessment call first with one of our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.