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Due to the current situation relating to COVID-19 we are currently running this course online, please use our ‘online referral’ button or contact us on 0114 226 4380 if you would like to book a place.
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 be able to download 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 1.5 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?
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?
The sessions are held online 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 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.
Our next available sessions are scheduled as follows:
- Friday 1st October 2021, 14:00 – 15:30pm
- Monday 11th October 2021, 14:00 – 15:30pm
- Friday 15th October 2021, 10:00 – 11:30am
- Tuesday 19th October 2021, 17:30 – 19:00pm
How will this help?
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
What will happen before the course?
In the week before your course is due to start, you will receive an email from our admin team and one of the course facilitators will contact you by phone to provide you with more information about your course.
The telephone call will be from a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, who will introduce themselves as a facilitator, tell you more about what the course involves and can answer any questions you might have. Please note this call will be from a withheld number.
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
What will happen after the course?
We hope you will find the course helpful, but sometimes it can take time to put the techniques into practice and notice improvements in your mood. We would encourage you to keep using the techniques in your workbook and give yourself a chance to practice them after the course.
After the course has finished and you have had a number of weeks to practice your techniques. We will contact participants who are still struggling with symptoms of depression and/or anxiety to see if our service can offer any further treatment or recommend any other services/support to you. This might also include participants who do not attend the whole course. Your telephone review will be booked with a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and will give you a chance to discuss the course, any questions and further options for treatment.