“I found the group sessions very helpful. I feel I understand stress and anxiety much more. I was feeling very negative about myself and about the future before I started but now I am feeling much more positive. Thanks for everything and for giving me my life back”
The Anxiety Management group is a detailed group education programme for stress-related problems. During the group, you will learn about anxiety and how it affects your thoughts, actions and your body (some teams use a specific programme called Stresspac, others tailor the programme to the needs of the group).
What happens at this Group?
You will look at identifying patterns of behaviour and patterns of thinking and how both of these can lead to difficulties. You will be taught strategies and techniques that will help you manage your anxiety better.
Who should go on this Programme?
This therapy is offered to people who have difficulties with anxiety and want to learn more on how to manage these difficulties.
How do I get on this Programme?
Any member of your Local Mental Health team can refer you.
What happens next?
We will contact you before the Programme starts and we’ll help you to complete some quick assessments.
How often does the group meet?
The group meets once a week for 2 hours and it lasts for seven weeks. The exact days are agreed in advance.
Who runs the Programme?
A member of your Local Mental Health team facilitates the group and is your main link.
Is there a waiting list?
It varies from area to area. The Programme runs a few times a year (3 to 4 times) depending on the demand. You may have to wait a few weeks before a new Programme starts but you will be contacted as soon as possible.
Where can I find out more?
Speak to your Local Mental Health Team.