Anxiety UK courses and groups
Calm Club Anxiety Relief Sessions
Our Calm Club Anxiety Relief Sessions enable people to benefit from an approach that provides real relief and relaxation to help clear your mind from any day-to-day stress and anxiety.
The sessions run three times a week at different times of the day, providing flexibility. They are facilitated by an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist, qualified in clinical hypnotherapy, using scripts developed and gifted by hypnotherapist and Clinical Advisor to Anxiety UK, Professor Ursula James.
Each week the three sessions cover the following topics –
- Stress management
- Anxiety reduction
- Positive thinking
– you can book here and access these sessions as many times as you wish.
The minimum charge for an annual subscription to Calm Club is only £10 for members and £15 for non-members and it gives you unlimited access to support. However, to administer and support each Calm Club subscription per annum it costs Anxiety UK £25 a year; therefore if you are able to give any additional support this would be most welcomed.
And, if you are a member of Anxiety UK and take out an annual subscription to Calm Club, you can also take advantage of a special offer currently available which entitles you to 10% off your first and last therapy fees, when you access a course of clinical hypnotherapy through Anxiety UK.
Please note that once you have subscribed to Calm Club, we will forward further information about the service within 1-2 working days and request you to fill in a short form in order to access the service.
Please ensure that this service is suitable for you before applying.
Feedback from Calm Club members:
“I hadn’t used many of the services until this week, when I joined the Calm Club which gives me access to online relaxation sessions. I find them very effective for managing anxiety and I like the half hour sessions.”
“A very relaxing anxiety reducing session with Anxiety UK. I felt very comfortable during the session. Everything was explained very clearly and I felt the benefit during the session and afterwards. I would highly recommend this.”
Online therapist-led structured anxiety management courses:
Online therapist-led anxiety management courses can be a great way to share your struggles with others and develop methods to help you manage your anxiety. Anxiety UK’s online, therapist-led anxiety management course runs for 1 hour, once a week and is facilitated by an experienced Anxiety UK Approved Therapist.
The courses aim to provide participants with information and strategies to manage anxiety. Interventions covered in the courses are based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Accessing therapist-led anxiety management courses are cost effective and equips you with a variety of tools on how to manage your anxiety and be kinder to yourself! The courses consists of weekly sessions that are delivered over 6 weeks and are open to Anxiety UK members and non-members. Secure your place today whilst there are spaces available here.
Please note that the next group will be taking place on Wednesdays from the 27th January at 6pm as long as all the places have been booked. In the event of all the places being booked prior to 27th January, we will advise you about an earlier start date for the course. If you have any other questions, please email our Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feedback from those who accessed the course
“The therapist led the group in a consistently professional, honest and friendly way; sharing appropriate personal examples and allowing us each to share a much or as little as we felt comfortable with in the group.”
“The therapist was an absolute delight to work with. She was very sensitive, professional and kind. Her calming, soothing voice and attitude were certainly a bonus. She was also a great group facilitator; allowing everyone to speak and bringing back the conversations to the topic/moving us onto the next subject, when needed.”
Online anxiety support groups:
Anxiety UK’s online support groups offer a safe space for people to share experiences, fears and worries with others in a supportive environment. They provide an opportunity to enable you to find ways to manage anxiety, stress and/or anxiety-based depression through sharing coping strategies with other group members.
Often people find talking to others that have similar lived experiences, comforting and helpful; breaking the isolation that so many experience, especially during these difficult times.
Our groups are facilitated by an experienced Anxiety UK group facilitator and run weekly on Thursdays at 7pm. The minimum charge to attend the group is £2.50 (members), however, a suggested minimal donation is £5 per session to support the costs associated with running these groups.
The minimum number of people per group is 10 people and the maximum number is 20 people in a single group session. Anxiety UK reserves the right not to hold a group session in the event that the minimum booking number (10) is not achieved and in which case, group participants will be informed that their booking will be transferred to the next group session.
The next session will be taking place on the 21st January at 7pm, secure your place today here.
Other self-help resources
We have a range of self-help books (click here) in our online shop that many people living with anxiety have found to be of real help. We’ve chosen these books based on member feedback and the best available medical evidence.
Along with our members, we made a substantial contribution to the production of ‘Best Practice Guidance for Self Help Guides’ (download a copy here) for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. Some of the recommendations from this guidance suggest that:
- Self-help information and the approaches it is based on should be backed up by evidence from trials.
- Not all self-help information will help all individuals for all conditions. In the case of PTSD, self help may be of limited value compared with more intensive psychological therapy.
- Generally, self-help information should be based around cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles and approaches.
- Self-help materials should be selected to match your needs, problems and goals, and you should take into account your reading ability and your cultural background (if appropriate) when choosing self help.
Self help is a proven way to help people with anxiety. It gives you control over your own recovery, equipping you with skills and tools to manage your anxiety by putting these into practice in your life. Over the years, we’ve helped many people in this way – advising them of the appropriate self-help guide for their anxiety condition via the Anxiety UK Infoline.
Please remember that for self help to be successful, you’ll need a high level of self motivation (something that isn’t always possible, no matter how determined you are), which is why we offer therapy services for people who need a bit more encouragement and support.