Anxiety UK courses and groups
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 Sundays from the 16th May at 6pm as long as all the places have been booked. In the event of all the places being booked prior to 16th May, we will advise you about an earlier start date for the course. If you have any other questions, please email our Services Manager at email@example.com
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 twice a week on Mondays and 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.
To book your place for the next session please click here, where you will be able to choose your preferred day. Once you have secured your place, you will receive an email within one working day with confirmation of the booking and the Zoom details the day of the support group is taking place. If you have not received this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure to book your place 24 hours prior to the session taking place.
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.