Anxiety UK courses and groups

Art For Anxiety Relief group
Anxiety management courses
Anxiety support groups

Groups are delivered online via Zoom.

Our anxiety support groups offer a safe space for people aged 18+ to share their experiences of anxiety.  Participation is actively encouraged and supported, though there is no pressure to speak if you do not feel able to.   As our AfAR, anxiety management courses and Calm Club are all guided/structured groups with designated course/session leaders, participation through speaking is optional.

Calm Club – 15 people per session

AfAR – 15 people per course

Anxiety Support Groups – 20 people per session

Anxiety Management Courses – 15 people per course

No, you can access groups, courses and Calm Club sessions without being an Anxiety UK member, however you will miss out on discounts that members have to attend such services.

Our anxiety support groups are delivered three times a week while Calm Club runs nine times a week featuring three topics each week. View the Calm Club schedule here: https://secure.acuityscheduling.com/appointments.php

Anxiety Management courses and AfAR are 6-week courses with a session taking place once a week. Start dates for these courses can be found on this page.

Places for AfAR and anxiety management courses are only available on a full-course basis.  We encourage participants to attend all sessions of courses to gain maximum benefit.

If you haven’t received your booking details, please check your emails including spam folder. In the event you are still missing this information, please email partners@anxietyuk.org.uk.

To get a discount on groups and courses please email services@anxietyuk.org.uk to receive a personalised discount code to be used at the checkout.

If you are unable to attend a pre-booked support group, you should cancel your place giving at least 48 hours’ notice by following the cancellation link that can be found within the original Zoom registration confirmation email. Alternatively, email: partners@anxietyuk.org.uk.

For AfAR and anxiety management course cancellations, please email: partners@anxietyuk.org.uk

Yes. For reasons of safety, we do ask that all participants come on camera for all support groups and courses.

All groups and courses are covered by Ground Rules which the facilitator or group leader will go through at the start of each session/course

 

Anxiety management courses:

Our online, Anxiety UK Approved Therapist-led, anxiety management 6-week course runs on a weekly basis at 6pm for 1 hour each week and is open to Anxiety UK members and non-members aged 18+.    The course equips participants with information and anxiety management strategies based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Secure your place on the next course here.

Anxiety management course start dates 2022:

10th July 2022 (FULLY BOOKED)

14th September 2022

13th November 2022

Please note: course start dates are subject to change and are dependent on sufficient bookings being achieved. In the event of a course becoming fully booked, we will transfer your booking to the next available course.

Client testimonial:

“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.”

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Anxiety support groups:

Our support groups offer a safe space for people aged 18+ to share experiences of anxiety and coping strategies with others in a supportive environment. Groups are facilitated online (via Zoom) by experienced Anxiety UK group facilitators and run:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7-8pm.   Places are offered at £1.10 for Anxiety UK members and £11.00 for non-members. Please email referrals@anxietyuk.org.uk to request your discount coupon if you are already a member.

Secure your group place here

You will receive a booking confirmation email upon making your booking. Zoom details are sent out a day before the group takes place. If you haven’t received this information by noon on the day that the group takes place, please check your spam or junk folders before sending an email to: partners@anxietyuk.org.uk for further support.

Please note that appointments cannot be scheduled less than 2 hours before the start of the group.

Anxiety UK reserves the right not to hold a group in the event that the minimum booking number (10) is not achieved.  In such instances, any bookings will be transferred to the next available group session, and email confirmation sent.

Client testimonial:

“The support group is amazing. It is difficult to access anxiety help where I live so the group provides the opportunity to share and support others. The facilitator always manages to keep the conversation flowing and it all feels very natural.”

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Art for Anxiety Relief course:

Art for Anxiety Relief is a six-week, hourly online course for people aged 18+, facilitated by artists with different styles of art:

Degard is a British Contemporary Visionary painter who offers people an ability to broaden their perceptions, know themselves more deeply and to lose fears around art making in a highly supportive environment.

Amy Diener is a Bangkok-based artist from New York with lived experience of OCD, who specialises in vibrant dot paintings.  Amy uses art as a coping mechanism to relieve anxiety and through the course, will teach techniques that she has found helpful in the management of anxiety. 

Designed to focus on the benefits of art in the management of anxiety, Art for Anxiety Relief is open to both Anxiety UK members and non-members and is delivered via Zoom. Book your place here.

Dates for Art for Anxiety Relief courses in 2022:

23rd April 2022 – 11am

20th July 2022 – 11am

22nd October 2022 – 11am

You will receive a booking confirmation email upon making your booking. Zoom details are sent out a day before the course takes place. If you haven’t received this information, please check your junk folders before emailing: partners@anxietyuk.org.uk

Anxiety UK reserves the right not to deliver a course in the event that the minimum booking number (8) is not achieved.  In such instances, any bookings will be transferred to the next available course, and email confirmation sent.

Client testimonial:

“Wow. The Art for Anxiety course was absolutely brilliant. I am not artistic in any way so I was a bit apprehensive before the course. I need not have worried at all. It was so interesting.”

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Non Anxiety UK-led self help groups:

Click here for a listing of self-help groups that operate independently from Anxiety UK.