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 challenges 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 course provides information and strategies to manage anxiety. Interventions covered are based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
The course runs weekly basis for one hour over 6 weeks and are open to both Anxiety UK members and non-members. Secure your place today whilst there are spaces available here.
The next group starts on Sunday 14th November 2021 at 6pm.
Course start date subject to change and sufficient bookings being made. In the event of the course being fully booked before the 14th November, we will provide dates for future courses. If you have any other questions, please email our Services Manager: 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:
Our 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 experienced Anxiety UK group facilitators and currently run at the following times:
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7-8pm.
Places for Monday and Thursday night groups will be open for bookings from Wednesdays at 6pm the week before. Please note that bookings are taken, on a first-come-first-served basis and we cannot guarantee your place as the demand for the service is high.
To meet an increased demand for our two weekly support groups, we will start running a third weekly support group on Tuesdays at 7pm from the 20th July 2021. The group is not supported by a grant and will be a paid only group. The minimum donation to attend the group is £2.50 for members and £10.00 for non-members.
Please note bookings for this group will open earlier than for the other two free support groups.
Book your group place here.
Once you have booked your place you will receive a confirmation email the same day. Zoom details will then be sent to you one day before the group takes place. If you haven’t received the zoom details for your group by noon on the day of the group, please email email@example.com and one of our friendly team members will ensure you are sent the appropriate details.
The minimum number of people per group is 10, and the maximum number 20. Anxiety UK reserves the right not to hold a group session in the event that the minimum booking number (10) is not achieved, in which case group participants will be informed that their booking will be transferred to the next available group session
Our Monday and Thursday support groups have been kindly supported by a grant from the Danson Foundation until December 2021. However, please feel free to make a donation when making your booking.
Art For Anxiety Relief (AFAR) group:
Art For Anxiety Relief (AFAR) is a six-week support programme that runs for one hour a week utilising art as a tool to help manage anxiety. Our range of AFAR facilitators bring their own unique genre of art to the sessions, from classic and abstract, to modern and creative. Delivered by artists, sessions are designed to help you discover the benefits of art, while also using it as a tool to distract from anxiety.
You will develop your understanding of how to look at art, develop a background into the world of art, how it functions, being involved in creating it while also helping to broaden both your knowledge and appreciation of the world of art.
The course is open to both Anxiety UK members and non-members. Book your place here.
Priority will be given to those who book all six sessions although if capacity exists, it may be possible to book a single session. However, to fully benefit from the course, we do advise booking the full six-week course. If you have any other questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next group starts on Saturday 13th November 2021 at 1pm.
The minimum number of people per group is 8, and the maximum number 15. Anxiety UK reserves the right not to hold a group session in the event that the minimum booking number (8) is not achieved, in which case group participants will be informed that their booking will be transferred to the next available group session.
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 before of the group taking place. If you haven’t received the zoom details for your group, please email email@example.com and one of our friendly team members will ensure you are sent the appropriate details.
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.