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Learn more about this course by watching this brief video introduction.
NO HARD FEELINGs
FEEL IT, FACE IT, THRIVE
The 'No Hard Feelings' course is a group programme and is the first intervention offered by the Wellbeing Service. There is the option to receive this course over 16 weeks, incorporating a fortnightly 15 minute 1:1 telephone call with a clinician to review your understanding and progress. Or alternatively as an intensive course over 10 weeks with only one 15 minute 1:1 telephone call provided halfway through the course. You can find more details on this in the table below.
'No Hard Feelings' course is an evidence-based course aimed at managing a wide variety of mental health issues. Many different mental health issues can co-occur, one common example is depression and anxiety. It is also not uncommon to experience different types of anxiety at the same time, for example, health anxiety and generalised anxiety. Other conditions that may co-occur include panic, social anxiety, OCD, anger and binge eating. This course can be applied to a range of different problems, and with that there is no need to treat each difficulty in isolation.
The course focuses on setting goals and discussing motivation before moving onto focus on how we can begin to recognise and manage our emotions. We introduce mindful emotion awareness before exploring the impact of our thoughts, our behaviours and how we feel physically. We then focus on putting it all into practice. The course uses the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is recommended as a first line treatment for common mental health issues.
We use a tool called Slido to make the groups as interactive as we can and we ensure a safe space to consider what is happening for us. This allows you to contribute anonymously and is helpful for anyone who does not like speaking up in group settings. It has received really positive feedback from previous participants.
The individual telephone sessions are for us to think about your understanding and use of the materials.
The groups are confidential and there is no requirement for you to discuss any personal details, rather we look at shared symptoms and experiences. However, being in a group can help to normalise what is happening for you and reassure you that you are not the only one experiencing distressing symptoms. We have had lots of feedback from previous group members saying whilst they had been anxious about being in a group to start it ended up being one of the most helpful aspects of the course!
The course runs once per week, you can sign up to any of our dates and will join at the same day and time each week. Please find the next available dates and times on our booking form below:
Access the course resources here. Your clinician will make sure you have the password!
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