Guided Self-Help

If, after discussion with you, we think you could benefit from a short period of help and support, you will work with one of our specially trained staff, known as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP). They are trained to help you better understand your problems and learn how to control your symptoms. They can also signpost to other services who can support you. You can work with a PWP over the telephone or face to face and they can provide 6 – 8 sessions of guided self-help, which is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles. These sessions can help you understand your symptoms, identify what is keeping your problems going and learn how to break the cycle using self-help techniques. A PWP will introduce self-help materials and resources and help you make positive changes to the way you think and act.


SilverCloud

PWPs can also support you in the use of our computerised CBT programme, SilverCloud. This programme offers personalised modules to help people experiencing a wide range of problems, including depression, social anxiety, health anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Once registered, you can complete modules chosen by your own supporting PWP at your own pace, where and when it suits you. You’ll also have access to a variety of tools that help you with setting goals, problem solving and other practical life skills.

For more information please visit the SilverCloud website



Stress Control Course

The Stress Control Course is a psychoeducational course, which means that it is delivered in a lecture-style; you will not be asked to participate or speak about your own difficulties during these sessions. You are welcome to bring someone along with you to this course. The PWPs will provide information on how stress can affect the body, our thoughts and our actions, and then teach you self-help techniques so that you can take control of your own stress.

The Stress Control course takes place over six sessions, which look at:

  • Information about stress
  • Controlling your body: relaxation, exercise
  • Controlling your thoughts: learn to think your way out of stress
  • Controlling your actions: boost self confidence
  • Controlling panic
  • Controlling sleep problems; controlling your future

The next courses running at the Huddersfield Mission will be on:

  • Thursday 6th September 18.15-19.45
  • Friday 14th September 10.30-12.00
  • Thursday 1st November 18.15-19.45

The next courses running at Dewsbury Health Centre will be on:

  • Tuesday 18th September 18.15-19.45
  • Tuesday 13th November 18.15-19.45
  • Thursday 15th November 10.30-12.00

Low Mood Course

This is a four week course which will teach you all about depression and how you can overcome it. The course is run by our friendly PWPs who are trained in delivering evidence-based treatments in line with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. During the course, we will focus on what keeps depression going and learn how to get it under control, how to be happy again and start living a meaningful life to our full potential. We expect to have around 12 to 15 people attend each course. Our priority is to make it a safe and comfortable learning environment from which everyone can benefit.

Please call us for more information on the next course dates


Managing Worry Course

Worrying is a normal part of everyone’s life but for some people worry can start to take control of their lives and become extremely distressing. It is very common for people to have difficulty managing worries and if this is the case for you then this would be the ideal course. This is a four week course, which will teach you about CBT-based self-help techniques so that you can learn to manage your worries. The techniques taught are all evidence-based and hopefully by the end of the course you will be equipped with strategies to get those worries under control. We expect to have around 12 to 15 people attend each course. The course is interactive and our priority is to make it a safe and comfortable learning environment from which everyone can benefit.

The next course will be running at the Recovery College in Mirfield on:

Thursday 25th October 13.30-15.00


Improving Sleep Course

Many people have difficulty sleeping, whether this be difficulties getting off to sleep, waking too early, waking in the middle of the night or just poor quality sleep. This is a four week course, which will teach you evidence-based techniques to improve your sleep which will in turn help you to have a better quality life. We expect to have around 12 to 15 people attend each course. The course is interactive and our priority is to make it a safe and comfortable learning environment from which everyone can benefit.

The next course will be running at the Recovery College in Mirfield on:

Thursday 20th September 13.00-14.30

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'Being recently diagnosed with Diabetes I was feeling nobody was helping me. Came to these meetings and have learned to live a bit better with the condition. Don’t feel like I’m a burden to my family anymore. Taking a lot of information from the sessions and Damian and Charlotte have been a godsend. Thanks Attendee of a recent Living Well with Diabetes course
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