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.


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 5th September    18.15-19.45 

The next courses running at Dewsbury Health Centre will be on

  • Tuesday 29th October         18.15-19.45  

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.

The next courses running at Folly Hall in Huddersfield will be on:

  • Wednesday 24th July 14:30 – 16:00

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 courses run across the Kirklees locality on a regular basis, please ring our team on 01484 343700 for more information

Mindful Pregnancy Course

Run by health professionals from midwifery services and PWPs, this informal course will help develop your awareness of low mood, anxiety and stress and how to manage these. Sessions will introduce self-help techniques, such as challenging negative thoughts, mindfulness and relaxation. Over the six sessions we will also include information about positive birthing and enhancing your baby’s emotional wellbeing.

To book a place on this course you can speak directly to your midwife or refer yourself to the IAPT Service. You can do this by calling our secretaries on 01484 343700 or by clicking on the green self-referral button at the top of this page.

The courses run across the Kirklees locality on a regular basis, please ring our team on 01484 343700 for more information.


Information for professionals

If you are a health professional wanting to refer a client there are a number of ways you can do this.

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Do you need urgent help?

If you require more immediate support regarding your mental health please contact Kirklees 24 hour Single Point of Access Team on: 01924 316830
"Feeling ‘normal’ amongst other women. Very helpful. Made me feel like I was doing fine, thank you so much for that" Recent attendee of the Mindful Pregnancy Course in Dewsbury
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