Manage Anxiety: Your Way
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues for young people in the UK, and a problem that we see frequently in the young people we work with.
On Manage Anxiety: Your Way we will give you the tools and help you try out a range of techniques to help you manage your own symptoms.
One size does not fit all. Anxiety is different for everyone, but through the programme we will work together as a group to discover ways that really work for you and each other.
There will be some laughs and some big moments, but we will make progress together and find ways to arm you against this most painful of states.
Next Course Starts: every 4 weeks
Duration: 8 weeks (part-time)
Outcome: You will leave the course with a toolkit to help you tackle your own Anxiety
- What will I get out of it?By the end of the programme, you will have a personal toolkit if ideas, techniques and approaches that you can take forward with you in your life and which will help you manage your anxiety, your way. You’ll get the chance to try things out and work out if they are helpful to you or not. We’re all different and what works for one person might not for another. We’ll also have a look at how the human brain works, so you will get to know more about why you feel the way you do. There are plenty of opportunities to talk about how you feel and connect with others who may share some of your experiences.
- What if I can’t come?The programme is online, so no need to travel anywhere. If you don’t feel you can join for a session one day, that’s fine, we’ll try and contact you to make sure you’re ok and get you up to speed on what you’ve missed.
Do I have to turn my camera and mic on?
No, we won’t ever force you to do anything you’re uncomfortable doing. It is your choice how little or how much you would like to engage. We’ll offer you various opportunities to engage more, but there is no pressure. You take things at your own pace. Often people start with their mics and cameras off and join in by messaging in the chat.
Will I be put on the spot? Will I have to put myself out there?
All activities are voluntary. You will never be told to share any personal information. You will never be expected to speak, but we will regularly offer you the chance, so you are able to if you feel ready. There will be opportunities to share your experiences, but only if you decide to. It will be your choice and you will never be put on the spot.
What if I have really bad attendance?
This isn’t school. The programme is for you – and it’s entirely up to you how much you are able to join in. We will encourage you to join all sessions. This is so you can get the most out of it. We understand that some days just won’t work for you. If you miss a large amount of the programme, you may be offered the opportunity to join another programme, if you feel it would benefit you.
- What happens when the programme finishes? We’ll check in with you to make sure you’re doing ok and see which of the strategies you are continuing to use. If you have completed the programme, you will be offered the chance to join our fortnightly online peer support group. It’s on a Monday evening and is a great opportunity to keep the momentum going.
- I don’t have a computer.We have some laptops we can loan out.
I don’t like video calls.
Let us know. We are still running the programmes online because most people prefer that, but if you’d prefer sessions in person, we’ll see what we can do!
- Something else is stopping meLet us know, we’ll try our best to make any changes you need.