Learn to better manage anxiety, stress and low mood, and build resilience
17-25 Stress Less workshops
Changes to our service due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
In light of the current situation, we've changed the way we provide our Stress Less Workshop course.
For the time being we will be providing each session of the course as a pre-recorded video.
Find out more below.
Stress can affect us all, at any time in our lives.
It may be that pressures from your exams, your job, relationships, or life at home are causing difficulties for your mental and physical health, such as low mood or stress.
If you’re aged 17 to 25, our Stress Less course can help you learn the different techniques to better manage this stress and build the resilience to improve how you’re feeling in your day to day life.
If you’re over 25
We also offer a Stress Less Workshop course if you’re over 25.
Our four week video course will teach you techniques to:
- Understand feelings of stress
- Manage stressful thoughts
- Improve mood
- Build resilience
There will be four videos in total, each lasting approximately 30-45 mins.
One video session will be shared with you each week, giving you time to watch the session in your own time.
Our videos are provided online, so you can re-watch them as many times as you like.
We’ll provide you with worksheets so you can track your progress and use as helpful reminders.
After each session, we’ll encourage you to use the new techniques in your day to day life.
At the end of the four weeks, you’ll be much better prepared to handle stress, and the things that cause you stress.
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Before treatment, we ask all of our clients to provide the name and contact details of their next of kin, such as a parent or other relative.
If you’re under the age of 18, we need to confirm these details before we provide treatment. We would only contact your next of kin in the event of an emergency.
We’ll check with you if you’re happy for us to speak to your contact if they were to call on your behalf. If your contact calls us with a specific question or request regarding your treatment, we’ll ask to speak to you first to confirm you’re happy for us to share that information.
As well as our workshops, there’s others activities you can do to help you relax your mind and body.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) exercises can help you become aware of your stress and how it affects your body.
Through the audio exercises, you can learn how to spot the early signs, and learn the skills to ease your stress.
We recommend trying the extended exercise first, and moving on to the brief exercise as you become more familiar and confident. We’ve found it can help if you play the two recordings in a quiet room away from distractions, where you can sit comfortably.
Please don’t do these exercises while driving.
You might need to practice the technique for a few weeks before you feel the benefits.
If you have a physical health issue, such as back problems, we advise you speak to your GP before you begin.
If you feel that you need further support, you can ask your GP to refer you to Talking Therapies. We’ll offer a Wellbeing Assessment, and offer the right therapy support to suit you.