Re-Connect CBT is a series of short group therapy sessions to help you cope during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. You must be 18 years or over to join a session.
Sessions last one hour and are delivered in groups of up to 12 people. You will work with a counsellor who will provide you with the tools to help you deal with difficult situations you may be facing during the pandemic.
The sessions will help you to manage:
You can attend as many or as few sessions as you like. The sessions are free.
CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is a proven clinical intervention for mental wellbeing which provides people with a toolkit of self-care techniques that can be used to manage anger, depression, anxiety, and grief. The mental health charity, MIND, gives more detail about CBT.
Re-Connect CBT is for anyone over the age of 18 who is facing poor mental health, particularly during the pandemic. We are particularly keen to support you if you are currently looking for work and feeling the strain on your mental health.
Re-Connect CBT programme will cover four main topic areas. Read the short descriptions below to help you decide which topic is right for you. Remember, you can take part in as many or as few sessions as you like.
Living with anger
You will increase your understanding of your anger, identify and reduce unhelpful thoughts and behaviour and learn skills to increase coping and improve well-being.
Living with anxiety
Learn more about anxiety; what it is and how it affects you and what is happening in your body. You will learn to identify and challenge any unhelpful thinking styles and behaviour.
Living with depression
Learn more about depression; how it affects you and how positive changes to behaviour and thinking can have an impact on low mood.
Learn about what wellbeing means and different ways of improving it: explore self-esteem, self-confidence and mindfulness.
Sessions run throughout the week on the timetable below:
If you’re working with someone, or have a friend you think would like to attend a Re-Connect CBT session, let them know by using this form.