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:
· Loss, Grief and Bereavement
· Domestic Abuse
You can attend as many or as few sessions as you like. The sessions are free and will be offered on a four weekly rolling basis.
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.
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.
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 working with a social worker.
Re-Connect CBT programme will cover five main topic areas. There are four sessions under each topic. 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.
Living with loss, grief and bereavement
Learn about different kinds of loss, the stages of grief and that there is no ‘right’ way to experience bereavement.
Addressing domestic abuse
Learn about the origins and impact of domestic violence and to identify and challenge underlying (unhelpful) thoughts and beliefs, to regulate anger and aggressive behaviour and assertive communication skills.
Register your interest on the form below and we will send joining details to you.
To keep things simple, we are running all the sessions at the same times are they are just now. The programme will repeat each week so, if you miss one, you can pick it up another week.
You can book up to four sessions in one booking, up to two weeks in advance.
No. Because of the sensitivity of content and to ensure confidentiality, recording is not permitted by participants or facilitators.
Each session is delivered by a facilitator and co-facilitator to support risk management and provide a valuable experience for customers. Customers are all asked to fill in the industry standard CORE Outcome Measure (known as CORE10) at point of booking a session and these go to the facilitator and co-facilitator. The answers to all the question are noted by the facilitators who use this in their psychotherapy work.
The counsellors assess the CORE10 answers by the person and if there are any 4 scores in the high risk questions, or the person has a high total score (over 25), the individual is taken into a virtual break out room for a chat with the counsellor to discuss. Risk and safety is paramount and we have put these measures in to encourage access support.
During a group session, there is a mood check at the beginning and end. The Zoom meetings give the therapist the opportunity to take anyone into a break out room to protect confidentiality and provide a safe place to chat. During the group when the person opts to use the chat rather than talk, the Co-facilitator will answer privately between them.
In addition when a person registers we ask for a contact number and email address which they are using to be online, as well as asking for an emergency contact. We may use these numbers to contact them if needed.
We also automatically give out useful helpline numbers at booking and on completion of feedback sheet. At the end of the group the facilitator reminds everyone in the group about the helpline numbers and that their own personal social worker or other professional in their care plan are available.
Approximately 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem at some point in their lifetime and at any one time approximately 1 in 6 people have a mental health problem.