Here is a list of all the seminars, courses and workshops that the service provides.

Please click on the titles below to find out more.

Mood Management Course

Have you noticed that you are feeling low in mood? Have you stopped doing the things that you used to enjoy? Are you feeling low in energy?

Most of us feel low at some point in our lives. However, if this has been going on for a long time then you may feel as though you are always going to feel like this. Our Mood Management Course is to help you break out of these negative cycles you may find yourself in. This psychoeducational course is designed to help you identify your negative cycles and learn tools and techniques to manage your symptoms of low mood.

This is a 5 week course with each session lasting 2 hours. Each week you’ll be learning something new, here is what will be covered:

  • Understanding depression
  • Activity scheduling
  • Problem solving and Sleep
  • Challenging unhelpful thoughts
  • Relapse prevention

Interested in this course?
If you are already referred, please speak to your therapist or call us on 01234 880400.

If you are not referred to us, it's easy to refer yourself here.

Alternatively, give us a call on 01234 880400.

Worry Management Course

Have you noticed that you are continuously worrying about things that never actually happen? Do you experience physical symptoms of anxiety? Do you find it difficult to make decisions?

Most of us worry at some point in our lives. However, if this has been going on for a long time then you may feel as though you are always going to feel like this. Our Worry Management Course is to help you break out of these negative cycles you may find yourself in. This psychoeducational course is designed to help you identify your negative cycles and learn tools and techniques to manage your symptoms of worry.

This is a 5 week course with each session lasting 2 hours. Each week you’ll be learning something new, here is what will be covered:

  • Introduction, model and goal setting
  • Types of worries
  • Worry time and present minded focus
  • Problem solving
  • Sleep and maintaining progress

Interested in this course?
If you are already referred, please speak to your therapist or call us on 01234 880400.

If you are not referred to us, it's easy to refer yourself here.

Alternatively, give us a call on 01234 880400.

Overcoming Depression Group

Have you noticed yourself being stuck in a rut? Do you find yourself doing things that you know will make you feel depressed but you either can’t be bothered to change or you don’t know how to break out of this negative cycle? Do you find yourself ruminating over the past a lot?

Most of us feel low or depressed at some point in our lives. However, if this has been going on for a long time then you may feel as though you are always going to feel like this. Our Overcoming Depression Group is to help you break out of these negative cycles you may find yourself in. The group is designed to help you identify your negative cycles and learn tools and techniques to manage your depression symptoms.

This is a 10 week group with each session lasting 2 hours. Each week you’ll be learning something new, here is what will be covered:

  • Activity Scheduling
  • Thought challenging and unhelpful thinking habits
  • Changing unhelpful core beliefs
  • Experimenting with new rules for living
  • Mindfulness
  • Maintaining progress

Interested in this group?
If you are already referred, please speak to your therapist or call us on 01234 880400.

If you are not referred to us, it's easy to refer yourself here.

Alternatively, give us a call on 01234 880400.

Overcoming Social Anxiety Group

Do you fear being judged or criticized by others? Do you notice you are feeling stressed, or having distressing physical symptoms when you are with others? Do you fear attending or talking to others at social gatherings like weddings or parties?

Our Overcoming Social Anxiety Group is designed to help you break out of the negative cycles of social anxiety you may find yourself in and learn tools and techniques to manage your anxiety symptoms.

    This is a 10 week group with each session lasting 2 hours. Each week you’ll be learning something new, here is what will be covered:

    • Gain an understanding of what social anxiety is and what can cause it
    • Find out what keeps your social anxiety going
    • Learn to reduce the focus of attention on yourself and stop thinking that everyone is looking at you
    • Learn strategies to manage anxiety and worry before a social event and dwelling (rumination) afterwards
    • To challenge your negative thoughts, beliefs and predictions
    • Social skills training
    • Learn how to gradually expose yourself to new social situations which you fear using behavioural experiments
    • To correct the distorted image you may have of yourself using video feedback
    • To tackle the physical symptoms of anxiety using relaxation & breathing techniques

Don’t hide away, call Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service today on 01234 880400, help is at hand!

Interested in this group?
If you are already referred, please speak to your therapist or call us on 01234 880400.

If you are not referred to us, it's easy to refer yourself here.

Alternatively, give us a call on 01234 880400.

Living with a Long Term Condition Group

Living with a long term condition can be very challenging and cause a range of issues. Sometimes it can cause low mood, uncertainty and stress.

Often, people with long term conditions feel that their life is unpredictable and difficult to control. You may feel life has lost meaning or that you are not the same person that you used to be. These thoughts might lead to feelings of frustration or isolation.

The group is run for 8 weeks with a small group of people. It gives an opportunity to meet others with similar experiences and together build new strategies to cope. The group requires commitment as participants are asked to complete different tasks between the sessions and clients are therefore asked to attend all the sessions provided.

  • Introduction to CBT, the ABC model and smart goal setting.
  • The relationship between activity & mood and activity planning.
  • Managing fatigue & pain, pacing and boom / bust
  • Unhelpful thinking styles and challenging unhelpful thoughts
  • Worries and worry time
  • Sleep hygiene & progressive muscle relaxation
  • Acceptance & mindfulness
  • Maintaining progress & relapse prevention

Interested in this group?
If you are already referred, please speak to your therapist or call us on 01234 880400.

If you are not referred to us, it's easy to refer yourself here.

Alternatively, give us a call on 01234 880400.

Overcoming Worry Group

Have you noticed yourself worrying about lots of things? Do you find yourself worry about things that never actually happen? Are you constantly seeking reassurance from others? Are your worries preventing you from sleeping or doing the things you want to do?

Most of us worry from time to time. However, if this has been going on for a long time then you may feel as though you are always going to feel like this. Our Overcoming Worry Group is to help you break out of these negative cycles you may find yourself in. The group is designed to help you identify your negative cycles and learn tools and techniques to manage your worry symptoms.

This is a 10 week group with each session lasting 2 hours. Each week you’ll be learning something new, here is what will be covered:

  • Identifying types of worry (hypothetical vs current)
  • Increasing tolerance of uncertainty (feeling able to ‘go with the flow)
  • Problem solving
  • Challenging unhelpful beliefs about worry
  • Exposure (a strategy to help with worrying images)
  • Maintaining progress

Interested in this group?
If you are already referred, please speak to your therapist or call us on 01234 880400.

If you are not referred to us, it's easy to refer yourself here.

Alternatively, give us a call on 01234 880400.

First Steps to Change - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Group

The First Steps to Change Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Group is a four week group offered to everyone waiting for treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The aim of this course is to introduce you to theory and prepare you for the start of your treatment. The group looks at:

  • Introduction to symptoms of PTSD
  • Understanding how memory works in PTSD
  • Grounding and relaxation techniques
  • Managing nightmares and sleep in PTSD

Interested in this group?
If you are already referred, please speak to your therapist or call us on 01234 880400.

If you are not referred to us, it's easy to refer yourself here.

Alternatively, give us a call on 01234 880400.

Overcoming Postnatal Depression & Anxiety Group

Having a new baby is a big life change. It can be an exciting time but also a very difficult time as well. It is common to experience a period of ‘baby blues’ after having a baby but sometimes this period can be prolonged and turn into feelings of anxiety and low mood that do not go away. You may notice you are crying more, your appetite has changed, you don’t want to go out, you are avoiding things…… You may also be thinking more negatively about yourself, others, the future and about motherhood.

This is a 8 week group with each session lasting 2 hours. The Overcoming Postnatal Depression & Anxiety Group is designed to help you identify your negative cycles and learn tools and techniques to manage your symptoms of low mood and anxiety.

This group is for new mothers and gives an opportunity to meet others with similar experiences and together build new strategies to cope. The group requires commitment as participants are asked to complete different tasks between the sessions and are asked to attend all the sessions provided. Please note, a creche is not available for this group

  • Psychoeducation: symptoms of depression, fight or flight and symptoms of anxiety
  • Anxiety and depression maintenance cycles
  • Activity scheduling (focus on balance and ‘me time’ and the need to refuel as a parent)
  • Unhelpful thinking habits and thought challenging
  • Worry tree and problem solving

Interested in this group?
If you are already referred, please speak to your therapist or call us on 01234 880400.

If you are not referred to us, it's easy to refer yourself here.

Alternatively, give us a call on 01234 880400.

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Group

Have you noticed yourself engaging in repetitive or compulsive behaviours? Do you find yourself obsessing over things and experiencing intrusive thoughts? Do your thoughts and behaviours prevent you from living the life that you would like to live?

This is a 10 week group with each session lasting 2 hours. Our Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Group is to help you break out of the negative cycles you may find yourself in. The group is designed to help you identify your negative cycles and learn tools and techniques to manage your OCD symptoms.

The group covers the following topics:

  • What is OCD, Types of OCD,Goals for therapy
  • The cognitive model of OCD, Understanding the Maintenance cycles and Explanation of intrusive thoughts
  • Identifying and changing Avoidance and Safety seeking Behaviours, Hierarchy and Exposure /ERP
  • Cognitive Restructuring, Thinking Errors and Behavioural Experiment
  • Homework, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavioural experiments and exposure, Trouble shoot encountered problems, Self-monitoring
  • Dealing with worry and rumination, Problem solving, Dealing with termination, Planning for the future/relapse prevention and arrangement for post-treatment review

Interested in this group?
If you are already referred, please speak to your therapist or call us on 01234 880400.

If you are not referred to us, it's easy to refer yourself here.

Alternatively, give us a call on 01234 880400.

Self-referral

This self-referral form should take 10-20 minutes to complete. Please fill in as much detail as you can, as this will enable us to quickly process your request. If you have questions or need help with this form, please call 01234 880400 from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Eligibility Criteria: 18 years or over (or 17 years and not in full-time education).

Not currently being seen by secondary services (community mental health team) or crisis team? Click here to open our secure self-referral form in another window.