Wellbeing Courses

Please note, all our courses are currently running via Zoom in line with government guidelines

Rather than 1 to 1 support, our trained and experienced course facilitators work with you with a group of your peers.

One of the biggest advantages of a group environment is that it helps you to realise you are not alone, that there are other people who have similar problems. Being in a group can also help you develop and learn new skills from others in the group. Our courses include

  • Anxiety Management
  • Anger Management
  • Mindfulness

Who can apply?

Anyone. If you are experiencing a difficult time in your life and your mental health is preventing you from overcoming these difficulties, Kettering Mind is here to help.

How do I apply?

You can access this support by completing a self referral form.

  • Download a Kettering Mind self – referral form then return the completed form to us via email, post or drop into Reception.
  • Call Us to request a referral form; we are more than happy to post or email this out to you.

What happens next?

Once we receive your completed form, we will contact you and invite you in to meet with a worker. During this initial appointment, we will help you identify whether the course will meet your needs.

More Information

Anxiety Management

Course overview

Anxiety is a word we use to describe feelings of unease, worry and fear. It incorporates both the emotions and physical sensations we might experience when we are worried or nervous. It is something we all experience in our own way, but it can be overwhelming. Anxiety affects the way we feel, the way we think, the way our body and mind works and the way we behave.

Course aims

In this course, we’ll look at anxiety and how it affects us. The aims are to better understand individual’s experience of anxiety and what they can do to reduce the impact it has on their life and improve their wellbeing.

Course session duration:  2 hours

Length of course: 6 weeks

Location: Zoom

Anger Management

Course overview

Anger is a natural emotion no different to happiness or sadness. We experience anger as a response to feeling attacked, being treated unfairly, someone has broken a rule that is important to you or an expectation has not been met among other personal reasons. Much of our experience of anger is thought to be negative though that isn’t always the case. Anger is often not the issue, though how we react when we are angry for instance, aggressive behaviour, can become an issue.

Course aims

In this course, we’ll look to gain a better understanding of anger, its implications consequences and how it affects us, and what individuals can do to reduce the impact it has on their life and improve their wellbeing.

Objectives are to:

  • Change behaviour to avoid conflict
  • Improve relationships and better communication
  • Gain control over aggressive behaviour
  • Learn to problem solve to make better decisions
  • Learn techniques that implement change

Course session duration:  2 hours

Length of course: 6 weeks

Location: Zoom

Mindfulness

Course Overview

The way we think (and what we think about) can affect how we feel and act. For example, if you think or worry a lot about upsetting past or future events, you might often feel sad or anxious.

The theory behind mindfulness is that by using various techniques to bring your attention to the present (usually focusing on your body and your breathing), you can:

  • Notice how thoughts come and go in your mind. You may learn that they don’t have to define who you are, or your experience of the world, and you can let go of them.
  • Notice what your body is telling you. For example, tension or anxiety can often be felt in your body (such as in a fast heartbeat, tense muscles or shallow breathing).
  • Create space between you and your thoughts, so you can react more calmly.

Mindfulness is a technique you can learn which involves making a special effort to notice what’s happening in the present moment (in your mind, body and surroundings) – without judging anything. It has roots in Buddhism and meditation, but you don’t have to be spiritual, or have any particular beliefs, to try it.

Course Aims

This course aims to help you:

  • become more self-aware
  • feel calmer and less stressed
  • feel more able to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings
  • cope with difficult or unhelpful thoughts
  • be kinder towards yourself.

Course session duration: 2 hours

Length of course – 10 weeks

Location – Zoom