Wellbeing Courses

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
  • Stress Management and Emotional Resilience
  • Depression Management
  • Understand Yourself Better
  • Mindful Menus
  • Mindfulness and Stress Reduction

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 the relevant course application form then return the completed form to us via email, post or drop into Reception.
  • Call Us to request an application form; we are more than happy to post or email this out to you.
  • Visit Us Our Mixing Bowl is an information point which serves light refreshments. Drop in to find out more about our services and collect an application form

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: Kettering Mind

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: Kettering Mind

Stress Management and Emotional Resilience

Course overview

Emotional resilience is the ability to adapt to stressful situations and cope with life’s ups and downs. Resilience is about ‘bouncing back’, it does not eliminate stress or erase life’s difficulties, but allows individuals to tackle or accept problems, live through adversity and move on with life.

Whilst resilient people do not allow adversity to define them or their lives and are able to ‘roll with the punches’, less resilient people have a harder time with stress and life changes. The good news is that everyone can take steps to develop greater emotional resilience.

Course Aims

The course will look at patterns, default behaviour, emotional reactions, expectations and offer practical, do-able tools and techniques that will help individuals recognise stress and build resilience.

There is strength in numbers. The advantage of being with others is that everyone has a chance to learn from each other. It is like a fondue party – the more you dip into the pot, the more you get out.

If you are anxious about being with others, remember that they probably feel the same as you.

Course session duration:  1.5 hours

Length of course: 4 weeks

Location: Kettering Mind

Depression Management

Course overview

We all have times when our mood is low, and we’re feeling sad or miserable about life. Usually these feelings pass in due course. But if the feelings are interfering with an individual’s life and don’t go away after a couple of weeks, or if they come back over and over again for a few days at a time, it could be a sign that they are experiencing depression.

Course Aims

The course will help individuals understand the signs and symptoms of depression, explore the impact on their day to day lives, and offer practical, do-able tools, tips and techniques that will help individuals take steps to their recovery.

There is strength in numbers. The advantage of being with others is that everyone has a chance to learn from each other. It is like a fondue party – the more you dip into the pot, the more you get out.

If you are anxious about being with others, remember that they probably feel the same as you.

Course session duration:  2 hours

Length of course: 6 weeks

Location: Kettering Mind

Understand Yourself Better

Course overview

This is a cycle of workshops designed to help you understand more about why you are experiencing difficulties at the moment, and why things might be a struggle for you.

Understanding is the first step towards recovery. By knowing more about our emotions, our unhelpful patterns of thinking, and about some of our behaviours that might keep the problems going, we are in a better position to make helpful changes and choices.

The workshops are designed so you can join at any point in the cycle. Over the course of 6 to 8 sessions, the following topics will be covered:

 

Emotions Why do we feel the way we do?

How can we change the way we feel?

Thinking

 

Why do I have these thoughts?

Is there another way to think about things?

Behaviour

 

Why am I doing this?

Why I am avoiding doing that?

Survival Skills

 

How to solve problems

How to become more assertive

How to become more self-compassionate

Course Aims

The aim is to help participants to become more self-confident, to have a better sense of their self-worth, and to encourage them to engage in activities that promote a sense of value, meaningfulness and purpose.

There is strength in numbers. The advantage of being with others is that everyone has a chance to learn from each other. It is like a fondue party – the more you dip into the pot, the more you get out.

If you are anxious about being with others, remember that they probably feel the same as you.

Course session duration:  2 hours

Length of course: 6-8 weeks

Location: Kettering Mind

Mindful Menus

Session overview

This session explores the relationship between what individuals eat and how they feel, including tips on how to incorporate healthy eating into their life. Knowing what foods individuals should and shouldn’t be eating can be really confusing, especially when it feels like the advice changes regularly. However, evidence suggests that as well as affecting our physical health, what we eat may also affect the way we feel.

Course Aims

To get tips on how to incorporate healthy eating into daily living and to understand how improving diet may help to:

  • improve mood
  • give individuals more energy
  • help individuals think more clearly

There is strength in numbers. The advantage of being with others is that everyone has a chance to learn from each other. It is like a fondue party – the more you dip into the pot, the more you get out.

If you are anxious about being with others, remember that they probably feel the same as you.

Session duration:  2 hours

Length of course: 1 session

Location: Kettering Mind

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction

Course overview

It may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your work, family and life responsibilities will always be demanding. Stress management is all about taking charge: of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the way you deal with problems. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control.

Mindfulness is a key part of this course and is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While mindfulness is innate, it can be cultivated through proven techniques.

Course aims

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

Outcomes

Improved resilience and skills for self-management

Improved mental health and emotional well-being

For individuals to feel there is hope, control and opportunity within their life

Course session duration: 2 hours

Length of course: 4 weeks

Location: Kettering Mind