Redbridge Group Sessions

On this webpage you can find out about our upcoming group sessions. We understand that joining a group can seem quite daunting, but speaking with others who've been through a similar experience can be reassuring and beneficial for all involved. Our group sessions are delivered by our qualified clinicians who will support you, teach you about relevant psychological disorders and ways of coping. 

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Social anxiety group

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Social Anxiety Group

When:  Tuesdays starting Tuesdays 12-1pm starting 10th May 2022

How long does the course last? 10 weeks (Please make sure you can commit to all sessions)

Where: This group will take place via Microsoft Teams. You will need access to a PC/Mobile with internet connection.

Who: Do you ever get nervous when speaking to people? Do you get nervous when speaking to your boss or giving a presentation at work? We recognise that the last few years have been difficult for people as a result of the pandemic. Many of us have been isolated from our social contacts and returning to this can be a challenge, as we re-discover how to communicate and interact with others (in person or otherwise). This group is for anyone who is experiencing anxiety in social situations, where they may worry about what to say, or worry about being judged by others. Sometimes when people have social worries, they may find themselves, avoiding or overpreparing for social interactions.

You must be 18 or over and registered with a Redbridge GP to access this course.

What will I learn:

You will learn about your anxiety and what may be maintaining the problem. Thoughts can often be a driver of anxiety and you will develop the skills to understand and manage the thoughts and worries which get in the way.  We would then aim address the fear and avoidance preventing us from engaging in social situations and encourage participants to develop confidence in social interactions. This is done by creating opportunities to practice social skills in a safe space with others who may also be feeling in a similar way. Finally, these skills can then be transferred to everyday life as you develop more confidence in practicing your newly learned strategies.

Will I need to speak in the sessions? We do encourage all clients to take part in these sessions in order to develop confidence in social situations. We know from experience that the more you engage the more you will benefit, however you will not be required to share anything that you are not comfortable with.

Facilitators:  Borislav and Zita 

How to Sign up

Step 1: Register for the group -  Sign up for Social Anxiety Group

Step 2: Register for our service -  Fill in a self referral form

You can also call us on 0300 300 1554 option 1 and ask to join the social anxiety group. 

Notes: As with most therapeutic interventions, this group requires commitment. We ask clients to be able to attend all sessions where possible and engage in the task as much as possible as this leads to best results. You will also be encouraged to practice outside of sessions to maximise the gains made from therapy.

Please note, in some cases a group may not be appropriate for you, in which case we will offer alternative treatments or services which would better suit you.

Any questions please ring us, or email RDBTalkingtherapies@nelft.nhs.uk

Sukoon Group for Muslim Women

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Sukoon - Sign ups ongoing

When:  Mondays 12pm - 1:30pm Starting date TBC (Dependent on interest) 

How long does the course last? 8 weeks (Please make sure you can commit to all sessions)

Where: This group will take place via Microsoft Teams. You will need access to a PC/Mobile with internet connection.

Who: This group is Muslim Women struggling with low mood. This group will incorporate religion into the treatment of low mood. You must be 18 or over and registered with a Redbridge GP to access this course.

Will I need to speak in the sessions? We do encourage clients to take part in these sessions, but it's up to you what you feel comfortable in saying.

Facilitators:  Naeema and Khadija

How to Sign up

Step 1: Register for the group -  Sign up for Sukoon Group

Step 2: Register for our service -  Fill in a self referral form

You can also call us on 0300 300 1554 option 1 (Mondays- Fridays 9am-5pm. Please mention that you'd like to join the Sukoon group during the phone call

 

What will I learn:

Week 1: Introduction to the course + how depression develops, in particular, looking at the difference in presentation and myth busting

Week 2: Introducing Values based Behavioural Activation (BA) + core belief and practices in Islam

Week 3: Baseline diary + relaxation techniques through dua (prayers)

Week 4: Identifying activities – R/N/P (one step at a time in relation to Islam, Zikr (remembrance) and connecting to the Quran)

Week 5: Identifying unhelpful thinking styles using thought diary

Week 6: Challenging thoughts – including Maghfirah (forgivness) and Sabr (patience)

Week 7: Amal (hope), Shukr (gratitude) and tying your camel, belief (yakeen) in God

Week 8: Tying everything together and staying active guide

Notes: Please note this group is part of a research project and so you will need to consent to being part of this research.

Please note, in some cases a group may not be appropriate for you, in which case we will offer alternative treatments or services which would better suit you.

Any questions please ring us, or email RDBTalkingtherapies@nelft.nhs.uk

Mood Management Group

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Mood Management Group

When: Tuesdays 12-1. Next course starts 10th May 2022 

How long does the course last? 6 weeks (Please make sure you can commit to all sessions)

Where: Teams This group will take place via Microsoft Teams. You will need access to a PC/Mobile with internet connection.

Who: This group is For people struggling with low mood You must be 18 or over and registered with a Redbridge GP to access this course.

Will I need to speak in the sessions? We do encourage clients to take part in these sessions, but it's up to you what you feel comfortable in saying.

Facilitators:  Naeema and Syeda

How to Sign up

Step 1: Register for the group -  Sign up for Mood Management

Step 2: Register for our service -  Fill in a self referral form

You can also call us on 0300 300 1554 option 1 (Mondays- Fridays 9am-5pm. Please mention that you'd like to join the Mood Management group during the phone call

What will I learn: Introduction to Course and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Exploration of Depression, The role of behaviour; What you do affects how you feel, Helpful and unhelpful behaviours, The link between activity and mood, Increasing activity, Overcoming Barriers; Coping with tasks, Procrastination, Problem solving, The role of thoughts in depression, Identifying unhelpful thoughts and thinking styles, Challenging unhelpful thoughts, Planning and preparing for the future - Identifying early warning signs

Notes: You are encouraged to attend every week, and practice the skills we introduce in the sessions, outside sessions.

Please note, in some cases a group may not be appropriate for you, in which case we will offer alternative treatments or services which would better suit you.

Any questions please ring us, or email RDBTalkingtherapies@nelft.nhs.uk

 

Long Term Conditions Group

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Long Term Conditions Group

When: Tuesdays starting 24th May 2022 10am – 12pm

How long does the course last? 8 weeks (Please make sure you can commit to all sessions)

Where: This group will take place via Microsoft Teams. You will need access to a PC/Mobile with internet connection.

Who: This group is anyone living with a long term condition that causes them anxiety or affects their mood. Long term condition is classified as a persistent health condition such as persistent pain diabetes, COPD, cardiovascular disease, IBS, chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia or MUS (Medically unexplained). You must be 18 or over and registered with a Redbridge GP to access this course.

What will I learn: This course will help you learn to manage any anxiety or depression associated with your physical health condition. This is an 8 week skills programme using “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)” that will help you understand and better manager your psychological distress associated with your physical health condition.

Session 1 – Intro to the group (Start)

Session 2 – Behavioural model

Session 3 – Values                         

Session 4 – Living our values

Session 5 – Problem solving

Session 6 – Pain & Pacing

Session 7 – Valued Action

Session 8 – Keeping things going - (End of group)

Will I need to speak in the sessions? We do encourage clients to take part in these sessions, but it's up to you what you feel comfortable in saying.

Facilitators:  Bryn and Zita

How to Sign up

Step 1: Register for the group -  Sign up for Long Term Conditions Group

Step 2: Register for our service -  Fill in a self referral form

Or you can call us on 0300 300 1554 option 1 and ask to join the Long Term Conditions group. 

Notes: Please ensure you can commit to attending all group sessions where possible. There will also be tasks to complete outside of the group so you will need to commit some time to do this to gain the most from this group.

Please note, in some cases a group may not be appropriate for you, in which case we will offer alternative treatments or services which would better suit you.

Any questions please ring us, or email RDBTalkingtherapies@nelft.nhs.uk

Stress Management Group

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Stress Management Group

When:  Thursdays 14.30-15.30 Starting Thursday 9th June 2022

How long does the course last? 5 Weeks (Please make sure you can commit to all sessions)

Where: This group will take place via Microsoft Teams. You will need access to a PC/Mobile with internet connection.

Who: This group is for anyone who would like help to manage stress in any part of their life. You must be 18 or over and registered with a Redbridge GP to access this course.

Will I need to speak in the sessions? You will not be expected to share your difficulties with others, as the focus of the group will be learning evidence based techniques and their implementation in daily life.

Facilitators:  Amber and Sabha

How to Sign up

Step 1: Register for the group -  Sign up for Stress Management Group

Step 2: Register for our service -  Fill in a self referral form

You can also call us on 0300 300 1554 option 1 and ask to join the Stress Management Group.

What will I learn: Week 1: What is stress? What causes stress and how does it maintain itself? How does it impact upon us? What helpful lifestyle changes can I make, and how can I start to relax in stressful situations?

Week 2: Stress and the cognitive-behavioural cycle, problem solving and stress, unhelpful thinking and stress, and meditation as a response to stress.

Week 3: Being clear and constructive when responding to stress and visualisation as a response to stress.

Week 4:  Responding assertively to stress.

Week 5: Developing and maintaining resilience and coping skills in stressful situations, combining effective stress management techniques, and continuing to make progress in stress management.  

Please note, in some cases a group may not be appropriate for you, in which case we will offer alternative treatments or services which would better suit you.

Any questions please ring us, or email RDBTalkingtherapies@nelft.nhs.uk

Anxiety and Worry Group

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When: Mondays 1-3pm  (starting 13th June 2022) 

How long does the course last? 7 weeks (Please make sure you can commit to all sessions)

Where: This group will take place via Microsoft Teams. You will need access to a PC/Mobile with internet connection.

Who: This group is open to anyone struggling with worry and coping with uncertainty. You must be 18 or over and registered with a Redbridge GP to access this course.

What will I learn?

You will learn what CBT and anxiety/worry are, and how our worries can spiral. You will also learn about the different types of worry, why we keep on worrying and how we can cope with worry. This course will also look at how we percieve worry, how we can manage our mood and how to maintain progress. 

Will I need to speak in the sessions? We do encourage clients to take part in these sessions, but it's up to you what you feel comfortable in saying.

Facilitators:  Heera and Michael

How to Sign up

Step 1: Register for the group -  Sign up for Anxiety and Worry Group

Step 2: Register for our service -  Fill in a self referral form

You can also call us on 0300 300 1554 option 1 (Mondays- Fridays 9am-5pm. Please mention that you'd like to join the Anxiety and Worry group during the phone call

Please note, in some cases a group may not be appropriate for you, in which case we will offer altnerative treatments or services which would better suit you. 

Any questions please ring us, or email RDBTalkingtherapies@nelft.nhs.uk 

 

Applied Relaxation Group

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When:  Tuesdays starting 28th June 2022

When: 3pm - 4pm 

How long: This group will run for 7 weeks (please make sure you can attend all sessions)

Where: Online meetings via Microsoft Teams. You will need access to a computer or mobile with internet connection.

Who: For anyone 18 years or older who would like to learn skills and techniques that help with relaxation. Research has found these techniques helpful in reducing anxiety symptoms and has shown that the effects can be long-term. For anyone wanting help to manage physiological responses to stress and anxiety. You must be registered with a Redbridge based GP to access this course. 

What will I learn: The applied relaxation group will provide you with techniques and skills to enable you to relax very quickly. This should help reduce any feelings of anxiety or tension that you may be experiencing.

Research has found these techniques helpful in reducing anxiety symptoms and has shown that the effects can be long-term. The group uses reading materials that will be provided in the sessions and requires practice of the skills learned between sessions.

Facilitators: Nandeep and Shathana 

Notes: You can access this course alongside any individual therapy you may be recieving. Please note you will have some homework to do inbetween sessions (15-30 minutes each day for the first 2 weeks) so please make sure you are able to commit some time to do this. 

How to Sign up

Step 1: Register for the group -  Sign up for applied relaxation

Step 2: Register for our service -  Fill in a self referral form

Or call us on 0300 300 1554—option 1 (9am–5pm, Monday–Friday). When self referring to our service mention that you'd like to join the Applied Relaxation group.

You can also ask to join this group if you are already accessing our service. Please note in some cases, a group may not be appropriate for you. In this case, a clinician will direct you towards other resources and services which would better suit you.