The Brain Charity now offer free group therapy sessions to people who would like to learn new techniques to help them improve their mental health and wellbeing.
The sessions are led by Aspasia and Mark, who are both volunteers at the charity. Aspasia is studying for a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Manchester University and Mark is studying Psychology at University of Liverpool. They will both use their learning and experience to assist people to gain new skills to enable them to cope with their daily challenges. The group will also offer the opportunity to meet new people and share experiences with others who may be facing similar issues.
A different topic will be explored in detail each week. These include:
- managing depression,
- grief and loss,
- how to manage common symptoms,
- anxiety management,
- better breathing and relaxation techniques,
- pain and medication management,
- dealing with difficult emotions
- and self-esteem.
It’s been shown that talking together in a therapy group like this can help people to grow emotionally and solve personal problems.