Our free Anxiety Management courses run over two five hour sessions in Ipswich or Bury St Edmunds and for anyone aged 18+.
Our Anxiety Management course will help you to:
- Recognise the behaviours of anxiety
- Become aware and begin to understand anxiety
- Learn new practical coping strategies and skills
Our courses are currently free due to funding that Suffolk Mind has been awarded. The course is over two days and participants must be able to attend both course sessions. Our courses currently run during the day, Monday to Friday.
Our courses can have up to 14 participants in each session BUT there is NO expectation that you participate beyond the level you feel comfortable with, you do not need to speak if you do not want to.
Members of each course are expected to be supportive of each other, by listening and not being judgemental in their feedback or suggestions. Everyone is to have the opportunity to talk and contribute to the group. If there is something that you don’t understand then feel free to ask. There is no such thing as a “silly question” – only those that you have yet to find the answer to.
You will receive a course booklet and certificate of attendance at the end of the course.
How to self-refer
To self-refer please complete our referral form. If you need further information please call 0300 111 6000.
Only upon receipt of your referral we will send an email listing all our upcoming courses over the next 12 months. This email will ask you to call us on 0300 111 6000 to reserve a place on one of these courses and we will then post you a number of forms for you to complete and return by a certain date. These forms will ask you in more detail about how anxiety affects you personally etc. ONLY once these forms have been returned to us will your place be confirmed by email, please note that if your forms are not received by the deadline your reserved place will be offered to someone else.
If you no longer wish to pursue your referral or wish to cancel a booking on a course, please call us on 0300 111 6000.
We have recently experienced a high volume of people not showing up for their course. We receive very limited funding by external grant providers and we are only able to offer a certain number of courses. Each course has a maximum number of 14 spaces, and each place costs us £112.00. Therefore if someone does not attend their course on the day, we are unable to offer this space to someone else who would benefit from attending.
Aubrey’s Swim in aid of Suffolk Mind (1)
Event Date: 09/11/2019Aubrey is swimming 5km at the Olympic Swimming Pool in Stratford for Suffolk Mind.
Great East Run - Danny Smy (1)
Event Date: 22/09/2019Danny is running in the Great East Run half marathon on Sunday 22nd September, covering a 13 mile route across Ipswich.
Karen Webb - Great East Run Half Marathon (1)
Event Date: 22/09/2019
I have been training for this event this year as part of an effort to get fitter and improve my mental health. I have an anxiety disorder and Suffolk Mind has been a great source of information and support for me; so I would love to repay this by contributing in my small way.
Matthew Long's Sudbury to the Sea Kayak Challenge (1)
Event Date: 14/09/2019
Matthew is kayaking from Sudbury to the coast on Saturday 14th September, all to raise money for Suffolk Mind; it is an organised event by the River Stour Trust and is 24 ½ miles over two days.
Natasha runs the London Marathon for Suffolk Mind (1)
Event Date: 26/04/2020
Natasha Miles is our first ever Suffolk Mind marathon runner and she's running in memory of her partner, Nick Dinsdale.
Red Gables supporting Suffolk Mind (1)
Event Date: 23/11/2019On Saturday 23rd November, 12pm - 4pm, Red Gables is putting on a fantastic event including live music, a raffle and bric-a-brac all for Suffolk Mind.
RED January (1)
Event Date: 01/01/2020Sponsor our REDers who are challenging themselves to get active every day, their way this January.
Ska'd 4life (1)
Event Date: 09/11/2019
The band Ska'd 4life are hosting a fundraising dance on Saturday 9th November to raise money and awareness for Suffolk Mind.
Start a smile (1)
Event Date:Jade Berry at the Purple Pumpkin Creative Studio will be hosting quarterly events for people to paint a small item like a tile, start or heart for someone who's having a hard time. All the proceeds will go to Suffolk Mind.
Suffolk County Council Chairman’s Charity (5)
We are delighted that the Chairman of the Suffolk County Council, Councillor James Finch, has chosen Suffolk Mind as his charity of the year, helping us in our aim of making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.
Suffolk Food Hall (1)
The team at the Suffolk Food Hall have chosen Suffolk Mind as one of their chosen charities of the year for 2019 and are supporting us with many events and activities throughout the year.
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