Harrow Courses, Workshops & Events

These are a great way of meeting others facing the same difficulties as you, and give you an opportunity to learn from the experiences of others. They also can enable you to learn more beneficial techniques over a short period time, and the time to practice these techniques at your own pace and with the support of others before practicing them alone.

The Harrow Talking Therapies Service offers the following courses, workshops and events. Please contact the Talking Therapies service to be referred. Entry into a group is subject to assessment and availability.

One-off Workshops

  • Relaxation
    This is a single session workshop and aims to teach you techniques to aid relaxation. Relaxation is a physical state which is the opposite of the way your body reacts to stress and anxiety, and can be used as a strategy to help manage unpleasant reactions related to anxiety. Other benefits of relaxation include increased energy levels and productivity; reduction of insomnia and fatigue; and improved concentration and memory.

Multi-Session Workshops

  • Wellbeing (for Depression and Anxiety)
    This workshop is aimed at those with depression and/or anxiety, and lasts for 6 sessions. The techniques taught include mindfulness, relaxation and problem solving. The workshop also aims to help you to understand your thinking style in different situations and how to challenge unhelpful thoughts.
  • Stress and Worry Management
    This workshop lasts for 8 sessions and is aimed at those who spend a lot of time worrying and who find it hard to ‘switch off’. The sessions will help to break this cycle of stress and worry by teaching techniques such as relaxation, how to let go of worry, and taking control of your stress.
  • Building Self-Esteem
    This is a 9 session workshop which aims to help those with low self-esteem. Low self-esteem refers to one’s tendency to see themselves and their life in a critical and negative way. This can cause one to be less able to take on the challenges that life brings. The sessions will cover how low self-esteem develops, how to combat self –criticism, challenge predictions and how to appreciate your positive qualities, as well as how to plan for the future.
  • Sleep
    This workshop is aimed at those who have difficulties in falling or staying asleep, and who may be feeling tired all day. The 5 sessions will help to break the cycle of sleep difficulties by teaching techniques such as relaxation, coping with poor sleep and how to manage worry.
  • Pain Management
    This 8 session workshop is aimed at those experiencing physical pain in their daily lives to such an extent that it may stop you from carrying out your daily activities. The sessions will cover techniques of managing your physical pain, such as relaxation and breathing techniques, physiotherapy and sleep hygiene The sessions will also teach you how to manage your experience of your pain, with techniques such as mindfulness, thought challenging and goal setting.
  • Long Term Conditions
    This workshop is aimed at those with a long term condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer or diabetes. Psychological therapies have been shown to be effective and can reduce psychological distress. Through the course of 8 sessions, you will learn to identify your thinking styles and how to challenge them, in order that you may live a fulfilling life.