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Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service

Coping with COVID-19 

Looking After Your Mental Health During a Pandemic 

Important Information

All of our group classes are now running online, and how we monitor your progress is online too. You are required to complete a mood measure questionnaire prior to each session. You will receive a text reminder and link to the questionnaires 48 hours before your session starting. You must complete your online questionnaires at least 2 hours before each session of your group to receive an invite.  

Amy, our of our class facilitators, walks you through completing the questionnaires and joining the group online in this short video...

Click here for more information about how our online courses work

The Classes

It is a very uncertain and challenging time, and COVID-19 is impacting all of our lives.  Across the world the way we live our lives is changing and we are having to adapt, so it’s understandable that we might not be feeling ourselves right now. You are certainly not alone for feeling the impact on your mental wellbeing, and our Coping with COVID-19 online classes have been specifically developed by our qualified psychological wellbeing practitioners to give us all the skills to manage this. 

Week One: The Impact of COVID & Calming the Body 

In the first session you will be introduced to the team of practitioners running your course & what we do as a service. You will then learn about cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), and how it can be used to help us through the difficulties we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will start to think about the ways in which we have been impacted, and what this means for our mental wellbeing. We will also start to think about how we feel physically during this time and ways that we can help to improve this.

Week Two: Adapting & Re-Introducing Activity 

In this session we will be reviewing how COVID-19 has impacted our daily routines and activities. We will think about ways to re-engage and adapt the activities that we have lost due to the pandemic, and you will learn more about the importance of keeping a balance of activities to improve well-being. In this session we will also look at what to do when anxiety gets in the way of us re-engaging with our daily lives as lockdown and restrictions start to lift.

Week Three: Managing Worry & Negative Thoughts

In our third week we will be looking at worry. Worrying is normal, and we will all likely be worrying more at the moment - so we will look at the benefits of worry, when it is useful, and when it is a problem and the impact this can have. You will also learn some useful techniques to manage worry. The way we think generally impacts on how we feel, and so we will look at this I more detail and common ways of thinking that people tend to fall into which might be unhelpful. Specific techniques will be taught to manage negative thoughts.

Week Four: Problem Solving & Improving Sleep

In the last session we cover a useful technique called problem solving, and when this is helpful. We will also look at the impact that the changes in the world is having on our sleep, and ways that we can get back to sleeping better or improving our sleep altogether. Finally we will look at further support hat is available to those who might need or want it.


Coping with COVID-19 Online Group Classes (17th Feb-10th March)

Event starts: 17th Feb 2021 5:00pm

Event ends: 10th Mar 2021 7:00pm

Coping with Covid-19 classes are held online.

Classes will run every Wednesday evening from 5pm - 7pm, starting on the 17th February 2021 for four weeks.

Information on how the groups work, instructions for attending, and the class content can be found above. Please do not book onto multiple groups as you will only be able to attend one.

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