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Location

Online (for now!)

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Running dates

Monday

Age range

11-17

Next sessions

From Tuesday the 28th of September for 7 weeks

From Monday the 11th of October for 7 weeks

This group workshop is for anyone aged 11-17 struggling with difficult feelings related to stress, anxiety, low mood, or depression.


Please note that the Mind Aid sessions will continue online. You can sign up with the button above.

Mind Aid spaces can fill up pretty quickly, to register your interest sign up at the top of the page, and we will be in contact with you closer to the time when a space becomes available.

At Mind Aid, we look together at how living in difficult situations can cause these feelings, and learn ways that might help us manage better in what is often a stressful world. The workshop also offers a space to share with other young people going through the same stuff, but you don’t have to talk if you don’t want to.

You’ll learn how to protect yourself from everyday challenges, how to challenge your thoughts, how to relax and feel safe (a strategy that can also help with sleeplessness!), we’ll also look into how to cope with difficult emotions that sometimes can lead to self-harm and how to use simple techniques to build and maintain good mental health.

Each workshop meets once a week for seven weeks, and each has about 10 young people of a similar age in attendance.

Our online sessions use closed captions and live transcriptions and we encourage those with hearing impairments to take part 

Workshop Overview

Week 1 – Introduction to mind aid
Week 2 – Identifying and coping with emotions and keeping safe
Week 3 – Anxiety and how to keep calm
Week 4 – Low mood and what to do about it
Week 5 – Challenging negative thoughts
Week 6 – Stress and self-care
Week 7 – Next steps

"The MIND AID workshop is very welcoming and non-intimidating and offers skills that can help with everyday life, whilst helping you to understand yourself. I think the skills will help me long-term which is great!"
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"It's a lovely opportunity to let out your worries and express yourself without anyone judging"
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"It helped me become who I wanted to be"
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"Mind Aid has helped with making everyday life a little bit easier and has taught me helpful tips to prevent anything getting out of hand"
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"Mind Aid made me understand how I feel and why"
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"I feel a lot happier. I still get anxious spells, although I've learnt it's normal!"
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"I’d definitely recommend Mind Aid. It helps you be aware of what is happening and how to deal with a variety of stuff"
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