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Managing Stress and Anxiety

FREE
Start Date

Wed 20 Jan 2021

Duration

5 weeks

FREE

Course content

  • 1. Learners will be able to explain what anxiety is and when it becomes problematic.
  • 2. Learners will be able to identify possible reasons for heightened anxiety during Lockdown.
  • 3. Learners will be able to list the ‘five ways to well-being’
  • 4. Learners will be able to identify at least one new activity that they could develop for each of the ‘five ways to well-being’
  • 5. Learners will be able to develop a simple action plan to help improve their wellbeing
  • 1. Learners will be able to explain what anxiety is and when it becomes problematic.
  • 2. Learners will be able to identify possible reasons for heightened anxiety during Lockdown.
  • 3. Learners will be able to list the ‘five ways to well-being’
  • 4. Learners will be able to identify at least one new activity that they could develop for each of the ‘five ways to well-being’
  • 5. Learners will be able to develop a simple action plan to help improve their wellbeing

Description

Learners will be encouraged to develop strategies to manage their own anxiety levels or those of family members etc. We will also explore, how ‘Lockdown’ can heighten feelings of anxiety and affect their well-being.

Course content:

Week 1:

Introduction and Course objectives

What anxiety is and how it affects individuals.

What is the difference between stress and anxiety?

How to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress or anxiety.

When does anxiety become a problem?

Week 2:

Factors that impact on our mental health and wellbeing,

what research says;

Risk factors and vulnerability.

‘Five ways to wellbeing’ and ‘10 keys to happier living’.

Identifying our own lockdown related anxieties.

Action for happiness resources.

Week 3:

Addressing the issues and building resilience.

Making small changes for bigger benefits.

Encouraging healthy habits.

Seeking professional help.

Week 4:

Exploring ways to help ourselves.

Identifying personal goals and objectives.

Keeping it realistic and achievable.

Week 5:

Creating a personal action plan.

Tracking your own progress.

Setting timescales

Reviewing and setting new targets

Requirements

  • No requirements

What do I need to do this course?

Have access to a tablet, laptop or other device that supports 'Zoom'. Be able to attend the weekly sessions.

Teaching Methods

  • Whole group teaching and discussion, Quizzes, Q & A, Individual work, discussion of case studies, observation of appropriate video clips and feedback.


    How is your progress checked?

    Self-assessment

    What can I do after this course?

    We have a number of courses to support your wellbeing, from Yoga to Creative Crafts.


FREE

Course details

  • Tutor: Barbara Hancock
  • Time: 1300-1430
  • Provision: CL
  • Term: Spring
  • Location: Online Class
  • Full fee: Free
  • Concessionary fee: Free

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