Following national guidance, we are open and here to help anyone who may be in need of our services. We are currently offering appointments either by telephone, through online video consultations or face to face (in line with our COVID-19 guidelines). For advice on coping with COVID-19, please read our advice page here.

Sleep Workshops

Free wellbeing workshops from the NHS

Do you struggle to get to sleep or keep waking up at night? Do you find it hard to switch off and find your sleep suffers as a result? If so, you may benefit from our NHS Sleep Well workshop, where we’ll teach you some handy tools and techniques to help improve your sleep.

Our Sleep Well workshop is a free CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) session open to anyone over 18 who is living in Devon (with the exception of Plymouth). The 2 hour session will help you learn more about:

  • The science of sleep
  • Common sleep problems and their causes
  • Quality of sleep vs quantity
  • Evidence-based ways of improving sleep
  • Additional support available

Participants can expect an interesting and insightful interactive workshop, complete with useful handouts and links to further resources. We encourage you to take part in discussions and exercises, but if you are not comfortable with this, it is not mandatory and there is no pressure to join in.

All of our sleep workshops are currently being run remotely via Microsoft Teams, so you will need a smartphone, laptop or computer, a working email address, and confidential space to take part. There are regular daytime and evening sessions for you to choose from:

nhs SLEEP WORKSHOP DATES

Date  Time
Wednesday 8 December 17:30
Thursday 6 January 15:00
Monday 17 January 10:00
Wednesday 2 February 17:45
Thursday 17 February 12:30
Monday 28 February 17:45
Tuesday 15 March 10:00
Thursday 31 March 17:45
Wednesday 13 April 12:30
Thursday 28 April 17:45
Monday 9 May 12:30
Wednesday 25 May 17:45
Wednesday 8 June 10:00
Wednesday 22 June 17:45

 

Choose your preferred date and time from the list above, and then call us on 0300 555 3344 to book your place. All of our places are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. We will be continually adding more dates to our list, so if you can’t find a date that works for you, make sure you check back on our website or follow our Facebook or Twitter pages for all our latest news.

Your experience with us

Your feedback matters

“I was apprehensive about using the service thinking I wasn't "bad" enough but a talk to the cardiac group by a TALKWORKS practitioner gave me confidence to self-refer. I was referred with respect and taken seriously throughout, felt safe and was given tools and advice to help myself take control of my situation.”

“I could not fault the service I received. I was listened to and given so many different resources to help my anxiety and depression. I was so very low a year ago but with the amazing support from my therapist I feel more and more myself every day. Thank you TALKWORKS.”

“The therapy gently supported me to both understand and come to terms with my diagnosis and how it has impacted on me as a person for so many years. I felt I could be open and honest in a very safe space. I not only feel better, I understand myself better too.”

Mood Quiz

How are you feeling?

Take our Mood Quiz to help you understand if how you’re feeling is affecting your mental wellbeing. The self-assessment quiz is not designed to replace a consultation with your GP or other healthcare professional. However, if after taking the quiz you have concerns about your mental wellbeing please get in touch with us and we can help you or alternatively, contact your GP for an appointment.