Following national guidance we are open to all referrals offering initial assessment appointments and follow up sessions on the telephone or through digital platforms. For advice on coping with COVID-19 please read our advice page here. A priority service is also being offered to all NHS, Social Care and Police workers. Please click here to get in touch.

TALKWORKS for sleep

Free wellbeing workshops from the NHS

The sleep workshop is a 2 hour, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based course looking at helping people learn more about the science of sleep, some common sleep problems, and evidence-based ways of improving sleep. Sleep is heavily linked to stress, low mood, depression and anxiety and the workshop also gives an introduction to exploring this. A lot of the things we think we know about sleep are wrong, so we are here to dispel some unhelpful myths!

Participants can expect an interactive workshop using a PowerPoint, with useful handouts and links to further resources. Participants are encouraged 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.

Currently all the sleep workshops are being run remotely via Microsoft Teams, so you will need a smart phone, laptop or computer, a working email address, and confidential space to take part. There are regular daytime and evening options.

The workshop is focussed on education and is not group therapy. You will not be asked to share any of your own personal information or difficulties with the groups - though you are welcome to share if you feel comfortable! The day before joining the workshop, you will be asked to complete the standard set of questions that we will share with you.

nhs SLEEP WORKSHOP DATES

The following sessions are aimed at anyone over 18 who currently struggles with their sleep. Due to social distancing guidelines these sessions will be held online. To book your place call us on 0300 555 3344

Date  Time
Thursday 24 June 18:00
Wednesday 7 July 18:00
Monday 19 July 10:00
Tuesday 3 August 18:00
Wednesday 18 August 18:00
Friday 3 September 10:00
Thursday 16 September 18:00
Tuesday 28 September 18:00
Monday 11 October 13:00
Wednesday 27 October 18:00
Monday 8 November 18:00
Tuesday 23 November 10:00
Thursday 9 December 18:00
Wednesday 5 January, 2022 18:00

 

Your experience with us

Your feedback matters

“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.”

“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.”

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.