What is it?
Coping with Life Skills is Psycho Educational group work based on the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Model (CBT) which increases emotional resilience. The Psycho Educational model is a humanistic approach to changing the behaviour patterns, values, interpretation of events, and life outlook of individuals who are not adjusting well to their environment.
Who is it for?
The themes for each six-week module are: Building Self-Esteem, Managing Depression, Managing Anxiety, Managing Anger, and Stress Management. The group work allows six weeks to explore each theme in a weekly, 2-hour group session.
Anybody who has accessed the Haringey Wellbeing Network is eligible to join the group after registering for a place in advance. Commitment to the full 6-week programme is strongly encouraged, and most people continue onto subsequent group work after having a positive experience.
How does it help?
Coping with Life Skills explores CBT theories within the context of a number of thematic group work. With a combination of talking therapy and CBT practices, it aims to stop or reduce the cycle of negative thinking through psychoeducational group work, which is the sharing of experiences to support each other.