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Turning Point Webinars

Many of us struggle at the start of a new year. Turning Point understands this and are always here to offer help. On the 17th of January, they are offering a webinar that is focused on helping you with mental health struggles and general tips on how to improve your wellbeing. You can book your free place via their website.


Managing Anxiety and Worry

Turning Point Talking Therapies have three upcoming sessions for managing anxiety and worry. Each session is 1.5 hours long and are running on these dates:

Sunday 9th January at 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Sunday 13th February 10.30am to 12.00pm

Sunday 6th March 10.30am to 12.00pm


Wellbeing Whilst Working

For many of us the impact of the pandemic on our mood is a normal response to an extraordinary situation we find ourselves in. Worrying about you, friends, family, work and finances are some of the things that can really get us down.

With the low mood workshop we will introduce you to a CBT approach and how you can apply simple but effective techniques from this practice to manage low mood. We will discuss how low mood can affect different aspects of your life and what you can do to stop yourself getting stuck in a negative cycle caused by unhelpful thinking and changes in your behaviour.

Each session is 1.5 hours long.

Dates running:

Sunday 23th January 10.30am to 12.00pm

Sunday 6th March 1.30pm to 3.00pm


Mindfulness Workshop

Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to your thoughts, emotions and body sensations in the present moment and can be practised anywhere. Executing a state of Mindfulness well can help in preventing you from dwelling in the past or worrying about the future.

This workshop teaches mindfulness and meditation techniques to help you cope with the stresses and challenges of life that may have been amplified during Covid-19 or just generally in your life. The content will include stress reduction techniques, guided meditations and practical exercises led by an accredited Mindfulness therapist. The aim is to provide you with some simple, yet effective techniques that you can begin to apply straight away in your day to day life.

Each session is 1.5 hours long.

Dates running:
Sunday 30th January 10.30am to 12.00pm

Sunday 20th March 10.30am to 12.00pm


Managing Sleep

Whether you have had sleeping problems before the pandemic or if difficulty sleeping has developed recently, there are steps that you can take to improve your sleep habits. Sleep is critical for both our physical and emotional wellbeing. Difficulties with sleep can increase your vulnerability to symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety.

This workshop’s aim is to explore your sleep problems by looking at unhealthy and healthy patterns, and getting a better understanding of what constitutes poor sleep and you could do to improve this.  This will include techniques on how to deal with a racing mind, monitoring your sleep and a number of tips for improving your chances of a refreshing night’s sleep.

Each session is 1.5 hours long.

Dates running:
Sunday 16th January 10.30am to 12.00pm

Sunday 13th February 1.30pm  to 3.00pm

Sunday 13th March 1.30pm  to 3.00pm


Living with Chronic Pain

This workshop introduces the how mental and physical health interlink and how improving mood through talking therapies can not only improve quality of life but sometimes improve our experience of the pain itself.

Each session is 1.5 hours long.

Dates running:
Sunday 30th January at 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Sunday 27th February at 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Sunday 27th March at 10.30pm at 12.00pm


Managing Anger and Irritability

This webinar aims to understand why we feel anger, to identify own signs/symptoms of anger, to be aware of when anger becomes a problem and to start learning techniques to help defuse/resolve anger.

These sessions last 1.5 hours.

Dates running:
Sunday 20th February 1.30pm to 3.00pm


Menopause and Me

When menopause starts, it can be an uncomfortable, anxious and stressful time for women, impacting all areas of life.

This 90 minute workshop is an introduction into what you expect from the menopause: the causes, the symptoms, the effects and also starts to explore some ways you can better manage this change in life and help your wellbeing as well.

Contact the team to express an interest and register at: wakefield.talking@turning-point.co.uk 

Dates running:
Sunday 9th January at 10.30am to 12.00pm
Sunday 27th February at 10.30am to 12.00pm

Upcoming Events (Dates Yet to Be Added):

. Improving Confidence and Assertiveness
. Positive Body Image
. Emotional Eating
. Managing Grief and Depression
. Caring for Carers
. Managing Panic Attacks
. Loneliness and Isolation