Foundation Steps - Coping Strategies for Anxiety and Depression
Type of initiative funded: Therapeutic
Key priority area: Early intervention
Funding awarded: £2000
People need support while suspended on waiting lists for counselling. This pilot project aims to build coping skills and encourage people to pass these on to others. Workshops (5 sessions/ 2 hours) delivered in two settings: 1) Community of Kittybrewster, Powis and Woodside; 2) Connection with Links workers/ health visitors - Aberdeen wide. Content: -Psychological Education about anxiety and depression; -Coping strategies and sharing what works for individuals; -Exploration of the impact on families, work and life; -Communication skills and how to talk about symptoms with health professionals. Small group breakouts help to build connections and confidence in communicating.