Anxiety Aid is a free online course for students struggling to keep worry and anxiety in check.
Over five weekly sessions of 90 minutes, we’ll help you manage your anxiety so it doesn’t rule your life.
Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), the course teaches a range of down-to-earth techniques that can make your anxiety more manageable now – and help you make positive changes over the longer term.
Key topics we cover:
- How the anxiety cycle operates and what you can do to disrupt it.
- Simple techniques for calming the nervous system.
- Ways of dealing with inaccurate or unhelpful thoughts.
- What to do about worrying.
- How to overcome avoidance and face fearful situations so you can do more of what matters to you.
Sessions are held on Microsoft Teams. To take part, you'll need to be in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.
This is not group therapy; we don’t expect you to share if you don’t want to. But you have to be willing to have a go at the suggested exercises and techniques.
Who is it for?
The course is for those with mild to moderate anxiety. If your anxiety is severe, we recommend you arrange an initial consultation.
Past participants have reported benefits such as:
- better understanding of anxiety and how to manage it
- greater confidence
- more optimism
- relief from connecting with others
- tools and techniques that make a difference.
The course running from April to May 2021 is now full. We plan to run the course again over the summer for postgraduate students only.
Register your interest
Use the link below to register your interest in the summer version of Anxiety Aid. We'll contact you when we have dates.