Change UP

What is it?

The Change UP group is a 10 week therapy group which is aimed at helping people overcome a range of emotional problems. These include anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic and social anxiety. It is an integrative approach that brings together a range of techniques and is run by NHS psychologists.

Please note at present, the group runs between a face to face and online format.

The Change UP group is based on materials from the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders with permission from the author David Barlow and colleagues.  The aim of the group is to increase understanding of emotional reactions and experiences and the sessions focus on building skills to help participants respond more adaptively to emotions.  These skills include mindful emotional awareness, increasing flexibility in thinking patterns, reducing avoidance and changing problematic behaviours driven by emotions.

What does the group involve?

The content of the group is designed to help you deal with intense or uncomfortable emotional experiences that may be getting in the way of your life.  We will invite you to talk in the group but nobody will be put on the spot. The group provides learning through course material and practical tasks to do in the group and at home.  We do invite people to talk about common shared difficulties as this helps with our understanding of our difficulties and helps people to see how common their difficulties are. We ask that you only share what you are comfortable with other people knowing.

You will receive a workbook for each session which will be used in the group and you can continue to use these at home afterwards.

The group is a closed group which means that only people who are invited to the group can attend and new people will not join after the second week.  Participants need to be able to commit to attending all of the sessions in order to gain maximum benefit.  If you are interested in attending this group, you can click below to request an assessment appointment with a clinician in order to discuss whether the group might be helpful for you.

How will this help me?

  • Help you to understand emotional experiences better

  • Help you to work out what you may be doing that improves things or makes them worse

  • Helps you to learn what you can do to start feeling better

Course Content

For best results, try to come to every session so you don’t miss any important information.

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