These webinars are recorded in advance by your local Talking Therapies Services, so you can attend them at a time that suits you. We do require some information in order to register you for these webinars.
Learning to be Kind to Yourself
This webinar is an introduction to being kind to yourself. Whilst we know that being kind to ourselves can be incredibly powerful and can benefit both physical and mental health, it is not the easiest thing to do. This webinar will introduce you to the idea of compassion, why it's important and how to start applying it to yourself. We invite you to try the techniques along with us and begin your journey today.
This 45 minute webinar gives an overview of the systems that govern sleep, normal stages of sleep and describes why problems can occur. It introduces CBT as a method to improve ‘Sleep hygiene’, to restrict sleep to promote better quality sleep, and to use ‘stimulus control’ to strengthen our natural cues to sleep. The webinar covers ways to manage anxiety and worry around sleep, and concludes with making a plan for what to do next for your sleep.
Coping with Pain
Living with pain can have a significant impact on our mood, motivation and energy levels. It can be common to feel low due to the recurring pain which we experience. If you are experiencing chronic pain, why not view our pre-recorded webinar for some useful hints and tips. The workshop will cover look at the CBT model, pain cycle and deconditioning. We will look at boom and bust and how we can find ways to manage energy levels and pain, as well as going through some relaxation techniques that can help manage symptoms.
Your COVID Recovery
Are you experiencing long COVID symptoms? Do you no longer feel “normal” and find it harder to adjust? This pre-recorded webinar aims to help give you some CBT based techniques to help with your COVID recovery experience which is different for everyone. It covers strategies to manage breathlessness, fatigue and tips to sleep better.
Access our pre-recorded webinar which will teach you what assertiveness is, how to recognise assertiveness and how to think and behave more assertively. We will cover how to reduce physical tension, how to say “NO”, how to deal with criticism as well as how to deal with disappointment. You can also learn how to give and receive compliments better.
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- Date: Thursday 14 July 2022
- Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
- Assertiveness (selected)
Please be aware we are not a crisis service. If you are concerned about a deterioration in your mental health or feel unable to keep yourself safe, please call 111 option 2 if you live in Bedfordshire or Luton or 0800 0234 650 if you live in Milton Keynes.
Mind BLMK’s dedicated Crisis Café team are there to support people across Bedford, Luton, and Milton Keynes. This free service is available 365 days of the year and there to support you. To speak to a member of the team, please call 01525 722 225 between 5.00pm to 11.00pm, or for further information about their work and the support offered through the Crisis Cafés, please visit - https://www.mind-blmk.org.uk/how-we-can-help/crisis-support
Alternatively, if you need immediate help contact the emergency services or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department (A&E):
- Milton Keynes University Hospital
Standing Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes MK6 5LD
- Luton and Dunstable Hospital
Lewsey Rd, Luton LU4 0DZ
- Bedford Hospital
Kempston Rd, Bedford MK42 9DJ
- Lister Hospital
Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage SG1 4AB