Turning Point Talking Therapies workshops

If you can’t find a workshop from the Recovery College offer on a topic that you were specifically interested in, please let us know and we might be able to set one up. You might also find it interesting to explore the free workshops available from our partner Turning Point Talking Therapies (please note that workshops from Turning Point are only available to those who are registered with a GP in the Wakefield district and may not be co-produced/co-facilitated by those with lived experiences).

If you like the sound of any of the below workshops, you won’t need to book with the Recovery College and instead will need to book directly with Turning Point online here. If you would prefer to contact the service directly to secure your place on a workshop, please call 01924 234860 or email wakefield.talking@turning-point.co.uk.

Wellbeing Workshops

Turning Point Talking Therapies workshops are delivered by qualified therapists and follow evidence-based treatment (this means they are proven to work and NHS recommended!).

They are informal ‘talks’ to provide you with more information about common mental health problems and filled with techniques to help manage these. There is no pressure to share personal experiences, you can just come along and learn, however, their will be opportunity for you to ask questions or share if you choose to do so. They will also let you know more about further support and resources available to you.

For many, these workshops are the best place to start experiencing help with your mental wellbeing. The workshops are designed to help you learn useful coping strategies, which you can put into action to improve the areas of your life which are impacting on your mood.

You can attend as many workshops as you feel would be useful, although Turning Point do recommend leaving a break of a few weeks between each one. This is so you can put in place the learning from each session, between sessions.

It is ok to be shy and just listen, and there is no pressure to disclose any personal or difficult information.

All of Turning Point’s workshops are funded by the NHS so all you need to do is sign up.

Combating low mood|

Feeling persistently low, a loss of interest or pleasure in things you used to enjoy, poor motivation and tiredness are some of the signs your bad days could be turning...

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Coping with pregnancy sickness|

A workshop for mums to be, who are experiencing severe pregnancy sickness. Includes techniques on improving wellbeing around this time and looking at ways to help with the physical symptoms...

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Emotional eating|

Why do you emotionally eat? This workshop will explore some of the reasons behind emotional eating and encourage you self reflection. During this guided 90 minute workshop, you will be...

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Exploring grief and depression|

The aim of this workshop is to explore what grief is and how to cope with it. Taking a look at being able to understand the difference between grief and...

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Improving sleep – Turning Point|

Whether you have had sleeping problems for some time, or if difficulty sleeping has developed recently, there are steps that you can take to improve your sleep habits. Sleep is...

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Introduction to mindfulness – Turning Point|

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...

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Living in uncertain times|

Take an hour out of your day to learn coping strategies to manage news induced anxiety and stress. Feeling out of control can feel scary, especially in present times, it...

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Living with chronic pain|

Chronic pain can be a debilitating condition that can impact all areas of life such as mood, relationships, ability to engage in and enjoy things and concentration. This workshop introduces the...

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Loneliness & isolation|

It is possible to feel lonely, even when surrounded by people, but loneliness and isolation can also happen due to many reasons, some of which include; being separated from other...

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Managing anger and irritability|

Anger is a healthy emotion experienced by us all, but it can often be a symptom of anxiety, low mood, stress or being ‘triggered’ by things that we can’t easily...

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Managing anxiety & worry|

Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life and dependant on circumstances, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal. However, some people find it hard to control their...

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Managing work stress|

This workshop looks both at managing your own wellbeing and stress levels in, and outside of work. During the workshop we will explore how to spot the signs of stress, both physical...

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Menopause & 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...

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Mindful pregnancy|

The aim of these workshops is provide expectant parents with an opportunity to seek advice and learn tips and techniques to manage pregnancy. We will discuss managing stress, relaxation &...

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Overcoming panic attacks|

A panic attack is a feeling of sudden and intense anxiety, the symptoms of a panic attack are not dangerous, but can be very frightening. In this workshop we explore...

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Positive body image|

How you feel about yourself should not be defined by the way that you look. Our bodies are amazing things, yet too often, we judge ourselves purely based on our...

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Supporting fathers in the perinatal period|

This webinar is for all dads with a child aged 0-2 years who feel they could benefit from support around making the transition to fatherhood. Whether you’re a new dad...

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Supporting loved ones|

Supporting a friend or family member who is experiencing mental health problems can be a difficult and worrying time. Knowing what to say and do for the best can be...

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Supporting new parents|

Are you a new parent in the Wakefield area? This workshop, focuses on parental and infant well-being and will cover things such as; what new parents tend to worry about,...

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