The Rotherham IAPT service recognise the impact and relationship between our physical and mental health, this 10 session course aims to teach you skills and techniques to manage any symptoms of stress, low mood or anxiety in relation to long term conditions (LTC).
The Rotherham IAPT LTC group is currently run virtually using Microsoft Teams so you can attend from the comfort of your own home, each session lasts 90 minutes with a 10 minute break every 20 minutes to allow you to move around, stretch, get a cup of tea etc.
The sessions cover identifying and challenging any unhelpful behaviours or thoughts in relation to managing symptoms of long-term conditions, using techniques such as pacing, activity scheduling, thought challenging, acceptance and problem solving. We also cover issues related to the impact that LTC’s can have on sleep, relaxation, and relationships.
Once you have completed an assessment session with a psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP) and if the cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) LTC group is agreed to be the most suitable treatment option, then the PWP can refer you to have access to the course.