Exploring Anxiety & Depression


This is a self-help support group for people suffering from anxiety or depression in which we learn from professionals.

Each session of this friendly and non-judgemental group includes a short talk, activities and a discussion where you can share what you think with a small group of people just like you. Professional and experienced speakers help us look at many aspects of anxiety and depression and at various ways of improving these conditions.

The course seeks to provide fresh perspectives in a supportive atmosphere but does not provide counselling or therapy.
 
This course will take place on 10 consecutive Wednesday evenings, and is free. We shall be meeting at 7:45pm and ending at 9:45pm. A 40-page workbook accompanies the course.

The next course starts on Wednesday, 22 September 2021.

For more information or to register your interest please contact Judith - exploringanxietydepression@gmail.com

What's Involved
We start with a short talk and then do an activity or have a small group discussion. Although we deal with difficult issues we find that during the evening there is a lot of laughter and people have a good time.  This course is free, based on Christian principles and open to everyone. 

Topics covered
Causes and effects of anxiety and depression
Medication
Talking therapies
Exercise and nutrition
Relationships
CBT, assertiveness and transactional analysis
Creativity
Mindfulness
Self-esteem

What people have said
If it was on Tripadvisor I’d give it five stars
I found it so helpful to hear other people’s stories
It was great to be able to ‘be’ and not have to pretend everything was fine
I liked best the kind nature of everyone, and seeing an improvement and difference in every person who attended

 
Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t think I could talk about it. Do I have to talk?
You don’t have to say anything if you don’t want to. We provide a very safe space in which people can talk but it is always their choice.
 
Can I leave before the end of the course if I want to?

Yes, you can leave at any time and we will not chase you.
 
Do I have to go to church in order to come?

Not at all. We welcome everybody from any background. It is not a religious course in any way.
 
I can’t make all the sessions. Does that matter?

We know people have family and other commitments; just come to as many as you can. We can always send you the notes.
 
What is Exploring Anxiety and Depression?

This is a course we have developed over the last eight years.
 


People come to our Exploring Anxiety and Depression self-help support group from all over the Sutton and Cheam area including Ashtead, Banstead, Burgh Heath, Carshalton, Chessington, Dorking, Epsom, Ewell, Leatherhead, Morden, New Malden, Reigate, Stoneleigh, Tolworth, Wallington, Wimbledon, Worcester Park and from parts of Surrey and South London.