Exploring Anxiety & Depression

This is a self-help support group for people suffering from anxiety or depression.

This friendly and non-judgemental group offers ample time for discussion, though you don’t have to say anything if you don’t want to. 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.

Next course starts on Wednesday 16 September 2020. To book your place (for over 18s only) please register at exploringanxietydepression@gmail.com or call Judith on 07906224056

What's involved
Topics covered
Getting there
What people have said
If you wish to come

What's Involved
We start at 7:45 pm, hear a short talk and then do an activity or have a small group discussion. There is a break in the middle for coffee and cake. This 10 week course is free, based on Christian principles and open to everyone.
Although we deal with difficult issues we find that during the evening there is a lot of laughter and people have a good time.

Topics covered
Anxiety and depression, what they are, their causes and effects; medication; occupational therapy; talking therapies; nutrition; exercise; relationships; mindfulness; CBT and transactional analysis; art and music therapy.

Getting there
Many people find it hard to come to the first evening but after that they look forward to it and by the end of the course they have made really good friends.

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

If you wish to come
If you wish to come, please call Judith
on 07906 224 056 or exploringanxietydepression@gmail.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the group held?
At St Paul’s, 15 Northey Avenue, Cheam, SM2 7HS.  The church by the roundabout.

I don’t think I could talk about it. Do I have to talk?

You don’t have to say anything in the group time if you don’t want to. We provide a very safe place 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 everyone 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 that we have developed over the last 5 years. 
Can I bring a friend?
Friends can be helpful so if you want to bring a friend please let us know.
Do I have to register to come to the group?
Yes, please, we find it very helpful to know who is coming on the night.
Email exploringanxietydepression@gmail.com or call Judith on 07906 224 056
How much does it cost?
The group is free.
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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.