Anxiety Leeds Re-Design 2019

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Anxiety Leeds are re-designing their service and they would like your help to ensure they are:
  1. Providing a service that provides that prepares for and complements the other services that users will subsequently engage with
  2. Not unnecessarily duplicating other services

Anxiety Leeds is a peer-support group held at the LGI on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

They celebrated their fifth birthday this year and they conducted some research about what service users thought of the group and the direction they wanted them to head in.

They are in the process of re-designing the group to reflect our position and aims as a place where anxiety sufferers can:

  • Quickly engage with and meet other anxiety sufferers to normalise their difficulties
  • Share ideas for managing their anxiety with other anxiety sufferers
  • Gain some confidence that anxiety is very manageable and the outlook is optimistic for people who engage with structured treatment through self-help, NHS, third-sector or private services
  • Be given a brief overview of what evidence-based treatments looks like and how they work
  • Be encouraged to experiment with evidence-based tools and practice interrupting their existing patterns of managing
  • Begin to develop a plan for how to tackle their anxiety using self-help, NHS, third-sector or private services

They  are not a therapy service. They emphasise throughout that what they do in the group is not a substitute for structured treatment.

They are bridging the gap between those who may not feel ready to face up to their anxiety and those treatments that require the service user to hit the ground running.

They would like to meet with other providers to see how they can design our service to support your potential service users in growing the confidence to engage with your services.

Please contact Chris Osborne on 07971214724 or email chris.osborne@anxietyleeds.org.uk if you’d like to get involved.

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2019-03-20T09:30:40+00:00 14th March 2019|0 Comments

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Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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