We all feel low, worried or anxious at times, but sometimes these difficulties can get in the way of us living the life we want to. You may feel like nothing can be done to help you feel better.
But Positive Step is here to help you develop skills for good mental health by:
- understanding why you feel as you do
- looking at how your thoughts and behaviour affect your mood
- finding out what you would like to change
- discussing ways of coping now and in the future
Set up in 2009, Positive Step works with 2,500 people in North Somerset every year, offering a variety of psychological support, including cognitive behavioural therapy, psycho-educational courses and one to one sessions.
The team of Wellness Advisors and Cognitive Behavioural Therapists is supported by over 20 volunteers, who work alongside the practitioners delivering courses. Courses are run in community venues across the county and are an effective way for people to learn skills and strategies to manage their low mood and anxiety.
Positive Step is a partnership between Second Step and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Partnership Trust (AWP). We work closely with Addations, Probation Services, Children’s Centres, Weston College, 1:4 and New Dawn Counselling.
If you would like to refer yourself, call our referral line on 0300 3000834 or you may be referred by your GP.
For more information on the services provided by Positive Step, please visit www.positivestep.org.uk