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FREE GROUP THERAPY

For Children and Young People aged 0-25 in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

If you are not feeling yourself, having conversations with others who are going through similar experiences often helps.

Group therapy is a type of talking therapy where at least one practitioner works with a group of people who share similar feelings or experiences.

We offer a range of group therapy sessions to help you deal with different issues, like anxiety, anger, self-esteem, and resilience. 

Groups are delivered online and face to face.  

Group Sessions:

Anxiety Central

An MS Teams 4-week course aimed at understanding anxiety, where it comes from, and how to deal with it.

Please contact us if you would like to refer yourself or someone else to this group.

Consent

An MS Teams informative, discussion-based session for young people aged 13+ to explore the meaning of consent.

Please contact us to book. 

In Our Hands

An MS Teams one-off session aimed at supporting young people who have experienced bereavement by suicide.

Please contact us to book. (50 minute session)

Beat it! Exam Stress

Take control and manage your anxieties. By Ms Teams Invite only. 

25th April and 27th April

Please contact us to book. 

Drop-in Meditation and Relaxation Group

We meet every 4 weeks on MS Teams. Find yourself a quiet space where you can relax.

Please contact us to book. (30-40 minute sessions)

Our Approach - Be U Notts

Grounded

Wellbeing Group Sessions for Young People from the Ukraine living in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire. 

Delivered via MS Teams or in person. 

Please contact us to book. 

 

Shared Experiences and Support

When you contact Be U Notts for the first time, one of our counsellors with talk to you about your situation and how you feel.

If you and your counsellor decide that group therapy is for you, you will be invited to join the groups that you could benefit the most from.

Group therapy is delivered in a safe and non-judgemental environment where you can listen and speak to others who are experiencing similar feelings.

A lead practitioner conducts the session, but most of the talking comes from people in the group.

The group practitioner encourages people to have positive conversations about their progress and helps them identify their strengths and discover how to apply them to overcome barriers or difficulties.

During group sessions you will be able to learn from others; what they feel, how they are finding ways to cope, what helps them feel happier, etc.

Free Group Therapy for Children and Young People - Be U Notts

If you don’t feel ready to speak in public, it’s OK to just listen to what others have to say

You can also share your story with people who will not judge you, because they understand what you are going through.

If you don’t feel ready to speak, it’s OK to just listen to what others have to say.

You will be encouraged to access resources and apply strategies outside of group sessions to help you to achieve your goals, manage your mood, and feel better.

If you need more help outside of the group sessions, you will be supported to access wider support offered by Be U Notts, like one-to-one counselling, and other local specialist support services.

Talking to Others Like You Can Help

Sharing similar feelings and experiences with a group of people can help relieve pain, guilt, and stress. 

Listening to others who have been in your shoes can help you discover that you are not alone and that it’s possible to feel better. 

Your group is also a safe space for you to talk without feeling judged or criticised. The other group members understand what you are going through, they accept you and are there to support you. 

People in group sessions are normally at different stages. This means you can learn from those who are feeling better, but you can also help others by sharing your progress and the things that work for you. 

If you are not feeling yourself...

Talking about your feelings often helps. If you need to talk to someone, we are here to listen.

If you’re aged 12+, fill in a Referral Form

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*Our Help Line is available Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM. Please leave a message outside these times, and one of our friendly staff will contact you as soon as possible
If you are a parent, carer or professional working with children and young people, you can also fill in a Referral Form for a child or a teenager
If you think a child or teenager is at immediate risk of harm or is not safe, please contact urgent help services as soon as possible

Not ready to talk yet?

Asking for help isn’t always easy, and it can take time… If you are not ready to talk, you might still benefit from finding out more about how you feel.

NottAlone is a great website with loads of local mental health information and tips for young people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. 

Find information, advice and where to go to get help locally if you need mental health and emotional wellbeing support, all in one place!