Another mindfulness-based cognitive therapy group for those suffering with long-term conditions and/or Long Covid has been confirmed by the NENC ICS Staff Wellbeing Hub team.

Two courses are set to begin in October, and are free to attend for Gateshead colleagues. The first course starts Monday 3rd October between 2:00pm – 4:30pm, with the second launching Wednesday 5th October between the same times. Both courses take place over Microsoft Teams.

Both courses last eight weeks, and provide mindfulness training to support the development of awareness and pacing to override automatic habits, exhaustion and discomfort. This helps you learn how to be with and reduce the tension and anxiety a life-long condition and long covid can bring.

The course also helps you explore how to integrate recommended physical exercises and activities into your routine, while providing a safe space to support and receive support from those with similar experiences and challenes.

How to access the course:

You can self-refer for this support via [email protected]. The Hub also accepts referral on your behalf from other health professionals/managers who may be supporting you at present. On receipt of your referral you will be invited for an initial conversation to check whether this group suits your needs at present. This conversation will also help you prepare for the group.