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Let’s Talk About It – Life Skills Programme

Based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the Life Skills programme is designed to help people learn more about how we think and how this can influence our actions in helpful or unhelpful ways. The programme aims to help you learn new ways of thinking and ultimately begin the journey to a healthier and more confident life.

This programme is available online in two formats to INMO members, please select the one that you are interested in:

Life Skills Group - Virtual

The Life Skills Group Programme is delivered over the course of six weeks in 90 minute evening sessions. With the help of a series of easy-to-follow booklets and expert guidance from a trained facilitator at each session, you can learn how to better manage the stress of everyday life, recognise and manage unhelpful thoughts, learn new ways of thinking and ultimately begin the journey to a healthier and more confident life.

Up to 20 INMO members will be included in one group, for workshop style classes to offer a participative learning environment. Spaces are limited and are provided on a first come first served basis.

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Please ensure you have strong and reliable Wi-Fi coverage, a quiet space where you will not be interrupted and allows space for you to complete worksheets easily during each session. Ideally you will be in a position to attend all six consecutive weeks of the programme.

Zoom is compatible with smartphones and tablets, but we strongly recommend using a laptop or PC.

More groups will be made available in January 2022.

Life Skills Online

The Life Skills Online Programme is comprised of eight modules which you can work through online in your own time from the comfort of your own home. You benefit from the support of an Aware trained volunteer supporter for the first eight weeks, who you can choose to share progress with. To get the most from this programme we recommend you complete one module per week for eight consecutive weeks. Your supporter will check in with you online to see how you’re getting on with each week’s module.

Here is what to expect from the Life Skills Online programme which you complete through a platform called Silvercloud:

More programmes will be made available in January 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

The programme is aimed at individuals who are experiencing mild to moderate depression, stress and/or anxiety and would like to learn new ways to deal with life’s challenges.

Life Skills Group – One 90 minute session per week for six consecutive weeks.

Life Skills Online – Complete in your own time, across eight weeks.

Nobody will be obliged to share personal information or experiences.

Yes, only individuals aged 18 years and over may take part in Aware’s Life Skills Programmes.

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