The Insurance Charities – Virtual 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 Life Skills Programme is compiled of eight modules delivered over six consecutive weeks, in 90 minute sessions. With 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.
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.
The current programme is now full.
Would you like a reminder via email to sign up for this free programme the next time it is available?
The Life Skills Group Programme has been developed by Dr. Chris Williams, a Professor of Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the University of Glasgow and recognised expert in the area of CBT.
The Life Skills programme has been independently evaluated by Aware. The evaluation showed a statistically significant improvement in participants’ self-reported levels of anxiety and depression after completing the programme.
This means that participants of the Life Skills programme reported less levels of anxiety and depression after completing the programme.
Life Skills is also consistent with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for the treatment of depression and anxiety. NICE is an organisation which provides independent, authoritative and evidence-based guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat ill-health.
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.
One 90 minute session per week for six consecutive 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 programme.
Feedback from past participants
- “Thank you for giving me hope and for giving me back control of my happiness!”
- “This 6 week course helped me change my thought process and see things differently. I have learned coping mechanisms that help me manage the more difficult days in life.”
- “I feel by practicing with these tools daily I will be able to get back to the old confident me that through life pressures seemed to have got lost.”
- “An amazing, potentially life changing course that is user friendly and welcoming. The skills are invaluable.”