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Category: Talking Therapies


Latest Workshops and Groups

Although we can’t offer our usual face-to-face meetings at the moment, our Talking Therapies and Peer Support teams are offering online alternatives. There is a range of groups, workshops and webinars for you to get involved in if you are feeling anxious, stressed or isolated. Living Well Workshops These weekly workshops provide a safe and […]


Sleep and anxiety

There are plenty of benefits to a good night’s sleep. However, we sometimes find ourselves tossing and turning with feelings of dread and unease. If you find yourself in this position, there are some simple things you can do to help manage your sleep and anxiety. Why can’t I sleep? Many people suffer from sleep […]


Support during the Coronavirus outbreak

During the coronavirus outbreak we are here to provide support for those who are self-isolating or anxious about the impact of the virus on themselves and their families and loved ones. Here are some helpful things you can do to help you manage during this difficult time. Make a schedule Keeping a routine can be […]


New online workshops for COVID-19 support

We are offering free one-hour online workshops addressing a range of concerns during COVID-19. These workshops are based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), an evidence based therapy used widely in the NHS, and there will be discussions on how to face difficulties with lockdown in a practical way. It’s an opportunity for you to meet others […]


Overcoming obstacles with a long-term condition: Luca’s story

Coming to terms with a long-term condition can be challenging, particularly with managing symptoms and making changes to your day-to-day life. It can have a detrimental effect on your mental health, causing anxiety and depression. Luca who has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) talks to us on how the service helped him re-focus his life […]


Bridging the generational gap

A generational gap can conjure memories of painful family conflicts. While it may be experienced in any family, differing cultural views and practices that can exist within an immigrant family can create additional conflict. Whilst immigrant families from the Middle East, North Africa and Asia may place emphasis on family obligations and social harmony, mainstream […]


How Counselling Helps with Grief

  Grief often comes in ebbs and flows but it can be particularly painful around Christmas time. After experiencing grief for many years, Grace spoke to one of our counsellors from the Talking Therapies service. Georgina encouraged her to reach out to and accept support from loved ones when coping with the impacts of a […]


How Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helped Rebecca

  Rebecca had been experiencing  symptoms of anxiety and depression after the death of a family member. Since completing cognitive behavioural therapy, she has found ways to challenge her negative thought patterns and adopt a new mindset. The Community Living Well Psychological Therapies service offers talking therapy or counselling that can help you if you […]


Talking Therapies and Community Living Services exceeding targets

CNWL’s Talking Therapies Service and the Community Living Well Service have helped over 26,000 patients to enter treatment over the last year, with 145,000 appointments offered on the phone or face-to-face. Many more patients have received digital therapy with telephone support offering an accessible way of receiving support and advice. The service has consistently exceeded […]


How Talking Therapy Helped Lucy

    Lucy, a long-term sufferer of two rare health conditions, spoke to our communications team about the repercussions they have had on her mental health and how talking therapy with Community Living Well helped her to reframe her perception of herself and embrace life with her long-term conditions. The Community Living Well Psychological Therapies […]


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