Anxiety Management Group training

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Friday 27 March 2020


Anxiety Management Group training is a half-day training course aimed at giving you the skills to run your own anxiety management groups for children and young people who report feelings of anxiety.
The group is designed to run over 6 weeks, covering "normalising anxiety", "understanding anxiety" and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques to support children and young people to manage low-level anxiety without the need for clinical intervention. Parents can also be included in the groups, either in a "parents only" group or jointly with their children.
This training outlines the anxiety management group programme and you will receive a resource pack of materials to copy and use for your groups. We will also discuss ways in which you would be able to deliver the group in your setting and how you might set it up.



To build your skills and confidence to deliver anxiety management groups in your setting.
To increase your knowledge and understanding for recognising anxiety and for using tools to support children, young people and their parents to understand and manage anxiety.


Training methods

We use PowerPoint presentations, videos, group discussion and resources to deliver this training.


Learning outcomes

To have the skills and confidence to run anxiety management groups in your setting.
To be able to use tools and resources to work through strategies for managing anxiety for children and young people.
To use the relationships made during training to support you in helping children and young people manage their anxiety.


Who should attend?

This training is aimed at workers who have the capacity to deliver anxiety management groups to children and young people within their setting, e.g. teaching staff, guidance teachers, pupil support assistants.
Please note: priority will be given to people working in Fife.



Venue: Playfield Institute, Stratheden Hospital, Cupar, KY15 5RR
Cost: Free
Facilitators: Eugene Adams, Nurse Consultant, Early Intervention Service
  Kate Fahy-Lang, Primary Mental Health Worker
  Alexandra Longshaw, Primary Mental Health Worker