For over a decade UK Choices Ltd have been researching, developing and supplying a wide range of powerful and effective Mental Health Educational and Training resources which are now being used by mental health professionals, training companies, mental health charities, employers and thousands of individuals around the world, to help their clients/patients to understand and use the coping techniques to achieve better control over their condition.
The unique feature of our products is the use of our own interactive infographic boards which are used to disseminate complex information in a simple step by step process. When used in groups this encourages a lot of discussion and engagement from participants. The methodology used was evaluated in a two-year study by a university which identified this as the most effective method of training for information retention and focus.
For example, “Anxiety”
We have developed a unique educational awareness/training session “Understanding Anxiety and the Unconscious Mind”.
Delivered in a half-day session to groups of up to 24 people at a time. The objective is to explain various vital points which clarify:
- Where anxiety comes from
- Why it affects people
- How it affects people
- How anxiety is triggered from the unconscious mind
- How the Unconscious Mind controls us
Once the above is understood it is very easy to teach some simple coping techniques which will reduce anxiety and stress very quickly., A large number of people have stated an immediate change in their attitude during the session.
The coping techniques are very simple and enable people to:
- Separate themselves from the condition
- Turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts
- Block our anxiety and panic attacks
- Build a positive attitude
- Improve self-esteem and belief
- Identify realistic improvement goals
- Stop all arguments within the family
These coping techniques have already improved the lives of thousands of individuals and their families.
At the end of the session everyone receives an information pack with everything discussed in the session to take away. This enables all the materials to be used at home to educate other family members and friends, thus creating a much larger informed support group.
“Understanding Anxiety and the Unconscious Mind” training sessions have been run for staff in a number of organisations such as Crown Prosecution Services Wales, Housing Associations and other large companies.
Apart from the rapid improvement in their staff by reducing their anxiety and stress it has improved the atmosphere in the workplace. There has been a noticeable improvement in productivity and a massive reduction in absenteeism.
Although this has been focused on the “Understanding Anxiety and the Unconscious Mind”, Choices have a number of specialist information packs, training courses and educational infographic boards on a wide range of subjects which include:
Anger Management, Anxiety & Depression, Bipolar and Mood Scale, Confidence Building and special resources for schools on bullying and young carers.