We help people who are experiencing mental health difficulties, possibly having difficulties in work, or even be off work due to stress. We also hope to help people who have had issues in the past and are looking for ways to stay well. If this is you or someone you know please get in touch, we would be happy to help you in any way we can.
About our services
We offer 1:1 sessions of mental health training support. This is not counselling, but coaching to support you in developing strategies you can use to help yourself. We will look at your current difficulties and how they are effecting you, look at what you can do to help deal with them, create a plan, and support you to adapt it as needs be.
We offer courses that are delivered at a slow pace, in a supportive environment. As they are training courses, there is a curriculum, tasks and learning. The courses may not be suitable for you if you are at a point in your illness where you are unable to read or concentrate. A course is probably best undertaken either when you are at a stage where you are able to get out and about, possibly thinking of returning to work, or have returned, or have experienced depression and/or anxiety in the past and want to find ways of getting and staying well. There will be exercises to do and homework!! But this course is about YOU, all the learning are just suggestions, you will not be forced to do anything you don’t want to do.
What if I have other mental health issues? While the course has been designed specifically for depression and anxiety, it will be a benefit if you experience other mental health issues such as bi-polar disorder, addiction, or an eating disorder.
What about counselling? This is not counselling or therapy, it’s a training course that aims to teach you practical skills that you can use to help yourself. The course complements any other support you may be receiving now or the future. Many of our past students have discussed and used the CDC curriculum with their counsellor or therapist and found it to be very helpful.
What happens on the courses? After you enrol, you will be sent information about course dates and times, the location address and a brief outline of the curriculum. We will be available from the time of booking till the course starts to answer any concerns or questions you might have. The course will run on the same day of the week, for five weeks. On arrival we will always start with hot drink and a chat.There is lots of opportunity to ask questions, chat about any difficulties you have, and support each other. The course is run in small groups with a maximum of eight people. We will all sit around the table and there will a combination of discussion, tuition, videos, and activities. There will be lots of opportunity to take notes and course notes will be provided as well.
What will I learn?
Day one looks at depression and anxiety, what they are, how they affect us, and what you want to get out of the course. We will look at the general principals of the course, and introduce the strategy we will be using over the next four weeks.
Day two and three both focus on our minds and how they work. We look at cognitive techniques and how we can use them to help ourselves think and feel better.
Day four focuses on the body, we cover information on diet, exercise and sleep, and spend time planning how we can use our minds to make changes that we wish to make.
Day five is about techniques we can use to take better care of ourselves and looks to the future and what we can do to continue getting well.
How can I find out more or book a place on a course?
The next course takes place in a few weeks time. There is a cost for the training. We try to keep it as low as possible, currently £20 per day. If you cannot afford to pay please get in touch, anyway and we will do our best to support you.
Get in touch and we will be very happy to answer any questions and/or book you a place.
Project Hapus is a partnership between Hapus and THE SAFE FOUNDATION, who are an international development charity based in Cardiff working with beneficiaries in the UK and the developing world.
This pilot project is for young people who are interested in improving their mental health and getting involved in volunteering and improving their career opportunities.
Participants will have an opportunity to take part in mental health and global citizenship training as well as fund raising projects such as running and social events. The project aims to build confidence and resilience through education and positive experiences as well as gaining valuable work and life experiences.
This is an on going project; participants can join at any time, it is free to attend.
For more information get in touch we’d love to hear from you!!
All the best
Sian and The Hapus Gang x