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If you would like to express an interest in possible future courses then please call us.

Self Management Courses

We provide a number of Self-Management Courses including:

Depression Management  Anxiety Management  

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Confidence Building       Understanding Anger

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These courses are between 6-8 weeks in duration and run on a weekly basis in community venues throughout Monmouthshire.

Each weekly session lasts for 2 hours.

These courses are designed to address all the common challenges faced by many people on a day-to-day basis.  The aim is to help participants within a group format make changes to their lives in a planned and achievable way.  With each course, sessions build on the previous one with exercises given at the end for the participants/group to reflect upon the following week.

Each person remains in control and is responsible for themselves at all times.  The group format is a useful method of enabling people in managing their condition/problem.  Peer support plays a large role in helping participants to achieve and maintain good mental health.

Our courses are FREE, relaxed and informal.

Our courses are very relaxed and informal, with no homework. 

If you wish to apply for a place on one of the above courses, a referral is needed.  Please click on the link below and return the completed form via the single point of contact, or directly to us, as soon as possible:

Referral Form

Once we have received your referral we will contact you to confirm which course(s) you require, and the date and location of the course.

By Emailinfo@growingspace.org.uk  or  iaa@mindmonmouthshire.org.uk

By post:  Henton House, 28 Monk Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5NP

By phone: 01873 858275


Depression Management

Course started Friday 17 January 2020 in Chepstow

This 8 week course aims to help participants to gain a greater understanding of the courses and effects of depression and to provide an opportunity to learn effective relaxation and other coping techniques. Please click here for the course Overview.

What will you learn on the course:

  • Understand rational and irrational thoughts
  • Gain an understanding of how self-esteem and depression are linked.
  • Recognise the benefits of exercise and daily activities. 
  • Understand the vital role of sleep.
  • Understand worry and how it can be managed.
  • Gain and understanding of the importance of goal setting and planning.

Booking is essential.

Anxiety Management

Courses started Thursday 16 January 2020 in Abergavenny & Monmouth

This 8 week course aims to help participants gain a greater understanding of the causes and effects of anxiety and to provide an opportunity to learn effective relaxation and other coping techniques.  Please click here for the course Overview.

What will you learn on the course:

  • Understand what anxiety is
  • identify some causes of anxiety
  • the difference between rational and irrational thoughts
  • challenging irrational thoughts
  • how to combine goal setting and planning to reduce anxiety
  • understand the vital role of sleep


Confidence Building 

Course started Tuesday 14 January 2020 in Caldicot

This 8 week course aims to help participants build on feelings of self-worth, and to work to understand and breakdown the negative patterns associated with lack of confidence.  Please click here for the course Overview. 

What you will learn on the course:

  • understand what confidence is
  • understand what self-confidence is
  • discover some techniques for improving self-esteem
  • strategies for being assertive
  • why setting goals is important
  • how to deal with thoughts of failure and self-criticism


Understanding Anger

Course started Wednesday 15 January 2020 in Abergavenny

This 6 week course aims to get participants to understand what is anger, the effects of anger, and how to control and manage anger.  Please click here for the course Overview.

What you will learn on the course:

  • Understand the triggers for our anger
  • To understand how perception plays a part
  • To understand how our beliefs and moods affect us
  • To understand the importance of behaviour
  • To understand how to change the negative to a positive
  • To understand the importance of problem solving
  • Relaxation tools
  • How to avoid angry dialogues
  • To provide some useful things to remember



Stress Busting Workshop

A free bite sized opportunity to understand stress and acquire skills and techniques to develop personal resilience.

Booking is essential