New beginnings mental health course

The new beginnings mental health course is a free self-management programme for people living with, or in recovery from, a mental health problem.

New beginnings is made up of 7 weekly sessions each lasting 2.5 hours, with a maximum of twelve people attending each course. It's run by facilitators who have experience and an understanding of mental health conditions. Anyone who feels they are at a stage where they could benefit from incorporating self-management skills to aid recovery from a mental health condition can take part.

The course introduces topics and activities to enable you to manage and adapt to the problems you may encounter in daily living including:
  • Problem solving and goal setting
  • Confidence building paced to individual requirements
  • Anxiety and depression management
  • Triggers and relapse symptom awareness
  • Positive thinking
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Set-back strategies and reinterpreting beliefs
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Communicating with family, friends and professionals
  • Planning for the future

Benefits of taking part

People who have already taken part in a new beginnings mental health course say that it has helped them to:
  • Feel more confident and in control of their life
  • Feel less stigmatised and socially excluded
  • Learn to be realistic when trying to achieve personal goals
  • Use new skills and knowledge to improve their quality of life
  • Form new friendships, reducing isolation
  • Change their thinking about mental health
  • Learn new skills
The first step is often the hardest and every person attending will have the same worries and concerns as you. Everyone will be new to the course and the group is friendly and informal.

Course dates

Courses run throughout in Islington.  For information on course venues, time and dates, please contact a member of the team on 020 7527 1189 who can advise you of our next upcoming courses.


To enrol or find out more about the new beginnings mental health course please contact the team on:
Telephone: 020 7527 1189 
Last updated30 Oct 2023
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