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Building Self Esteem

Many people will have low confidence and difficulty believing in themselves at some point in their lives, depending on what they may be going through at that time. When it becomes a long-term difficulty, it can have a harmful effect on someone’s mental health and their lives in general.

This courses aims to help those, who may find it difficult to build their self-belief and feelings of self-worth, by giving them a variety of practical ways that they can start to challenge the negative thoughts they may have about themselves. There is no expectation that people share their reasons for having low confidence or self-esteem, but it will be an opportunity to learn about the various ways someone’s self-esteem can be affected.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what the term ‘self-esteem’ includes
  • Recognise the various ways in which someone’s self-esteem can be affected, both negatively and positively
  • Be given information on the ways you can start challenging negative thoughts towards yourself
  • Be equipped with various ‘tools’ for you to use to help build your self-esteem at times of difficulty
  • Gain practice in using these tools and then reviewing how beneficial they have been for you
  • Be given information on where you may be able to get ongoing support with building your self-esteem from

“Interacting with other people and hearing from their own experiences – how they coped and tools/ strategies they used.”

Duration: One three-hour session followed by one two-hour session a fortnight later to evaluate the effectiveness of the tools provided so far and share experiences.

Lead tutors: Amy and Jane

Dates, Times and Venues

9 March 2020 – 10am to 2pm and 16 March 2020 – 10am to 1pm
Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL


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