Free Online Workshops

Turning Point Talking Therapies have now launched our brand new online workshops.

This programme is delivered by our trained therapists via video platform Webex Cloud.

Delivering workshops on:

If you are 16 & over, registered with a Wakefield District
GP – we can help. This is an NHS funded program in
partnership with the Wakefield CCG.

TEL: 01924 234 860




Talking Therapies Workshop: Managing Anxiety

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running: 

30th July 2020: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

13th August 2020: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

25th August 2020: 2:30 – 4:00pm

Please use the booking link above to book your space.


The current pandemic has given rise to a lot of uncertainty, whether this is about our own health or the health of our loved ones, the financial or the impact of lockdown on us and our relationships.

Struggling to tolerate the current uncertainty is a common symptom of anxiety and we can find ourselves consumed with worry, and feeling unable to cope.

This workshop is designed to provide you with information on anxiety, why you may be feeling this way and information on what you can do to manage and reduce your symptoms.

We aim give you an overview on how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) use informed strategies to aid management of anxiety. These strategies will include discussions on relaxation skills and how these can successfully be applied in your day to day life. We will also other factors, such as unhelpful thinking and behavioural changes you may experience, like avoidance and procrastination.


Talking Therapies Workshop: Wellbeing Whilst Working

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

2nd August 2020: 11.00am – 12:30pm

3rd August 2020: 12:30pm – 2:00pm 

17th August 2020: 12:30pm – 2:00pm 

Please use the booking link above to book your space.


For many of us the impact of the pandemic on our mood is a normal response to an extraordinary situation we find ourselves in. Worrying about you, friends, family, work and finances are some of the things that can really get us down.

With the low mood workshop we will introduce you to a CBT approach and how you can apply simple but effective techniques from this practice to manage low mood. We will discuss how low mood can affect different aspects of your life and what you can do to stop yourself getting stuck in a negative cycle caused by unhelpful thinking and changes in your behaviour.


Talking Therapies Workshop: Mindfulness

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

6th August 2020: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

13th August 2020: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

20th August 2020: 5:30pm – 7:00pm 

Please use the booking link above to book your space.


Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to your thoughts, emotions and body sensations in the present moment and can be practised anywhere. Executing a state of Mindfulness well can help in preventing you from dwelling in the past or worrying about the future.

This workshop teaches mindfulness and meditation techniques to help you cope with the stresses and challenges of life that may have been amplified during Covid-19 or just generally in your life. The content will include stress reduction techniques, guided meditations and practical exercises led by an accredited Mindfulness therapist. The aim is to provide you with some simple, yet effective techniques that you can begin to apply straight away in your day to day life.


Talking Therapies Workshop: Sleep

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

5th August 2020: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

19th August 2020: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

22nd August 2020: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Please use the booking link above to book your space.


Whether you have had sleeping problems before the pandemic or if difficulty sleeping has developed recently, there are steps that you can take to improve your sleep habits. Sleep is critical for both our physical and emotional wellbeing. Difficulties with sleep can increase your vulnerability to symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety.

This workshop’s aim is to explore your sleep problems by looking at unhealthy and healthy patterns, and getting a better understanding of what constitutes poor sleep and you could do to improve this.  This will include techniques on how to deal with a racing mind, monitoring your sleep and a number of tips for improving your chances of a refreshing night’s sleep.