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The ReMind programme

A cognitive behavioural approach to supporting
young people with high anxiety


ReMind helps young people understand the link between their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. ReMind is firmly grounded on cognitive behavioural approaches, delivered with a fun and engaging fresh twist.

Using games, craft activities and group learning, ReMind gives participants a box-full of tools to help them cope with the stresses of everyday life. Each session includes tools such as facing your fears, tackling thinking errors, behaviour experiments, emotion surfing, relaxation and mindfulness exercises, and relapse prevention.

As each technique is added to the ‘tool box’ participants are encouraged to put them into practice over the following days. Weekly reviews help participants reflect on each tool’s usefulness and consider how their beliefs, behaviours, emotions and physical responses are changed. 

Designed with young people in mind

Written by Ralph Buckingham, an experienced youth worker and qualified teacher, with input from mental health professionals and coaches, ReMind works best with groups of between six and twelve individuals.

Demonstrably effective

ReMind has been demonstrated to effectively reduce participants' levels of anxiety. Integral to the ReMind programme, the SPENCE assessment tool provides evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of the programme and it's impact on individuals' lives.

Five-session programme Designed to run over five half-day sessions, ReMind covers the following key cognitive behavioural approach skills:
  1. TAKING THE FIRST STEPS - Exploring the nature, causes and effects of anxiety and the cognitive behavioural approach (CBA) to understanding anxiety.
  2. TAKING CONTROL OF THOUGHTS - Understanding one's own thinking patterns, identifying thinking errors and facing one's fears.
  3. ANTs AND SURFING - Identifying automatic negative thoughts and learning to surf one's own emotions.
  4. MAD SCIENCE - Exploring one's emotions with the reality check and behaviour experiment tools, as well as the value of assertive communication.
  5. MOVING FORWARD - Preparing for potential future relapses and assessing the impact of ReMind on one's own emotional wellbeing.