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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Managing Anxiety &

Emotional Intelligence


A Group Coaching workshop for young people to develop skills and techniques to manage and reduce anxiety, and understand the power of their emotional intelligence.
We are passionate about ENABLING young people by creating a safe space for them to understand, challenge, be challenged, learn and think intentionally.

At Time-2 we utilise coaching tools and techniques to encourage thinking and decision making that develops emotional resilience and agility. This is done in a group environment where peer support, empathy and a commitment to a mutually safe space is engendered.


We work with young people to develop their ability to manage anxiety and to consider how best to go forward.


We help them to understand and acknowledge their anxiety responses, work with strategies that aim to consistently reduce this response and consider how to decrease their dependence on safety behaviours. Young people see how they can form sustainable new patterns and habits of behaviour. 


It's our belief that everyone should be able to fulfill their potential and be the best they can be; to experience confidence, self-belief and happiness in life and at school.

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What is the Programme?

A Group Coaching workshop for young people to develop skills and techniques to

manage and reduce anxiety, and understand the power of their emotional intelligence.

It's a fun and experiential programme designed to  create a safe and supportive space where confidence, knowledge and experience can build. 


There are activities, games and challenges. We learn by doing and experiencing, not by being told and listening, so our workshop is creative and thought-provoking. 

Mental Health awareness and support is improving thankfully. This programme builds on the understanding young people have of anxiety and takes the next step of considering emotional intelligence. We use our Mind the Gap model to consider what to do between a stimulus that triggers anxiety and our response.

Change and growth only come with practice, perseverance and support.

At the end of the day young people leave with a takeaway box of tips, tools and techniques to use going forward.


To support them further we also provide parents and guardians with a summary of the day's learning and some tips and tools of their own! 


Purpose of the programme

​The aim is to enable young people to think, feel and act in an emotionally intelligent, agile and resilient way. This skill set helps to build confidence and self-belief, providing a platform for better educational outcomes and reduced pastoral care interventions.


Incorporating Coaching Tools with Cognitive and Behavioural techniques we make it possible for children to experience how they can ‘retrain their brain’ (neuroplasticity) and use techniques to help them manage and succeed at school.

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Workshop Stages


  • Introduction, safety and inclusion

  • Learning what anxiety is and when we feel it

  • What our thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions are

  • How we manage in these situations and my safety behaviours

  • How to hit the PAUSE button and what this feels like


Managing in the Moment and strengthening me

  • Finding the True Me - who am I and what are my values

  • Triggers, helpful responses and new habits

  • Mindfulness and managing thoughts

Moving Forward

  • Using intentional thinking and the GROWSMART model

  • Goals, strategies, will to change

  • Reducing self-limiting beliefs

  • Awareness, Choice and Self Belief

  • Putting it into practice


Reflection and future actions

  • Presentation and Reflection 

  • Celebration and achievement

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Why choose the Time-2 anxiety & 

emotional intelligence programme ?

Benefits for Children & Young People


  • recognise what they are feeling and why

  • find ways to reduce the anxiety they feel

  • think about their lives in a broader sense and consider their identity

  • use intentional thinking to practice new thoughts and habits

  • Reflect, react and repeat as they take responsibility for making personal changes

  • learn to be kind to themselves and allow confidence and self-belief to grow over time

  • manage stressful situations such as exams, tests, friendship issues, personal concerns etc

  • focus on positive outcomes for themselves at school and in life 

  • experience emotionally intelligent interactions and help one another 

Benefits for  Parents, Schools & 

Pastoral Care Teams


  • supporting and integrating with current pastoral care activities in the school for those with anxiety

  • complimenting the current provision by providing self-management and self-improvement techniques that are easily supported after the sessions

  • providing active support for the group of YP who fall outside the need for clinical therapies or CAMHS

  • encouraging the focus on grade improvements by helping YP to identify goals and manage feelings

  • improved social interaction and engagement at school

  • offering a cost-effective alternative to 1:1 interaction by using a group coaching model 

  • reduction of ongoing pastoral care with ability of young people to self-manage their emotional needs

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