Personal Development and Self-Help Classes

Glasgow and West Scotland Eating Disorders Service

your voice counts : recovery exists

We provide various Personal Development and Self-Help Classes that are open to everyone, including those affected by eating disorders. Many Classes and Workshops focus on 'Psychoeducation'. See more information below


Classes help you grow and develop your ability to plan, develop and create action towards goals. Goals may include: increasing self-esteem; improved confidence; challenging negative thoughts; making changes; addresing emotional or mental health difficulties; reducing anxiety; self-awareness; and much more!


Classes are theoretically and experientally based on ideas from psychology, CBT and psychotherapy. Classes and Workshops include:


  • Improving Assertiveness
  • Dealing with Depression and Low Mood
  • Facing Your Feelings: Overcoming Distress Intolerance
  • Improving Body Image
  • Coping with Panic Attacks
  • Mastering Your Worries
  • Managing Stress
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Coping with Social Anxiety
  • Overcoming Disordered Eating (1 and 2)
  • Improving Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Helping Health Anxiety
  • Overcoming Perfectionism
  • Developing Mindfulness Skills
  • Improving Sleep
  • General Life Skills

.... and more!


Want to attend? Join our dedicated Meetup space for invites and details of upcoming Classes and Workshops (see Support Groups and Social Clubs section for more information about Meetup).

Personal Development & Self-Help Classes

What we fear of doing most is usually what

we most need to do.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson -


What is Psychoeducation?


A cognitive behavioural model underlies many of our services. This is why many of our Classes and Workshops focus on 'Psychoeducation' and follow a CBT approach. Psychoeducation:


  • Includes awareness and educational classes and workshops open to individuals who wish to access them.
  • Often used in combination with other forms of help and support, but can be used as a stand-alone approach too.
  • The aim is to gain improved knowledge and understanding of your problems and issues. This increased understanding helps you to change aspects of these problems and learn to deal with these more effectively.
  • Psychoeducation includes: presentations and talks; handouts and self-help workbooks; building new skills; relaxation; self-monitoring; group discussions; goal-setting; practical guidance; awareness of unhelpful thoughts; and taking responsibility for own behaviour i.e. learn to be your own therapist..
  • Your own strengths, skills and resources are encouraged and reinforced so that you understand that setbacks and relapse are part of change, development and recovery.

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