InTER-ACT

Three, weekly, live-online sessions

Learn new ways of managing difficult thoughts and feelings and how to do more of what matters to you

Who is it for?

If you’re struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings, inTER-ACT can help you to learn new ways of managing them. InTER-ACT is for individuals aged 9-25 across Gloucestershire whether you’re having counselling or not, but we recommend giving it a go before making a request for counselling or while you’re on the waiting list.

What happens in the sessions?

Sessions are live streamed using ZOOM. TIC+ presenters use slides and videos through the sessions. You will have chance to take part in anonymous polls and quizzes and try out some useful skills and tips. Or you can just watch if you prefer!

Taking part in the sessions means you have read and agreed our Terms of Use

InTER-ACT is not a place where young people can talk with someone one-to-one about their current experiences, if this is needed, we have other services such as counselling and TIC+chat – https://www.ticplus.org.uk/

Will anyone see or hear me?

All cameras and microphones are turned off so no one will be able to see or hear you, but you will be able to see and hear the presenters. You can also private message the presenters if you have any questions, however, you won’t be able to chat privately to other young people.


PLEASE NOTE: InTER-ACT IS NOT A CRISIS SERVICE.
In an emergency, please call emergency services on 999. Further support can be found on our advice page. 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

You will need an email address to register (this can be a parent/carers). If you don’t have access to an email, CONTACT US for help!

NEW TO TIC+?

REGISTER HERE

If you are new to TIC+ (or have only ever used the TIC+chat anonymous service), you will need to register here before you can book.

It takes a few minutes, and you only need to do this once.
We will send you a client number within 48 hours of receiving your registration (this may be longer if you register over the weekend).
You will then be able to select any number of sessions using the links in the calendar below.

Forgotten your client number? Contact us to get it, or register again using the link above.

KNOW YOUR TIC+ CLIENT NUMBER?

Book through the Inter-ACT Calendar below, if you have already registered or know your TIC+ counselling client number.

You can book onto any number of sessions using the links in the calendar below.

You will need to register first if you have only ever used the TIC+chat anonymous service.

InTER-ACT live online

Week 1 – ‘Thoughts Are Just Thoughts’

Have you ever wondered why your thoughts are often so negative? In this workshop we’re going to learn why our minds tend to jump to the worst-case scenario, plus how easy it is to get caught up in these unhelpful experiences. We’ll then introduce you to a technique to help you get untangled from these thoughts.

Week 2 – ‘Connecting to the Moment’

How easy do you find it to focus on what’s happening right now? Following on from our first workshop, we’re going to learn about how our minds often drift back to the past or skip forward to the future, and how this can create difficult feelings for us in the present. We’ll then talk about the benefits of connecting to the moment and techniques that can help us to do this.

Week 3 – ‘Taking Steps Towards What Matters’

In the last of our InTER-ACT workshops, we’ll discuss values – what they are, why they’re important and how to take small steps towards them. We will then bring together everything we’ve learnt to help improve your wellbeing.


Sessions are best completed in order. If you miss a session, you can book onto the next available session and then continue. They can be repeated as often as you like!


InTER-ACT FAQs

Developed by Clinical Psychologists; Victoria Samuel and Chloe Constable.
Evaluated and revised based on research including feedback from young people.

InTER-ACT CALENDAR

  • The sessions need to be done in order i.e. session 1, then 2, then 3.
  • If you miss a session, just book onto the next available session, then continue.
  • If you want to repeat any of the sessions you’ve already done, that’s fine too!  
  • There is a choice of start times, you can book on the Early Bird session at 6pm or the Night Owl session at 7.30pm.
  • All sessions last one hour.
  • Live-online sessions use ZOOM. You do not need to sign in or have your own Zoom account, but you will need to download the Zoom app. to your PC or mobile device before starting the session.

PLEASE NOTE – YOU NEED TO MAKE A BOOKING FOR EVERY SESSION YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND

Early Bird sessions (6 – 7pm)

2024

Date   Early Bird sessions 
6 – 7pm 
2024    
Jan 2 Session 2 – Connecting to the moment
Jan 9 Session 3 – Taking steps towards what matters
Jan 16 Session 1 – Thoughts are just thoughts
Jan 23 Session 2 – Connecting to the moment
Jan 30 Session 3 – Taking steps towards what matters 
Feb 6 Session 1 – Thoughts are just thoughts
Feb 13 Session 2 – Connecting to the moment
Feb 20 Session 3 – Taking steps towards what matters
Feb  27 Session 1 – Thoughts are just thoughts
Mar 5 Session 2 – Connecting to the moment
Mar 12 Session 3 – Taking steps towards what matters
Mar 19 Session 1 – Thoughts are just thoughts
Mar 26 Session 2 – Connecting to the moment
     

Night Owl sessions (7.30 – 8.30pm)

2024

Date   Night Owl sessions
7.30 – 8.30pm 
2024    
Jan 2 Session 3 – Taking steps towards what matters
Jan 9 Session 1 – Thoughts are just thoughts
Jan 16 Session 2 – Connecting to the moment
Jan 23 Session 3 – Taking steps towards what matters
Jan 30 Session 1 – Thoughts are just thoughts
Feb 6 Session 2 – Connecting to the moment
Feb 13 Session 3 – Taking steps towards what matters
Feb 20 Session 1 – Thoughts are just thoughts
Feb 27 Session 2 – Connecting to the moment
Mar 5 Session 3 – Taking steps towards what matters
Mar 12 Session 1 – Thoughts are just thoughts
Mar 19 Session 2 – Connecting to the moment
Mar 26 Session 3 – Taking steps towards what matters
    No sessions during Easter holidays. New dates to follow soon.