Building Healthy Self-Esteem Programme

The Building Healthy Self-Esteem programme is an outpatient programme for people experiencing low self-esteem.

Low self-esteem is when a person lacks confidence about who they are and what they are capable of doing. They may feel unworthy of love, or are consistently afraid about making mistakes or letting other people down. Living with low self-esteem can be very tiring and disruptive, and it can influence and worsen anxiety and/or depression.

Building Healthy Self-Esteem is a group programme aimed at people who are interested and motivated to find out how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help them to understand and improve their self-esteem.

The programme explores how applying the key concepts and techniques of CBT can enable the person to address their low self-esteem by developing a more positive attitude towards themselves and acting in a more self-accepting, respectful and trusting way.

The programme can help participants to:

  • recognise, understand and manage symptoms of low self-esteem
  • learn new skills to cope with symptoms
  • gain peer support through meeting other people with similar difficulties.

The programme is run by a team of mental health professionals, including a cognitive behavioural therapist and nurses with expertise in cognitive psychotherapy, compassion-focused therapy (CFT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).

Taking part in the programme

Taking part in the programme

The Building Healthy Self-Esteem programme is available to outpatient service users here in SPMHS. Referrals can be made by the service user’s multidisciplinary team, through our Dean Clinics, or by a GP.

The programme runs for 10 weeks, and takes place online through Microsoft Teams every Friday morning. Service users can join the programme alongside other programmes or services that they may be taking part in.

For queries about the programme, please email

Support and Information

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01 249 3333

Referral and Assessment Service

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