Coping with Depression

The 12-week course is designed to take you through a process to help you work your way out of depression by making sense of how depression is maintained in the here-and-now, and developing a range of strategies for creating change.
Research from a number of studies has shown that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a treatment that is effective in helping people recover from depression. The group uses CBT primarily, and also draws on self-compassion approaches. So we will explore what we do, how we think and how we look after and value ourselves, how this affects how we feel, and how we can improve things, feel better in your mood, more motivated, and ultimately, less depressed.
Specifically, sessions will cover:
– understand how depression works, particularly the links between what you do, how you do it, how you think and how you feel.
– identify areas where the way in which you are responding to feeling depressed is not helping.
– try out changing your responses in a self-compassionate way.
– help you learn to approach difficult situations rather than avoid them.-identify and challenges some unhelpful styles of thinking.
– identify self-criticism and work on ways to reduce this.
– start to address larger issues in your life that might put you at risk for feeling depressed again in the future.
If you would like to join this course, please contact our self referral line on 0300 123 1156