Feeling low? Struggling with motivation? Stopped doing things you used to and want some support to get back on track?
This 6-week group course helps you to understand what keeps depression going. It particularly focuses on the link between what you do and how you feel.
The course teaches basic skills in how to manage common difficulties in depression such as improving mood, problem solving and provides support to get back on track.
Behavioural activation is an effective treatment for depression, and is shown to work very well in groups.
Put simply, the things we experience in depression (tiredness, loss of interest and pleasure in doing things, loss of motivation, etc.) can lead to inactivity, and this often keeps depression going or even make it worse.
With depression, we often stop doing everyday tasks, so things at home, at work, and things might start to build up. This can then feel overwhelming, or impossible. Behavioural activation works to overcome depression by starting to address these activities, and changing what we do, to change the way we feel.