Beating the Blues (Northern Ireland only)
Beating the Blues
Beating the Blues® is an effective treatment for people feeling stressed, depressed, anxious or just down in the dumps. Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the programme teaches strategies to help you cope better in the short term and workable skills for life so that you can face the future with confidence.
How do I access Beating the Blues?
You can access the programme from your own home if you have access to the internet, so you can complete the sessions at a time that’s convenient for you.
How does Beating the Blues work?
The techniques covered in the sessions are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which aims to help you to understand the link between how you think and how this influences your feelings and behaviours. It will enable you to make changes in unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviour. The programme will help you to overcome negative thinking, to introduce more pleasurable activities into your life, and will offer advice on improving sleep and solving problems. You will be able to look at case studies while using the programme, so you can see how other people have been able to use the techniques.
How long does it take to complete Beating the Blues?
There are eight sessions to complete, and each one takes around an hour. At the end of each session you will print off activities to do over the next week, which will help you learn to put the techniques from the programme into practice.