Overcoming Teenage Low Mood and Depression uses the trusted Five Areas model of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help young people experiencing low mood or depression to help themselves. The Five Areas model communicates life skills and key interventions in a clear, pragmatic, and accessible style, by examining five important aspects of our lives: Life situation, relationships, resources, and problems Altered thinking Altered feelings or moods Altered physical symptoms or sensations Altered behaviour or activity levels
This exciting collection of practical and effective self-help workbooks has been developed in liaison with a team of experts working with young people. The course provides access to the proven CBT approach, and addresses all the common challenges faced during times of low mood, helping the reader make positive changes in their life in a planned and achievable way. A final workbook aimed at friends and relatives describes how to offer support.
The workbooks also provide an invaluable resource for school teachers, counsellors, general practitioners, nursing staff, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, youth workers, self-help groups, and other voluntary-sector organisations.