Beating the Blues
What is it?
Designed to help with symptoms of low mood and depression ….
Beating the Blues is an online programme proven to help people who are feeling stressed, depressed, anxious or just generally low. Beating the Blues is based on cognitive-behavioural therapy – a psychological therapy that focuses on the relationships between thoughts (cognitions), behaviours and feelings.
Accessible and easy to use ….
Anyone can use Beating the Blues as no computer experience is necessary. You work at your own pace.
Beating the Blues consists of eight sessions. Each session is made up of 3-5 modules. Each module takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. For the programme to be most effective, we advise completing a module every other day, about one session every week. They focus on what is happening in your life here and now. The sessions help you see the link between how your thinking influences how you feel and behave. Beating the Blues is most effective if you also do the tasks recommended in each session.
Flexible, use it anytime, anyplace, anywhere …
The programme is confidential and available 24/7 so you can work through it at your own pace. It can be accessed at home or at a library, if you prefer.
How do I access the service?
Your GP can refer you to the Beating the Blues service. Once we receive the referral we shall contact you within 3 – 4 working days.