Beating the Blues is the most widely used and evidence-based online CBT treatment programme for depression and anxiety.
What is it?
Beating the Blues is made up of 8, 50 minutes sessions. It is based on CBT, an effective, clinically-proven treatment for depression. Beating the blues will teach you many skills to manage your mental health.
But CBT is not just about receiving information – it’s very important that you try to put into practice what you learn in every session. After each session, there will be things for you to do and think about as you go about your daily life. These prompts are not difficult and the more of this ‘homework’ you do, the better you be equipped to manage your mental health. CBT is not an instant cure but, it is much more long-lasting than drugs and other alternative treatments – precisely because it equips you with workable skills for life.
How it works?
Beating the Blues works by helping you to understand depression and anxiety and then provides you with ways to better manage your condition.
The program is made up of eight weekly sessions, each session takes about 50 minutes to complete. It is completely confidential and can be completed at times to suit you. Seven out of ten people who have used Beating the Blues have been able to overcome their depression and many would recommend it to one of their friends.
CBT will help you feel better if there is something in your life, now, which is causing you to feel down or anxious. It will also help you stay better by giving you skills that you can use if something stressful should happen in the future.
What will I learn?
Beating the Blues will teach you to think differently about yourself and the things that happen to you. It also gives you some ‘doing techniques’ that help you manage aspects of your life better. The term ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is just a therapist’s way of saying ‘thinking and doing things differently.
By the end of the programme, you will have learnt all about overcoming negative thoughts about yourself – even if you have had these for such a long time that they have become part of your ‘inner beliefs’ about yourself. This is done in a session-by-session, step-by-step way so the more you do and the more ‘homework’ you do the better you will feel.