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 is aimed at friends and relatives and 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 and self-help groups and other voluntary sector organisations. A linked and completely free online support course is located at www.livinglifetothefull.com with additional resources at www.fiveareas.com.
Dr Nicky Dummett MBBChir BA (Hons) DCH MMedSc MRCPsych is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Leeds and an expert and trainer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She is past Chair of the Children, Adolsecents and Families branch of the lead body for CBT in the UK, the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and a core member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) Psychotherapy with Children Committee.Dr Christopher Williams MBChB BSc (Hons) MMedSc MD FRCPsych is an expert and trainer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and works as a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Glasgow. He has been a Governing Board member of the UKCP and is past President of BABCP. He is also Patron of The National Phobics Society and Trustee of the charity Triumph over Phobia.