This evidence-based programme introduces the ‘Five Areas Approach’ which is based on cognitive behavioural concepts. Participants use practical examples to learn that by challenging and changing unhelpful thinking and behaviours, they can make a positive difference to their lives.
Mood Matters Young People also features ‘Take5 for emotional wellbeing’ which focuses on the five most evidenced-based ways of looking after our mental health i.e. connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give. Participants take part in group activities and discussions which highlight ways that they can build ‘Take5’ into their lives just by making some simple changes.
Programme content includes:
- What is mental health?
- Things that affect mental health
- Mental health problems and mental illness
- Signs and symptoms of stress and depression
- Sources of help
- Looking after our mental health things that help including challenging and changing unhelpful thinking and behaviours
- How AWARE can help
For more info: http://www.aware-ni.org/images/docs/mood_matters_a5_current.pdf