Coping with Depression: This InfoPax is designed to provide you with some information about depression and suggested strategies for how you can manage your mood. It is organised into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence. Although it is not necessary that you complete one module before going on to the next, this is recommended. Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.
This module looks at the symptoms of depression, what causes depression, and provides information about psychotherapy for depression. PDF document: 214kb.
This module describes how to increase activity levels, particularly fun activities. PDF document: 261 kb.
This module describes automatic thoughts and explores how thoughts influence feelings. PDF document: 191kb.
This module explores how you can use a thought diary to monitor the unhelpful thoughts that can lead to how you feel about a particular situation. PDF document: 211kb.
This module describes a number of common unhelpful thinking styles that can lead to negative emotions. PDF document: 271kb.
Module 6 explores how you can examine and challenge unhelpful thoughts by expanding the thought diary described in Module 4. PDF document: 239kb.
This module describes how you can summarise how you have challenged unhelpful thoughts by producing a balanced thought. PDF document: 303kb.
Core beliefs are often at the root of unhelpful thoughts that are particularly difficult to change. This module looks at core beliefs and how to change them. PDF document: 217kb.
This final module describes how to maintain gains and continue the progress that has been made throughout the previous modules. PDF document: 216kb.