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Bettering the Blues – break the cycle of low mood with ‘Behavioural Activation’; Workshop

5, September 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST

For: People suffering from low mood or depression who find life balance difficult

Often triggered by changes in our circumstances – relationship break ups, work pressures, financial burdens – low mood can be a crushing weight which makes us feel helpless. In turn that sense of impotence can make it even harder to get back on top of things, creating a cycle of low mood that feeds into itself. This workshop promotes ways of breaking the cycle, and re-energising ourselves.

When we suffer low mood, it shrinks our world as we retreat into ourselves, avoiding activities and pulling back from responsibilities as we find it harder to face doing them – in turn making us feel guilty and making us retreat yet further. By increasing our engagement in positive activities, and improving our life balance, we can fight back against the blues.

This free two hour workshop will look at how ‘Behavioural Activation’ – doing more things that give us a sense of enjoyment or achievement, doing fewer things that make us feel low, and tackling obstructions along the way – can assist us in breaking the cycle. And as we push back the walls which previously closed in on us, so we can reignite our joy, extend our horizons, and reconnect with the world, on a daily basis.

Important information:

Please note: You must be booked onto a course to attend. You are welcome to bring a friend or relative for support, but they must also be booked onto the course due to limited spaces.

Spring Rise Children’s Centre, Chippenham

Please note: There is a small car park on site and on-street parking. Disabled access and facilities are available – please let us know before the start of the course if these are required. The children’s centre is by Frogwell Primary School, for Satnav’s follow directions to here.

Wiltshire IAPT Service psycho-educational courses are only available for people who are over the age of 16 and registered with a GP in Wiltshire (excluding Swindon area). Courses can be booked by using the online booking form* below, or over the phone by contacting the Wiltshire IAPT Service on 01380 731335. All our courses are released for booking 4 weeks before the start date - Bookings received before the 4 week window cannot be processed.

Our admin team are available weekdays, 9am-5pm and will be happy to assist you in booking on to your chosen course and answer any questions you may have. 01380 731335

*Please be advised using the online booking form does not guarantee a place on a course. A member of the admin team will contact you if the course is no longer available and we will do all we can to accommodate your request.


5, September 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
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Spring Rise Children’s Centre
Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 0DH United Kingdom
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Course Intro
This is a one-off workshop on Thursday 5th September, and lasts for two hours between 18.30 and 20.30 with a break in the middle.