What next?

Further sources of support and information

There are a number of self-help resources which you may find useful if you are experiencing anxiety or depression or are supporting someone else with these difficulties:

Myles, P., & Shafran, R. (2015). The CBT Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Using CBT to Overcome Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Low Self-Esteem and Anger. London: Constable and Robinson

Kennerley, H (2014). Overcoming Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques. Constable and Robinson: London

Gilbert, P (2009). Overcoming Depression: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques. Constable & Robinson: London

If you live in England, Wales and parts of Scotland, you may be able to access a variety of self-help books via the Books on Prescription scheme.

The following resources are useful when children and young people are affected by anxiety and/or depression:

Reynolds, S. & Parkinson, M. (2015). Am I depressed? And what can I do about it? A CBT self-help guide for teenagers experiencing low mood and depression. London: Constable & Robinson

Parkinson, M. & Reynolds S. (2015) Teenage depression: A CBT guide for parents. London: Constable & RobinsonWilletts, L., Waite, P. & Tay, K. (2014). Can I tell you about Anxiety?: A guide for friends, family and professionals. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Creswell, C. & Willetts, L. (2007). Overcoming Your Child’s Fears and Worries: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques. London: Constable & Robinson.

Willetts, L. & Creswell, C. (2007). Overcoming Your Child’s Shyness & Social Anxiety: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques. London: Constable & Robinson

MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through a Parents’ Helpline (available to those based in the UK), online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.

When trying to find a CBT therapist, it is important to ensure that they have received appropriate training. One way to do this is to check whether they are accredited by lead organisation for CBT within your country. In the UK, you can search for an accredited CBT therapist by visiting website CBT Register UK.

You can also find out about the courses run by the Charlie Waller Institute at the University of Reading. Please visit our website for further details about our programme of training events.

You may be particularly interested in our 4 day introduction to CBT which runs 20 – 23 September 2016. No previous knowledge of CBT is needed, and the course will provide you with a thorough and detailed understanding of a CBT approach.

If you’re interested in finding more about the Psychology Department, or the University as a whole you can find more information on our website, or you may like to visit us. Our Open Days are on 17 and 18 June 2016.

Demonstrate what you’ve learned with a certificate?

If you want a record of your course, you can buy a Certificate of Achievement from FutureLearn.

The Certificate of Achievement is a great way to demonstrate what you have learned on the course and as evidence of your Continuing Professional Development (where appropriate). This is a personalised certificate and transcript, detailing the syllabus and learning outcomes from the course. It comes as a printed certificate as well as a digital version which you can add to your LinkedIn profile. To qualify, you must have marked at least 90% of the steps in the course complete.

There is also the option to purchase a personalised Statement of Participation, to celebrate taking part. To be eligible for the Statement of Participation, you must mark at least 50% of the steps on the course as complete. This also comes in a printed and digital format and you can add it to your LinkedIn profile.

In the final two Steps, we will hear from Ailsa again on how her initial concerns were addressed and the longer term impact CBT has had on her life.

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