Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds According to the World Health Organisation, depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and a major contributor to the overall burden of illness around the globe. Persistently low mood or irritability, and loss of interest or pleasure in day-to-day life, are two key symptoms of depression. As a result, a person who is depressed may struggle to carry on with day-to-day activities that give their life meaning, purpose and a sense of accomplishment and pleasure. Behavioural Activation is a psychological treatment
Skip to 0 minutes and 35 seconds for depression based on one key principle: that scheduling and completing meaningful, purposeful and rewarding activities can lift our mood, energise us, and stimulate our interest and pleasure in day-to-day life, thereby combating depression. In this course, we will start off by looking at the nature of depression, how the condition differs from normal fluctuations in mood and what causes, maintains or exacerbates depression. We will ask you to think about your own encounters with depression, whether this is from personal experience or through supporting a family member, a friend, a neighbour or a colleague. We will then look at the relationship between depression (how we feel) and activity (what we do - or avoid doing – in response to how we feel).
Skip to 1 minute and 24 seconds Finally, we will describe how Behavioural Activation works and how it can be applied, with the help of fictional case examples that reflect typical experiences of depression. Join us and discover how behavioural activation can transform our efforts to combat depression.