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Welcome to Week 3

Watch Professor Shirley Reynolds introduce Week 3, which looks at behaviour and the cycles that young people can get stuck in.

Hello and welcome to Week 3. This week we’ll be focusing on behaviour, and the cycles that young people can get stuck in that maintain depression symptoms.

We’ll also be looking at how parents, professionals and other adults can help encourage teenagers into more helpful, positive cycles of behaviour, and how making changes in what they do can really make a difference to how they think and feel.

Often it’s helpful to think about our own behaviour too, so we’ll be exploring how parents and professionals can respond to young people’s behaviour in ways that will also help break the vicious cycle of low mood.

Last week, we asked you to complete an activity log for yourself over two separate days, and rate your Achievement, Closeness, Enjoyment and Importance for each activity. If you haven’t filled in your log yet, why not complete one now for the last two days?

We’ll be looking at this shortly so please keep it to hand.

Course tip

Don’t forget that between 16 November and 18 December, Dr Michelle Lee and your course mentors, Laura and Will, will be supporting the course discussions. Click on the link in their profile to follow them.

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