Living Life Guided Self HelpNational roll out of new CBT service
NHS Living Life is a free confidential telephone service based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach for people suffering from low mood, mild to moderate depression and/ or anxiety. Through Guided Self-help, individuals learn to change their way of thinking, helping them react more positively, whilst boosting self-esteem and confidence.
The service has been available since August 2008 as a pilot project, within six health boards in Scotland and is now available to all Scottish health boards.
What does Guided Self-help involve?
Guided Self-help involves speaking with a self-help coach, whilst being guided through a series of self-help workbooks, in a structured format based on the CBT approach. The sessions are fortnightly over a period of approximately six to twelve weeks at a time suitable to the individual.
How is the service accessed?
Individuals can either call the service directly to make an appointment or can be referred by their GP. Living Life is open from Monday to Friday 1pm - 9pm. For access to the service or for further information on Living Life please call 0800 328 9655.
For a free life skills course that aims to provide access to high quality, practical and user-friendly training please visit www.livinglifetothefull.com