Mood Matters

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Course Description:

This course raises the importance of looking after our mental health and uses basic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) concepts to teach participants how thinking and behaviour can affect how we feel, physically and emotionally.

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The aims of the programme are to:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of looking after our mental health.
  • Highlight the risk factors for, and symptoms of, stress and depression.
  • Help to reduce stigma by conveying the message that depression is an illness and not a sign of weakness.
  • Provide information about treatments available and promote self help strategies for regaining and / or maintaining good mental health.
  • Provide participants with relevant literature to reinforce learning and provide a future point of reference.
  • Signpost participants to sources of support.

The aims outlined above are met through:

  • PowerPoint presentation including contemporary music and video clips.
  • Group work and discussions to engage participants and dispel myths around the subject of depression.
  • Activities which focus on and promote positive mental health and help seeking behaviour to reduce the risk of suicide and self-harm.

Target Group

Mood Matters has been developed into a range of different presentations with content and delivery to suit a variety of target groups:

  • Mood Matters in Young People (14 – 18yrs)
  • Mood Matters for Adults
  • Mood Matters in Pregnancy
  • Mood Matters in Later Years

These courses are relevant to anyone including caregivers, individuals experiencing mental health problems, and professionals.

Mood Matters is delivered by AWARE:

AWARE

40-44 Duncairn Gardens

Belfast

BT15 2GG

Tel :+44 (0) 28 9035 7820