“A Young Person’s Guide to Understanding and Coping with Low Mood” is an empowering and informative workbook designed to help teens navigate the complexities of low mood and develop effective coping strategies. The book is thoughtfully divided into various sessions, each addressing different aspects of low mood and providing valuable tools for managing emotional well-being.
The journey begins with an Introduction that sets the stage for exploring the concept of low mood and its impact on mental health. Session One delves deeper into understanding what low mood entails, while Session Two introduces readers to the ‘vicious cycle’ that often accompanies it, shedding light on the negative patterns that can perpetuate low mood.
Throughout the workbook, the importance of identifying the factors that affect mood is emphasised. Session Three delves into these influences, providing insights into potential triggers and ways to navigate them. Session Four highlights the role of activities in boosting mood and explores how engaging in meaningful tasks can positively impact emotional well-being.
As the journey progresses, Session Five delves into the exploration of values, encouraging readers to identify and align their actions with their core beliefs and principles. Session Six introduces targeted activities, providing specific strategies to address low mood and cultivate a more positive outlook on life.
Equipping young individuals with essential problem-solving skills, Session Seven empowers them to confront challenges and setbacks effectively. Session Eight focuses on relapse prevention, assisting readers in creating personalised plans to sustain progress and cope with potential setbacks.
Session One: What is low mood?
Session Two: Introducing ‘the vicious cycle’ of low mood
Session Three: What can affect my mood?
Session Four: The Importance of activities
Session Five: Understanding values
Session Six: Targeted activities
Session Seven: Problem solving
Session Eight: Relapse prevention plan
Useful resources and helplines
Notes and questions
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