What is the module 'Chronic pain and mood' about?
The purpose of this module is to improve the mood of those with a long-term condition, in this case chronic pain. It entails all the aspects relevant for treating mood symptoms: psycho-education, behavioural activation, challenging negative thinking and relapse prevention. There is also attention for acceptance of long-term conditions.
In every session the user receives information, listens to and watches caregivers’ and peer leaders’ stories and fills in exercises. Different multimedia is being used: text, audio, video and illustrations. When the module is finished, the user has theoretical and practical knowledge on how to deal with his mood issues. Also, they will have learned to take more initiative in dealing with difficult situations, such as having chronic pain.
This module has recently been updated with an improved integration of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) which is easier to use for both the client and therapist.
What is the module based on?
The content of the module is created by an extensive developmental process and based on relevant literature, knowledge and experience of caregivers and users. It’s based on cognitive behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.
For whom is the module suitable?
This module is suitable for adults with chronic pain and mood symptoms. The module is suitable for use in different kinds of care including via EAPs, NHS services, social enterprises and universities.
This self-help module is developed as a personal route, and therefore perfect to use in the Minddistrict mobile app. This means that people have self-help in their back pocket, they can continue with the module where they left of and can select their favourite elements. The module can also be used on other devices and on the web platform.