What is the module about?
The purpose of this module is to improve the mood of those living with a long-term condition, in this case neurological problems. 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 and watches to 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 their mood issues. Also, they will have learned to take more initiative in dealing with difficult situations, such as having a neurological condition.
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 this module suitable?
This module is suitable for adults who have a neurological condition and mood symptoms. It is suitable for use in different kinds of care, including via EAPs, NHS services, social enterprises and universities.