Depression Recovery Programme
The Depression Recovery Service offers a group-based stepped level treatment programme in line with international best practice guidelines. The programme used to have three levels: A, B and C but the format of the programme changed in 2016 and Levels B and C were combined to create Level B.
Level A (Activating Recovery) is a group based programme, facilitated two days per week for three weeks. The group includes twelve to fourteen individuals and is open to inpatients and day patients. It focuses on Behavioural Activation, Education about Depression, Building Personal Resources and an Introduction to WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan).
Level B (Building Recovery – CBT and Compassion Focused Therapy Workshops) is a twelve week programme. For the first four weeks the programme aims to introduce the concepts of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Compassion Focused Therapy. Workshops have been designed as a means of exploring the thought mood connection, the development of the vicious cycle and how to unravel them. The following eight weeks are based on a closed Psychotherapy Programme that runs one day a week. This area of the programme utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness.