Mood Management Course
The CCI Mood Management Course (MMC) is a structured group treatment focused on equipping you with practical skills and strategies to manage both depression and anxiety. Whilst there are some differences between depression and anxiety, they also share a lot of overlap. Many people experience both moods together. Both depression and anxiety share common symptoms and patterns of thinking, and there are important similarities in the techniques that you can learn to manage both moods.
The Mood Management Course is a group treatment program focused on breaking the vicious cycles of anxiety and depression by addressing the key unhelpful thinking styles and behaviours that keep anxiety and depression going. The course includes:
- Education about depression and anxiety.
- Identifying activities that give a sense of pleasure or achievement, and working to include these in regular routines.
- Learning to break down overwhelming tasks into manageable steps.
- Cognitive therapy (identifying, questioning and changing unhelpful thoughts).
- Learning how to actively cope with problems.
Each MMC runs for 10 weekly sessions of 2 hours, with a follow-up session 4 weeks after the 10th session; groups are run periodically throughout the year. All appointments take place during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm). The MMC is run by clinical psychologists and held at our clinic in Perth, Western Australia. As CCI forms part of the public mental health system, the service we offer is free. There is typically a waiting list for our service, which can be several months. If you are interested in attending the MMC at CCI, please ask your GP or psychiatrist to refer you to our service.
For more information, see our Mood Management Course brochure:
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