When we feel low in our mood it can be hard to know how to get back to our usual selves. Often our motivation is affected resulting in us withdrawing from others and becoming less active. When we are doing less we have more time to think which often starts becoming negative and self-blaming.
The ‘CBT + Physical activity group helps people reduce their symptoms of depression by learning evidence based strategies from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This group also has a focus on helping people move more, and overcome the barriers to physical activity that often arise when we feel depressed. Alongside learning about CBT and how to apply this to improve your mood, there is time allocated in each session to help people engage with physical activity. You will not be expected to do anything too strenuous and there is an emphasis on starting small and building up slowly, for example increasing the amount of time you spend walking each day.