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“Behavioural Couples” Therapy for Depression

Are you in a committed relationship where one of you is depressed,and  the depression is contributing to relationship difficulties? We have a therapist working with a behavioural programme that you may be interested in. You need to be living together and to want to work these issues out as a team. The programme teaches you and your partner a variety of techniques to combat depression and to communicate effectively. For further information e-mail reception.exeter@relate.org.uk Note: Everone who comes to Relate has an initial interview with a qualified counsellor.  

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Depression and couple therapy

 Blue Monday: Relate Taunton and West Somerset says people living with depression may benefit from couple therapy Relate Taunton and West Somerset, along with Relate in Devon, is using this Blue Monday (Monday 18th January), commonly known as the most depressing day of the year, to highlight the potential benefit of Couple Therapy for Depression for those living with depression. This comes as new Government statistics show that Couple Therapy for Depression, which focuses on couple relationships to help treat depression, has significantly higher recovery rates (52 per cent) than the most common talking therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (44.8 per cent). Relate says that people living with depression and in Taunton should have more choice around the kind of talking therapy they are offered by their GP. The relationships charity is the biggest provider of Couple Therapy for Depression within the UK. Peter Saddington said, “There’s clear evidence for the link between relationships and mental health with people in troubled relationships three times as likely to experience depression as those who aren’t. Couple Therapy for Depression aims to help couples understand how difficulties in their relationship can contribute to depression. “It’s great that this service is making such…

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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week – 11th to 17th of May is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme for this year is MINDFULNESS The Mental Health Foundation describes mindfulness as: “paying attention to the present moment, without getting stuck in past or worrying about the future. Mindfulness can be practiced standing, sitting and walking. It can be practiced both indoors and out; at home, in schools, at work or simply out and about.” Mindfulness is not about ‘zoning out’ of a situation, but being able to manage your reactions to stressful situations. This can be particularly useful to people already managing mental and physical health problems, including stress, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, as well as boosting productivity at work. Mental Health Awareness Week 2015 is campaigning for mindfulness to be practiced and widely available in the workplace as well as in prisons, schools, and hospitals. To promote mindfulness, the Mental Health Foundation has released a series of podcasts to promote wellbeing. Do go to their website for further information. It can really help with anxiety.

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