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Training on behavioural activation and motivational skills
Wednesday 13 September 2017, 09:30am - 04:30pm

A day course on behavioural activation and motivational skills: helping clients to be more active, and to change their lifestyle

Led by Professor Linda Gask

People with mental health problems can find it very difficult to motivate themselves to get going again and make changes to their everyday lives. When we get depressed we tend to stop doing the things we enjoy, can fail to do things that are essential, and can find it increasingly hard to keep up with our normal routine. However, there is very good evidence now that simply helping a person to get active again, and begin to set themselves achievable goals for daily life can be very effective in combating depression. Change isn't always easy, but the skills that were first highlighted by motivational interviewing can help people with many different problems, not just substance misuse and alcohol, to change their lifestyle.

Wednesday 13th September 0930 to 4.30pm, Kirkwall & St Ola Community Centre

This course is suitable for any worker who is engaged in front line health or social care with people with mental health problems.

To book your place contact Edwina Lloyd at Voluntary Action Orkney by telephone on 872 897 or email

Cost: £15 per person. Payment can be made on the day or invoiced (please supply address details at time of booking)



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