Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a form of talk therapy that can help you manage both anxiety and depression.You can find an accredited therapist here.

CBT tackles the issue of cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions describe what is essentially a negative thinking bias.

Individuals with anxiety and depression tend to always think negatively and ignore the positives. Consider Social Anxiety Disorder; the individual may be at a party, worrying about what peoples’ impressions of them are.

That is a perfect example of a cognitive distortion; they are automatically assuming that the impression the others will have will be negative.

At their core, anxiety disorders are essentially a result of problems in the way you think.

CBT is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, and is very effective at doing so. One of the greatest things you can do to fight your anxiety and depression is seek out a CBT practitioner. If not, consider purchasing a book on the topic. Dr. Robert Leahy has a great one: Anxiety Free: Unravel your Fears Before They Unravel You.

Please have a look through the information provided below; you may find it useful.

FREE CBT Self Help Programmes & Apps

Alcohol problems  Would you like to cut down on your drinking? This programme can help  www.acar.net.au

The Panic Center offers personalized, interactive tools that have helped thousands of people challenge and overcome their anxiety and panic. They also offer the Panic Program, an interactive online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) course  www.paniccenter.net

The Depression Center offers personalized, interactive tools that have helped thousands of people challenge and overcome their depression.They offer the Depression Program, an interactive, 16-session cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) coursewww.depressioncenter.net

Get Self Help – This site has a great section on CBT, which I highly suggest you read.http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/cbtstep1.htm

Beating Bipolar – Beating Bipolar is an interactive Internet based programme that aims to improve understanding of the condition. It includes video of professionals, and people with life experience of bipolar disorder. It  discuses various approaches that many have found to be beneficial. http://beatingbipolar.org

Mood Gym – MoodGYM is a free, interactive self-help program that provides CBT training in order to help users prevent and cope with anxiety and depression. https://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

Anxiety BC
– A variety of free printable self-help guides offering practical step-by-step advice on dealing with anxiety and related problems. http://www.anxietybc.com

Living Life to the Full – The course has been written by a Psychiatrist who has many years of experience using a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach and also in helping people use these skills in everyday life. During the development phase of the course, each module has been used by a wide range of health care practitioners and members of the public. http://www.llttf.com

E Couch – E-couch provides free, self-help modules for depression, general anxiety and social anxiety, as well as for divorce/separation and loss/bereavement. https://ecouch.anu.edu.au/welcome

The Serenity Programme – (previously ‘Outreach-online’) is designed and developed by Steve Cottrell, a Consultant Nurse Therapist working for the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK .http://serene.me.uk
Online Tools

MindQuire – Free online CBT exercises. https://www.mindquire.com

Happify.com – Fun activities to help improve your mental health (some free content). http://www.happify.com

MoodScope – Free online mood tracker (can share data with other eg. professional). https://www.moodscope.com

MoodPanda –  Free online mood tracker – web browser or iPhone. http://www.moodpanda.com

MoodTracker – Free online mood tracker (can share data with other eg. professional). https://www.moodtracker.com

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