Does CBT therapy and mindfulness work? The world is full of great ideas to make you happy. But how do you know what works? The only way to be sure is to follow the science. So this is what we’ve done at Openforwards. We’ve trained in the methods Continue Reading
What is depression, and where does it come from? Can depression be cured, and will it come back after treatment?
The causes of depression are not clear, and many people do not know why it affects their relationships and their work. There are many theories about what happens when you feel depressed, and naturally, many people seek medical assistance.
In the UK, more people than ever before take anti-depressant medication, but rates of depression continue to rise. What should you do if you are struggling with depression?
The resources in Openforwards Self-Help School help you answer these questions and decide on the best strategy for your mental wellbeing.
Do antidepressants work? I wish this was a simple question to answer. What makes it difficult is the endless misinformation and controversy. But, it is an important question, which I am going to do my best to answer. On the surface, it seems Continue Reading
Don’t worry…this is some taxi-driver wisdom worth listening to… I took a cab home earlier this week to avoid the downpours and I got chatting to the driver. He was immediately conversational, to which I was initially reticent. Sometimes, I can be a Continue Reading
Dealing better with hopelessness I sat there thinking what’s the point? What’s the point in me turning up to work? What’s the point in me tidying up? What’s the point in me cooking dinner? What’s the point in going to the Continue Reading