It can be hard planning to make changes in a sustained way. Ever tried to lose weight, give up a habit or get fit? It’s great when things go well, but it’s easy to become discouraged and give up when times seem harder of there is a setback.
Evidence shows that getting the right kind of support can make a huge impact on how well people improve when they use sites like LLTTF.
Am I getting the right kind of support?
Support means more than just having someone ask you how things are going. Instead the key is receiving structured, focused support that helps you plan to use and apply the various online and book based resources. If you make and review plans this will help keep you motivated and on track. Also it can help you get extra help if you feel stuck or that things are going backwards.
Who can offer you support?
Practitioners such as GPs, PWPs, nurses, voluntary sector workers and others often provide really helpful and structured support. Don’t forget to make full use of the weekly support emails from the site and also the site forum.
Not getting structured support?
If you are recommended for the general courses without an assessment interview, you can always request an additional support review by the NHS worker from your dashboard when you are logged in.
Living in Scotland
NHS Living Life is a national service providing free telephone support for users of the Living Life to the Full website or Overcoming depression and low mood book. The Living Life service offers support through guided self-help and cognitive behavioural therapy. You can access the service by either asking your GP to refer you, or by referring yourself for an assessment by phoning 0800 328 9655 (Monday to Thursday: 10am – 9pm & Friday: 10am – 6pm)