Beating the Blues

 Kennet and North Wiltshire

Computerised cognitive behavioural therapy

15 minute introduction followed by 8 consecutive 50 minute long sessions (taken at a time convenient to you)

Watch the introductory video at and click on watch therapy video

If you are stressed, feeling down or unable to cope, Beating the Blues may help you to feel better. Depression and anxiety are extremely common and cognitive behavioural therapy has been used successfully to treat them for many years.

Beating the Blues is an easy to use self help computer programme using cognitive behavioral therapy. You don’t need to have used a computer before in order to use it and if you work through the programme and carry out weekly projects between sessions then the results are extremely effective.

Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on the here and now, on what is happening in your life, rather than what has happened in the past. It creates a link between how you think, how you behave and how you feel and targets unrealistic or unhelpful thinking patterns to help you think in a more helpful way.

In the first session we will show a 15 minute introductory video that will explain the Beating the Blues programme, what it does and how it is helpful. If after watching the video, you feel that you would like to book in for another session then you can do so at the time.

The information you enter into the computer, and that is printed is confidential. This will not be accessed by anyone else; it will not be passed to your GP or followed up in any way.

Beating the Blues is available to everyone registered at a GP surgery in Kennet and North Wiltshire. The programme is available in a range of centres throughout the region.

Venues and times

Beating the Blues runs at the following venues during the times indicated.

Chippenham Library
Timber St
SN15 3EJ
Telephone: 01249 650536
Monday 10am-7pm
Tuesday 9am – 4pm
Thursday / Friday 9.30am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm

Devizes Library
Sheep Street
SN10 1DL
Telephone: 01380 726878
Monday 10am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

To arrange a time to use Beating the Blues please telephone or visit the appropriate venue. If you are unable to make the time you have arranged please let the venue know, places may be in demand and this frees us to offer your slot to someone else who may find it helpful.

It is recommended that people have no more than one slot per week

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