Activate your life

Is this course right for me?

This course is perfect for you if:

  • You often feel down, depressed, or hopeless
  • You have little interest or pleasure in doing things
  • You have noticed you are not doing as much as you used to – whether these are things you used to enjoy (including hobbies and interests), things around the home, or important things you’ve been putting off getting sorted

What will I learn?

This course can teach you:

  • That we all feel low in mood from time to time, but it can become problematic if we don’t know how to manage it
  • Each session will help you understand more about what helps your mood level, and what makes you feel worse
  • How to manage your mood better
  • How to gradually start making positive changes in your life
  • How to maintain your progress and look to the future.

What does the course cover?

Session 1 – Overview

  • What is depression
  • The vicious cycle of depression
  • Constructing problem statements
  • Goal setting

Session 2 – Introducing Behavioural Activation

  • Breaking the vicious cycle of depression
  • Behavioural Activation planning
  • Behavioural Activation hierarchy

Session 3 – Implementing Behavioural Activation

  • Activity scheduling
  • Tips to help schedule activities

Session 4 – Overcoming Barriers

  • Overcoming barriers
  • Values based activities
  • Continue activity scheduling

Session 5 – Review and Relapse Prevention

  • Review goals
  • Introduction to relapse prevention
  • Signposting to other support agencies

Session 6 – Telephone follow up (if required)


How does the course run?

  • We invite you to attend 5 sessions of the behavioural activation course
  • We will be meeting once a week for 1hr 30 minutes (same day and time each week)
  • The sessions are non-interactive – you will not be expected to share your experiences with the group
  • We expect around 15-25 people to be on each course
  • Between each session you will be asked to go away and practice a skill that will help you to improve your mood
  • You will be expected to attend all 5 sessions in order to gain full benefit from the course
  • Please be aware that if you miss 2 sessions of the course, you will be discharged from Talk Liverpool back to the care of your GP.


If you are interested in this course you can self-refer to the service by clicking HERE and we will contact you to arrange an initial telephone assessment.