Living Life to the Full

Click here to watch the video of Patrick from AWARE explaining Living Life to The Full 

This is a programme which can make a big difference to your life. It can help you manage your feelings when you are stressed, worried or depressed and learn simple practical skills to help you cope with life’s challenges.

This is a six-session programme using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) concepts – the most evidenced-based talking therapy for people affected by low mood, anxiety or depression. The programme has been developed by Dr Chris Williams, professor of Psychiatry at University of Glasgow and a recognised expert in developing self-help resources based on CBT. It introduces participants to the ‘Five Areas Approach’ which illustrates that events and situations in our lives affect how we think, how we feel, how we behave and also affect us physically. Thinking and behaviour are the two areas that we have most control over, if we tend to think and/or behave in extreme and unhelpful ways, it can adversely affect the other areas and lead to us getting caught in a ‘vicious circle’. The programme therefore focuses on how we can challenge and change our thinking and behaviour in order to turn the circle into a ‘virtuous circle’.

The programme is delivered by experienced facilitators who will ensure that you get the most from the course begin Living Life to the Full

LLTTF is delivered to groups in community settings and there are also a number of ‘open’ courses which individuals can enrol on. 

Topics covered in the LLTTF course include: 

  • Why do I feel so bad?
  • I can’t be bothered doing anything
  • Why does everything always go wrong?
  • I’m not good enough
  • How to fix almost everything
  • The things you do that mess you up
  • Are you strong enough to keep your temper?
  • 10 things you can do to feel happier straight away


Click here to download the Living Life to the Full information sheet 

“The course has made me more resilient and enabled me to cope with feeling low and depressed.”

“It is a very worthwhile course! You learn about your moods and coping strategies. I would recommend highly as a help to others.”

How to apply

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