Free help with depression
Massey University at Albany is offering free therapy to first-time depression sufferers.
Volunteers will get 20 hour-long individual sessions that will help them to learn strategies to change problem thoughts and behaviour.
Cognitive behavioural therapy teaches people how to become their own therapists by giving them the skills to deal with difficult situations and the painful emotions they trigger.
Dr Nik Kazantzis, who heads the project, hopes the study will help depression sufferers who can’t afford treatment.
People can volunteer for the therapy if they haven’t been diagnosed with depression before and aren’t taking medication that affects the brain. Information from the sessions will be assessed by a team of international experts to help understand the dynamics of cognitive behavioural therapy.
For more information call Nicole on 414-0800 ext 41252.