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The following are a list of weblinks that might be of interest:

Other Five Areas sites: (General Public) : the main support site for users of the Overcoming Depression and low mood and Overcoming Anxiety books. : equivalent site aimed at supporting users of the I'm not supposed to feel like this book

Other Five Areas sites: (Practitioners) : Practitioner site containing clinical information and online resources. Training CD Roms, Overcoming Depression Online, Overcoming Bulimia Online and Overcoming Anorexia Online (more details below)  : available only by referral by a qualified practitioner : available only by referral by a qualified practitioner

About the five areas model:
Williams, C.J. and Garland, A, (2002). A cognitive behavioural therapy assessment model for use in everyday clinical practice. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8, 172-179.

Wright, B., Williams, C, Garland, A. (2002). Using the Five Areas cognitive-behavioural therapy model with psychiatric patients. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8, 307-315.


Williams, C, Garland, A. (2002). Identifying and challenging unhelpful thinking. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8, 377-386


Garland, A., Fox, R., Williams, C.J. (2002). Overcoming reduced activity and avoidance: a five areas approach. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8: 6, 453-462.


Whitfield, G., Williams. C.J. (2003). The evidence base for cognitive-behavioural therapy in depression: delivery in busy clinical settings. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 9, 21-30

Williams C.J. (2001). Use of written cognitive-behavioural therapy self-help materials to treat depression. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 7, 233-240. Click here to download 

About CBT or about accessing a CBT practitioner:

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Royal College of Psychiatrists Psychotherapy Faculty CBT interest group

Free online booklets/written resources

1). Northumberland self-help materials

2). Book Prescription Schemes Overview
3). British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) leaflets:

About Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT):


Information about CBT in Non-English languages
About CBT (Royal College of Psychiatrists- written by Dr Chris Williams):




General mental health information in Urdu

Range of disorders:


Find a CBT Practitioner or other accredited Psychotherapist:
1). and click the Find a Therapist link
Voluntary sector sites:
Depression Alliance 
Depression Alliance Scotland (DAS)
National Phobics Society
OCD Action

Free Computerised self-help resources
Living Life to the Full
Mood Gym

Support sites for young people and their parents:
1). Child Line (UK: 0800-1111 for children and young people needing advice or just to talk things over, calls are free and confidential or or NSPCC  (UK: 0808-800-5000 for adults who are worried about a child or and an NSPCC online confidential advice resource for children aged 12 to 16 worried about issues like abuse, bullying, exams, drugs or self harm). These run 24hour help-lines (e.g. NSPCC Child Protection Helpline) that you can call to talk things over. 
2). Local counselling services, including Relate ( Also see Yellow Pages
3). Young Minds ( provides advice for young people with emotional difficulties, their families and friends.
4). The Royal College of Psychiatrists has fact sheets for family and teachers about common child and young person mental health difficulties (see
5). The Child Psychotherapy Trust has produced fact sheets about common child and young person difficulties (see
6). NHS Direct (0845-4647, 24hours or or NHS 24 (08454-242424 or

Practitioner Area:

Other useful self-help resources (written)

Paid for (licenced) Computerised self-help resources:

Calipso Overcoming bulimia: A Five Areas Approach

Calipso Overcoming depression: A 5 Areas Approach


Beating the Blues

CBT delivery, skills and evaluation:

1). Evaluation:

a). Increasing Access to Psychological Treatments (IAPT minimum data set)
b). Patient Health Questionnaire - 9

2). CBT Training
a) CBT Training/Competencies:

 b). CBT training courses www.babcp,com






1). Feeling Good: Burns (1980)

2). The Feeling Good Handbook, Burns (1989)

3). Mind over Mood: Greenberger & Padesky (1995)

4). Managing anxiety and depression: (Holdsworth & Paxton, 1999)