Innovations in practice: DISCOVER CBT workshops for 16-18-year-olds: development of an open-access intervention for anxiety and depression in inner-city youth

Sclare, Irene, Michelson, Daniel, Malpass, Liz, Coster, Fay and Brown, June (2015) Innovations in practice: DISCOVER CBT workshops for 16-18-year-olds: development of an open-access intervention for anxiety and depression in inner-city youth. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 20 (2). pp. 102-106. ISSN 1475-357X

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Abstract

Background
Anxiety and depression are common in adolescence but access to effective intervention is limited.

Method
Open‐access CBT workshops were developed in consultation with 16–18‐year‐olds. Rates of uptake, pre‐post outcomes and acceptability of workshops were assessed in an uncontrolled study.

Results
Participants (N = 31) were predominantly from black and minority ethnic groups and three quarters had not previously sought psychological support. Improvements were observed in self‐reported anxiety, depression and self‐esteem at 12‐week follow‐up. High levels of satisfaction were reported along with suggestions for further programme development.

Conclusions
Community‐based CBT workshops show promise in terms of accessibility and acceptability for older adolescents who may not otherwise engage in mental health services.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Research Centres and Groups: Developmental and Clinical Psychology Research Group
Depositing User: Daniel Michelson
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2018 16:09
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2018 16:09
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/79876
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