First Psychology Scotland – counselling | CBT | psychotherapy | coaching

Helping others - a toolkit for supporting friends, family and colleagues who experience depression

Workshop outline

What is depression? 

  • Definitions, symptoms, prevalence, etc

How to recognise depression-like symptoms

  • Noticing warning signs

​Supporting friends, family and colleagues - what YOU can do to help

  • First steps in approaching others
  • Egan's skilled helper model
  • Empathising and validating, problem solving and solutions

Keeping yourself safe

  • Acknowledging your own boundaries/limits
  • Drama triangle; 'rescuer to coach', 'victim to creator' 

Supporting friends, family and colleagues - what OTHERS can do to help

  • Models of therapy available
  • Signposting
The workshop will combine theory with interactive exercises (where appropriate) to explore the topics.

Who should attend?

Anyone working in healthcare or a related field who encounters people with depression and would like to know how to better recognise the symptoms and learn ways to help. 

Anyone who would like to deepen their understanding for personal reasons, or those who live or work with a person with depression. 

Cost and how to book

No details at present

Terms and conditions of booking

A. Your booking

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B. Cancellation policy

We offer a cooling off period of 48 hours following receipt of the email from us confirming your booking. You must contact us in writing during this period by emailing  to notify us of your wish to cancel your place/s. If such a notification is received, we will refund any payment that has been made in full. If no such notification is received during this period, no refund will be possible under any circumstances.

C. Running of the workshops

Please note that each workshop will only run if the minimum number of participants register by the cut off date (7 days prior to the commencement of the event/course). You will be notified as soon as possible if we are unable to run the workshops you have booked and in such circumstances we will make a full refund of any fee paid. Please note that First Psychology reserves the right to decline an offer of a place at any time, and to make a partial or full refund of any fee that has been paid.

D. Changes to the programme

Every attempt possible will be made to deliver the programme as advertised, however, where unforeseen circumstances arise, First Psychology Scotland reserves the right to make changes to the workshops without offering a refund. Where change(s) has been made, every attempt will be made to notify you in advance, where possible.

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F. Transfer of Registration

You may not transfer your place to another person under any circumstances.

G. Partial refunds due to non-attendance or missed sessions

We do not offer partial refunds (for paid events) under any circumstances.