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The ManageMinds Defeat Depression Programme

Learn all about our therapy service tailored to anyone experiencing mild to moderate depression.

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Did you know that ManageMinds offers bespoke therapy programmes alongside our single-session therapy services?

In this article you’ll learn all about our Defeat Depression Programme—a 6-week 1-2-1 therapy journey that will empower you to improve your mindset and get your life back on track.

What is the Defeat Depression Programme?

Depression is a surprisingly common condition that affects people in different ways. From prolonged periods of low mood, to feeling numb or detached, it is a serious issue that can impact all areas of a person’s life.

How do I know if I have depression?

It’s normal to feel sad and down from time to time, but with depression the symptoms tend to be intense and frequent. It can arise in response to a stressful life situation, or for no apparent reason. Common symptoms of depression include:

  • Having no interest in the things you used to enjoy
  • Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • Fatigue, restlessness and irritability
  • Loss of appetite and/or sex drive

Depression can range from mild to severe. There are also a number of specific depressive conditions, including manic depression, seasonal affective disorder and postnatal depression.

The Defeat Depression Programme is a comprehensive service designed to target the specific causes, symptoms and triggers linked to depression. It consists of six 1-hour sessions with a specially-trained therapist, who will help you to explore the roots of your depression and learn how to retake control of your mental wellbeing.

Who is the programme for?

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This programme is suitable for anyone who is experiencing mild to moderately severe depression. You may have a history of depression, or you might be experiencing periods of low mood for the first time. Either way, this programme can provide you with the support and tools you need to get back to feeling like yourself.

There is no need to acquire a formal diagnosis of depression before starting the programme—it is open to everyone.*

Learn your depression score

To get an idea of your current level of depression, take our easy-to-use questionnaire. Simply answer 9 questions and you will be provided with your personal depression score. You can have these results sent to you via email, which is useful if you want to keep them for future reference.

Take the questionnaire

*If your depression is severe and you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or ideations, you should immediately contact your GP or a helpline like Samaritans (116 123), as our services are not suitable for your needs.

Why does depression need to be treated?

Depression can interfere with everything from your relationships, to your physical health and job performance. It also has a significant impact on your general mood and wellbeing. Nobody should have to live this way.

Depression is not just a sad mindset that you can snap yourself out of. Left untreated, it can become more severe in nature and lead to the development of other conditions like anxiety or more specific forms of depression.

Thankfully, mild to moderate depression is very treatable. Talking therapies have been shown to offer significant improvements to the wellbeing of people dealing with the condition, reducing the severity of their symptoms and enabling them to live happier lives.

What's included in the programme?

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The Defeat Depression Programme provides multiple forms of information and support that will continue serving you beyond the 6 weeks it takes to complete. The programme includes:

You can learn more about what’s involved in the programme from this PDF.

How do I get started?

The best way to secure your ManageMinds programme is to book online via our website. There are no hoops to jump through and we can have you matched with a suitable therapist in as little as 24 hours.

Want to learn more before starting the programme? You can arrange a free 15-minute phone consultation with one of our therapists by calling 0330 390 3960 or emailing

Suffering from a specific form of depression? You might be interested in our Postnatal Depression Programme.

Frequently asked questions

Do I get to choose the therapist that leads the programme?

If you have a particular therapist in mind, you can mention this when you book your programme. However, while we strive to cater to clients’ needs in terms of preferences like gender, it’s not always possible for us to guarantee a specific therapist, as their schedules are often busy.

How will the sessions be scheduled?

All ManageMinds services are designed to fit around your schedule. When you book your programme, you can let us know your availability and we will match this with the availability of a suitable therapist. We recommend a schedule of 1 session per week for our programmes.

How quickly can I complete the programme?

This is a comprehensive programme that includes a lot of information and resources. To get the most out of it, we recommend that you do not complete more than one session a week. However, if you are eager to schedule sessions more frequently than this, you can discuss it with your therapist.

Do I need to bring anything with me to the sessions?

Before the programme begins you will receive a welcome pack that includes everything you need to know to prepare. It’s a good idea to establish a private room or space where you can do the therapy component of your programme. You will need a laptop (or similar device) with Zoom installed to complete the sessions.

We also suggest having a pen, notepad, tissues and soft drink on hand.

What if I need more than 6 sessions?

We believe that the programme of 6 sessions provides enough time and information for you to make significant improvements to your mental health. The programmes are also designed to equip you with coping techniques and self care plans that you can use well beyond your final session.

If, upon completing the programme, you feel that you would benefit from more time with a therapist, our team will be happy to arrange further sessions for you.

Is the programme guaranteed to cure my depression?

The programme includes regular assessments of your mental wellbeing and progress with the worksheets, to ensure that measurable improvement is being achieved.

However, while therapy is one of the most powerful tools we have to improve mental health, conditions like depression should not be viewed as something that can be “cured”. Medical professionals do not use this kind of language in this context, and you should be wary of any service that guarantees to “cure” a mental health issue.

Learning how to build resilience, use problem-solving solutions and master coping mechanisms is a very effective way to treat depression. That is what this programme provides you with, and the results can be life-changing.

The Defeat Depression Programme

That concludes our guide to the Defeat Depression Programme. To find out what else ManageMinds can offer to improve your mental health, head over to our services page.

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