Based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the Life Skills programmes are designed to help people learn more about how we think and how this can influence our actions in helpful or unhelpful ways.
The Life Skills Online Programme is comprised of eight modules which participants work through online in their own time from the comfort of their own home. Participants benefit from the support of an Aware trained volunteer supporter, who they can choose to share progress with. The supporter is similar to a personal trainer, encouraging participants as they work through the programme.
The next Life Skills Online Programme will
open for registration on 13 August 2018.
The Life Skills Online Programme is delivered in conjunction with SilverCloud Health. The programme was developed by Trinity College Dublin and SIlverCloud Health.
The Life Skills programme has been independently evaluated by Aware. The evaluation showed a statistically significant improvement in participants’ self-reported levels of anxiety and depression after completing the programme.
This means that participants of the Life Skills programme reported less levels of anxiety and depression after completing the programme.
Life Skills is also consistent with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for the treatment of depression and anxiety. NICE is an organisation which provides independent, authoritative and evidence-based guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat ill-health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the programme aimed at?
The programme is aimed at individuals who are experiencing mild to moderate depression, stress and/or anxiety and would like to learn new ways to deal with life’s challenges.
How many sessions are there?
Eight modules completed in your own time, typically over eight consecutive weeks.
Is this programme only for individuals of 18 years and over?
Yes, only individuals of 18 and over may take part in Aware’s Life Skills programme.
How do I register?
When the "apply now" button is visible at the top of this page, registration for the next programme is available. Alternatively please check back on the date posted above for the next registration window. These programmes run a number of times per year.
Feedback from past participants
- “Allowed me to separate and identify issues I cannot fix"
- "I thought it made a big difference to me but when my wife cried and said she got her husband back I was blown away, I didn’t realise she felt this way in the first place so it was amazing to know I have changed."