8. Information for practitioners

Female nurseThe programme is based on CBT principles, while integrating aspects of other approaches (including MBCT, REBT, SFBT & TA). We offer a blended approach, combining Internet-based work with focused interpersonal support.

The programme is a form of non-proximal psychological therapy especially designed to help with the symptoms of stress, generalised anxiety (GAD), social anxiety, panic disorder and phobic avoidance. It has been used successfully to help people return to employment1, with college students2 and with general adult clinical populations3.

Please note - in the event of any serious risk becoming apparent (e.g. risk of harm to the beneficiary or to others) use of the programme will be discontinued and the participant's GP contacted. Overall medico-legal responsibility remains with the referring GP as the Responsible Medical Officer.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Thanks for reading to the end!

  1. Slegg, G., Cottrell, S., Nicholas, H. and Messenger, M. (2009) A Guided Online Anxiety Self-Help Programme to aid a return to work: A pilot study. Journal of Occupational Psychology, Employment and Disability, 11:2, Autumn 2009.
  2. Hunt, G. (2009) Investigation into the use of Outreach-online CCBT to reduce stress and anxiety in a non clinical setting and the possible relationship of self efficacy, locus of control and neuroticism. Unpublished Masters thesis. Liverpool Hope University, April 2009.
  3. Slegg, G. (2010) The effectiveness and acceptability of the Serenity Programme. Current research in collaboration with Glyndwr University, Wrexham.

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