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Staying Well after Depression


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Recruitment ended as of October 1st 2010

The Staying Well after Depression Study is no longer seeking participants.

Many thanks to everyone who expressed an interest

For any further interest you may have in the treatments and practices being explored in this study the Alternative Information details some local resources and their contact information.  Along with this are sources of more general information on mental health and well-being.

Have you been depressed in the past but currently feel well?

Then you may be eligible to take part in a research trial evaluating two new psychological treatments designed to help people to STAY well.

What is the Purpose of the Study?

Each year in the United Kingdom a large number of people get depressed. When this happens, many have suicidal thoughts. We are very keen to find out more about the reasons for this and how we can prevent it happening again – both the depression itself, and the suicidal thoughts that can occur. We are particularly interested in the ability of two treatments to help people stay well in the future (by reducing future episodes of depression and suicidal thinking), when they have been depressed or suicidal in the past. When taking part n the study you would be randomly allocated to  either  Cognitive Psycho-Education (CPE)  Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) or the wait for treatment group, more information on these can be found in the information sheet and on the tabs left. What we learn from this study will be used to improve the care of patients in the future.