Online Skills

Course background

The course has been developed by Dr Chris Williams who is a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow with a special interest in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Dr Williams has spent many years developing this course and recent evaluations indicate a high level of efficacy compared with other self help materials. CBT is one of the most effective forms of psychotherapy. It is particularly effective for helping people learn new life skills, particularly ones addressing distress, worry and anxiety. To find out more about CBT, please access the following leaflet. (Link to CBT leaflet)

Format of the section

This Self Help section provides you with 11 different modules covering the following topics:

  • Starting out
  • Anxiety control training 1
  • Anxiety control training 2
  • Helpful and unhelpful behaviours
  • Noticing unhelpful thinking
  • Changing unhelpful thinking
  • Assertiveness
  • Practical problem solving
  • Sleeping better
  • Healthy living
  • Staying well

Who should use this course?

Anyone! The course can be beneficial to all of us. The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn new life skills. All of us at times feel fed up or low or tense or anxious. The course may also well be relevant if you’re experiencing lower mood than just being fed up or low, where you are actually feeling depressed or very anxious or panicky about things. If you are just dissatisfied with how things are at the moment and you want to live your life differentl