Self-Help Access in Routine Primary-care

Self Help Access In Routine Primary-Care

What Is SHARP?

Self-help Access in Routine Primary Care (SHARP) was a project designed to enable primary care practitioners to support people with mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression to access to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based self-help information. It also involved a training programme for practitioners to enable them to:

  • To understand the Five Areas Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model and how it is used in the self-help leaflets.
  • To identify people who are suitable for guided self-help.
  • To engage people in the guided self-help approach.
  • To identify appropriate self-help materials for an individual’s problems and goals.
  • To support people to make use of the self-help materials.

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Our latest Updates

New leaflet. 'Using plans to maintain your mental health and well-being'

We have added this new leaflet, which explains how to make plans to help you stay well and maintain your wellbeing, using implementation intentions. It is based on our work to develop the Self-Management After Therapy (SMArT) intervention which is being provided as a relapse prevention intervention for depression in a few Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services in the North of England.

~ Mike Lucock

Training staff in South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust

SHARP training to be delivered to a team of health professionals Nov 2019.

~ Amanda Edmondson

Sept 2019: Revised SHARP manual to be added very soon

Watch this space - revised SHARP manual to be added very soon!

~ Amanda Edmondson

September 2019: SHARP training delivered to the Occupational Health Team

Two hour SHARP training session delivered to the Occupational Health Team at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

~ Amanda Edmondson