Living Life To The Full is a 12-hour, eight-week program based in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) that teaches how to understand your feelings and what to do with them. This course helps people to make a difference to their lives. Each session is expertly moderated and includes a booklet. Participants are taught how to deal with their feelings when fed up, worried, or hopeless, and learn skills that help them tackle life’s problems.
Activities within the Mental Health Matters project involve local autism and mental health community partner collaboration to create an adaptation for the existing Living Life to the Full course for both adults living on the spectrum and their caregivers.
This project offers on the spectrum and caregivers of individuals on the spectrum (with Empowering Helpers curriculum) to learn wellness and coping skills.
A summary of the Empowering helpers and testimony about participants acknowledged significant improvements to depression, anxiety, well-being and feelings of loneliness after taking the course. How this course content helped caregivers take control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours by learning to recognize and deal with feelings of frustration and anger, how to reconnect again, meet new friends and discover the joy and happiness felt when looking at things differently.