Foundation For Positive Mental Health

Why Use Positive Mental Training?

Key Advantages of Positive Mental Training for Patients

  • treatment can begin immediately
  • no waiting list referral
  • non stigmatising – based on sports psychology
  • treatment option – instead of or alongside antidepressant
  • require no reading  (unlike CCBT)
  • listen in the comfort of their own home at a time which suits them
  • programme fits round their life
  • maintains relationship with their primary health care professional
  • about 90% say helps sleep within the first few days
  • evidence based


Key Advantages for Health Care Professional

  • evidence based
  • not diagnosis dependent
  • facilitates early detection of depression
  • treats severe depression
  • training is RCGP accredited
  • GP audits show less antidepressant prescribing and less referrals
  • surveys reveal that those who use it clinically report coping better at work
  • training increases understanding of own personal stress
  • available to help with own personal stress