Group non-directive supportive therapy and depression
Emerging evidence – there isn’t much evidence on this treatment option yet, but the research that has been carried out suggests that it could be helpful.
Group non-directive supportive therapy (NDST) involves a group of children or young people meeting with one or two therapists on a regular basis (usually weekly) to talk about their problems or worries and think about ways of tackling these. The therapists might use games or drawing or other creative techniques if talking is difficult. Group NDST aims to help you learn to communicate your feelings and learn new ways of coping.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.