Mental Health Coping Skills & DBT

Coping Skills

You may feel of healthy mind and be happy but at some point in your life you will need to cope with a situation that is difficult.

We all have our own ways of coping and in many cases we do this day in day out without actually thinking.

This could be calling a friend or family member, comfort eating your favourite chocolate bar or losing yourself in a good book.

Some methods that we use to cope are healthy and positive whilst others simply bury the problem deeper within and encourage behaviour that is not positive and often destructive both mentally and physically.

Here at MHF we are on hand with lots of advice on healthy coping techniques. We are here to help you learn how to cope with situations and negative experiences in a more positive way.


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a type of talking treatment. It has been adapted from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help those who experience emotions very intensely.

It’s core use is for treating those with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) but in recent times has been expanded to treat various different types of mental health problems.

The main goal in the treatment of DBT is to assist the management of difficult emotions by letting yourself experience, recognise and accept them.

There are typically three different types of DBT sessions that are used. These are individual therapy, skills training in groups and telephone crisis coaching with a therapist.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is taught in mental health programs. It covers life problems to help people deal with the issues they face in a positive way, helping us regain self-control.

DBT skill modules include:

  • Distress Tolerance
  • Wise Mind
  • Mindfulness
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • And many more

MHF understands that everyone experiences therapy differently. We are promoting effective support and coping strategies to be taught from an early stage without the stigma. We need to get ahead of the mental health problem; we need to take back control of our minds.

Click here to get in touch for more information on how we can help.

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