Node-Link Mapping & Behavioural Activation

Node-Link Mapping is a visual communication tool for clarifying shared information between people. It helps people to look at the causes and effects of their behaviour and helps them to problem solve. As the information is presented in the form of a diagram it also helps people to monitor their progress.

Behavioural Activation is a brief talking therapy that uses mapping to encourage people to approach activities that they are avoiding and is particularly helpful for people experiencing anxiety and depression.

This two-day course will equip you with the knowledge and skills around both techniques to support you in helping yourself and others.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand and be able to use node-link mapping
  • Understand and be able to use the ‘Working towards change’ package developed for this course
  • Explore how this approach may be used for different mental health and/or substance misuse problems
  • Be able to use different maps to specifically promote recovery and be able to support people in overcoming barriers to recovery
  • Be familiar with Behavioural Activation and its effectiveness for working with people experiencing depression and anxiety
  • Develop skills, confidence and experience in using node-link mapping and behavioural activation.


Dates:  25 & 26 May 2023

Times:  10am to 4pm

Venue:  Start in Salford, Brunswick House, 62 Broad Street, Salford, Manchester M6 5BZ


Dates:  7 & 8 September 2023

Times:  10am to 4pm

Venue:  Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL

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