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Introduction to therapy video

Beating the Blues Introduction Video

Introductory video to Beating the Blues

If you live in NZ, Beating the Blues® is available as part of your treatment through your GP.

Help & Support

We are here to assist you

We welcome all enquiries you can contact us at Email: btb.support@managemyhealth.co.nz or use the contact form.

Practice

How to register to prescribe BTB (Medtech Customers)
How to register to prescribe BTB (Non Medtech Customers)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost me?

Beating the Blues is offered free of charge for adults living in New Zealand.

What if I have limited computer skills?

Beating the Blues has been designed to be easy to use. Only basic computer skills are needed.

What if I don’t have internet access at home?

Your GP will be able to advise you of other places to access the internet e.g., your local library.

Is the programme confidential?

The programme is confidential to everyone but your GP and clinical team. Your GP will receive a progress report with minimal information about each session when you complete it.

What about other people looking at my account?

Access to your Beating the Blues account can only be gained by using your password and only you will have this information. You should keep your password to yourself.

How effective will the programme be?

Results can be quick and the programme can be extremely effective if people work through the sessions and carry out weekly projects in between sessions.

How quickly can I complete the programme?

We recommend that you leave at least a week between sessions. This will give you time to practise the skills you have learnt and to action the goals you have set.

If I am currently taking medication for depression or anxiety can I still use Beating the Blues?

Yes. Beating the Blues can be used with or without medication.

Beating the Blues is running slowly

If each page loads slowly, it’s likely your machine isn’t up to the minimum requirements, please check your computer meets the minimum requirements. If the videos load slowly and are jumpy, this is probably due to your internet connection not being fast enough. Please check your internet connection speed.

The following minimum system requirements are needed in order to run the

Application:

  • Internet Explorer 8 (or above)
  • Flash 9.0.115 or above
  • JavaScript Enabled
  • Broadband internet connection of at least 500kbps
  • Intel Pentium 4 running at 1 GHz or Equivalent
  • 512 MB RAM or more
  • 128 MB Graphic card and support in screen resolution of 800x600
  • Sound card and speakers or earphones

Regrettably we are unable to support users running on a Linux operating system

The Session will not start

The Beating the Blues Sessions use Flash technology, to provide the content you see on the screen. This is the same technology used by sites like www.youtube.com.

To download Adobe Flash Player please go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

If you are using Beating the Blues at Work, it’s possible that your IT team have blocked sites like YouTube as their use is rarely work related.

Please go to www.youtube.com and try to watch a video, if you are unable to do so, you’ll need to ask your IT department to allow the use of flash videos from Beating the Blues.

I am unable to view the videos

If you are unable to view the videos at all: The Beating the Blues videos use Flash technology, to provide the content you see on the screen. This is the same technology used by sites like www.youtube.com.

To download Adobe Flash Player please go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

If you are using Beating the Blues at Work, it’s possible that your IT team have blocked sites like You Tube as their use is rarely work related. Please go to www.youtube.com and try to watch a video, if you are unable to do so, you’ll need to ask your IT department to allow the use of flash videos from Beating the Blues.

If the videos are slow and jumpy this is probably due to your internet connection not being fast enough. Please check your internet connection speed.