FAQs

Questions about the Project

(FAQS = Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. What is its purpose?
  2. What is CBT?
  3. Do I need my own computer at home with an internet connection?
  4. What other equipment will I need?
  5. What is the Project Schedule?
  6. Can I join later?
  7. Can I stop and then start again?
  8. What will it cost?
  9. How will we be in contact?
  10. Will I meet other people?
  11. What about confidentiality?
  12. Any other questions?

What is its purpose?

We want to find a way to help those low frequency noise sufferers whose progress towards a technical
noise control solution of their problem has come up against a stop. We want to help them to improve
their quality of life by showing them how to have some control over the effect which the noise has on them.
This is a piece of serious scientific work, supported by the UK Government

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a way of helping you to understand how you feel about the things and the people
around you and how you respond to these. Computer based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has been approved for
use in the UK Health Service for treating depression and anxiety.(see www.nice.org.uk/TA97 for more information on this). Visit the
Royal College of
Psychiatrists CBT pages
for further information on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Do I need my own computer at home with an internet connection?

This is not necessary, but will be helpful, as it makes for easier communication by e-mail and contributing to the discussion forum.

What other equipment will I need?

You will be listening to audio CDs and responding to the information on them. An audio CD Player is required or a CD player and speakers on a computer.

What is the Project Schedule?

We are planning to start the next course in September 2009 and finish by the end of the year. Other courses will follow at intervals.

Can I join later?

You can join one of the later courses.

Can I stop and then start again?

As long as you catch up.

What will it cost?

The project is funded by Defra. You will not be asked to pay any fees.

How will we be in contact?

By post for the printed course content. Also e-mail where participants have this.

Will I meet other people?

The project will be run like “distance learning”. However, there will be a private discussion forum on the web page so that participants can share their experiences

What about confidentiality?

The sponsors, Defra, will be sent a report on the project after it is completed. However, no information
will be traceable back to individuals

Any other questions?

Send them to us for an answer