Over the next few weeks you will make your way through the SHADE program. We hope you find it useful and relevant in encouraging you to think about your current situation, including any feelings of depression, any use of alcohol or other drugs, and any things you would like to change about your situation.
You may be feeling a little unsure about how a computer program may be able to help you with your current situation – that is quite a natural thing to feel, particularly if you have not had much experience using computers or the internet before today. However, we have tried to make this program as easy to use as possible, and please remember that nothing you can do can ‘break’ the program and you cannot ‘muck it up’. So, if you stick with it and follow these simple instructions, you will be able to make use of all that the SHADE program has to offer.