Psychoeducation combines some elements of behavioural therapy, education and group therapy. It is very effective if delivered in group settings, but can also be used with couples or individuals.
Psychoeducation includes educational elements on specific health and/or pathological aspects, coping strategies and tips for handling difficulties in everyday life, a space for sharing personal difficulties and feeling heard. When delivered in group, participants can learn from each other and form new social relationships which is an added support.
Other mixed method interventions can be offered on issues related to healthy ageing and pathological ageing, e.g., dementia. The mixed intervention combines elements of psychoeducation, metacognitive theories and cognitive strategies.
These types of programmes generally last between 10 and 12 sessions and may include family members of people with certain diagnosis.