Table 2

Outline content of the digital intervention

Reducing and stopping antidepressantsAn introduction to the intervention, which addresses motivations behind withdrawal, asking participants to reflect on why they might prefer to discontinue antidepressant treatment. Guidance on when to speak to their GP/nurse and advice on following a tapering regimen.
Thinking about antidepressantsAcknowledging that antidepressant treatment is not necessarily required long term and that the mechanisms are more complex than correcting a serotonin deficiency.
I’m worried about stoppingAddressing participant fears by signposting participants to appropriate resources in ADvisor.
Dealing with withdrawal symptomsGuidance for dealing with mild withdrawal symptoms (including guided practices for accepting/tolerating unpleasant symptoms). Advice for patients to contact their GP for assistance with moderate or severe withdrawal symptoms.
Keeping wellRelapse prevention techniques grounded in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
Thinking about what you valueReflection on values and committed action to values (through goal setting), based on acceptance and commitment therapy.
Moving forwardPsychoeducation and techniques for managing distress (eg, mindfulness and behaviour activation) provided through a distress-management online intervention, Healthy Paths.
My notesWhere patients can access content from other sections where they have written their own responses (eg, their own reasons for wanting to stop antidepressants and their own warning signs and triggers for relapse).
ResourcesDirect links to resources in ADvisor (eg, activity planning and information for family and friends).
  • GP, general practitioner.