Self Help

We provide a range of self help leaflets giving detailed self help advice.  Click on this link to view all documents that are available

These other websites below have useful and easy to read guides on common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety in a range of styles. They also contain tips and strategies to improve your mental health and wellbeing , for example how to reduce stress and sleep better.

WELLBEING ZONE

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Website: http://www.merseycare.wellbeingzone.co.uk

MOODGYM

A free self help program to teach cognitive behaviour therapy skills to people vulnerable to depression and anxiety.

Website: http://moodgym.anu.edu.au

LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL

A free website that has a program to help deal with depression.

Website: www.livinglifetothefull.com

GLASGOW STEPS

This site will tell you all about common stress problems and give you some ideas on how best to tackle them.

www.glasgowsteps.com 

MOOD JUICE

This website offers self-help literature on a variety of issues including anger, anxiety, assertiveness, bereavement, depression, insomnia, obsessions and compulsions, panic, post-traumatic stress, shyness and social phobia.

www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk

LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL

An online course that aims to help you to identify and overcome emotional problems. The course, which you can complete at your own pace, helps you to develop good coping skills www.livinglifetothefull.com

NATIONAL DEBT LINE

Free debt advice and support for people with money worries and debt difficulties.

Tel: 0808 808 4000

Website: www.nationaldebtline.co.uk

SAMARITANS

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE

To meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.

Tel: 0114 2215350

Website: www.uk-sobs.org.uk

SANE

Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.

Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6pm-11pm)

email: sanemail@org.uk

Website: www.sane.org.uk

MIND

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0845 766 0163

Website: www.mind.org.uk

THE MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION

Provides information and support for everyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

YOUNG MINDS

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE

Phone: 0844 477 9400

Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

RETHINK

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0845 456 0455

Website: www.rethink.org

DEPRESSION ALLIANCE

Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.

Phone: 0845 123 2320

Website: www.depressionalliance.org

B-EAT (Eating Disorders)

Phone: 0845 634 1414

Website: www.b-eat.co.u

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) ACTION

Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Includes information on treatment and online resources.

Phone: 0845 390 6232

Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

OCD UK

Charity website run by obsessive compulsives. Includes facts, news and treatments.

Website: www.ocduk.org

NO MORE PANIC

Information for sufferers and carers of people with panic, anxiety or phobias (OCD). Has a discussion forum.

Website: www.nomorepanic.co.uk

RELATE

Phone: 0300 100 1234 (for information on their services)

Website: www.relate.org.uk

NHS Choices provide a wide range of information and videos about depression including an overview, symptoms, treatments, living with depression - plus real life stories from people wanting to share their experiences of coping with or overcoming depression.