Other psychological resources and services
Get Self Help
Get Self Help is a website based on CBT techniques and information. It has a wide range of downloadable worksheets, lots of information on a range of disorders such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem and anger. It also has links to other useful websites.
- Website: www.getselfhelp.co.uk
(Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support) is an online, user-lead voluntary organisation, founded in 2002 to raise awareness about self-injury and provide information and support to people of all ages affected by self-injury. We recognise self-injury is a way of coping with distressing experiences and difficult emotions, and we encourage people to reflect on the issues behind their self-injury, and to develop and explore alternative coping mechanisms.
- Website: www.lifesigns.org.uk
Living Life to the Full
The ‘Living Life to the Full’ course is a life skills course that aims to provide access to high quality, practical and user-friendly training in practical approaches you can use in your own life. The course content teaches key knowledge in how to tackle and respond to issues/demands which we all meet in our everyday lives, with techniques specifically aimed at anxiety and depression.
- Website: www.llttf.com
Living with chronic pain
A psychologist working in pain management has made a Self-Help CD (“Living with Chronic Pain”) – this is available to listen to or to download for free on his website.
- Website: www.paincd.org.uk
Information which may be beneficial if you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is. There are a range of different areas covered helping you to access to the right information and to answer any questions you may have.
- Website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support
This is a free, interactive programme from Australia which provides an evidence-based anonymous, interactive online facility for practicing strategies for tackling depression. The online exercises are based on CBT and workbooks are anonymous and can be completed at your own pace.
- Website: www.moodgym.anu.edu.au
NHS Inform is designed to offer information and advice to anyone experiencing mental health difficulties. From the site you are able to print off various Self-Help guides covering conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic, and sleep problems.
Positive coping with health conditions
A free, downloadable self-care workbook for better self-management of Long Term Conditions with a relaxation MP3 file too.
- Website: www.psychhealthandsafety.org/pcwhc
No More Panic
No More Panic provides information for suffers and carers of people with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias and OCD. It aims to provide information, support and advice. There is information on the website alongside a chat forum.
- Website: www.nomorepanic.co.uk
A free online, user friendly Self-Help guide to living with and managing chronic pain. Reconnect2Life is an interactive programme to help you look at your pain and how it affects you. It consists of a number of different modules which you can work through and complete.
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust have produced a number of useful Self-Help leaflets, which provide advice on ways to cope with a range of common difficulties. Click on the link to browse or download any of these leaflets from their website for free. These Self-Help booklets have been written by clinical psychologists with contributions from service users and healthcare staff. We hope they will be helpful to you but if your problem does not improve please make sure to seek further help.
- Website: web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/
A useful website which focuses on benefits and to check eligibility for benefits and grants. People put in the details and it shows what they are entitled to. Also offer telephone service as well.
- Website: www.turn2us.org.uk
Reading Well books on prescription
There are a range of self-help books which you can borrow from your local library for free. Reading these books can help you to better understand and manage your health and wellbeing. The books are recommended by the Reading Well Books on Prescription Scheme, approved by health professionals and supported by public libraries.
If you wish to borrow a book, please visit your local library in Buckinghamshire or you can look at their online book catalogue, which includes e-book availability.
- Website: www.buckinghamshire.spydus.co.uk
There are currently four book lists available: Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions, Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia and Reading Well for young people and Reading Well for long term conditions.
- Website: www.reading-well.org.uk
For further information about local services, please see the following:
Buckinghamshire County Council
Bucks Online Directory (BOD) for activities and support within Buckinghamshire.
Buckinghamshire Mind’s directory outlining different support services available to provide help.
Page last reviewed: 17 August, 2023