Mental health information, self-help resources and mobile apps

Mental health information

Mental Health Foundation
www.mentalhealth.org.uk/podcasts-and-videos
Provides videos, podcasts and other resources to help people look after their own mental health.

MIND
www.mind.org.uk
Mental health charity providing information and support on various mental health problems including anxiety, self-esteem and common eating disorders.

No Panic
www.nopanic.org.uk
A registered charity which helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp
A series of self-help leaflets covering a range of issues including sleep problems, stress, controlling anger and alcohol use.

Rethink
www.rethink.org
A charity offering advice and information to anyone affected by mental health problems.

Royal College of Psychiatrists
www.rcpsych.ac.uk/
An independent professional membership organisation and registered charity which provides a range of information and resources for mental health professionals and the public.

Sane
www.sane.org.uk
Information, resources and helpline providing emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.

Students Against Depression
www.studentsagainstdepression.org
Offers information and resources validated by health professionals alongside tips and advice from students who have experienced low mood or depression themselves.

Student Minds
www.studentminds.org.uk
Student mental health charity, offering information and resources on a variety of topics, including managing exam stress, preparing for a year abroad and supporting a friend.

The Mix
www.themix.org.uk
Support service for people aged under 25, offering free and confidential support and advice on a wide range of issues including mental health, money worries and relationship break ups.

It’s good to talk / British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk
BACP is a professional body and a registered charity which provides information about counselling and psychotherapy, including how to find a private therapist.

Self-help resources and workbooks

Get self-help
www.getselfhelp.co.uk
Provides self-help and therapy resources, including worksheets and information sheets and self-help mp3s.

Centre for Clinical Interventions
www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/consumers.cfm
A self-help site addressing a wide variety of problem areas, including: depression, social anxiety, panic, worry, self-esteem, procrastination, assertiveness, and eating problems.

Below are links to some of the key workbooks which consist of a number of modules you can work through in your own time:

Assertiveness
Body image
Coping with bipolar disorder
Depression
Disordered eating
Facing your feelings
Health anxiety
Overcoming worry
Panic
Perfectionism
Procrastination
Self-esteem
Social anxiety

Mobile apps – available free of charge

SAM: Self-help for anxiety management
www.sam-app.org.uk
Offers a range of self-help methods for people who want to learn about managing their anxiety.

Smiling Mind
www.smilingmind.com.au
A simple tool which uses mindfulness meditation to help combat stress, improve focus and increase resilience.

Calm Harm
www.stem4.org.uk/calmharm
For young people who have already started the process of understanding their self-harm issues. Provides tasks to resist or manage the urge to self-harm.

Wellmind
www.dwmh.nhs.uk/wellmind
Includes advice, tips and tools to improve mental health and boost wellbeing.

WatchWellCast
www.youtube.com/user/watchwellcast
Regular animated show which explores the physical, mental and emotional paths to wellness.

Mindshift
www.anxietybc.com/resources/mindshift-app
Designed to help people cope with anxiety and change how they think about it.