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Mental Health

MENTAL HEALTH SELF-HELP TECHNIQUES

The Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust provide a useful library of self-help booklets on a range of mental health issues.  The guides can be downloaded from the link NTW Self-help. You can also download a free app via the same site or from your app store which gives you ready access on a smartphone or tablet. The guides are meant as an introduction to self-help techniques and are not intended to replace the advice or support of a health professional.  Topics covered include:

 

Abuse

Alcohol and you

Anxiety

Controlling anger

Depression and low mood

Depression and low mood: A guide for partners

Domestic violence

Eating disorders

Food for thought

Health anxiety

Hearing voices and disturbing beliefs

Obsessions and compulsions

Panic

Post Traumatic Stress

Post Natal Depression

Self harm

Social anxiety

Sleeping problems

Stress

 

 

 

 USEFUL WEBSITES RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH

 The following websites provide useful information on mental health problems: 

Big White Wall

Help for those with common mental health problems such as anxiety or depression.

Child Bereavement UK 

Help and support for families who have a child that has died or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Mind

Young Minds 

Everything you need to know about mental health issues including information on conditions and treatment options

Samaritans 

24hr support for any problems you are having, big or small

There are also a range of other Health Apps that can help you when you are on the go.

 

SELF REFERRAL FOR COUNCELLING

Did you know that if your mental health is suffering you can now self-refer for counselling without having to see the GP. Waiting times can vary, so it is worth investigating the options available before selecting which provider to choose:

Talking Mental Health Derbyshire0300 123 0542www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/services/talking-mental-health-derbyshire-home/
Insight Healthcare0300 555 5582www.insighthealthcare.org
Trent PTS01332 265 659www.trentpts.co.uk

 Last Updated -28-Dec-18

 

 

 

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