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:
Alcohol and you
Depression and low mood
Depression and low mood: A guide for partners
Food for thought
Hearing voices and disturbing beliefs
Obsessions and compulsions
Post Traumatic Stress
Post Natal Depression
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.
|Everything you need to know about mental health issues including information on conditions and treatment options|
|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: