This page contains a collection of external website links I have found that may be of use or interest and these will be reviewed and updated from time to time (to check that the information is still valid, appropriate and available and add to the collection). The resources here are not a substitute for proper diagnosis or treatment by an appropriate health professional. However, they may be a good place to find out more information, get additional support or develop good ways of working with and managing distress.

 

 

Coping Strategies and Self Help:

CBT self help and resources http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/index.html

 CBT skills, 'living life to the full' course http://www.llttf.com/

Free Mindfulness resources and guided meditation exercises http://www.freemindfulness.org/download

Free Acceptance and Commitment therapy ACT resources http://www.actmindfully.com.au/free_resources_worksheets,_handouts_and_book_chapters

'Tapping' (Emotional Freedom technique) tutorials http://www.emofree.com/eft-tutorial/eft-tapping-tutorial.html

 

Coping strategies Apps for mobile devices (free but some offer additional 'in app' purchases)

Mind shift - designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety-  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bstro.MindShift&hl=en_GB

What's up - CBT and ACT methods for coping with depression, anxiety, anger, stress and more https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jacksontempra.apps.whatsup

Stop breathe and think meditation App http://stopbreathethink.org/

Smiling mind- meditation for young people http://smilingmind.com.au/

Headspace- mindfulness meditation https://www.headspace.com/

Pacifica anxiety management App https://www.thinkpacifica.com/

   

Handouts and online workbook / modules for Assertiveness, Depression, Body dysmorphia, health anxiety, low self esteem, disordered eating, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, perfectionism, social anxiety and worrying:  http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/consumers.cfm

 

Information about types of Trauma, trauma responses, ways of coping with stress and treatment approaches  http://www.trauma-pages.com/support.php

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder coping strategies and treatment http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfo/problems/ptsd/posttraumaticstressdisorder.aspx

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/friends-and-family/#.VuWev5yLTIU

 

Dissociative disorders recovery, support and training http://www.pods-online.org.uk/

 

A patient's guide to functional and dissociative neurological symptoms (e.g. dissociative seizures, pain, movement disorders ) http://www.neurosymptoms.org/#

 

Information and support for people diagnosed with Bipolar disorder http://www.bipolaruk.org/

understanding bipolar disorder - http://www.bps.org.uk/system/files/Public%20files/aa%20Standard%20Docs/understanding_bipolar_disorder_13068_cat-653.pdf

 

Psychosis and hearing voiceshttp://www.hearing-voices.org/voices-visions/getting-help-support/

understanding psychosis and schizophrenia http://www.bps.org.uk/system/files/Public%20files/aa%20Standard%20Docs/understanding_psychosis.pdf

 

Eating Disorders information and support https://www.b-eat.co.uk/about-eating-disorders

http://www.seedeatingdisorders.org.uk/ http://www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/ http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfo/problems/eatingdisorders/eatingdisorders.aspx

  

People who have been diagnosed with personality disorder http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/problemsdisorders/personalitydisorder.aspx

 

Chronic Fatigue There is a growing body of support for people with CFS, including charities such as Action for ME www.actionforme.org.uk.   Association for Young People with ME (AYME): www.ayme.org.uk Call 0330 2211223 Monday-Friday 10am-2pm

 

Chronic Pain http://painconcern.org.uk/  Call: 0300 123 0789 - 10am-4pm weekdays.  

 

Helplines and support forums-

 

If you live in Kent or Medway and find yourself in urgent need of help, the 'live it well' website provides a clear summary of available free of charge services, who they may be appropriate for and how to get in touch here http://www.liveitwell.org.uk/support-help/need-help-now/

 

'Sane' offer emotional support and information.  Helpline available 6pm-11pm every evening 0300 304 7000 also 24hour online support forum  http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/

 

The Samaritans free 24hours a day UK helpline number- 116 123 - www.samaritans.org

 

National Domestic Violence help line: 0808 2000 247.

Please make sure that you always put your safety and the safety of children first. If you or your children are being hurt by someone, do not stay and try and help. Get yourself to safety and, if possible, help from a distance.  The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.

 

 

Young people-

Gender identity issues and dysphoria support and information http://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/

 

 

 

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