There are a variety of self help interventions that you can access which may help you overcome your difficulties. Take a look at some of the options and information below. If of course you feel you need further help and support please contact us at Talking Therapies and we can arrange for you to speak to someone to get you further help and support.
Stress Less Workshops
Living life to the full
Cognitive behavioural self help resources
Stress, Anxiety and Depression Resource Centre
Self help guides
Work Related Support
Other Local Services
Stress control is a six session evening class that is open to adults of all ages. The workshops can help you learn better ways to handle common problems such as anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, poor sleep and panic attacks. For more information please go to Stress Less.
Living life to the full - www.livinglifetothefull.com
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 life skills.
The course content teaches key knowledge in how to tackle and respond to issues/demands which we all meet in our everyday lives.
The following outline gives an overview of the type of things the course covers:
- Understanding why we feel as we do
- Practical problem solving skills
- Using Anxiety Control Training relaxation
- Overcoming Reduced activity
- Helpful and Unhelpful behaviours
- Using Medication effectively
- Noticing unhelpful thoughts
- Changing unhelpful thoughts
- Healthy living - sleep, food, diet and exercise
- Staying well
Cognitive behavioural self help resources - www.getselfhelp.co.uk
This website offers CBT self-help information, resources and tools including therapy worksheets.
Patient UK - www.patient.co.uk
Information website for patients including information leaflets, directories and care and support information.
Anxiety Care - www.anxietycare.org.uk
Anxiety Care is a registered charity based in East London that specialises in helping people to recover from anxiety disorder and to maintain that recovery. With the support of our trained volunteers, clients are enabled to plan, initiate and carry through personal recovery programmes using cognitive behavioural techniques and gradual exposure exercises. Services include mutual support groups, support and structured recovery groups, confidence building groups, a home visiting service, telephone helpline, and a one to one counselling service offering a variety of disciplines. Many of these services can be accessed by internet, email and telephone as well as face to face in the local area.
Mind - www.mind.org.uk
Mind helps people take control of their mental health. They provide high-quality information and advice, and campaign to promote and protect good mental health for everyone.
Stress, Anxiety and Depression Resource Centre - www.stress-anxiety-depression.org
The Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Resource Center provides the information you need to know on all topics related to depression, stress, and anxiety and helps you find the answers you seek regarding the prevention and treatment of stress, anxiety, and depression.
Self help guides produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS foundation Trust http://www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp titles cover a range of mental health issues.
Talking therapies is not at the moment able to provide support for people for anger management, however, the following resources may be of help:
Books available from your local library:
Overcoming Anger and Irritability – W Davies (2000)
Managing Anger G. Lindenfield (2000)
The Mental Health Foundation: Cool down – Anger and How to deal with it
Free download from website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications
Self Help Guide: ‘Controlling Anger’ – A self help guide produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust http://www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp
Sometimes we can experience problems relating to work – you may be looking for work or thinking about changing your job, you may be off sick and concerned about returning to work or you may be facing or worried about redundancy. Talking Therapies has produced some self help guides which may help you:
Remploy offers free workplace mental health support to individuals with a mental health condition, who are absent from work or finding work difficult. For further information please contact Remploy 0845 146 0501 Or make an application for this service by contacting Access to Work:
South East England, London and East of England:
Tel: 020 8426 3110
Some local services and organisations that may be helpful for you to access:
Berkshire West have a team of Health Trainers that can encourage, support and guide you to a better lifestyle with free, one to one support. Visit their website www.berkshirewest.nhs.uk/healthtrainer or call 0118 9551214 for further details
Stop Smoking Service
0118 952 5400
01753 635173 or 0845 602 4218
eat 4 health
eat 4 health is a weight loss programme for those over weight and obese. If you qualify you can 'self refer' - simply register on the next course by calling eat 4 health on 01189 822954 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in to see your local practice and ask your GP, Nurse or Health Visitor to refer you under the 'GP Exercise Referral Programme'
Walking the Way to Health
If you like being outdoors, why not take part in one of the many free health walks that are held throughout Berkshire? For further details of your local health walks please visit the National Walking the Way to Health website www.whi.org.uk For details of your nearest walk simply enter your postcode into the Walk Finder on this websites home page.