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Useful Resources

Useful resources

There are two reasons to have a look at the self-help resources below – 1. They are free (websites, apps) & 2. They enable you to start to take back control of your mental well-being.
Often when people feel anxious and/or have low mood it is common to feel you have no control or that things are out of your control, and that can be very frightening, especially if you are someone who is usually fully in control of your life.

Websites:
NHS Moodzone – ‘Tips and advice to boost mental health, such as:
10 stress busters
How to feel happier
Dealing with panic attacks
How to fight fears and anxiety
How to control your anger’
Why not Visit NHS Moodzone

Mood Gym – ‘moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practice skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Over 1 million users worldwide
Anonymous, confidential
Secure handling of your data
Access anytime, at your own pace
Scientifically evaluated’
Why not Visit Moodgym

The Free Mindfulness Project – ‘Welcome to The Free Mindfulness Project - Home to a growing collection of free-to-download mindfulness meditation exercises.’
Why not Visit the Free Mindfulness Project

Smart phone free apps – they are pretty much self-explanatory:

For Depression & Anxiety:
Insight Timer
Headspace
WellMind (NHS)
Stop, Breathe and Think
Moodpath – depression & Anxiety test
MoodTools – depression Aid

For Anger Management:
Understanding you’re anger
How to Control anger

For Self-Harm:
Self-Heal
Calm Harm

Bereavement:
Grief Support for Young People – 11-25 year olds
Sands Bereavement Support – for anyone effected by the death of a baby & to visit Sands website just Click here
Letting Go of Heartache – for any type of loss not only bereavement

Associations & Support groups you may not know about:

CoDA - Codependents Anonymous: CoDA’s ethos surrounds an acknowledgement by its’ co-dependent members of being unable to ‘maintain healthy and nurturing relationships with ourselves and others’ (CoDA, 2011-2013: 2). There are 5 destructive traits that exist in co-dependent relationships: denial, low self-esteem, compliance and avoidance.
Why not Visit CoDA

SAD – Seasonally affected Disorder – people only feel depressed in the winter months due to reduced day light hours: To visit the SAD website just Click here

Support after Suicide For further information and support just Click here

OCD Action For further information and support just Click here

Men’s Advice line; Why not Visit Men's advice line

Young Minds – Self-harm: To visit their website just Click here

Free Debt Advice: Why not Visit Payplan

A Moment to Reflect

108 Buddha Quotes on Meditation, Spirituality and Happiness - for your little bit of happiness just Buddha quotes

300 Funny Quotes to make you Laugh Out Loud - when was the last time you really laughed? Treat yourself just Have a laugh




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