The use of books for therapeutic purposes is known as bibliotherapy. People who want to learn how to manage their own emotional and psychological problems often find it helpful to have material to read. It can often be an initial point in understanding and treating mild to moderate mental health issues or personal difficulties. Reading can and often complements the work being carried out with the therapist or counsellor. Please note it is not a substitute for getting professional help.
This collection includes books on many of the common psychological problems that people experience.
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Free On-Line Self -Help Programmes
Moodgym is a free, innovative, interactive web programme designed to prevent depression. It teaches the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy over the course of five modules. It includes assessments on anxiety and depression, the relationship between thoughts and emotions, relaxation and meditation techniques and feedback assessment.
This site offers information and advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions. From the site you are able to print off various self-help guides covering conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic and sleep problems.
LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL
Living Life to the Full is a free online life skills course made up of several different modules designed to help develop key skills and tackle some of the problems we all face from time to time.
E-pub in an interactive web-survey that allows you to enter information about your drinking patterns and receive feedback about your use of alcohol. If you're curious about the part alcohol is playing in your life, how alcohol might be impacting on your health and behaviour, or how much alcohol is costing you in a year then log on and find out. The assessment Take the e-PUB now
A series of Self-help booklets - on various Mental Health Topics - which provide the reader with key cognitive behavioural techniques to help manage common mental health problems.