Self-Help Access in Routine Primary-care

Managing your problem


Assertiveness And You


Describes how building your assertion skills can help you cope with stress and stand up for yourself while respecting other peoples right to do the same.

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Changing Practical Problems And Difficulties - The 7 Steps


Describes a step by step method for tackling practical problems.

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Behaviour - Changing Unhelpful Behaviours (1) - Becoming More Active


Describes how increasing your activity levels can help your mood.

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Behaviour - Changing Unhelpful Behaviours (2) - Alcohol And Drugs


Describes how alcohol and drugs can make stress, anxiety and depression worse and how you can tackle this problem using self-help.

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Changing Unhelpful Thinking (1) - A Beginning


An introduction to the effect that unhelpful thoughts can have on your mood and how to start changing them.

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Changing Unhelpful Thinking (2) - Challenging Unhelpful Thoughts


More information on the effect that unhelpful thoughts can have on your mood and how to start changing them.

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Changing Unhelpful Thinking (3) - Guilt And Worry


Describes how guilt and worry can affect your mood and how you can tackle them.

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Completing Your Own 5 Areas Review


Tells you how to use the 5 Areas Model to understand your issues

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Coping With Physical Ill Health


Helps you understand the mental stress and distress that may be associated with your physical health problem.

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Coping With Chronic Pain


Describes how chronic pain can affect your 5 areas and what you can do to help yourself.

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Grief - Coping with Grief and Loss


Describes how loss and bereavement can affect your 5 areas and how you can help yourself.

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Coping with trauma


This leaflets describes how you can use the 5 areas approach to understand and manage the consequences of a traumatic experience.

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Distraction


Describes how to use distraction to help manage your upsetting and intrusive thoughts.

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Panic Attacks


Describes the symptoms of panic, what can set them off and how they can be managed using guided self-help.

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Problems And Goals List


A blank form that helps the client and clinician decide what are the principal problems and aims for which guided self help is intended.

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Relaxation


Describes the basics of relaxation and includes a simple relaxation exercise and diary.

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Relaxed Breathing


Describes the basics of relaxed breathing and includes a simple relaxed breathing exercise.

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Sleep Problems


Describes how sleep can be affected by stress, anxiety and depression and what techniques can be tried to tackle sleep problems.

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Useful Questions For The Clinician Using Guided Self-Help


Suggests a few useful questions to ask clients, some set out in a five areas model, that may be helpful to a clinician using guided self help.

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Using Anti Anxiety Medication


A self-help leaflet on the use of anti anxiety medication..

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