Self-Help Access in Routine Primary-care

Helpful websites


Be Mindful


Many people find it hard to cope with the pressures of modern living. Mindfulness uses techniques like meditation, breathing and yoga to help us cope more effectively. This website offers practical help and information about developing mindfulness.

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Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI)


Another Australian site that offers a wide range of downloadable resources for patients and health professionals including handouts, workbooks and full self-help programmes

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Web-based CBT self-help programme


Undertake a series of learning modules on this website for CBT training.

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Web-based CBT self-help programme at The Australian National University


A web-based CBT programme provided by The Australian National University.

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10 Minute CBT


10 minute CBT offers simple effective strategies for managing mental ill-health and promoting wellbeing. The site aims to provide high-quality, practical, focused training for health professionals to improve the care of patients with mental health issues

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SMART Recovery UK


Our purpose is to help individuals seeking abstinence from addictive behaviours to gain independence, achieve recovery and lead meaningful and satisfying lives.The approach is secular and science based; using motivational, behavioral and cognitive methods

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Mental Well-being Checklist


This checklist provides a quick framework to help people consider mental well-being in more detail when commissioning, delivering or developing a policy, strategy, service or initiative.

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Mental Health First Aid


The aim is to give everyone the knowledge and confidence to recognise signs of mental health problems, encourage someone to seek the right help, and to reduce the stigma around mental illness.

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NHS Choices - Mental Health


This NHS site offers a lot of information about mental health issues and the services that exist to tackle them in this country.

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Friends for Life


FRIENDS for Life is the world's leading program for the treatment and prevention of childhood anxiety within schools and clinics.Training allows teachers and health professionals to run the program in their classrooms and clinics.

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Mindful Self Compassion


Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing-being aware in the present moment when we're struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress and responding with kindness and understanding.

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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on mindfulness.

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NHS - Self Help Leaflets


The self help guides listed are available to download in several formats - these include:- A4, A5, large print, easy read and a small text version for GP's. You can also listen to the guides, as well as download MP3 audio copies of the guides by clicking the relevant leaflet in the bookcase.Translated versions of the guides and sign language videos of the guides are available from the menu at the top of the bookcase. They were developed by the Newcastle, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

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