to our Useful Resources page we hope you do indeed find it useful. If you have any ideas about resources, send them to the site so that they can be considered to go on the list.
Don’t forget …..
there are many resources that can be found ranging from libraries to family doctor surgeries. The biggest source is by far the internet. The problem with the internet is that anybody can put information on it. On the one hand this is great strength but on the other hand you cannot guarantee that information is genuine or accurate. It is always best to check where the information has come from and decide for yourself whether it is trustworthy and meets your needs. Web sites that belong to well known systems generally provide good quality information. Examples of this may be government sites, organisation sites like health organisations or universities. If you join in blogs , they can offer a lot of support but may also provide individual’s thoughts and opinions. Sometimes pages are sometimes adverts and are really trying to sell you something. The same thing goes for books, check the author and decide whether you are happy with their credibility.
Very important …..
never change medication or treatments or therapy without first taking advice.
These begin with the list in the Get Your Life Back book, so if you have read it you will probably recognise some of them.
CBT self-help books for anxiety, anger and everything else
Overcoming Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide Based on Cognitive Behavioural Techniques. By Helen Kennerley, published by Robinson.
This is the classic self-help book for anxiety and has sold more than a hundred thousand copies. It is on the ‘Books on Prescription’ list in the UK.
How to Deal with Anger. By Isabel Clarke. Published by Hodder & Stoughton.
This is a book outlining a step-by-step approach to managing anger.
All the books in the ‘Overcoming’ series published by Robinson. By a variety of authors, all of these books take a CBT self-help approach to many different problems.
ACTivate Your Life: Using acceptance and mindfulness to build a life that is rich, fulfilling and fun. By Joe Oliver, Jon Hill and Eric Morris. Published by Robinson.
This book gives loads of help in managing intense feelings and being clear about your values.
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance. By Matthew McKay and Jeffery Wood. Published by New Harbinger.
This book has hundreds of great exercises for developing more skills like the ones we have learned in this book.
The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life’s Challenges. Published by Constable.
If you have problems with beating yourself up and hating yourself, this book will be terrific for helping you.
Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World. By Mark Williams and Danny Penman. Published by Piatkus.
This book has become a classic guide to all who want to deepen their understanding and practice of mindfulness and apply it to everyday life.
Organisations that offer support and advice
It is not possible to list all of the organisations that may be able to offer you information, advice or support. So here is a short list of UK websites that you may find useful. If you feel that you need help, probably the best place to get started is with your Family Doctor or GP. Family doctors have a wide range of experience in mental health issues and distressing situations. They can often refer you for therapy with a professional if that is needed.
NHS Choices (UK) – offers a huge range of information and organisations for both mental health and physical health.
Mind – promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems, offers advice and information.
Citizens Advice – offers a wide range of free practical advice, including financial, legal, income advice, etc.
Young Minds – provides information on child and adolescent mental health for individuals, parents and professionals.
Night Line – a confidential listening service for support and information, run by students for students.
Cruse Bereavement Care – support and advice to people who have experienced bereavement.