I have compiled a number of different resource guides to support you and your emotional wellbeing.
To download, print or save these guides click on the links below:
Sleep Hygiene guide – A guide with suggestions to improve your sleep
The Laundry List – 14 Traits of an adult child of an alcoholic
Healing Places – A list of healing outside locations.
Three minute breathing space – Use the three-minute breathing space in moments of stress, and when having troubled thoughts or feelings. This will help you to step out of automatic pilot and reconnect with the present, and your inner wisdom. This process feels a bit like an hour glass
This information is intended to support your emotional and mental wellbeing, and is not intended to replace any medical treatment or intervention. If you have persistent symptoms of emotional distress or are in crisis, please contact your GP, medical practitioner or emergency services. Guides are not intended for people displaying psychotic symptoms or those with severe mental health issues.
For specialised areas of support, see information below:
|For families and friends of alcoholics
020 7403 0888
|AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
|0845 769 7555
|Anti-depressant Skills Workbook
|The Antidepressant Skills Workbook (ASW) gives an overview of depression and explains how it can be effectively managed giving a step-by-step guide to changing patterns that trigger depression.
In this self-care guide, cognitive and behavioural methods have been used to help make important changes in thinking and actions which support breaking out from depression, making it less likely to recur. These methods can be used in combination with depression treatments, increasing their effectiveness.
|BEAT – beating eating disorders
|Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders
|Centre for Clinical Interventions CCI – Psychotherapy, Research and Training.
|The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) is a specialist state-wide program that is administered through North Metropolitan Health Services in Western Australia. They offer a clinical service for adults suffering from anxiety, mood and eating disorders. CCI have also developed a number of free online resources for consumers, mental health practitioners and doctors.
|Chinese Information and Advice Centre
|Cruse Bereavement care
|National Bereavement care helpline
|Living life to the full- helping you to help yourself
|This course has been developed by a Psychiatrist who has used Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help people in their everyday lives.
|0300 123 6600
|Counselling for men who are worried about their anger, aggression or violence
020 7263 8884
|For friends and families of gamblers
|Specialist centres for men and women who have experienced sexual violence.
020 3312 1101
|Domestic Abuse information
0808 2000 247
|Jewish Women’s Aid Helpline
|0808 801 0500
|Support for men being abused and support for female abusers
01823 334 244
|Information and advice around mental health
0300 123 3393
|Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World
|A practical guide to reducing stress, anxiety and restoring wellbeing.
|Mindfulness in Plain English
|This book is based on Vipassana meditation practice. It is a practical meditation manual with a step-by-step guide to Insight meditation.
|UK helpline –
0300 999 1212
020 7263 6947
|National Child Protection Helpline (NSPCC)
|This is a free, confidential service for anyone concerned about children at risk, including children themselves. The service offers counselling, information and advice.
0800 800 500
|Newham Asian Women’s Project
|020 8472 0528
|No More Panic
|This site provides valuable information for sufferers and carers of people with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD).
|Online Self-Help Book
|This online self-help book provides the reader with psychological tools they can learn and practice.
|Panic Attack Prevention Programme
|Free online panic attack course
|Psychology and Self-help forum-Uncommon Knowledge
|A forum that enables members to post discussion topics or issues and/personal related issues. Threads are answered by uncommon knowledge staff.
|24 hour listening
London – 020 7734 2800
National – 08457 909 090
|SLAA (sex and love addicts anonymous)
|Support for survivors of bereavement by suicide
0300 111 5065
|Southall Black Sisters
|020 8571 9595
Helpline – 020 8571 0800
|Terence Higgins Trust
|Advice and information on HIV/AIDS
0808 802 1221
|Advice and emotional support for victims of crime
0845 3030 900
The organisations and agencies listed on this page are not personal recommendations. Although great effort has been made to verify the authenticity of these links, they can not be guaranteed