Self help – what can I do right now?

There are some great things you can do for yourself to help reduce mental health issues, anxiety, stress etc. Here are just a few organisations that offer advice that can really make a difference:

 

Moodjuice

 

The Moodjuice website provide resources and self-help guides for those who are encountering emotional problems and how they can work towards solving them. Two particular guides (on anxiety and depression) can be viewed below:

 

 

Eating disorder hope

 

The Eating Disorder Hope website has plenty of resources including eating disorder tips and self-help guides.

 

Stress busters

 

Read about 10 of the best stress busters that can help you cope with the stresses you face in your job or personal life.

 

Mood Zone

 

If you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or just want to feel happier, the NHS can help. You can take a mood self-assessment test or even listen to audio guides on how to deal with low mood or anxiety problems.

 

Actions for Happiness

 

Check out the Action for Happiness website for some great positive posters that you can download and put up in your house, school or place of work. 

 

Online CBT

 

Visit the Mood Gym website for more information about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems. To access face to face CBT you can do this via asking your GP.

 

Welcome to Living Life

 

There are free online courses on the Living Life website which covers low mood and stress and all of the common linked problems this causes. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more.

There are free online courses on the Living Life website which covers low mood and stress and all of the common linked problems this causes. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more.

 

Be Mindful

 

The Be Mindful website has more information about their campaign raising awareness of Mindfulness meditation by the Mental Health Foundation. Mindfulness helps people change the way they think, feel and act.

 

Moodscope

 

Have a look on the Moodscope website which may help lift your mood with a little help from your friends.

 

Youthoria

 

Visit the Youthoria website for online resources aimed at 11-19 year olds in Cambridgeshire.

 

Exam Stress

 

Taking tests and exams can cause our stress levels to rise, but there are lots of things we can do to manage our stress levels. See these links for support on exam stress. Visit these useful sites for information: