Useful resources

Self-help leaflets and books

The following ‘Coping with...’ leaflets have been produced by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. They include CBT techniques and are designed for people to be able to work through on their own, but they may be best used collaboratively with one of our Psychological Wellbeing Service therapists. They may be downloaded from the Further Information section below.


The websites below are for people who are interested in self help options. They offer information and self help materials including easy to read guides on common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. They also contain tips and strategies to improve mental health and wellbeing. 
This site has a number of self-help guides covering a range of mental health issues produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.
This is another NHS website with self-help guides which can be downloaded. 
Mood Juice is a site designed to offer information and advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions. From the site you are able to print off various self help guides covering conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic and sleep problems.
The Moodscope website aims to help people with depression to manage their moods by tracking their moods and using a buddy support system. 
MoodGYM is an interactive website which aims to reduce depression and anxiety symptoms and consists of five modules to work through. 
Living Life to the Full is a life skills course covering areas such as tackling difficult situations and building confidence. 
Offers a range of resources including information leaflets and workbooks. 
This website provides a number of modular workbooks covering topics such as depression, anxiety and assertiveness.


The list of Insight leaflets below were designed and written by people who have personal experience of mental health problems and the people who support them. They provide introductory information on a range of mental health problems and other issues relevant to mental health. They act as signposts to local sources of support and information.
This website gives information about the overcoming self-help books, offering courses of CBT in book form. There are more than 30 titles covering different emotional and psychological problems and the authors are among the leading mental health experts in their field.

Support groups and chat forums

A number of charities and services hold online chat forums to put you in touch with people that may be able to help, or who are experiencing similar problems: 
A place where people can talk about mental health problems with others and trained advisors.
A site dedicated to helping people with obsessive compulsive disorder. 
A site dedicated to helping people with panic attacks.

Disclaimer: Whilst we suggest the above as helpful resources we cannot recommend or comment upon the quality of the suggested sites.  

The page was last updated on 13 May 2020 by jclarke.


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