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  1. J

    YouTube Video on Social Anxiety

    Hi all, As someone who suffered from social anxiety for years, I was recently talking to a sufferer. I suggested exploring resources online, and I went onto YouTube to see what videos were available. Unfortunately I thought virtually everything was pretty rubbish. Just mainly young people...
  2. Universe of Noise

    You Can Help Me, I Know You Can.

    I've been to see my GP and he has referred me for psychotherapy so now I'm just waiting for an appointment. He said he would mark the referral as urgent but it's been 4 weeks already. I hate the waiting, time just drags on. So while waiting I've been reading some self-help books on CBT and...
  3. R_Sxo

    Self-Help Advice

    Hi all, I was advised to use a free online self-help course on depression, called MoodGym. It takes you through a series of exercises and information that is designed to act as a form of CBT. I've found it really helpful in my recovery process, so I thought I would share it with you all. Much...
  4. N

    What CBT / Self-help Practises work best for you?

    Hello guys, Just wondering what CBT / Self-help practises work best for everyone here? Personally I think accepting my thoughts as just thoughts, and exposing myself to my anxious thoughts until they subside work the most effective.
  5. cpuusage

    Saved by the book

    Self-help books might have a reputation for nonsense but the best of them are more effective than medication or therapy by Elizabeth Svoboda https://aeon.co/essays/can-self-help-books-be-better-than-medication-or-therapy Most people enter the self-help realm while planning a personal...
  6. B

    Unexplaind anxiety

    Hello, I am a child of an alcoholic father and a shizopren mother. My father used to drink so much, we sometimes didnt have money for food. He wasnt working anywhere, nore did my mother, she had some kind of social financial support, so money was always tight. My father used to yell at my...
  7. D

    ***US VETERAN*** Need help before I end it myself

    On my second deployment I took an M249 to the top of my head from 15 feet up. It was all i could do not to pass out. I sent the next 10-12 hrs puking, and trying not to fall asleep. 2 days later i was withing 150 meters of a seriers of large explosions which made me almost pass out again. Since...
  8. C


    Stirling Bipolar Scotland Self Help Group Allan Park Hotel Allan Park Stirling FK8 2QG Meet 2nd Wednesday of the month 7pm – 9pm Our Self-Help groups are open to anyone who has been affected by bipolar disorder. You don’t need to be referred, just come along. Group meetings give you an...
  9. C

    Greater Manchester

    Altrincham Altrincham Anxiety Group St George’s Church Parish Centre Church Walk Altrincham WA14 4DB 0161 226 3871 [email protected] Every Monday, 1:00-3:00 pm (except Bank Holidays) The Altrincham Anxiety Group is a safe environment to share personal experiences and...
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    Llandudno Aberconwy Mind 3 Trinity Square Llandudno Conwy LL30 2PY 01492 879 907 [email protected] Aberconwy Mind helps local people rebuild their lives by providing friendly support and a chance to share experiences and regain self respect. We offer a warm welcome, a chance to...
  11. C

    Scottish Borders

    Scottish Borders New Horizons Borders Unit 10b Galabank Business Park Wilderhaugh Galashiels Selkirkshire TD1 1PR 01896 755510 [email protected] "We empower each other through self-help, mutual support and, at the same time, raise public awareness by challenging public and professional...
  12. C


    Cornwall Breakaway - Support for adults withdrawing from tranquilizers. 2 Princess Street Truro Cornwall TR1 2ES 01872 243532 0778857290 Breakaway meets in Truro every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 2:00-4:00pm/6:00-8:00pm. This project is now in its 4th year. It provides self-help...
  13. Gajolene

    Strategies for Coping With Trauma, self help tips,

    Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery Emotional and psychological trauma recovery tips Recovering from emotional and psychological trauma takes time. Give yourself time to heal and to mourn the losses you’ve experienced. Don’t try to force the healing process...
  14. R


    Any information on Chorley self-help groups, meetings? Anyone from Chorley?
  15. H

    If people insist that shamanism is no more than schizophrenia then.....

    If people insist that shamanism is no more than schizophrenia then..... .... what's the point in trying to use it as a self-help tool for healing? The answers would have interesting connotations.
  16. A

    Self-help for bipolar and complex PTSD?

    I've started taking my medication quite well but it has taken a long time to get here. I know that medication is not the be all and end all for recovery and I was wondering what self-help other people have used that has been helpful for either bipolar or complex PTSD. I've seen that yoga is...
  17. Shiro

    I didn't want help 'til I couldn't have it.

    I was doing self-help. And I was fine. I called the crisis place, and they basically deemed me "unhelpable." I haven't done my self-help since, and I'm afraid I can't do it on my own.
  18. Wiseowl

    Self Help Books

    I find this patronising and is it a cheap way of the NHS saving money and not getting as many refferals for therapy. Also people with MH problems are not idiots and more than capable of finding a self help book at the library, bookshop or online if they want to. Source-GPs to prescribe...
  19. Girl Interrupted

    Self-help books 'treat depression'

    Prescribing self-help books on the NHS is an effective treatment for depression, a study suggests. Patients offered books, plus sessions guiding them in how to use them, had lower levels of depression a year later than those offered usual GP care. The effect was seen in addition to the...
  20. pumpkin

    Self-help books

    Do you ever read any self-help books? If so, please name a title or two that has helped you in any way. I'm still forming an opinion on self-help books, it usually helps me and motivates me to read such books but the motivation is very short-lived. What is your opinion on the subject? I've...