Here is a list of useful places to get self-help material, guides, booklets and worksheets. The list contains a mixture of materials for children, young people and adults. There are some which may be suitable across all ages.
Downloadable Self-Help Books and Leaflets
The site contains books / Leaflets on a variety of subjects including:
- Helping Anxiety
- Keeping your balance
- Panic & Worry
- Body Confidence
- Facing your feelings
Click here to see a list of self-help leaflets available. (NHS Self Help)
The website has resources available for children, adolescents and young people and cover topics such as:
- Suicide and Self Harm
- Help at School / College
The sites include worksheets, interactive tools (Games and Audio Exercises), guides and activities.
- Click here to see a list of self-help booklets. (Mind)
- Click here to see a list of self-help books available. (CCI Health)
The website has several mindfulness, relaxation and breathing audio tracks
- Belly Breathing
- Sleep Meditation
Click here to visit the website
Mindful Gnats is a site designed for children and young people. It provides them with downloadable videos and worksheets in which they can learn breathing, relaxation and mindfulness techniques. There is also an app available.
Click here to visit their website (Mindful Gnats)
Mindfulness is a technique you can learn which involves making a special effort to notice what’s happening in the present moment (in your mind, body and surroundings) – without judging anything. It has roots in Buddhism and meditation, but you don’t have to be spiritual, or have any particular beliefs, to try it.
It aims to help you:
- become more self-aware
- feel calmer and less stressed
- feel more able to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings
- cope with difficult or unhelpful thoughts
- be kinder towards yourself.
For more information on mindfulness please click here