Helpful Resources

Websites

www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk (self help materials)
 
wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk  (for further self help)
 
www.moodcafe.co.uk (self help anxiety and depression)
 
www.edspace.org.uk (provides information about resources in Edinburgh)
 
www.mind.org.uk (for fact sheets and mental health information)
 
www.sleepfoundation.org (an American site providing information about sleep difficulties)
 
www.livinglifetothefull.com (self help for depression and anxiety and related mental health issues)
 
www.nopanic.org.uk (basic information and booklets on anxiety)
 
www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/about/index.cfm (for free workbooks and resources for varied mental health issues)
 
www.dial-a-law.org.uk (free online information service for all aspects of legal matters)
 
www.depressionalliance.org (information about symptoms and treatment of depression)
 
www.fiveareas.com (provides mental health information and resources)
 
 
www.parentingacrossscotland.org (information on parenting issues)
 
www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk  (Information and support for dyslexia)
 
http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk (Information on Dyspraxia)
 
http://www.autism.org.uk/  (information on Autism)
 
www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx  (One stop shop for veterans and their family including help with mental health issues)
 
http://edspace.org.uk (information on mental health services available in the Edinburgh Area)
 
 
 

Helplines

Breathing Space - a mental health helpline
Tel: 0800 83 85 87
 
NHS 24 – Advice and information about how to look after yourself and treat common health problems (24 hours)
Tel: 08454 24 24 24 or dial 111
 
Samaritans – 08457 90 90 90
 
CRUSE Bereavement Care Scotland – a helpline for bereaved people and those caring for bereaved people
Tel: 0845 600 2227
 
Bright Light Relationship Counselling
Tel: 0131 556 1527
 
No Panic – National Self Help organisation for phobias, anxiety and panic (Daily 10am-10pm)  Tel: 0844 967 4848
 
Living Life – telephone CBT based therapy for depression and anxiety 0800 328 9655
 
Edinburgh Crisis Service – Support in crisis 0808 801 0414
 
Mental Health Assessment Service – Out of hours service for those with active thoughts of suicide. 0131 537 6000
 
Women’Aid – support for women experiencing domestic abuse. 24 hours National helpline 0800 027 1234
 
ParentLine Scotland help with parenting issues 0800 028 2233
 
Dyspraxia Scotland  information on dyspraxia and services 01382 671001
 
Autism helpline 0808 800 4104
 
Veterans First Point Edinburgh  0131 220 9920
 
Health in Mind Information Line  information on mental health services available in Edinburgh. 0131 243 0106
 
 
 

Bibliotherapy

Some useful books which you may like to buy or borrow from your library.  In some areas your GP can prescribe one or more of these books for you to get from your local library. Otherwise, there is a borrowing library of self-help books available at Health in Mind, Shandwick Place, Edinburgh. 
 
 
Title
Author(s)
Year
Publisher
ISBN
Manage your mind (2nd Ed.)
Butler, G and Hope, T.
2006
Oxford
0198527721
Overcoming depression (2nd Ed.)
Gilbert, P.
2000
Constable and Robinson Publishing
1841191256
Mind over mood.  Change how you feel by changing the way you think
Greenberger, D. and Padesky, C.
1995
Guilford Publications
0898621283
Overcoming social anxiety and shyness
Butler, G.
1999
Robinson Publishing
1854877038
Overcoming insomnia and sleep problems
Espie, C.
2006
Robinson Publishing
1845290704
Overcoming low self-esteem
Fennel, M.
1999
Robinson Publishing
1854875957
Overcoming anxiety
Kennerley, H.
1997
Robinson Publishing
1849010714
Overcoming panic
Silove, D and Manicavasagar, V.
1997
Robinson Publishing
1854877011
Overcoming worry
Freeston, M. and  Meares, K.
2008
Robinson Publishing
1845296362
Overcoming grief
Morris, S.
2008
Robinson Publishing
184529677X
Overcoming childhood trauma
Kennerley, H. 
2000
Robinson Publishing
1841190810
Overcoming anger and irritability
Davies, W.
2000
Robinson Publishing
1854875957
Overcoming traumatic stress
Herbert, C. 
1999
Robinson Publishing
1841190160
Overcoming sexual problems
Ford, V.
2005
Robinson Publishing
1845290690
Overcoming obsessive compulsive disorder
Veale, D. and Willson, R.
2005
Robinson Publishing
1841199362
Bulimia nervosa and binge eating
Cooper, P.
1993
Robinson Publishing
1854871714
Overcoming weight problems
Gauntlett-Gilbert, J. and Grace, C.
2005
Robinson Publishing
1845290682
Overcoming chronic fatigue
Burgess, M. and Chalder, T.
2005
Robinson Publishing
1841199427
Overcoming chronic pain
Cole, F., Howden-Leach, H., Macdonald, H., and Carus, C.
2005
Robinson Publishing
1841199702
 

 

 

 

Last Reviewed: 22/03/2016