Self help plays a valuable part in a number of the treatments that we offer at steps2change. It allows you to understand your problems on a deeper level, it can speed up your recovery when working with us, and sometimes it can give you the tools to tackle your problems by yourself. Below are some links to online resources that you may find useful.
A range of information and resources about all aspects of the NHS and healthcare.
steps2change Mindfulness and Relaxation
You can listen to steps2change mindfulness relaxation sequences on SoundCloud.
One You - Every Mind Matters
How are you taking care of your mental health? Get expert advice, practical tips and a personalised action plan.
Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Provides some really useful self help guides. Use them to gain an understanding of your problems and develop useful ways of coping.
The Sleep Council
This site offers lots of advice on how to improve your sleep.
A podcast is an audio file that can be streamed online or downloaded to your mp3 player or computer.
Follow the links below to access online podcasts to help you relax, increase knowledge and improve your sense of wellbeing.
A collection of three mindfulness and relaxation sequences available from our SoundCloud channel.
Range of podcasts and videos on mindfulness, wellbeing, stress, relaxation and other.
Developed by The Mental Health Foundation, they're designed to fit around your lifestyle and provide an introduction to the skills and techniques that can help you live a mentally healthier life. Range of podcasts and videos on mindfulness, wellbeing, stress, relaxation and other.
Sometimes we may point you in the direction to other services who can offer specialised support for your needs. Below are links to agencies that can help with certain problems.
Provide helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders
OCD and anxiety:
OCD-UK dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of almost one million people in the UK whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Relationship and family support:
Provide help and support in all aspects of family life
Offers valuable advice, practical support and information for single parents
Is a counselling service that offers advice and supprt to people who are experiencing relationship problems
Sleep problems often occur when we are struggling with problems such as depression or anxiety. Sleep is a very important aspect of maintaining good physical and mental health. The quality of your sleep can affect your mood, energy levels and concentration on a day-to-day basis.
Mistakes at work, feelings of tiredness, problems with relationships and friends or a glass-half-empty outlook on life can all be attributed to not getting enough good quality sleep.
How did you sleep last night?
If you have a problem with sleep there are a number of small changes you can make which can create a big impact.
Take The Great British Sleep Survey to give you an idea of what problems may be impacting your sleep, as well as ways to overcome these issues. It takes just 5 minutes to complete and you will recieve a tailored report based on your answers.
Sometimes it can be difficult to carry out these changes yourself. If you think you may experience difficulties then discuss this with your Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. Follow this link for more information on Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.