This booklet is for anyone who self-harms, their friends and family. It should give readers a greater understanding and knowledge of the condition and of what they can do to help overcome it.
Understanding Psychotic Experiences
Psychotic experiences, such as hearing voices, are surprisingly common, but can lead to diagnoses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic depression). This link available below is aimed at people who have such experiences, and for their families and friends. It explains what happens, and what the causes and effects might be. It also looks at the kinds of treatment available, and what people can do to help themselves.
Understanding Mental Illness
This booklet is an introduction to the different types of mental illness, the possible causes and symptoms, and the treatments available. It also looks at ways people can help themselves, and where they can go to get further support and information.
Understanding Eating Distress
Anorexia, bulimia, bingeing and compulsive eating can blight people's lives. This booklet describes the signs of eating distress, explains possible causes and looks at the kinds of treatment available.
How to increase your self-esteem
This booklet is for anyone who wants to help themselves or others to deal with the feelings and experiences that undermine them. It explains how to recognise the problem, and what you can do to improve it.
How to help someone who is feeling suicidal
Suicidal feelings are frightening for the person who is experiencing them and for partners, family, friends and colleagues. Anxiety and confusion about what to do and how to cope add to a distressing situation.
How to improve your mental wellbeing
This link explains what keeps people mentally well, why some people may be more prone to mental distress, and what you can do to promote your mental wellbeing. It also tells you how to support someone else in distress.
How to cope with loneliness
Loneliness is one of our greatest dreads. Most of us have felt it. Most of us have feared it. Yet, it is a subject that is rarely talked about. The link below outlines the causes of loneliness and what you can do to overcome it.
How to cope with student life and exam stress
Student life is exciting. But it can also be very pressured and stressful. A lot has to be achieved in the limited time available. People can face exams at any age and with this comes stress.
How to cope as a carer
This link is intended to help you give emotional and practical support to a friend or relative experiencing mental health problems. It offers advice about handling difficult situations that may arise, and suggests ways of looking after yourself.
How to cope with doubts about your sexuality
Doubts about your sexuality can be a confusing time but there are ways to seek help and support This link below suggests ways of exploring your sexuality and the feelings this entails. Its also provides further sources of information and of organisations, which can support you and help you work out what is right for you.
Help with panic attacks
There are a number of reasons why you might be having panic attacks. Here you will find information about what you can do about them . There are a number of reasons why you might be having panic attacks. They range from stressful life experiences, which have caused you emotional distress, to problems with your diet or your breathing. The link provided below is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about what happens during an attack, what can trigger them and what you can do about them.