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Mental health resources

If it’s Crisis O’Clock – call 999, go to A&E or phone the Samaritans on 116 123 . Please. You are worth it.

If you need help with your mental health, please go to your GP. They can refer you to the most appropriate service for your needs. If you haven’t got a GP, search for one on the NHS website.

If you’re able to pay for therapy, make sure your counsellor or therapist is registered with the BACP. You can also check the CBT Register UK.

Self help resources for depression and anxiety

Self-compassion self-guided course – I did this after I was directed to it by my therapist. There are lots of others on the site – you can see the whole list here.

NHS collection of self-help resources

Self-help services (Northwest) – groups and courses (which I’ve used), plus you can self-refer to a mental health professional.

Daily Om has a variety of self-help courses on a pay-what-you-like basis. Proceed with caution as these were not developed by therapists, but you might find them useful.

Mindfulness

The Mindful Smile Company (based near Stockport) do mindfulness courses which I’ve found really useful.

BAMBA – find a mindfulness teacher in your area (the ones on this site are registered and accredited, which not all are).

Books

Please order and purchase from your local independent bookshop.

The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz with Janet Mills
(Recommended by Nathan Sudds)

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel A. van der Kolk
(recommended on Quora)

The Gifts of Imperfection
Brene Brown
(Recommended by Wade Robson)

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Eckhart Tolle
(Recommended by Wade Robson)

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