Mental health

Early intervention and prevention

Your GP can link you to face to face support, there are also a number of sources of help which may help the problem from escalating, these include:

Telephone helplines

If you are experiencing mental or emotional difficulties and need someone to talk to immediately, there are a number of telephone helplines who can provide support.

Self help websites

Web based cognitive behavioural therapy approaches provide an easily accessible and effective way to help you cope with negative thoughts.

  • Moodjuice provides a range of resources to help you manage daily living
  • Living life a free cognitive behavioural therapy telephone service operated by NHS 24
  • Living Life to the Full  offers free online courses covering low mood, stress and resiliency

Other internet pages which provide useful ideas to help with low mood include:

  • Mindfulness can help reduce stress and anxiety and is offered free of charge from the Mental Health foundation
  • Steps for stress provides hints and tips to help cope with and eliminate stress, including relaxation exercises

Self help books

  • A number of self help books are available to borrow from our libraries. Select 'my health' books in the Library catalogue for available titles.