Online Self-Help Resources
In this section of our website you can explore a wide range of resources from a number of external agenices. Please note any views or opinions presented in these resources is solely those of the authors involved, and do not necessarily represent those of Queen’s University.
www.helpguide.org is a non-profit organisation run by a dedicated team of mental health professionals which provides information and advice relating to mental health and wellbeing. The webpage covers a wide variety of topics, some of which include:
- Bi-polar disorder
- Diet & Weight Loss
- Eating Disorders
- Emotional Health
- Exercise & Fitness
- Family & Divorce
- Grief & Loss
- Healthy Eating
- Learning Disabilities
- Personality Disorders
- Suicide Prevention
- Help a Friend in Need - guidance if you are worried about a friend.
I-Resilience Personality Questionnaire
Everyone has the ability to build and maintain their levels of resilience. I-resilience provides a comprehensive understanding of personal resilience and gives examples of how this could impact on users responses to demanding work situations. The personal i-resilience report allows users to build on existing areas of strength, and also allows them to manage any potential areas of risk. The i-resilience portal then allows users to develop their resilience in line with the results of their report. Follow this link to watch a short video and take the online i-resilience personality questionnaire.
National Health Service
The National Health Service (NHS) website has lots of general advice, and also excellent audio guides covering topics such as low mood and depression, stress, anxiety, panic, trouble sleeping and unhelpful thinking patterns.
The website also contains a section specifically aimed at students, covering areas such as sex, smoking, alcohol and drugs, healthy eating on a budget, stress and mental health.
The Scottish National Health Service
The Scottish NHS website has an excellent resource ‘moodjuice’ where you can find out lots of information about many different issues, as shown, and includes lots of downloadable CBT style workbooks to help you find solutions to your difficulties.
Take 5 Campaign
There are five simple actions to help maintain and improve your emotional wellbeing in everyday life. Try to build these into your daily life. Think of them as your ‘five a day’ for emotional wellbeing
The Mental Health Foundation
Please click here to subscribe to the HelpGuide's monthly newsletter. You can also follow their Facebook page by clicking here.
The Mental Health Foundation have a comprehensive mental health A-Z directory that is worth browsing through.
There are 95 information pages, ranging from Alcohol to Work-Life Balance, and many pages cover topics not often referred to on other websites.
They also have an excellent booklet describing the 10 aspects to consider when looking after your mental health. Please to view please click here.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a popular, evidence-based form of psychological therapy. One of the basic messages of CBT is that what you think and do affects the way you feel. What is CBT? is a one-page information sheet which gives and explanation of the key principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and explores how our (well-intentioned) behaviors often result in unintended consequences. Importantly, it emphasizes that CBT is a collaborative form of therapy which requires active participation in order to be helpful. Please click here to download the What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? information sheet.
Looking for Self-help Online?
- Start2 harness your natural creativity and improve your wellbeing using this fresh & innovative website.
- Living Life to the Full is a life skills course 'helping you to help yourself'.
- Centre for Clinical Interventions - this link includes extensive information, and workbooks on topics such as ‘Overcoming Disordered Eating’, ‘Improving body Acceptance’ and ‘Shyness’ alongside others on ‘Procrastination’, Perfectionism’, ‘Panic’, ‘Low self-esteem’, ‘Assertiveness’, ‘Depression’ and ‘Anxiety’.
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