Below is a list of free online self help resources, from fun interactive programmes to podcasts and worksheets designed to provide helpful advice and methods to improve your mental wellbeing, to places where you can just talk about how you are feeling in a non-judgemental environment. This is by no means exhaustive and we will keep adding more as we find them.
Whilst we aim to support anyone suffering with a mental illness, please note that we are not medical professionals and we can only advise on our own personal experiences and research. If you are seriously concerned about your mental health, we would always recommend seeking help from your GP or a mental health professional.
If you are experiencing urgent mental health emergency and need immediate help, please seek medical advice. Crisis help and information can be found on the Mind website.
Blurt– Focused on increasing awareness and understanding of depression.
Mind– Providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Anxiety UK– Support, advice and information for those suffering with anxiety-based mental illness.
SANE– Aims to reduce the impact of mental illness, improve treatment and increase knowledge and understanding of mental illness in the public eye.
Living Life to the Full – Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resiliency.
moodgym – describes itself as being like “an interactive self-help book” which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
www.getselfhelp.co.uk – CBT self-help resources including free worksheets, handouts, MP3 downloads about subjects such as guided relaxation and medication.
Need to chat?
Samaritans – Samaritans provide 24hr support – “a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.” If you don’t feel like you can phone them, you can also contact them via email, text, post or even pop into your local branch for a face-to-face chat.
Elefriends – Elefriends is a supportive online community providing a safe place to listen, share experiences and be heard. (There’s also an app that you can download)
ECBC– We also offer 1 to 1 chats in a neutral place, check out out 1 to 1 page for more information.