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Resources to help with your mental wellbeing

There’s a range of websites and mobile apps you can access to help you. There's lots available for children and young people, please see our CYPF site for details of these.

Our mental health teams and services, including Talking Therapies and our Common Point of Entry (CPE) are available if you need support. 

Find out how to access mental health support 

Mindshift CBT

Uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you understand what anxiety is, learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety. 

Get started by downloading the app, and creating an account.

Visit the Mindshift CBT website to learn more

Download the app from the Apple Store

Download the app from Google Play store 

 

FearTools – Anxiety aid

Helps you combat anxiety, aiding you on your road to recovery. It’s especially useful for those suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, and Social Anxiety Disorder.

Get started by downloading the app and creating an account. 

Visit the FearTools website to learn more 

Download the app from the Apple Store

Download the app from Google Play

Every Mind Matters

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.  Every Mind Matter from NHS have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Visit Every Mind Matters website

 

WRAP - Wellness Recovery Plan

WRAP lets you create your own personalised plan to help keep you well by recording what makes life more difficult for you and what helps you - you can then email this to anyone you want to have a copy.

Download the app from the Apple Store

Download the app from Google Play

 

Living life to the full

Online cognitive behavioural therapy-based program that aims to be an empowering and practical way of learning key life skills that can boost mood

Visit their website to get started

 

The Centre for Clinical Interventions

Comprehensive self-help packages for multiple mental health, including a section for those who look after others with difficulties.

Visit their website to get started

Headspace: Meditation and Sleep

Headspace is a science-backed app in mindfulness and meditation, providing you with a number of short daily mindfulness practices to help you reduce stress, build resilience and sleep more peacefully.

Get started by downloading the app. After the free trial there is a subscription fee.

Download the app from the Apple Store

Download the app from Google Play

 

Insight timer

Learn to relax and manage everyday life in the present moment through one or more of the 1,000s of free meditations available from a variety of countries and renowned mindfulness teachers.

Get started by downloading the app and create an account.

Download the app from the Apple Store

Download the app from Google Play

 

MoodTools - Depression Aid

MoodTools lets you easily track and record your mood, helps identify what things are having an impact on your mood, and suggests activities you could try to improve your mood.

Get started by downloading the app

Download the app from the Apple Store

Download the app from Google Play

Beyond Words

A short picture story which explains coronavirus and how to keep yourself and others safe. It doesn't have words, and is easy to follow. 

Read the free guide, called Beating the Virus

 

Advice from Public Health England

Here are easy-read guides about how to look after yourself during coronavirus (COVID-19).

Read the 'How to look after your feelings and your body' guide

Read the 'How to stay safe at home' guide

 

Photosymbols

poster which explains how you can stay safe during coronavirus (COVID-19). 

See their poster

 

Learning Disability England

Useful information on their website about how you can keep in touch with others and stay safe.

Read the information on their website

 

NHS Easy Read advice 

Here are easy-read guides if you're feeling worried, or very sad or have low mood. 

Read advice if you feel worry (anxiety)

Read this advice if you feel very sad and low in mood (depression)

You can find more guides on the NHS Oxford Health website

Visit the NHS Oxford Health website

Calm Harm

Find practical tips and strategies for managing and resisting the urge to self-harm, including a personal journal and self-monitoring tools.

Get started by downloading the app.

Download the app from the Apple Store

Download the app from Google Play

If you need urgent help, please call 999.

Sleepio

Sleepio is an evidence based sleep programme with 20 minute interactive sessions that use cognitive behavioural techniques which you can personalise to help improve your sleep.

Create your personalised programme by visiting the Sleepio website before you download the app.

 

Sleepful

Follow a self-help sleep improvement program using explanatory videos, a digital sleep diary, alarms and daytime prompts, deep relaxation procedures, as well as bite-sized chunks of useful information and receive continuous feedback on progress.

Get started by downloading the app, and creating an account.

Visit the sleepful website to learn more

Download the app from the Apple Store

Download the app from Google Play

 

Pzizz

Calm your mind, fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed using audio and dialogue to aid sleep. Sleep and nap tracking features are free, advanced features are paid for. 

Get started by downloading the app and creating an account.

Visit the Pzizz website to learn more

Download the app from the Apple Store

Download the app from Google Play

Elefriends – supportive online community by MIND

Easily navigate through the ‘everyone’ newsfeed or focus on your personal link. Moderated by ‘the ele’ and his handlers to keep you safe. There’s also lots of practical support including sections on creativity, relaxation, book club and being active.

Get started by creating an account on the website or app and start interacting.

Visit the Elefriends website

Download the app from the Apple Store 

Download the app from Google Play