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Advice and Support during Covid-19

Recommended CBT websites

Recommended Apps

All apps available to download on Apple and Android devices:

  • NHS Mental Health Apps Library Providing a list of NHS approved apps for mental health and wellbeing
  • Headspace   Providing daily mindfulness meditations
  • Calm For sleep and relaxation exercises
  • Catch It  Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression 
  • Reach Out Worry Time Learn a new way of coping with worries
  • Sleepio Information on improving sleep


Recommended Websites

  • BBC Health  A useful resource for information about physical and mental health issues
  • Citizens Advice Bureau A free information and advice service on legal, monetary and other practical problems
  • Depression Alliance Provides information about the symptoms and treatment of depression from Depression Alliance, a UK charity for people with clinical depression and anxiety
  • NHS Change for Life Information on easy ways to eat well and move more
  • NHS Livewell Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing
  • MIND – Five ways to wellbeing Five daily steps to try and take to improve your mental health and wellbeing
  • Mood Gym A useful anxiety and depression resource, tailored particularly for young people aged 16 – 25 years
  • Moodjuice Offers information and advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions and provides printable self-help guides covering conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic and sleep problems
  • Pain concern A charity working to support and inform people living with pain and their carer’s
  • Patient choice – information on medication.
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists Provides fact sheets on a wide range of mental health problems
  • Depression UK Depression UK is a National Self-Help Organisation that helps people cope with their depression. The charity is run by a team of 15 or more volunteers
  • Living Life to the Full The site has been written by a Psychiatrist who has many years of experience using a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach and also in helping people use these skills in everyday life
  • Mind over Mood The best selling self-help book, Mind Over Mood, teaches skills and principles used in cognitive behavioural therapy. The site also provides worksheets for personal use onl
  • Depression Alliance Brings people together to end the loneliness and isolation of depression. Learn about depression, treatments and recovery
  •  Antidepressant Skills Workbook A self care guide giving you information on how to manage symptoms of depression
  • UK SOBS Helpline: 9am – 9pm everyday tel: 0844 561 6855
    Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide. Self Help organisation. Offers support by email, groups, residential events and provides assistance with practical issues.
  • Care Confidential (Pregnancy Choices) Support for anyone struggling after abortion via online support, information and counselling. Nearest local centres are in Yate  Bristol, Swindon and Glastonbury. Offers up to 10 free counselling sessions.

These resources contain suitable self-help material, external agencies and support groups:

  • No Panic  No Panic is a registered charity which helps people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders including those people who are trying to give up Tranquillizers.No Panic also provides support for the carers of people who suffer from anxiety disorders.
    • Helpline 0844 967 4848 (Everyday 10am – 10pm, from 3p a minute)
    • Crisis Number 01952 680835 (This is a recorded message available 24 hours

    No More Panic
    Provides information for sufferers and carers of people with panic, anxiety, phobias and OCD.

    Anxiety UK

    A user-led mental health charity that provides direct support services (including psychological therapies) to individuals affected by a range of anxiety disorders.

    • Membership costs £30 a year. You can join by telephone on 08444 775 774
    • Therapy fees

    Anxiety Alliance 

    Run by former anxiety sufferers.  Offers fact sheets, self-help booklets, relaxation audio tapes and CD’s, books and telephone and on-line self-help groups.

    • Helpline:  0845 2967877 (Everyday from 10am – 10pm, local rate)
    • You can also receive advice and support by email

    Triumph Over Phobia

    National charity running local groups facilitated by trained volunteers, nearest group is in Bath. Structured self-exposure programme. There is a small fee to join the group.