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Stress, Depression, Anxiety and Panic are common conditions. Below are a collection of helpful leaflets, websites, videos plus some self-help book suggestions.
At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery. In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the "black dog of depression".
Moodjuice is designed to help you think about emotional problems and work towards solving them. Emotional problems are often the mind and body’s way of saying that something needs to be changed in our life.
In East Sussex there are mental health services available that can be accessed without a referral. These can help you to develop approaches to improve your mental health, and help you get back to work, education or access social and community networks.
This website provides CBT self help and therapy resources, including worksheets and information sheets and self help mp3s. It's not a pretty website but do click on the boxes as you may well find this helps you to move forward.
Why am I tired all the time? Includes some top tips to beat insomnia
Sign up for your free self-care starter kit. We raise awareness, provide tools and knowledge to help proactive recovery and challenge the stigma that prevents people reaching out for help. We’ll help you understand depression and what it means for you. We’ll support you, listen to you and introduce you to people who’ve been where you are. We’ll help you break down barriers and broach the subject with those closest to you.
Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries including Lewes library.
Reading Well Mood-boosting Books is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are all recommended by readers and reading groups.
Check out the book shelves. Click on the area you need help with, sit down with a hot drink and read at your leisure.
Anger, Anxiety, Abuse, Bereavement, Depression, Eating Disorders, Health Anxiety, Obsessions, Panic, Postnatal Depression, Self Harm, Sleep Problems, Social Anxiety etc...
Health in Mind is an NHS organisation providing courses and other types of therapies that help with stress, anxiety and low mood in East Sussex. The service is FREE and available to anyone aged over 18.
This World Health Organisation video explains depression. The most important thing is to recognise it and seek help - It is treatable. Call us.
This information package is designed to provide you with some information about distress intolerance and suggested strategies for managing distressing or uncomfortable feelings more effectively. It is organised into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.
Check out the emotions tab (fear, anger, despair, shame, loneliness, anxiety, self hate, sadness) and the moving on tab (inspirational stories, distraction, making changes, creativity and relaxing), particularly for ladies struggling with self harm
Scientific evidence points to five steps that we can take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from your life. Remember, no-one can give wellbeing to you. It's you who has to take action.
Dr Kate Lovett shares advice to help you alleviate the thoughts and feelings associated with anxiety and worry.
Steps to tackle your anger. We are the only UK centre of expertise for all aspects of anger and conflict management. We offer support, programmes and training for the general public, children and teenagers
Additionally MIND in Plymouth run a 12 week anger management course for only £15. Phone 01752 512280 to find out more
Many of us have a tendency to worry unnecessarily about our health. Using a step-by-step approach, this book explains how the problem develops, how to recognize what feeds it and how to develop effective methods of dealing with it.
Anxiety is the main symptom of several conditions, including panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder (social phobia). People with generalised anxiety feel anxious most days and often struggle to remember the last time they felt relaxed. It can cause both psychological and physical symptoms. These vary from person to person, but can include feeling restless or worried and having trouble concentrating or sleeping.
Professor Cary Cooper provides some techniques for managing stress, such as exercising and using relaxation techniques, and explains who you can talk to if you're feeling under pressure
Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness is a self-help manual for this common problem, which explains why it happens and sets out practical methods of resolving it.
Muscular relaxation exercises and deep breathing are two common techniques to help people to relax and combat symptoms of anxiety. They may also help to ease symptoms of depression.
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say "I'm depressed" when in fact they mean "I'm fed up because I've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job", etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks. Symptoms can also become severe enough to interfere with normal day-to-day activities.
An acute stress reaction occurs when symptoms, including anxiety, develop quickly as a reaction to exceptionally stressful events. Symptoms often go quickly, and you may not need any treatment. Sometimes other treatments, such as talking therapies, may be helpful.
Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.
Depression Alliance bring people together to end the loneliness and isolation of depression.
An online CBT cognitive behavioural therapy service, helping people help themselves.
Simple, concise, step by step directions for lots of different relaxation techniques
This is a self-help manual for those who find that they are spoiling the lives of both themselves and those around them with their almost constant irritability and flashes of bad temper. It speaks to those who often find themselves saying and doing things they later regret.
This fully revised third edition has been extensively updated and rewritten to reflect over ten years of new research on understanding and treating depression, particularly the importance of developing compassionate ways of thinking, behaving and feeling.
The accessible and straightforward books in the Overcoming Series treat disorders by changing unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical.
Good nutrition is important for our mental and physical health. This food fact sheet will look at how following a healthy diet can protect your mental health.
The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Used by Liverpool FC and the Sky Cycling Team.
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43 Chapel Street
Newhaven BN9 9QD
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Peacehaven: 241 South Coast Road
Peacehaven BN10 8LD
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Telscombe Cliffs: 1-2 Dana Lodge
Central Avenue Telscombe Cliffs BN10 7LX
Monday to Friday: 9am-6pm, Saturday: 9am-1pm, Sunday: Closed
Anchor Health Centre, Meridian Way,
Peacehaven BN10 8NF
Monday - Friday: 8:30am-7:30pm Saturday: 9am-1pm Sunday: 11am-2pm
Accident and Emergency departments are for critical or life-saving situations. The NHS in Newhaven and Peacehaven have published a booklet that you can download here: Don’t just go to A&E and which contains all the information you need to know on when to go to A&E and when to use the other options available to you.